Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Simon/Kirby created Captain America to be the perfect patriotic hero. Stan Lee's formula for success was to give his heroes a flaw so when Lee decided to revive the character two and a half decades later for the Second Age of Heroes (AKA as the Marvel Age of Comics) he needed an imperfection for Cap.

The "it's lonely being a hero" shtick was the best he could come up without compromising the iconic character's core traits.