Story: Captain America, known as the Super Soldier from the past that would represent America to victory to finish the second world war and years later becoming a leader into the future. His bravely and loyalty to his country would become his legacy to as a statement to other soldiers to fight for honor and never give up, which this would make him a symbol to his country as a true American hero and inspiration of leadership.
Creating: When capturing this moment of Captain America, I wanted to create this moment that represented heroism, the past and the future. By placing the Captain in a running pose, I wanted to try and show off his bravely and leadership as he looks like he is charging towards something and that nothing will stop him. With one of my other passions of History the thought of a Spartan warrior was an inspiration to posing Captain like this, for the Spartan’s would use their shields to bash down their enemies in combat as a dominant force, which history claims they were known as the greatest warriors of all time. With having the back ground being in black and white, I wanted that to represent how in the 40’s (during the second world war) most photography was done in black and white. Then by having the Captain and his shield in color, this would represent the colors of the American flag and also say how photography in the future became into color. This then making the Captain look like he’s running towards the future.
Facts: Created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby in 1940 and was originally named as Super America but the name was changed for there was too many heroes with Super in their name and was then changed to Captain America for there wasn’t a lot of captains in comics and sounded better according to creator Joe Simon.
. The Captain made his first appearance in Captain America comics issue 1 march 1941 which this issue sold almost one million copies making it today as one of the most iconic comic book covers ever created during the second world war.
. After the war had ended people were now dealing with the post war era which many comics books were not being sold as much and led to Captain America being cancelled on its 75th issue in February 1950. Captain America did try to make a comeback in 1954 with issue 76 but ended on issue 78. With other heroes like Iron Man, Thor and Giant man (Ant-man) the captain would return in 1964 in possibly one of greatest comic books ever made ‘The Avengers’ issue 4 and because of this it began a new life of the return of Captain America’s legacy.