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CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #4
CGC G/VG: 3.0
(Stock Image)
SOLD ON:  Wednesday, 06/04/2014 2:37 PM
$1,600
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PUBLISHER: Timely
COMMENTS: ow/white pgs, cvr dtch
Schomburg hypodermic needle/bondage cvr; Simon and Kirby art; Stan Lee Cap text story
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ow/white pgs, cvr dtch
Schomburg hypodermic needle/bondage cvr; Simon and Kirby art; Stan Lee Cap text story
Today Alex Schomburg is revered as one of the top artists of the Golden Age thanks to his incredibly dense, action-packed covers that oftentimes ignored many of the basic rules of illustration. As he was honing his now-legendary skills, he created some great covers for Captain America Comics such as this one, a classic Bucky-in-bondage/Nazi/Monster design. Inside the book are four Captain America adventures, "The Unholy Legion" which concerns Nazis disguised as homeless beggars, "Ivan the Terrible" where Bucky and Cap do battle with the historical figure, "The Case of the Fake Money Friends", and "Horror Hospital" which is the inspriation for this delightful cover.


Artists Information

Jack Kirby is called 'The King of Comics' for a reason, during his career that spanned six decades he gave us many of most iconic characters the medium would ever see. From his introduction of Captain America at the height of World War II it was clear he wasn't your ordinary comics artist. But it was his creative explosion at Marvel Comics in the 1960's that cemented his legacy, over a short period of time Kirby would give us The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, The Hulk, The X-Men, Thor, Ant-Man and Nick Fury just to name a few. Kirby would then go to DC and create his Fourth World, introducing Darkseid, Mister Miracle, The New Gods and a host of cosmic supporting players. Long live The King.

Known for his dizzying, bustling war covers, bondage covers and airbrush Sci-Fi covers! Truly one of the most highly collected artists of the Golden Age. Alex Schomburg was born on May 10, 1905, in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Schomburg freelanced primarily for Timely Comics, the 1940s forerunner of Marvel, displaying his talent for action tableaux in covers featuring Captain America, the Sub-Mariner, the Human Torch, and other superheroes. He also provided covers for Pines Publications, for titles including Exciting Comics and America's Best Comics, featuring such superheroes as the Black Terror and the Fighting Yank, as well as for Harvey Comics. Stan Lee said the following about Schomburg "I've always felt that Alex Schomburg was to comic books what Norman Rockwell was to The Saturday Evening Post. He was totally unique, with an amazing distinctive style. You could never mistake a Schomburg cover for any other artist's. ... I remember hearing Timely Comics publisher Martin Goodman tell me time and again how great a cover illustrator Alex was, and how he wished we had more like him. Despite the quantity of work we gave him, despite the care and effort that went into every Schomburg cover, I cannot remember Alex ever being late with any illustration."

Joseph Henry Simon was an American comic book writer, artist, editor, and publisher. Simon created or co-created many important characters in the 1930s–1940s Golden Age of Comic Books, such as Captain America, and served as the first editor of Timely Comics, the company that would evolve into Marvel Comics.

American comic book artist known for his work on Marvel Comics, particularly his co-creation of Whizzer and also his work on Golden Age Captain America.