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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Captain America's Shield

Captain America #78 1954.  John Romita cover art (wow!)

Oh my gosh, did I fall down a rabbit hole when I started researching this topic, basically, "When did Captain America first appear with a round shield?"  Some of the covers and artwork this led to had me fascinated.  The answer was a surprise to me as well.  He only used the triangular shaped shield for his first appearance, then the round version appeared.

But looking at all the covers from the 1940's through the 1950's was amazing, especially the cover above from 1954 by John Romita.  All the color variations of the rings on the shield were also interesting.

Here is a Wikipedia article regarding the history of Captain America's shield.


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