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10 Essential Eras of Captain America Comic Books

Captain America 10 Essential Comic Book Runs

You might have heard that there's a new Captain America movie coming out on April 4. If Marvel's marketing department has gotten its way, this news may very well be tattooed on the inside of your eyelids in phosphorescent ink. Let's say, however, you've never read any Captain America comics before, but now that he's been legitimized as a multi-million dollar film franchise, you're suddenly very interested in that dude with little wings on his head carrying around one of Uncle Sam's rims.

Since being created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon all the way back in 1941, the hero also known as the Sentinel of Liberty has passed through the hands of some eminently talented writers, artists and editors. Some of these creative teams depicted Cap's adventures for a few months -- some of them for a few years -- before passing the torch to the next creators to keep the flame (or trademark) alive. In comic books, these tenures are called "runs," "series"  or "eras," and they're the readers' way of distinguishing one era of a character's saga from the next. Chances are you're not sure where to dive into a a publishing legacy that's spanned more than 70 years, so here is a list, in chronological order, of the Sentinel of Liberty's 10 most interesting and influential comic book runs.

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Buy This Book: ‘Elseworlds 80-Page Giant’ Gets A Digital Release

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One of the great things about the rise of digital comics is how much potential there is for access to a company's back catalog. With a lower cost that comes from not actually printing and shipping books, it's a lot easier for a company to provide readers with older comics, from classics to books that never really got their chance to shine.

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It’s Summer Vacation…Like Only Deadpool & The GLI Can Offer!

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When you think of summer, what are the first things that come to mind? Ninjas, hitmen and summer school lessons from "the merc with a mouth," Deadpool, right? Well, that's what you're getting with Marvel's special Deadpool/GLI - Summer Fun Spectacular, written by Dan Slott (She-Hulk, Avengers: The Initiative) and Fabian Niceza (Cable/Deadpool), with art from Paul Pelletier, Clio Chiang, Nelson Decastro & Kieron Dwyer, plus a knockout cover from Pelletier! With Deadpool's checkered past, and the do good spirit of the Great Lakes Initiative (Formerly The Great Lakes Avengers), it's hard to imagine a team up between the two sides, but Slott and Niceza know a match made in heaven when they see it! C'mon, are you really going to turn down ninjas, Deadpool doing his best imitation of a teacher and the scintillating romance of Squirrel Girl & Robbie Baldwin?

Perfect for fans of Cable/Deadpool, and new readers alike, Deadpool/GLI is the book that puts the "fun" back in "funny pages!" This summer, Marvel invites you to lay back, relax and take a trip to the beach with the most unexpected crossover of the year! You really don't want to say "no" to Deadpool, do ya?

DEADPOOL/GLI - SUMMER FUN SPECTACULAR (MAY072161)
Written by DAN SLOTT & FABIAN NICEZA
Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER, CLIO CHIANG, NELSON DECASTRO & KIERON DWYER.
Cover by PAUL PELLETIER
Rated T+ ...$3.99
FOC-6/14/07, On-Sale-7/05/07

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