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Captain America Vol 1 255


Captain America Vol 1 255

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Quote1 In fact, I'm told the metal in the shield has some incredible properties. If only the metalurigal accident which produced it could be duplicated. Quote2
-- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Appearing in "The Living Legend"Edit

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Synopsis for "The Living Legend"Edit

This is a 40th Anniversary special edition. It details the origin of Captain America and focuses on his early adventures in 1941-42.

  • This story is uninked except for the last page by Rubinstein. He is credited specifically in the letters page.
  • Page one is an homage/recreation of the cover of Captain America Comics #1
  • The title of this comics is "Captain America Comics". This is a reference to that 78 issue Golden and Atomic age series. Normally this title is just referred to as "Captain America".
  • An important addition to Captain America's history: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt presents Cap with his circular shield. FDR notes that it has incredible properties and was created in a metalurgical accident.
  • This issue contain a letters page: Letters to the Living Legend. Letters are published from Eric L. Watts, Tom A. Field, and Rob Imes.
  • This issue is reprinted in comics and books, see references for info.


  • No trivia.

See AlsoEdit

  • None.

  • The Grand Comics Database: Captain America #255 [1]


  1. This story is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:

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