Marvel Celebrates Steve Rogers With ‘Captain America: The First 80 Years’
One of fiction’s most prevalent and persevering characters, Steve Rogers has become the comic medium prevailing figure on the American dream; Marvel is celebrating this astounding character with their newly released Captain America; The First 80 Years.
There are few other comic book creations as easily recognizable as Steve Rogers’ Captain America.
The character’s design so clearly and brilliantly states who he is, and the role he has taken forth; Rogers is a genetically enhanced hero who dedicated his entire life to the perseverance and flourishment of the American dream and all American ideals.
Marvel’s newly released Captain America: The First 80 Years celebrates that incomparable legacy, and insurmountable contribution.
Steve Rogers has become a symbol; not a propaganda symbol for governmental action, or a fetishized symbol of nationalistic worship, but a symbol of American ideals.
For a nation that has been proven so deeply flawed, and so wildly imperfect, Steve Rogers represented the reality that its actions do not disturb the merit of its intention; and that the ideals that formed it are to be fought for.
Created by industry juggernauts Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, Steve Rogers was born to be the representation of the American dream; a sickly child whose only dream was to fight, and die, for the promise of America, given the chance to do so by a German scientist seeking to atone for his nation’s sins.
The Nazi punching Rogers quickly became a source of pride for our nation; and was a character who was an unwavering icon of strength throughout the ’40s and ’50s.
80 years later and the character is still standing; as tall, as strong, and as proud as ever.
The Marvel released book, Captain America: The First 80 Years, covers the milestones of the character during its first eight decades of existence while celebrating his unending legacy and charm.
in a statement, Marvel.com writes,
Marvel’s Captain America: The First 80 Years covers the milestones in the creation of the comic book adventures of the Super Soldier, featuring covers, comic art, behind-the-scenes facts and information about the authors and artists who brought the legend to life!
Wrought full of vintage art, panels of the character’s greatest moments, and truly moving tributes to the legacy and impact of the Star-Spangled Man with a Plan; the book delivers all Marvel, and Captain America fans, with a vital addition to every collection.
Being brought to life by actor Chris Evans as part of Disney’s widely beloved Marvel Cinematic Universe, the character proved to be able to connect with audiences once again; bringing Steve Rogers to the forefront of every modern moviegoer.
The mantle was passed on after Steve Rogers, with the most notable inheritor being Sam Wilson. Sam’s Captain America is the current figure in MCU, portrayed wonderfully by Anthony Mackie, and being a faithful interpretation of one of Comic’s most important and necessary legacy characters.
Fans can pick up Captain America: The First 80 Years anywhere books are sold; and can fully immerse themselves in one of America’s greatest contributions to fiction, and one of the most important characters in comic book history.
An excerpt of the book is available here.