After almost 20 years
without a regular title, Captain America was given his own
comic book in 1968 with the Tales of Suspense title ending with issue
#99 and becoming the Captain America title.
It picked up the numbering system with issue #100 and did
not start all over at #1.
Prior to this Cap and Iron Man shared the Tales of Suspense
issues for about 3-1/2 years with each having their own
individual series and alternating cover appearances. Cap
being featured on
the even number issue covers and Iron Man on the odd number
Cap was a regular member of the Avengers since 1964 and
continues to be featured in some form of the Avengers
publications to this day.
This new title was the result of the printer's allowing
Marvel Comics to increase their monthly titles which had been
limited up to 1968.
Once they were given the go-ahead Marvel went full-board
with creating many new titles with Captain America, Iron
Man, Hulk, Doctor Strange, Nick Fury all benefiting
This particular Captain America title has essentially been in publication
since 1968 with a few different startups in between which
have been folded back into the regular title and numbering
system in tact that continues today.
There have been some wonderful issues in this run.
Issue #100 provided readers a flashback of Captain America's
revival by the Avengers with the story continued from issue
Jack Kirby would continue to draw his creation for several
issues before deciding to end his relationship with Marvel
and heading over to DC Comics.
Red Skull-Cap's arch-nemesis and the Sleeper were heavily
featured in the first few issues in this book carrying over
their presence from the Tales of Suspense issues.
Cap's origin in full detail was retold in issue #109 with an
One of the
upstart writer/artist of the time and an aficionado on the
history of comics-Jim Steranko was brought in to pen three
issues that are some of the most collected Captain America
issues - #110, 111 and 113. These are easily some of
the standout issues in the run.
Marvel's second black super-hero and comic's second black
super-hero ever made his debut in issue #117. The
Falcon would go on to become one of the most recognizable of
Cap's side-kicks and in some people's eyes have surpassed
his golden age partner-Bucky Barnes as Cap's best teammate.
The Falcon would remain a regular member of the Captain
America world for a few decades and in fact Cap's origin in
one issue was retold in a way that made the Falcon Cap's
primary partner with no reference to Bucky.
issues in the 170s had Cap teaming-up with Nick Fury and the
X-Men as well as the introduction of a character who would
temporarily take over as Captain America-Nomad.
mid-1970s Kirby returned for a run of issues where he not
only drew, but wrote the stories. His small run have
been hunted down by some older collectors and often gets
overlooked by today's newer collectors. His issues
which ran from #193 to #214 should be in any Captain America
The Punisher made an appearance in #241 which has one of the
recognized covers by Frank Miller. It has always been
one of those issues that collector's who not only collect
Punisher or Frank Miller artwork, but those who collect
John Byrne came
in and drew a few issues in the 240s to 250s displaying some
of his best work that still have collectors chasing down the
run for their collections.
Some of Cap's
cast of many were introduced in this title like US Agent,
Super Patriot, D-Man, Team America, Diamond Back and
Steve Rogers would resign
his position as Captain America only to return a couple of
times better than ever and ultimately asked to renounce his
country in issues #332 to #350 and #450 to #454.
In 2007 the unthinkable happened in the one of the new
startup Captain America titles off of this run.
Captain America was shot and killed!
Issue #25 in that series which has now been blended back
into the numbering system of the 1968 run had become an
overnight sensation in the collecting world.
For a while the public was unsure that Marvel would revive
Cap. His former partner Bucky took over the role as
Captain America with a new costume until the eventual
revival of Steve Rogers as Captain America.
Collectors have in the last few years actively gone back to
acquire issues in this run with the major motion picture
Captain America: The First Avenger starring Chris Evans
further fueling collector interest.
The issues in this title are very affordable and it does not
require a king's ransom to collect a good run if not all of
the issues. In fact a lot of the issues available are
typically in very nice condition where as some titles the
issues are usually in rough shape due to various factors
like scarcity, not collected and stored well by those who
The Captain America issues were well collected and preserved
in very nice shape for the most part which should make this
title fun to collect.
Captain America Comics
reviewing sources to acquire Captain America issues, I like to check
out local comic book shops and conventions. I get to see
the comics in person and can examine more issues at one time than I could online.
Eventually local sources go only so far since they rely on
collectors and other sellers in the area to bring them in.
Sources on the internet tend to travel and pick up
collections and will buy a lot of books online to add to
their inventory. They also have a lot of people from
all over the world who will contact them since they are not
tied to a local area to sell to them. These sellers
also tend to advertise on a more global scale than the local
comic book shop since their marketplace is the entire world
is a great place to find
issues. They're a
national online seller and have been selling comic books
through the mail since the 1960s. They try to stock every issue of every
title that has ever been published.
see a large amount of
covers of key books in the run
as well as general issues in the title on this page that I
think will interest any
collection which will take
you directly to mycomicshop's inventory of that issue.
will see every condition of that issue they currently have
in stock so you can choose the right condition of the book
that you're looking for.
worried if you do not see an issue in stock when you click
on any of the links. Often times they will receive an
issue into their inventory on a fairly regular basis as they
purchase books and collections daily. Just go ahead
and bookmark the link after you've clicked on the issue here
or check back here and click on the link to see if the issue
has come into stock. The links will stay permanently
purchased books from mycomicshop before and will continue to use them.
Their grading is accurate and they are a reliable source.
They have great customer service in providing you books in a
Amazon.com is another great choice. There is a
large amount of sellers who have their own eStores there and
offer a variety of issues from this long-running title. Amazon themselves stock various reprint books which are a
great way to purchase some of these issues are a very
I have provided direct links to some
and hardcovers that are on sale at Amazon on this page which will
have additional details, reviews and purchasing information.
Simply click on any of the image links and you'll be able to
find more information on those publications.
Ebay is another option as thereís a lot of
collectors/sellers/dealers always looking to move in
and out of product and use Ebay as their avenue.
You may find some good deals on
Ebay, but be careful to check out
the auctions and or Buy it Now listings carefully. Some
sellersí terms are not right for everyone and sometimes the
items are not what you expect.
If condition is important to you, then be sure to ask a lot
of questions. If you donít get the right kinds of answers
youíre looking for, then move on and try another listing.
Always check out the sellerís profile to see how their past
selling has been. If theyíre new to selling and have only
been buying, ask questions.
You always want to be comfortable with the person youíre
potentially going to be buying from and you really need to
know what it is youíre getting.
If you're looking for CGC
Captain America comics, then ComicLink is
your best choice. They focus primarily on CGC books
and you can find some of the top notch
Captain America issues available on
their site. Expect to see from time to time CGC
Captain America Comics #1 (his origin and 1st appearance
from the 1940s), Captain America #100, Tales of Suspense
#58, #59, #63 and Avengers #4 (his revival in the Silver
Age) and others of that era as well as CGC
Captain America comic books from the
this page has been informative to you regarding the world of
Captain America comic books.