Thursday, July 2 @ 8pmEST:
CAPTAIN AMERICA: A FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION webinar via NY Adventure Club!
After World War II ended, Captain America, like all the superheroes of the era, fell out of favor with the comic book audience, who turned to other genres like humor, western, crime and, into the 1950s, horror and science fiction. But Captain America co-creator Jack Kirby, who had a career renaissance in the 1960s with Marvel, spearheading its new superhero line, brought him out from “retirement” in 1964 and into new life as the unquestioned “captain” of the Marvel Universe. Kirby’s version of Captain America in The Sixties is considered the definitive run of the character in its history.
Except for one other, at the tail end of the decade, by Kirby’s greatest influencee, the writer and artist Jim Steranko. His meteoric rise at Marvel, beginning in 1967 on Kirby’s James Bond-like character, Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., labeled Steranko the Jimi Hendrix of Comics for his equivalent experimentation and psychedelic artwork. In 1969, Steranko set his sights on paying homage to his hero Kirby’s Captain America, creating a three-issue story arc that many comic book historians consider the single high water mark of the character’s entire history.
So come join New York Adventure Club and comic book art historian Arlen Schumer (author/designer, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) as he presents an overview of both creators’ masterful takes on Captain America—you’ll see comic book panels, pages and covers in a way that will make you see them as if for the first time!
*And if you can’t make the webinar LIVE, buying a ticket allows you to watch a recording of it AFTER!