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Captain America, vol 1 (start date 1968), issue #100 (published 1968).

Art by Jack Kirby

Cap’s first modern issue. Accompanied on the cover by Sharon Carter, Namor, Thor, Antman, Wasp, Iron Man and Black Panther.

Ten years after Cap’s first book folded, Jack and Stan Lee tested audience interest in his return with a well-received story in Strange Tales. After that, Jack drew Cap’s leap into the Avengers book, his move into Tales of Suspense, and the rebranding of the Suspense book into Captain America with its #100th issue, seen here.

capcoverart: Tales of Suspense Vol 1 (start d…

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Tales of Suspense Vol 1 (start date 1959), issue #96 (published 1967)

Art by Jack Kirby

While editor, Stan Lee developed a supervisory method of collaboration, where artists that also excelled at storytelling could shape their own books. Lee described the division of labor once by saying, “Some artists, of course, need a more detailed plot than others. Some artists, such as Jack Kirby, need no plot at all. I mean, I’ll just say to Jack, “Let’s let the next villain be Dr. Doom’… or I may not even say that. He may tell me… he just about makes up the plots for these stories. All I do is a little editing.”

Tales of Suspense Vol 1 (start date 1959), iss…

Tales of Suspense Vol 1 (start date 1959), issue #96 (published 1967)

Art by Jack Kirby

While editor, Stan Lee developed a supervisory method of collaboration, where artists that also excelled at storytelling could shape their own books. Lee described the division of labor once by saying, “Some artists, of course, need a more detailed plot than others. Some artists, such as Jack Kirby, need no plot at all. I mean, I’ll just say to Jack, “Let’s let the next villain be Dr. Doom’… or I may not even say that. He may tell me… he just about makes up the plots for these stories. All I do is a little editing.”

capcoverart: Tales of Suspense Vol 1 (start d…

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Tales of Suspense Vol 1 (start date 1959), issue #84 (published 1966)

Art by Jack Kirby

Cap’s first appearance in the anthology book Tales of Suspense was as a guest in Iron Man’s story. Eventually he shared billing, until the book was rebranded Captain America.

Tales of Suspense Vol 1 (start date 1959), iss…

Tales of Suspense Vol 1 (start date 1959), issue #84 (published 1966)

Art by Jack Kirby

Cap’s first appearance in the anthology book Tales of Suspense was as a guest in Iron Man’s story. Eventually he shared billing, until the book was rebranded Captain America.

capcoverart: Tales of Suspense Vol 1 (start d…

capcoverart:

Tales of Suspense Vol 1 (start date 1959), issue #82 (published 1966)

Art by Jack Kirby

Lee alliteration and Kirby quality.

Tales of Suspense Vol 1 (start date 1959), iss…

Tales of Suspense Vol 1 (start date 1959), issue #82 (published 1966)

Art by Jack Kirby

Lee alliteration and Kirby quality.

capcoverart: Tales of Suspense Vol 1 (start d…

capcoverart:

Tales of Suspense Vol 1 (start date 1959), issue #63 (published 1965)

Art by Jack Kirby, Frank Giacoia, Don Heck and Dick Ayres

The surprise sensation of the year!

Tales of Suspense Vol 1 (start date 1959), iss…

Tales of Suspense Vol 1 (start date 1959), issue #63 (published 1965)

Art by Jack Kirby, Frank Giacoia, Don Heck and Dick Ayres

The surprise sensation of the year!

capcoverart: Tales of Suspense Vol 1 (start d…

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Tales of Suspense Vol 1 (start date 1959), issue #58 (published 1964)

Art by Jack Kirby

“He created a new grammar of storytelling and a cinematic style of motion. Once-wooden characters cascaded from one frame to another—or even from page to page—threatening to fall right out of the book into the reader’s lap. The force of punches thrown was visibly and explosively evident. Even at rest, a Kirby character pulsed with tension and energy in a way that makes movie versions of the same characters seem static by comparison.” – Brent Staples