Thursday, July 9, 2015

46 YEARS AGO TODAY once you got past the John Buscema/Giacoia cover...

You were rewarded with 53 pages of Kirby-drawn classic (more than 4 years old) Captain America stories.  20 of the pages were embellished by Giacoia providing a veneer of artistic continuity with the cover.

3 comments:

  1. I have ALWAYS felt this was a much better cover than the Avengers #4 that everyone raves about. I guess it has to do with my feelings about "tilted covers" and that G. Bell inking job inside...

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  2. yeah, I do agree with you there. however, I'd like to have seen Kirby himself draw this and show us what he really could have done with it

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  3. It just puzzles me WHY people think his original, lay-out or whatever, is so fantastic?! The issue may be a key issue, and important to the MU, but the cover just leaves me cold. Maybe if I had been buying back in the day, and knew who Cap was prior to what he became to the Silver Age MU, I might feel different, but as a latecomer to the MU, other than hearing this was a key issue, it leaves me cold.

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