Captain America by Jack Kirby

Captain America’s first appearance was in Captain America Comics #1 in March 1941.
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The following is Cap’s origin by the legendary team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.
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And now a few pics of Cap as only Jack Kirby could draw him…

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The classic Golden Age page above is from Tom Kraft’s whatifkirby.com website.
For more such treasures, make sure to check it out.
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This beautiful gem is from the kirbymuseum.org

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Beautiful pinup from The Marvel Age of Comics Tumblr.


And now some pulse-pounding covers…

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And last but not least, how to fill a single page with a more action than most artists fit in an entire comic.

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For further classic Jack Kirby/Captain America, pick up a back issue of Captain America’s Bicentennial Battles. Get the old 1976 treasury edition if you can find it, the smaller reprint put out in 2005 doesn’t do it justice.

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For more Jack Kirby art, check out my previous post on the Red Skull.

About Jim Keefe

Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip, he is also the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip - both available at ComicsKingdom.com. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, The University of Minnesota and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
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