Exhibition Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages
First created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, Captain America, the eponymous, first successful character published by Marvel Comics, debuted in 1941. The character would later be drawn by other artists, including Sal Buscema, who also contributed to many other Marvel titles, including The Incredible Hulk, Sub-Mariner, Conan the Barbarian, and Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man. Here, the artist masterfully depicts the hero attacking one of his main foes, the Hydra. Buscema is unique in that he often inked his own pencil drawings, although another artist inked this one, published in February 1972 in Captain America, no. 146.