Uncovered at last: 1940’s daily newspaper comic strip starring Captain America that you never knew about! Travel with us through the mists of time to the tumultuous days of World War II, when sickly Steve Rogers was transformed into the star-spangled, shield-slinging Super Soldier! And what is a Cap adventure without the two-fisted might of Bucky? Plus: Robots! Secret underground cities! Dangerous dames and femme fatales! No-good Nazis that deserve a sock in the jaw! All brought to you by acclaimed writer/artist Karl Kesel!

WRITER: Karl Kesel
PENCILS: Butch Guice & Karl Kesel

Price: $3.99
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  1. I want to, but i feel a dissapointment coming on.

  2. Marvel cashing in on Wednesday Comic’s success? OR, is this just gonna be a fun retro-fitted romp. I am more than curious!

  3. There’s a preview at CBR.

  4. i hate that they’re calling it a "newspaper strip" and selling this as recently found vintage stuff when its not. I get that its neo-retro and short paged stories, but it feels like a gimpy version of Wednesday Comics. 

  5. I actually thought this was pretty weak.  I got it that it was supposed to be fun, but it was really forced – and the fact that the panels weren’t laid out in newsprint format was pretty weak.  They should have published it in a different format rather than regular sized floppy

  6. Kesel’s art was fab. I really enjoyed this. Bucky’s ‘Robin’ dialogue was really fun. This is an A+ All Ages comic.

  7. A Newsprint Blast from Our American Past 

    I really enjoyed this comic.

    I agree with clayferno that Bucky’s Robin-esque dialogue was quite fun. The art is great.

    I disagree with Grandturk’s assessment wholeheartedly. I’m not sure if you grew up reading newspaper comics, or know what newspaper comics collected into floppies looks like, or that newspaper comics being collected into floppies is how this industry got started, but you couldn’t be more wrong. You get five "Sunday" pages and the intervening four "weeks" of "daily strips" (wrapped around the page in the way that dailies are usually collected), and each one even has a title, as well as each strip being broken into panels in such a way that the wrap would be possible, even though the comic was originally a web-comic daily which appeared in a digital-only format. Publishing it as a floppy makes perfect sense. You could not be more wrong.

    I also disagree with wallythegreenmonster. Anybody who reads the comic is immediately shown that the whole "lost strip" bit is exactly what they thought, a semi-lame marketing gimmick. The header on the first page and Kesel’s commentary at the back of the book make it clear that this was a daily strip, done in the style of 40s newspaper comics. Just because Wednesday Comics also celebrated the death of the newspaper comic at this time, does not make this any less effective. Newspaper comics are dying. The adventure strip, which comic book readers like myself first cut our comic-reading teeth on, should be lamented in its passing. Some of the greatest comics of the last century appeared in just such a format.

    For Captain America fans, newspaper daily & Sunday comics fans, adventure strip fans, and people who are willing to let other people experiment with form and content, this is a good-looking, fun read, suitable for all ages, that reminds me of why I like comic books in the first place. Really looking forward to the next issue. This is what they should have let Frank Robbins do with the character.

    The opinions expressed above are purely in reference to the work reviewed, and are not meant to be a personal slight upon any of the above-named respondents.


  8. @player1 – I did grow up reading the funnies in the newspapers, and also bought many collections of comic strips – Bloom County, Calvin & Hobbes, etc – and they never wrapped on the pages – they always went wide across the landscape page so you get one day’s strip per row.  Were they different in older ones?  Maybe.

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