Marvel Comics GIANT-SIZE Captain America Tribute
Marvel Comics is celebrating the 80th anniversary of Captain America’s introduction to Earth-616 with the release of Captain America Tribute #1 in March 2021!
Steve Rogers first received the super-soldier serum in March 1941 in a comic book, Captain America Comics #1. Soon after the character’s introduction, a dictator-punching pop culture icon was born. Marvel will be honoring the character’s tremendous contribution to the comic book industry with a giant-sized special issue, Captain America Tribute #1, coming to local comic book shops and digital retailers in March 2021.
Captain America Tribute #1 (March 2021)
The giant-size special release will feature art by Marvel’s top creators.
For this special anniversary issue, Marvel’s top creators were asked to redraw and modernize Captain America’s first appearance in Captain America Comics #1 (1941) by Joe Simon (writer) and Jack Kirby (writer and penciler), and Al Liederman (inker). They were also asked to retell his genre-defining reintroduction to the Marvel Universe in Avengers #4 (1963) by Stan Lee (writer), Jack Kirby (penciler), and George Roussos (inker).
According to Marvel Comics, the anniversary issue will take readers through all the significant moments in Captain America‘s life.
See the Star-Spangled Avenger’s extraordinary origin, his first battle against the Red Skull, and his Silver Age debut where he emerges from suspended animation to live on as a Star-Spangled Avenger like never before as your favorite artists reimagine these classic tales for a new age. These definitive comic book stories will be presented in an all-new way in a star-studded special that will delight long-time True Believers and the current generation of Marvel fans!
Does this mean that one of Marvel’s grumpy old man – Old Man Captain America – is returning for a single issue?
Captain America Tribute Creative Team
And who is retelling this story, well, it seems like everyone and anyone contribute to the anniversary issue.
Marvel Comics’ Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said, “We packed this book full of top-flight artistic talent, all paying tribute to the King. So while you can just read these as stories, readers are definitely going to want to savor the experience, and see how each artist stacks up to the original work done by Jack Kirby.”
The tribute will include artwork by John Cassaday, Marguerite Sauvage, David Lapham, Declan Shalvey, Perf Pérez, Salvador Larroca, Leinil Francis Yu, Valerio Schiti, Carlos Pacheco, Inhyuk Lee, Kei Zama, Sara Pichelli, Jesús Saiz, Kim Jacinto, Adam Kubert, Federico Vicentini, Mahmud Asrar, Jim Cheung, Terry Dodson, Joe Bennett, Alex Ross, Steve Epting, Adam Hughes, Stephanie Hans, Javier Garrón, Alitha E. Martinez, Elena Casagrande, Paco Medina, Daniel Acuña, Chris Samnee, Butch Guice, Rachael Stott, Pepe Larraz, Greg Smallwood, Greg Land, Ray-Anthony Height, Mark Bagley, and Marvel’s Stormbreakers including Peach Momoko, Juann Cabal, Carmen Carnero, R.B. Silva, Joshua Cassara, Natacha Bustos, Iban Coello, and Patrick Gleason!
Captain America’s star-spangled, shield-wielding adventures have entertained fans around the world for 80 years. And, for fans who love this character, the commemorative issue, Captain America Tribute #1, is a must-read homage to Captain America’s most legendary stories – as told by Marvel’s current roster of top creative talent.
CAPTAIN AMERICA TRIBUTE #1 hits newsstands in March 2021!
Source: Marvel Comics