Sunday, July 9, 2017
100 Days Of The King - Day 50
This blockbuster page is from Jack Kirby's final Captain America story before his ballyhooed return in the mid 70's. The story was produced quickly when Jim Steranko, who had taken over for Kirby on the Cap book, fell behind on deadlines. The "King" stepped in and produced a story which was a reprise of sorts of Cap's career as remembered by Avengers colleague Tony Stark.
One page in this epic, inked by George Tuska by the way, was th is one which showcased several of the vintage Simon and Kirby villains from their original Golden Age run on the hero. We see the odd Butterfly, the malicious Ringmaster, the unsettling Unholy Legion, the mysterious White Death and the totally bizarre "Toadman" (a reference to the "Black Toad" I guess).