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"A WILD-RIDE ACCOUNT" —The Hollywood Reporter
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    JAZZ IS FOR SELLOUTS”Me play jazz? I’ll never do it—never! I’m an artist!”"Wow! What’s this? Varl has gone popular!”Marvel Mystery Comics #89, 1948. Art by Al Avison.

    JAZZ IS FOR SELLOUTS

    Me play jazz? I’ll never do it—never! I’m an artist!

    "Wow! What’s this? Varl has gone popular!

    Marvel Mystery Comics #89, 1948. Art by Al Avison.

    — 1 month ago with 170 notes
    #jazz  #al avison  #captain america  #timely  #marvel mystery comics 

    HOLLYWOOD, HOW DO YOU COME UP WITH SO MANY IDEAS?
    Iceman, Black Widow, Hercules, and Angel in Godzilla #3 (Marvel Comics, 1977)

    Godzilla (Warner Bros, 2014)
    Iceman in X-Men: Days of Future Past (Fox, 2014)
    Black Widow in Captain America: Winter Soldier (Marvel, 2014)
    Hercules (Paramount, 2014)

    — 2 months ago with 171 notes
    #godzilla  #x-men: days of future past  #x-men  #iceman  #black widow  #captain america  #winter soldier  #hercules  #champions  #marvel  #movies 
    Tales Of Suspense #83. Art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.Click here to enlarge.

    Tales Of Suspense #83. Art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.

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    — 2 months ago with 56 notes
    #dick ayers  #batroc  #captain america 
    Finally saw Captain America and... →

    timetokvetch:

    Everyone was right. It was a really decent movie. My brother goes to Bates College, so he asked me to wait to see it until he came down to Boston. We went to a matinee screening, so the theater was pretty empty and we could scream “Go, Joe!” as much as we wanted. We didn’t actually, but of course…

    Joe Simon’s granddaughter weighs in on Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (Spoiler: she liked the movie, did not like the buried Simon & Kirby credit.)

    — 3 months ago with 48 notes
    #joe simon  #jack kirby  #captain america 
    Captain America Comics #69.

    Captain America Comics #69.

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    — 3 months ago with 44 notes
    #captain america 
    Rejected cover for Captain America #113 by Jim Steranko. The final version is here.

    Rejected cover for Captain America #113 by Jim Steranko. The final version is here.

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    — 3 months ago with 2080 notes
    #captain america  #jim steranko 
    S.H.I.E.L.D. Vs. The Horrors Of The Modern World
(Panels from STRANGE TALES #151, December 1966. Layouts by Jack Kirby. Illustrations by Jim Steranko. Words by Stan Lee. Lettering by Artie Simek.) Suddenly almost everything in the Marvel Universe was reaching some kind of critical juncture, a point of no return. Nick Fury’s modern-day S.H.I.E.L.D. adventures in Strange Tales merged with Captain America’s missions in Tales of Suspense as the heroes teamed against high-tech organizations like A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics) and HYDRA for a kind of sci-fi paramilitary feedback loop. Here, too, science bounded forward at a dizzying, almost alarming rate—even the flurry of good-guy gadgets like Life Model Decoys carried disconcerting post-atomic associations of that which humanity is not ready to harness. A.I.M.—which consisted of shady industrialists outfitted like futuristic beekeepers—created the Super-Adaptoid and brandished a talisman known as the Cosmic Cube (“The ultimate weapon! The ultimate source of power! The only such artifact known to man—which can convert thought waves—into material action!”), which fell into the hands of the Red Skull, who’d just reemerged from the rubble of the Führerbunker after two decades. All you could pray for was to have the Orion Missile, or the Matter Transmitter, on your side.
Text from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story

    S.H.I.E.L.D. Vs. The Horrors Of The Modern World

    (Panels from STRANGE TALES #151, December 1966. Layouts by Jack Kirby. Illustrations by Jim Steranko. Words by Stan Lee. Lettering by Artie Simek.)

    Suddenly almost everything in the Marvel Universe was reaching some kind of critical juncture, a point of no return. Nick Fury’s modern-day S.H.I.E.L.D. adventures in Strange Tales merged with Captain America’s missions in Tales of Suspense as the heroes teamed against high-tech organizations like A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics) and HYDRA for a kind of sci-fi paramilitary feedback loop.

    Here, too, science bounded forward at a dizzying, almost alarming rate—even the flurry of good-guy gadgets like Life Model Decoys carried disconcerting post-atomic associations of that which humanity is not ready to harness. A.I.M.—which consisted of shady industrialists outfitted like futuristic beekeepers—created the Super-Adaptoid and brandished a talisman known as the Cosmic Cube (“The ultimate weapon! The ultimate source of power! The only such artifact known to man—which can convert thought waves—into material action!”), which fell into the hands of the Red Skull, who’d just reemerged from the rubble of the Führerbunker after two decades.

    All you could pray for was to have the Orion Missile, or the Matter Transmitter, on your side.

    Text from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story

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    — 3 months ago with 70 notes
    #S.H.I.E.L.D.  #hydra  #nick fury  #captain america  #winter soldier  #cosmic cube  #jim steranko  #stan lee  #jack kirby  #artie simek 

    Over the weekend, author Saladin Ahmed posted images from the a story in The Eagle #2 (Fox Publications, 1941). I guess others have noted Spider-Queen and her web-shooting bracelets before, but I’d never even heard of the character.

    The Spider-Queen stories are credited to one Elsa Lisau. There seems to be an online consensus (no idea where it came from) that it’s a pseudonym for Louis and Arturo Cazeneuve.

    Bear with me for a moment while I backtrack to tell you about Cazeneuve.

    In 1940, Fox Publications editor Joe Simon gathered some of his colleagues to moonlight on a project with Martin Goodman’s Timely Comics (which would later become Marvel Comics). Red Raven #1 included an adventure starring the title character—a collaboration between Simon and Louis Cazeneuve—and two stories by Jack Kirby, in his Timely debut.

    Red Raven bombed—replaced on the schedule, I believe, by The Human Torch—and months later, Cazeneuve was still working for Fox, where Spider-Woman was published.

    But within a few months Simon and Kirby soon delivered a new hero and began working exclusively for Timely/Marvel.

    The hero, of course, was Captain America.









    — 3 months ago with 203 notes
    #golden age  #fox features syndicate  #spider-queen  #spider-man  #steve ditko  #jack kirby  #joe simon  #stan lee  #louis cazeneuve  #elsa lineau  #captain america  #silver spider  #harvey  #timely 
    Marvel Two-in-One #3 (May 1974). Art by Sal Buscema. Words by Steve Gerber.The riskiest page in Marvel history?

    Marvel Two-in-One #3 (May 1974). Art by Sal Buscema. Words by Steve Gerber.

    The riskiest page in Marvel history?

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    — 3 months ago with 74 notes
    #captain america  #steve gerber  #sal buscema  #race relations 
    Captain America meets Parliament-Funkadelic.

    Captain America meets Parliament-Funkadelic.

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    — 3 months ago with 494 notes
    #captain america  #parliament  #funkadelic 
    Eldridge Cleaver as Captain America in The Yipster Times, 1976.

    Eldridge Cleaver as Captain America in The Yipster Times, 1976.

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    — 3 months ago with 144 notes
    #captain america  #eldridge cleaver  #yippies  #race relations 

    Captain America’s Roseland Ballroom, 1956-2014.

    Roseland closes tonight.

    From Captain America #258, June 1981
    Caption: On 52nd Street in Manhattan, between Broadway and 8th Avenue, stands one of New York’s celebrated landmarks—a dance hall called Roseland. In this age of new wave, rock ‘n’ roll and disco, it’s a place where a couple can do a slow, romantic shuffle to the music of a big band. And among tonight’s couples are Steve Rogers (perhaps more widely known as Captain America) and his downstairs neighbor Bernadette Rosenthal.

    "Strange. I was last here almost forty years ago. It was a victory bonds party. So long ago, yet for me it seems like only yesterday. I’m still young, thanks to the years I spent in suspended animation after the war—but the WAC I danced with should be in her 60s. With children and grandchildren. I’ve seen so much in my life—and yet I’ve lost so much more that can never be regained."

    Poor Captain America, fated to outlive everything he’s ever loved.

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    — 3 months ago with 289 notes
    #captain america  #roseland  #roseland ballroom  #chris claremont  #mike zeck 

    A glimpse of the Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as played by Anthony Mackie.

    Plus:
    (A) Stan Lee holds up someone else’s art for the Falcon—is it by Gene Colan?—in a photograph that appeared in Jet magazine.
    (B) The Falcon’s comic-book debut, in Captain America #117, December 1969.
    (C) More from Captain America #117. Art by Gene Colan and Joe Sinnott. Words by Stan Lee.

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    — 3 months ago with 827 notes
    #falcon  #captain america  #winter soldier  #anthony mackie 
    Captain America sweats, clutches pillow while dreaming about the Falcon and Black Power rallies. There’s a lot to process here. From CAPTAIN AMERICA #144, December 1971. Art by Gray Morrow and John Romita; Script by Gary Friedrich.

    Captain America sweats, clutches pillow while dreaming about the Falcon and Black Power rallies. There’s a lot to process here. From CAPTAIN AMERICA #144, December 1971. Art by Gray Morrow and John Romita; Script by Gary Friedrich.

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    — 3 months ago with 164 notes
    #captain america  #falcon  #black power  #gray morrow  #john romita  #gary friedrich  #race relations