Captain America Comics 100-260

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Captain America Comics 100-260


Captain America was one of the most popular characters of Marvel Comics (then known as Timely) during the Golden Age of Comic Books. Though preceded by MLJ's The Shield, Captain America immediately became the most prominent and enduring of a wave of patriotically themed superheroes introduced in American comic book just prior to and during World War II. With his sidekick Bucky, Captain America faced Nazis and Japanese troops during his 1940s heyday. In the post-war era, with the popularity of superheroes fading, he led the two adventures of Timely/Marvel's first superhero team, the All-Winners Squad, and in his own series turned his attention to criminals and Cold War Communists. Bucky was shot and wounded in a 1948 story, and succeeded by Captain America's girlfriend, Betsy Ross, who became the superheroine Golden Girl. Captain America Comics eventually ended at issue #75 (Feb. 1950), by which time the series had already been Captain America's Weird Tales for two issues, with the finalé becoming a horror/suspense anthology with no superheroes.

He was briefly revived, along with the original Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner, by Marvel's 1950s iteration, Atlas Comics, in Young Men #24 (Dec. 1953). As "Captain America, Commie-Smasher!" (as stated on the cover), he made several appearances over the next year in Young Men and Men's Adventures, as well as in three issues of his eponymous title, but sales were poor. After the publication of Captain America #78 (Sept. 1954), the character disappeared again…..