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Marvel @ The Movies – Part 1: The Captain America Republic Serials (1944)

Originally Published at Superfriends Universe

Hello all. Welcome to part 1 in what I hope to be an ongoing series looking at the history of Marvel Comics on the big (and sometimes small) screen. Enough introductions, you’ll get it as we go along.

We’re going to start with the first Marvel Comics property to ever hit celluloid: the iconic Captain America.

Captain America first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 in March of 1941, published by Timely Comics (the predecessor of Marvel Comics). Created by Joe Simon and the legendary Jack Kirby, Captain America was a star-spangled hero conceived in response to the ever increasing threat of Nazi Germany. Long before the United States was officially involved in the war, Kirby and Simon created Captain America as a political statement. The character even appears on the cover of the first issue punching Adolf Hitler in the face.

Captain America started out as Steve Rogers, a skinny 4F weakling who just couldn’t cut it in th…

Non-Essential Review: Fantastic Four (2015) – The Worst Superhero Movie of the Modern Era

Recently I wrote a movie review for our affiliate site, Superfriends Universe, about the recent Fantastic Four reboot.  Needless to say, I was not happy.  Read the full article HERE