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Captain America Legends Revealed!

In honor of Captain America’s new movie opening this weekend in the United States, we decided to spotlight past editions of Comic Book Legends Revealed that have featured Captain America over the years!

Check them all out below!

Did the mini-series Truth: Red, White and Black cause Marvel to decide not to make Ultimate Captain America black?

Did Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jonathan Frakes used to appear as Captain America at conventions early in his career?

Did Stan Lee really write the lyrics to the theme song to the Captain America animated series (“When Captain America throws his mighty shield…”)?

Did New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia offer police protection to Jack Kirby and Joe Simon over death threats they received over Captain America?

Was there nearly a Captain America animated series during the 1990s that was set during World War II that was squelched because Marvel refused to remove references to Nazis?

Did Marvel not get paid ANYthing for their first Captain America film?

Did J.M. DeMatteis plan on killing off Captain America during his run on the title?

Was O.M.A.C. based on a “Captain America in the future” concept?

Did John Byrne and Roger Stern plan on bringing Bucky back during their Captain America run?

Was Stan Lee the first writer to have Captain America throw his shield?

Did the Comics Code cause a change to Captain America’s origin?

Was the famed round shield of Captain America caused by another comic book company forcing Marvel to change the original shape of Cap’s shield?

Was there a Captain America musical on Broadway?

Did renowned artist Joe Jusko pose as Captain America on a comic book cover?

Did Mark Waid take his name off an issue of Captain America because editorial changed the story after Waid’s script was approved?

Was a rejected Captain America Heroes Reborn storyline later used as a Green Lantern/Green Arrow crossover?

Was Wolverine being old enough to fight during World War II nearly revealed in an issue of Captain America rather than X-Men?

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Winter Soldier’s the best Marvel story in terms of story telling and execution, plus intelligence!

This page still stands as one of the best renditions of Captain America ever drawn.

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