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To help kick start Marvel's 70th Anniversary festivities, this week's Unlimited Highlights spotlights five books featuring Marvel characters who debuted during the Golden Age.
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By Nesa Nourmohammadi
CAPTAIN AMERICA: 65TH ANNIVERSARY (2005) #1
Looking back on 65 years of all-American heroism, Ed Brubaker and Eric Wight's CAPTAIN AMERICA: 65TH ANNIVERSARY #1 is an adventure where the past collides with the present. A diabolical plan from his latest nemesis, General Lukin, forces Captain America to look back upon one of his darkest hours in World War II. When his young sidekick Bucky is injured on the battle front, Captain America needs to muster everything he has in order to stop Red Skull and the Nazis from launching their deadliest attack.
GIANT-SIZE INVADERS (2005) #2
Before President Obama was "Marvelized" in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #583, Franklin D. Roosevelt confided in Captain America and Winston Churchill flirted with Miss America in GIANT-SIZE INVADERS #2. Having super heroes for friends does not protect you from foes. Can the Invaders rescue both men from a Nazi ambush, or will the Allied Powers lose their two greatest hopes?
MARVELS (1994) #1
As Nazi troops advance across Europe in the early days of World War II, citizens and soldiers on the the New York home front has a couple problems of its own—Sub-Mariner and the Human Torch! Using the city as their own battleground, they just might destroy it before Hitler has a chance to! Follow ambitious photographer Phil Sheldon as he navigates love, war and the rise of the Mutant age. A four-issue limited series from the creative team of Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross, MARVELS provides an intriguing, average Joe view of the Marvel Universe over the course of several years.
SUB-MARINER (1968) #1
What happens when you match a human sea captain with the princess of an underwater race? You get Namor the Sub-Mariner, the greatest super hero ever to rise from the Atlantic! In this issue, learn of Namor's origins from above and beneath the ocean's surface. Writer Roy Thomas and artist John Buscema gives new dimensions to the character in the 1968 inaugural issue of SUB-MARINER.
THE TWELVE (2008) #1
Can the expanse of time make things harder for super heroes to tackle evil? The creative team of J. Michael Straczynski and Chris Weston try to answer the question with THE TWELVE. While celebrating the fall of Berlin in 1945, a rag-tag team of crime fighters known as the Twelve let their guards down and find themselves captured and cryogenically frozen by opposing forces. Upon awaking in 2008, the Twelve are given the opportunity to resume their careers as super heroes. Hitler and the Axis powers are long gone, but can they adjust to the 21st Century?
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