Saturday, March 5, 2011

Making a Splash: "Our Pal" Sal Buscema's Captain America--Round Two

We're back with Round Two of Sal Buscema's far-out and fab Captain America splash pages, Groove-ophiles! The response to last week's Round One was huge--and Ol' Groove thinks things'll catch fire with this week's round! The following splashes represent a very important and much-loved Cap-era: the Cap-debut of author Steve Englehart, the secret of the 1950s Captain America and Bucky, the Serpent Squad, Cap's short-lived super-strength--and oh, yeah, Roy Thomas and Tony Isabella drop by to introduce the man who would become the second Baron Zemo. Enjoy!

Next: Moonstone! The X-Men! The Secret Empire! and Nomad!


  1. I love Sal'srun on Cap! The 50's Cap was great, I loved how Marvel tied up those loose & confusing ends of the 50's Cap. Who he really was & what became of him. I had read reprints with his stories from the 50's as a kid & was always confused by them.

    This was a great way tell his & Jack Monroe/Bucky II's origins. I was very disappointed Cap II was killed off later. Loved the Viper character too, hated they killed him off too.Bring on the Nomad the ZMan without a country saga Please!

  2. I'll always have a soft spot for 'And A Phoenix Shall Arise!' because it was the Captain America Power Records release. Even if I read the comic there's a little 'ding!' in my head as I turn the pages.

  3. Wil, I'm with ya, man! Got it right now on my MP3 Player. The voices are kinda funny; Cap sounds like Zacherley!

  4. This was the era when I first started reading Captain America, and I still think it's one of the best runs ever. Englehart really knocked it out of the park, and this is some of Sal Buscema's best work.

  5. Absolutely my favorite run on CAP ever



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