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Name That Golden Age Captain America Artist!

Every week, I will be sharing four panels featuring a comic book character. They will each be drawn by four separate pencilers. I will be featuring only pieces of art where the penciler did full pencils (as otherwise it would be way too difficult). Your challenge is to, simply put, name that artist!

E-mail me your guesses to bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Do NOT make guesses in the comments section! When I post the new challenge, I’ll post the correct answers for the previous on the archive page along with whoever guessed them correctly. You don’t have to name the issues the panels came from, but if you’d like to, knock yourself out.

Read on for the four panels featuring Captain America from his original Golden Age series, Captain America Comics…

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Remember, don’t answer in the comments section. E-mail me your guesses at bcronin@comicbookresources.com.

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Good luck and have fun!

10 Comments

Wow, I’d never get these in a million years, but it’s a great idea.

This only serves to remind me how little of Marvel / Timely’s Golden Age output I’ve ever read. (And how little of it Marvel has released in an affordable format). I don’t even know who drew Captain America in the ’40s besides Jack Kirby and Syd Shores!

It’s funny because if this was a DC question I could probably come within 100 yards of an answer. I can’t even get even that close here.

That first panel is sweet, in a ridiculously overcrowded but still effective kinda way. I’m not sure which I like more: Cap’s neck-snappingly/decapitatingly vicious punch or the bottom-left Frenchman’s “vulcan death grip + point-blank head shot” combo!

I know it’s not, but the second one almost looks like Ditko.

I will venture to guess that #3 is drawn by Al Avison. I saw a panel by him once in a fanzine.

Cover Theme Game and Name that Artist are the two new weekly features that sound the best in theory but end up being kind of dull in practice. But I’ll be honest, it’s probably just sour grapes due to the fact I can never even come up with a single guess for any entry of either yet.

T: I like ‘em both, even though I totally suck at this one. (The other one’s a personal favorite, though.)

“Captain America and the Infuriated Frenchmen” NEEDS to be an ongoing! Batroc the mutha-f–in’ Leaper would be prominent, and it would KICK ASS!!!

Actually, it should have been a one shot after that bit in the Ultimates….

To rip off Dave Barry, “Infuriated Frenchmen” would be a good name for a rock band.

I think it’s cool that the French, rather than being depicted as “surrender monkeys” or some other obnoxious, cowardly stereotype, are instead shown to be kickinking some major Nazi @$$ in this story. In real life, the Maquis guerilla resistance fighters were a pretty tough bunch who helped give the Nazis some major headaches.

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