Captain America Collectors Preview #1: Review

Mar 1995
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Captain America: Collector's Preview

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4 stars

Captain America Collectors Preview #1 Review by (December 31, 2018)

Review: The “upcoming issues” and video game articles are badly dated but Joe Simon's step-by-step is fascinating, Fred Hembeck's cartoons are hilarious, the vintage Cap story is enjoyable, and there is some heavy irony in the Hollywood essay. Is anyone actually going to hunt this down and read it because of my review? I'll sell you my copy.

Comments: One in a handful of Collectors' Previews at this time; others were Spider-Man, X-Men, Generation X, and Fantastic Four Atlantis Attacks.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America Collectors Preview #1 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Contents: A new cover by John Byrne and Joe Simon.

A preview of Mark Gruenwald's final run on CAPTAIN AMERICA which is the “Fighting Chance” story arc and an interview with Gruenwald's successor on the title, Mark Waid.

A look at the upcoming arcade game CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE AVENGERS: GALACTIC STORM.

“The Top Nine Perks of Being Captain America,” a cartoon feature by Fred Hembeck.

A look at how Cap's illness in the “Fighting Chance” arc will affect the Avengers.

Captain America's job application form, a humor piece.

A preview of the new FURY OF S.H.I.E.L.D. series and interviews with the creative team, Howard Chaykin, Corky Lehmkuhl, and Tom Smith.

A look at Joe Simon's collaboration with his daughter, artist Gail Simon Coleman, on new Cap portraits (three are reproduced here) and his project recreating Golden Age Cap covers, with a step-by-step demonstration.

An odd article on the dark side of Captain America, hinting at sinister conspiracies behind his career.

An essay on how Simon and Kirby created Captain America, followed by a restored version of “The Case of the Hollow Men” from ALL-WINNERS COMICS #1 in 1941.

“Potholes on the Road to Hollywood” An article on why the 1990s Captain America movie was so bad and advice not to wait for a good Marvel movie any time soon.

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John Byrne (Cover Penciler)
Joe Simon (Cover Inker)
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Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)