Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Steranko Captain America cover that could be a movie poster!

Back in the 1970s, we had no internet or Marvel Wikia to give us the data on all of Marvel’s published comics.  What we did have was the Marvel Comics Index series, published by George Olshevsky.  He painstakingly listed each issue of a title, providing a snapshot of the cover and listed the title/credits for each one.

He had some great cover artists for this index series, but my favorite cover was this one featuring Captain America by Jim Steranko.

Captain America wraparound cover to Marvel Comics Index 8A

What a cover!  It could be a movie poster.  Steranko highlights everything great about Cap’s World War 2 history with Bucky, the Invaders, Professor Erskine, the Red Skull, Hitler, Zemo, and Baron Strucker.  Thrown in some American fighter planes dropping off paratroopers and the Sands of Iwo Jima flag raising for even more patriotic fervor.  Nuff said.

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