To celebrate the big day, Ol' Groove's dug up another version of Cap's origin (remember this one from Roy Thomas and Frank Robbins?), this one from Captain America #176 (May 1974). It's the ish after the legendary Secret Empire finale, and Cap is re-thinking his life...which leads to his fateful decision to give up being Captain America. This version is extra-special 'cause it's by the Groovy Age Cap team-supreme, Steve Englehart and Sal Buscema (with Vinnie Colletta on inks), and if the flick can get this part right, then Ol' Groove'll be one happy dude!
And just 'cause we can, how 'bout a look at some far-out cover art that graced Cap's mag during the Groovy Age? Yeah, Ol' Groove knew you'd dig that!
One more thing, Groove-ophiles! If you can't get enough Captain America this weekend, be sure to truck on over to Mars Will Send No More, where, this past Sunday, Ol' Groove had the honor of being that far-out blog's very first guest-blogger! My post, natch, is about Cap, this time being Jack Kirby's 1975 return to writing and drawing the Star-Spangled Avenger! make sure to check it out, y'hear?