Jack Kirby redraws the origin of his creation Captain America in this 1969 gem. We don’t know if Kirby really hammered this out in 24 hours or not, but the artwork feels big and bold. Fans will notice quite a difference between Kirby’s approach to Captain America here and his late 1970s return to the title. Cap seems less a caricature of himself than he would in 1977.
This issue exemplifies our favorite Kirby treatment of Cap, so far advanced beyond the 1940s as to be almost unrecognizable as the same artist, even accounting for Joe Simon’s hand in the original mix.
Collector’s Guide: From Captain America #112; Marvel, 1969.