Hitler-Punches: Paolo Rivera’s Movie Poster Tribute to Classic Captain America and More
After 70 years of countless published illustrations, the most famous image of Captain America remains his very first appearance on the cover of Captain America Comics #1 in 1941. Created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, the cover depicts the Sentinel of Liberty delivering a well-deserved clobbering to Adolf Hitler, forever imprinting the superhero in our cultural memory. While it remains to be seen whether the scene will be recreated by Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger, the filmmakers and illustrator Paolo Rivera saw fit to make sure some version of that famous image made its way into the world of the movie.
Check out Rivera’s full-size poster after the jump, where you will also find a selection of illustrated Hitler-punches courtesy of the best blog on the internet, Hitler Getting Punched.
Artist of the upcoming Daredevil relaunch with Mark Waid (and Marcos Martin), Paolo Rivera created this retro-styled one-sheet exclusively for the cast and crew of Captain America: The First Avenger. Since emerging on Marvel.com, the image has become hugely popular online and will hopefully inspire Marvel to produce a run of it for fans as well, since there’s really no such thing as too much Hitler-punching. Indeed, there is a whole blog dedicated to the subject of punching (and doing all sorts of other deliciously violent things to) Hitler. Inspired by Rivera’s excellent poster, we pulled some of our favorite images from Hitler Getting Punched. Please enjoy.