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Top Five Most Iconic Captain America Covers

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Here are my picks for the top five most iconic covers featuring Captain America (with iconic being determined by what covers are most established and most recognized when it comes to Captain America, with a preference towards covers that are homaged a lot). This is not a BEST cover list and due to the very nature of icons, very few (if any) recent covers will be on the list. A notable exception to the rules is that I don’t count covers from a character’s first appearance (which isn’t applicable to all characters, of course, just those who appeared on the cover of the comic they debuted in), as those tend to be automatically iconic so they’re boring. Here‘s a list of all characters featured so far.

We’ll finish off this month with one of the biggest names out there, Captain America!

But don’t worry, there will be another Month of Iconic Covers – when, I dunno just yet, but it WILL be back (and likely at least one more time after that)!

Enjoy!

First off, while I’m exempting first appearance covers from the countdown, it’s only fair, I suppose, to share them here before the countdown begins, so here is the first cover appearance of Captain America from his first appearance, Captain America Comics #1…

Artist: Jack Kirby


5.

Artist: Steve Epting


Like it or not, Cap’s death has become a fairly significant part of his character, and this cover is one of the more well-known comic book covers out there because of it.

4.

Artist: Alex Schomburg


One of the most iconic Red Skull covers also does wonders for Captain America, as this cover nicely summarizes the World War II era Cap perfectly by one of the legendary Golden Age cover artists.

3.

Artist: Jim Steranko


Steranko’s run was short but quite iconic.

2.

Artist: Jack Kirby


The first issue of Cap’s ongoing series.

1.

Artist: Jack Kirby


The return of Captain America to comics!

One of the most iconic comic book covers period!