‘The Thing That Makes Captain America Great’: On ‘Captain America Comics’ #1 (Part Two Of Two)

Continued and concluded from yesterday’s piece, which can be found here. 2. Worst of all, Robinson’s script displays a fatal misunderstanding of how Steve Rogers needs to be portrayed in the period prior to his transformation into Captain America. There are, after all, limits to how far a reinterpretation can go before it starts to […]

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What Not To Do With Captain America’s Origin: On 2009’s ‘Captain America Comics’ #1. (Part One Of Two.)

James Robinson, Marcos Martin, Javier Rodriguez and Cory Petit’s What Makes The Man, from 2009’s Captain America Comics #1, is a fond and respectful tribute produced for the 70th anniversary of Marvel Comics’s precursor publisher, Timely. Fleshing out the period immediately prior to Steve Rogers’ transformation into Captain America, it strives to add to his […]

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Not Giving A Soft White Damn: A Modest Gallery of Snowbound Comicbook Pages

As the British heatwave blazes on, the most common visual theme in my recent comics reading has been snow.  Here are but the first five examples of a tendency that continued incongruously throughout this week. 1. from Dudley D. Watkins’ Desperate Dan, in 1939’s The Dandy Monster Comic. 2. from Crime’s Dumbest Wise Guy: Peter […]

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