A Year of Cool Comics – Day 43

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A Year of Cool Comics – Day 43

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!

Today we look at Jim Steranko and Stan Lee’s Captain America “run”…


Jim Steranko drew only three issues of Captain America with scripter Stan Lee, #110-111 and 113. #112 was a fill-in issue by Jack Kirby.

The issues were classic Steranko – in just three issues he drew some of the most iconic pages in Marvel Comics history.

#110 guest-starred the Hulk, but #111 and 113 told the story about how Captain America got his secret identity back (Lee had had Cap reveal his secret identity to the world a few years earlier) – the way he did so was faking his death.

First, we had a classic Steranko opening page…

Later in the issue there’s a beautiful sequence where we see Rick Jones dealing with the pressures of being the new Bucky…

At the end of the issue, Cap seemingly dies (and “Steve Rogers” is now presumed to be an alias)…

In #113, after the Avengers are captured by Hydra at Cap’s wake, we see Cap’s return…

You can click on the double-page spread to enlarge.

Each issue of Steranko’s run has at least ONE double-page spread. #113 had TWO!

These are great issues that have been reprinted a number of times. I don’t know which reprints of it are currently in print (color ones, that is). Anyone know?

It’s too bad Steranko couldn’t stay on the book, but boy was it great while it lasted!