Captain America: The Legend #1: Review

Sep 1995
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Story Name:

Captain America: the Legend

Review & Comments

Rating:
4 stars

Captain America: The Legend #1 Review by (October 1, 2018)

Review: Enjoyable overview of Cap's career is mainly a book of lists but entertaining lists thanks to the tongue-in-cheek writers.

Comments: “Celebrating over fifty years of Marvel's star-spangled Avenger.”--Back cover.





 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America: The Legend #1 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

A multi-article tribute to Captain America.

Cap's foes, ranked by fighting skills. By Mark Gruenwald.

Pin-up of a rather suspicious-looking Cap by John Romita Jr.

The Loved and the Lost. A gallery of Cap's lovers and friends. By Mark Gruenwald.

The schematics for Cap's Brooklyn Heights headquarters. By Eliot Brown.

Short profiles of Cap's supporting cast, including his parents, Dr. Erskine, and some Avengers. By Mark Gruenwald.

Cap trivia quiz. By Mark Gruenwald.

Cap's lamest foes, greatest foes, and enemy teams an organizations. By Mark Gruenwald.

Brief interviews with Cap creators Ron Garney, Mark Gruenwald, Mark Waid, Paul Neary, Ralph Macchio, and Stan Lee.

Odd jobs held by Steve Rogers. By Mark Gruenwald.

Top ten embarrassing Cap moments. By A. Guillory.

A gallery of different uniforms worn by Cap. By Mark Gruenwald.

A list of Cap milestone issues. By Mark Gruenwald. Note: In most printings, page 2 appears twice, supplanting page 3.

Scenes we never saw. Written by Mark Waid, art by Dan Jurgens/Jerry Ordway/John Kalisz. Newly revived Steve Rogers is accosted by a band of thugs, takes them down as Captain America, meets Jack Kirby (Joe Simon appears offscreen).

The Last Word: What We Love About Captain America. By A. Guillory. Oddball observations by some Marvel staffers.


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Ron Garney (Cover Penciler)
Ron Garney (Cover Inker)
John Kalisz (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)