Great Moments in Comics History: Captain America #100


In a secret ritual unknown to even his closest friends and confidants, every night before going to bed, Steve Rogers would pull out his bedazzled diary and recount the days events in overly flowery poetry.


  1. It seems Cap’s eloquence knows no bounds.  Did the super soldier serum affect his vocabulary, as well as his physique?  

  2. Roses are red 

    Violets are blue

    Cap’s poetry is pretty

    What rhymes with pretty…crap nevermind. 

  3. Cap seems to have a lot of reverence for kings and the notion of inherited right of rule

  4. Edited next line:

    Back in my room there is Avengers porn
    Because T’Challa’s look really blows

  5. Much like America itself, Cap is multi-talented

  6. Super-strength, super-endurance, super-senses…he’s gotta have super-poetry skills too, right?

  7. Numb nuts!!  Born and Flows doesn’t rhyme!!

  8. And don’t forget, he was from the Lower East Side in the 1930’s.  So his accent is ridiculous.

  9. He’s watched Dead Poet’s Society one too many times.  Oh Captain my Captain.

  10. I don’t get it. I would expect nothing less from super hero comic books.

  11. For some reason, I thought Cap was saying "The Blood of the Chieftains" runs through his veins at first. You know, as in the band.

  12. Was there ever any doubt that Steve Rogers would own a bedazzled diary?

    We’re all lucky he’d broken his Bedazzler by the time he got around to making the Nomad costume.

  13. How could you not know that if you are captain america you have to take an extensive rhyming course and carry a thesaurus around with you. Bucky to was subjected to this by tony stark.

  14. Seriously though; it would make sense if the army was planning on using him as a symbol to give him eloqution lessons before making him Cap.

  15. unrelated tangent: You guys really should bring back T’Challa the world’s worst roommate.

  16. Not to mention White Collar Red Skull

  17. Once I read the first sentence I ran outside my house and shouted it into the streets.

  18. come on, everyone knows it’s prefectly fine for ww2 vets to write poetry, in fact, it’s the only time it’s cool for a dude to.

  19. @josh I don’t know.  It sounds like every Edgar Rice Burroughs book I’ve ever read.  And they’re certainly the kind of thing that a kid from anywhere in the States, Lower East Side or whatever, would be reading at that time.

  20. The man was frozen in an iceberg for 20 years. Writing poetry was jus one of the many ways he passed the time. Just ask him how many degrees of separation between Nick Fury and Sir Francis Bacon. He knows.

  21. @conor, these are always fun!  Thanks!

  22. What worries me here is the fairly sinister syntax.  The poetry is derived from the odd placement of the verb at the end of sentence, "a leader born" rather than "a man born a leader" and "in whose veins the blood of cheiftans flows" rather than "in whose veins flows the blood of cheiftans".  Of course, unlike English, in German the verb is at the end of the sentence.  Perhaps the authors are giving us a hint that, yes, Cap has been replaced by a fifth column Ratzi spy!  Ah, comics, they used to be so subtle.  

  23. Two lessons learned today:

    1) Captain America is the modern day Walt Whitman

    2) Coloring was awful back in the 1960’s. Look at the hair on that girl on the right! Ugh.

  24. Art students, man.

  25. @TNC: Back then they would just up and use crayola markers >_> who would tell the difference? Apparently 21st century us.

    I tried saying the first speech bubble aloud but ended up saying:
    "I am tachalla! Son of Chakaka!"
    So yeah it’s harder than it looks.

  26. Cap’s right eye is full of a watery fluid. Tears perhaps?

  27. This is pretty damn funny!

  28. hahahaha…. aw, captain america.  my favorite poet.

  29. Yeah, that’s exactly how WW2 vets talked.

    "Take your malodorous forms and seek gainful employment like your illustrious forefathers, Hippie!"