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From the Mouths of the Marvels:

“Himmel! Zemo...der dum radio said der "F" verd! France! France! @#*^@ France!”

-- The Red Skull, to Baron Zemo, in "Der Last Time I Stormed Paris!"


Cap leads the charge of the Big Red One.

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Featured Characters:

  • Captain America/Steve Rogers
  • Red Skull
  • Baron Zemo
  • Bucky
  • Madame Hydra
  • Falcon
  • Nightshade

From the Inside Dustflap:

What does Captain America represent?

Captain America the icon is all things to all people- the mighty hero and his indestructible shield is at once comforting and inspiring, challenging and friendly, powerful and timeless. This "Living Legend" is the embodiment of American values and the dream shared by the people of our great nation.

The book you hold roams between humorous and serious, farcical and personal, and, with luck, invokes the power people give over to Captain America. Regardless of your worldview, your likes and dislikes, your take on the world should find a little toehold here. By design, there should be a little something for everyone.

The creators, more than fifty of them, worked for a full year to craft timeless stand-alone stories, to be accompanied by some of the finest craftsmen in the industry, with the challenge of working with a color palette limited to Cap's signature colors of "Red, White and Blue." We've mixed these original short stories with reprints by some of the most memorable creators to ever work on our Star-Spangled Avenger. The names on these reprints include Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko, Frank Miller, Roger Stern and the modern era's "knights" in shining armor: John Rieber and John Cassaday. Our goal: to underscore that this is the best we could do.

Why would we invest so much time and effort to publish this hardcover? Well, nobody remembers birthdays 65 or 70 in quite the same way, so everyone involved knew their work would need to stand the test of time- because we may not have a Cap celebration like this until he hits 75!

And, really, does he deserve anything less?


  Captain America: Red, White & Blue

97 pages of original material, plus 89 pages of reprints

Original Material by:

  • Mark Waid
  • Evan Dorkin
  • Alex Ross
  • Bruce Timm
  • Bruce Jones
  • Max Allan Collins
  • Bill Sienkiewicz
  • Paul Dini
  • and many more!


  • Tales of Suspense #55
  • Captain America (Vol. 1) #111
  • Marvel Fanfare #18
  • Captain America (Vol. 4) #1
List price: $29.99 (US) • $48.00 (Canada)
ISBN: 0-7851-1033-X
192 pages

Original Release Date: 9/11/02
Current In-Print Edition: First Print

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"Origin" • 2 pages

by Alex Ross and Paul Dini

The origin of Captain America, from the super-serum to falling into suspended animation after WWII.

"The Legend and the Lore" • 10 pages

story and art by Tony Salmons, colors by Richard Isanove

Big Red One infantryman named Shorty witnesses the brave leadership of Captain America as he helps them gainposition on the Red Skull and turn their super-weapon- the Ragnarok tank- against them.

"Why I Fight" • 8 pages

by Bruce Jones, art by Richard Piers-Rayner, colors by Ken Siu-Chong

A downed pilot relives moments of past war glories while deserted on an island.

"An Epic Battle" • 8 pages

by Darko Macan, art by Bruce Timm

Captain America takes on a Nazi werewolf inside castle walls.

"Faces" • 8 pages

by Paul Pope & Nick Bertozzi, art by Paul Pope, colors by Lee Loughridge

A young boy in a Nazi schoolhouse is caught reading a copy of Captain America comics. The Red Skullforces the boy to prove his ultimate allegiance to the Aryan cause.

"Cap Versus Rarebit" • 2 pages

by Peter Kuper

Cap has a bad dream brought on rarebit cheese K-rations!

"...they just fade away..." • 5 pages

by Jeff Jensen, art by Frank Quitely, colors by Matt Madden

Cap visits a man on his deathbed who saved his life in WWII.

"Red Under the Mask" • 8 pages

by Max Allan Collins, art by Vatche Mavlian

Captain America goes before the Senate Commission led by Joseph McRooter, who is actuallydisguised as the Red Skull.

"Red Raid" • 8 pages

by Yann Lepennetier, art by Philippe Berthet, colors by Nick Bertozzi

Captain America must defuse a bomb inside the brain stem of a patient, when he is confronted bythe Red Bra, a Soviet double-agent who is actually Sharon Carter! He is saved by the Black Mamba, whohelps dispatch the threat of the Red Bra. He finds out later that the man who's life he helped save was acomic book writer developing commie propaganda.

"American Dream" • 8 pages

by Mark Waid, art by Bill Sienkiewicz and Mark Huddleston, with Jose Villarrubia

Cap falls into the ice-cold ocean and as he slips into suspended animation, has a recurring dream aboutBucky saving his life many times over until he is an old man. Then he is awoken as he is saved by the Avengers.

"Capsploitation" • 8 pages

by Bollers, Haspiel, Madde, and Sharpe

Nick Fury sends the Falcon out to find Cap and defeat the Red Skull and Nightshade. He finds Cap going undercover as a pimp. It turns out that Red Skull and Nightshade put him under a mind-controlchemical, making him change personalities...but it is revealed that this is all footage from an "exploitation" movie,and Cap and the Falcon give the producer a piece of their mind.

"The Pledge" • 6 pages

by Paul Storrie, art by David Lloyd, colors by Chris Sotomayor

Auto workers gather together in a local bar after work and, against the backdrop of Captain America'sintervention in the mystery shooting of a local civil rights leader, have an intense argument about race relations.

"A Winter's Tale" • 6 pages

by Scott Ciencin, art by Pascual Ferry and Jose Villarrubia

A story contrasting Captain America fighting against the Red Skull for control of the Cosmic Cube and Steve Rogers being indigentand treated for mental illness and post-traumatic stress disorder.

"Der Last Time I Stormed Paris" • 2 pages

by Evan Dorkin

Baron Zemo and the Red Skull decide to annihilate France.

"The Captain America Conspiracy!" • 8 pages

by Jeff Jenson, art by Mike Deodato

Captain America takes on a group of hate speech counter-revolutionaries trying to do ina sect of the KKK.

"The Fantastic Origin of the Red Skull" from Tales of Suspense #66
10 pages • June 1965

by Stan Lee, art by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone

The Red Skull regales a captured Captain America with tales of his origin, including being hand-selected by Adolf Hitler to be his prize soldier in the Nazi army.

"Tomorrow You Live, Tonight I Die!" from Captain America (Vol. 1) #111
20 pages + cover • March 1969

by Stan Lee, art by Jim Steranko, inks by Joe Sinnott

Captain America and Rick Jones must work overtime to fight off the menace of Madame Hydra and her Hydra agents, including the Man-Killer!

"Home Fires" from Marvel Fanfare #18
21 pages + cover • January 1985

by Roger Stern, art by Frank Miller, inks by Joe Rubenstein

A group of disaffected locals go on an arson spree in Brooklyn that cuts to the heartof Captain America's faith in the common man.

"Dust" from Captain America (Vol. 4) #1
36 pages + cover • June 2002

by John Ney Reiber, art by John Cassaday

In the aftermath of September 11, Captain America must redouble his efforts to fight againstterrorists who would destroy a small town in Middle America, and against Americans who wouldturn on their fellow man in a time of grief and stress.

-- synopsis by Gormuu


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