Saturday, July 8, 2017
100 Days Of The King - Day 49
This full-page splash comes from Captain America Comics #4, specifically the story "Ivan the Terrible", a yarn which proves to be a dream sequence. This story casts our heroes Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes as a knight and his squire who save the Princess Betty Ross and her kingly father from the malicious threats to his royal security. It's an odd story for a pillar of democracy, but the concept of noble birth seems quite a comfortable one for comics creators. This page in particuar seems inspired by one of Jack "King" Kirby's influences Hal Foster, the creator of Prince Valiant.
This image in particular seems very similar to my eye to the splash page in the Captain America adventure.