Thursday, February 26, 2015

In Which Captain America Goes to Heck

As we've seen, Captain America without Nazis just isn't the same.  By 1954, there was a new enemy for America, but... well, I'll let you be the judge:

It seems like the WWII comics were much more about the ideals of America rather than "we're awesome and everyone else is scum" of these issues.  It's just an opinion, of course, but the comics clearly weren't striking a chord with readers because the title would finally be cancelled in an issue or two.

But right before that, for two glorious issues, Captain America Comics became Captain America's Weird Tales.  Thusly:

I guess I'll answer the door to my apartment in full costume.  Because why not?

Yoda?  Is that you?

Captain America.... damned for all eternity by bureaucracy.  Awesome! 

Captain America going to Hell to fight a dead Red Skull is all kinds of awesome.  Don't even try to tell me it isn't.

Suddenly! (tm!)

But then...

It was Only a Dream... or WAS It? (tm!)

And then there was this:

$3.49 including the crotch piece?  I would have paid $3.49 for the crotch piece alone!  Also awesome!

See you tomorrow!


Tim Roll-Pickering said...

You're probably already aware of this but when Steve Engelhart brought back the 1950s Cap as a separate character in the 1970s he played heavily on the contrast between the original's ideals and his successor's violent McCarthyism.

Adam Barnett said...

That was a stroke of genius, Tim! The difference in attitude between the two Caps is painfully clear.