Saturday, 24 September 2016


Image copyright MARVEL COMICS

Always liked this cover.  True, JACK KIRBY's more abstract
style was becoming more prominent by this time, but no one can
deny that this image has impact!  If you don't have this mag, you're
probably unaware that Cap's fighting a Life Model Decoy of himself
(STEVE ROGERS), but the LMD has certain advantages that the real
Star-Spangled AVENGER doesn't, making it an uneven battle!  So
who wins?  You'll have to read the issue to find out, 'cos my lips are
sealed.  Reprinted in the new CAPTAIN AMERICA EPIC
COLLECTION Volume 2 - on sale now!


Phil S said...

Also used in the Penguin book of comics

Kid said...

Indeed - and a page to itself, too.

B Smith said...

Also seem to recall it was available as a poster from Marvelmania back in the late 60s early 70s...but the pic in the ad always had the "Cap goes" line missing.

But yep, if you had to explain Kirby's impact in one image, that one would probably do.

Kid said...

Although the actual poster does have the line, funnily enough. You can still buy a canvas-style print of the cover, BS, although it has an 'aged' look added to it.

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