Captain America delivers patriotic power to Exchange stores worldwide

RELEASE DATE: December 28, 2011

Captain America delivers patriotic power to Exchange stores worldwide

DALLAS – In 1941, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby created a symbol of the American spirit which instilled both patriotism and pride in the Military and American citizens. He fought alongside troops in the trenches, and they called him Captain America.  

Marvel Comics – through their Marvel Customs Solutions division – and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service are teaming up once again to publish an all-new, 22-page story starring Captain America: The First Avenger.

The 12th installment of the free comic book, written by William Harms, drawn by Michael Avon Oeming and colored by Nick Filardi, is currently available at Exchange stores worldwide. 

“Everyone at Marvel Entertainment is so appreciative of all that the military does to ensure our freedom. It was an honor to work with the top talents that brought this thrilling Captain America adventure to life in the mighty Marvel manner,” said Marvel Editor Bill Rosemann.

The book, which features a cover by Butch Guice and Bettie Breitweiser, tells the tale of a young recruit struggling through boot camp and how he beats the odds with a little help from Captain America.

“In this issue, we see Cap dig deep to persevere against great odds,” said Rosemann. “That story in turn inspires a Soldier to push past boundaries he thought he couldn’t overcome and achieve success.”


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