The essential Captain America, Volume 1

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Marvel Comics, Jul 1, 2000 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 528 pages
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The return of Captain America was one of the more unexpected events of the hurly-burly nascent days of the Marvel Universe. One of the company's original characters the World War II adventurer had been in limbo for years Now that super heros were popular again, though, the red white and blue superstar was revived and given new life suspended animation being cited as the cause of his continued youth years after the end of War World II.These adventures are now collected in Marvel's tremendously popular Essential format, 500-plus page volumes collecting over 25 issues worth of pulse-pounding action! See the Sentinel of Liberty take on some of the most fearsome foes of freedom, including Advanced Idea Mechanics, the sinister super-scientists responsible for the creation of the Super-Adaptoid android and the generically manipulated monster Modok. Also on hand is the French mercenary and master of the kick-fighting discipline of Savate, Batroc the Leaper, as well as Cap's long-time nemesis, the evilRed Skull.,Over two-years worth of pricelss Captain America adventures are collected here in this accessible, affordable black and white format.

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Review: Essential Captain America, Vol. 1 (Essential Captain America #1)

User Review  - Shelley - Goodreads

20+ straight issues of Captain America's return in the 1960s. It's super thick and the black and white makes the panels super dense, so it dragged. I mostly flipped through to dip in and out of ... Read full review

Review: Essential Captain America, Vol. 1 (Essential Captain America #1)

User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

Excitement, drama, heroics, romance--this book has it all! Read full review


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Stan Lee, 1925 Stan Lee was born in 1925. He joined Marvel Comics in the early 1940's and has remained there for 60 years. He is the creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, and has more than 2 billion comics books featuring these well known characters in print. While employed at Marvel Comics, Lee signed a contract that prohibited him from working for any company besides Marvel. When Marvel went bankrupt, the contract became null and void and Lee created his own company called Stan Lee Media. He remains Chairman Emeritus at Marvel, but spends most of his time on his new internet based company. Stan Lee Media will feature downloadable Superheroes. Lee also signed a deal with DC Comics to revamp some of their signature characters, including Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

Jack "King" Kirby's comics career began in 1937 and continued for nearly six decades. As the most valued team in comics, Simon and Kirby went on to create titles and concepts including Fighting American, Boys' Ranch and the creation of the romance comics genre. In 1961, the first issue of Marvel's Fantastic Four cemented Kirby's reputation as comics' preeminent creator, and a slew of famous titles followed that elevated him to legendary status, including Incredible Hulk, Avengers and X-Men. Kirby returned to DC in 1971 with his classic "Fourth World Trilogy," which was followed by The Demon, Omac and Kamandi. Kirby continued working and innovating in comics until his death in 1994.