We’re celebrating the July 22 premiere of “Captain America: The First Avenger” with Captain America Month! Enjoy daily doses of new Cap goodness including interviews with the film’s cast and crew as well as some of the biggest creators in the Sentinel of Liberty’s history, retrospectives on our hero’s most memorable Marvel comics and surprises galore! Come back to Marvel.com every day for new Cap Month coverage, and mark your calendars for July 22 to see the Star-Spangled Avenger in action!
By Ben Chabala
Every week we'll pick a handful of awesome comics from the thousands available through Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. From creator spotlights to editor's picks and more, this'll be your spot to find something new and cool.
This week join Captain America on some of his most awesome escapades from World War II! From barely believable battles against UFOs and vampires to classic run and gun missions versus the nigh unbeatable Nazi war machine, the Sentinel of Liberty takes on all comers in this week’s spotlight!
Captain America relives one of the darkest moments from his tumultuous WWII tour. Allied with an underground resistance, Cap falls in love with a beautiful young freedom fighter just as dedicated to the war effort as him, only to lose her in Nazi-occupied Paris amidst a seemingly endless cacophony of bullets and bomb blasts. Did she somehow survive the terrible shelling of Paris? Will Cap ever see her again? And what’s her name? Read on, True Believer!
What begins as an every day aerial assault over Great Britain becomes something much more mystical after Cap saves a damsel in distress from certain death beneath a ton of falling bricks. This mysterious golden-tressed woman knows something about the Invaders’ mission and guides them deep behind enemy lines where they discover a new threat—make that three new threats that just might help push the Third Reich to victory unless Cap and his crew can take them down!
America’s star-spangled super soldier slings his shield for truth and justice against alien aircraft behind enemy lines! What’s on Cap’s To Do List today? Storm Nazi base and rescue a brilliant physicist, glean the secrets of his electro-magnetic science project and shut down some flying saucers, free prisoners from said Nazi base, and finally, take out crazy cyborg Nazi commander. Just another day in the life of Captain America.
Before Captain America brawled with Nazi brigands on the Western Front, Steve Rogers fought them at home in Brooklyn. Before Doctor Erskine’s vita-rays imbued his body with the massive musculature of an Olympic athlete, the frail youth showed the same grit and gumption of a fighting man twice his size. What makes a hero? Flip the page and find out!
Cap and Bucky didn’t just fight men and machines during the Second World War; they fought monsters too. Vampires to be more specific. In a tale that only the late great Gene Colan could bring to life, Captain America and his trusty teen sidekick duel with the undead scion of Baron Blood! Even as the terrifying vampiric troopers find salvation at the tip of Steve’s shield, the battle spills over into a nearby army base, pitting war-weary soldiers against their bloodsucking brothers-in-arms!