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COMMENTS: Kirby cvr/art; 1st issue; origin retold
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Kirby cvr/art; 1st issue; origin retoldA Jack Kirby cover highlights the first issue of Captain America's Silver Age solo career. Without his own comic for fourteen years, Cap's popularity kept him bouncing back and forth between titles until Marvel, continuing the numbering and storyline from Tales of Suspense #99, gave Captain America his own comic again.
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.