It is amazing the impact that some comic book characters can have on readers/viewers for multiple generations. Let’s take Marvel’s Steve Rogers aka Captain America. Who was front and center in one of the most iconic scenes in superhero movie history? Who will ever forget the moment in Avengers: Endgame? Where he was joined by the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to take on Thanos and his forces with the fate of the Universe in the balance! Next year, Captain America reaches a new milestone.
Captain America turns 80 years old in 2021. In March of 1941, comic book legends Jack Kirby and Joe Simon introduced the Marvel Universe to Steve Rodgers. In the historic Marvel comic book Captain America #1. Since then he has been a symbol of freedom and has been featured on every platform. Next year, Marvel will be honoring this grand occasion with Captain America Tribute #1. A giant-sized special celebrating the character’s eightieth anniversary. You can check out the cover by Steve McNiven down below!
The book will feature a group of Marvel’s best artists redrawing and modernizing Captain America’s first appearance. As well as his genre-defining reintroduction to the Marvel Universe, Stan Lee and Kirby’s Avengers #4. Featured will be the Star-Spangled Avenger’s extraordinary origin. His battle with Red Skull, and his Silver Age debut where he emerges from suspended animation to live on as a Star-Spangled Avenger. These stories will be presented in an all-new way in a star-studded special that will delight long-time True Believers and the current generation of fans.
“We packed this book full of top-flight artistic talent, all paying tribute to the King,” Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said. “So while you can just read these as stories, readers are definitely going to want to savor the experience, and see how each artist stacks up to the original work done by Jack Kirby.”
The Artist for Captain America Tribute #1
When Brevoort says the book is packed with talent, it almost seems like an understatement, check out the names! This book will include artwork by John Cassaday, Marguerite Sauvage, David Lapham, Declan Shalvey, Perf Pérez, Salvador Larroca, Leinil Francis Yu, Valerio Schiti, Carlos Pacheco, Inhyuk Lee, Kei Zama, Sara Pichelli, Jesús Saiz, Kim Jacinto, Adam Kubert, Federico Vicentini, Mahmud Asrar, Jim Cheung, Terry Dodson, Joe Bennett, Alex Ross, Steve Epting, Adam Hughes, Stephanie Hans, Javier Garrón, Alitha E. Martinez, Elena Casagrande, Paco Medina, Daniel Acuña, Chris Samnee, Butch Guice, Rachael Stott, Pepe Larraz, Greg Smallwood, Greg Land, Ray-Anthony Height, Mark Bagley, and Marvel’s Stormbreakers including Peach Momoko, Juann Cabal, Carmen Carnero, R.B. Silva, Joshua Cassara, Natacha Bustos, Iban Coello, and Patrick Gleason!
Marvel Comics‘ Captain America Tribute #1 will be available at comic book shops everywhere this coming March!