Monday, April 20, 2009

Cap #1 Tribute Week - The Original

In "honor" of Hitler's birthday, I thought I'd put up the best present comics ever gave him - a fist to the face.

Here it is folks, the image that started it all (click to enlarge):

God Bless Captain America.
A true American classic that all Hitler-punching imagery strives to emulate. Note that this event happens March of 1941, 9 months before the U.S. entered the war.

For the next several days, HGP will be cataloguing those that paid homage to this iconic example of Hitler Fisticuffs. Are all of the tributes successful? Well, if you mean by creating an image as powerful and unforgettable as this: probably not.

But if you mean showing various interpretations of Hitler getting punched, then: Hell, yes.

Tune in tomorrow for the first tribute.

This classic image is, of course, Captain America #1 by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. And it is just as glorious now as it was then.

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