Once again I let the (August 28th) birthday of the late, great Jack Kirby slip by without a mention...his 90th birthday, no less! What kind of a fan am I? (hangs head in shame)
Under the omniscient gaze of mighty Bahlactus, let me rectify that mistake by serving up one of the King's frenetic fight scenes, where concrete walls and metal machinery crumbled like paper mache! Where acrobatics and body contortions no human could possibly duplicate were commonplace! WHERE FISTS AS BIG AS CANNED HAMS PUMMELED FOES WITH SEISMIC FORCE!
From Captain America #106 (1968), Comic Coverage proudly presents:
One of the hundred zillion things I love about 1960's Marvel Comics was their willingness to portray real-world Communist political figures as clowns, creeps, or outright villains. It didn't happen all the time, mind you, but when it did, it was a beautiful thing.
While clueless left-wing radicals in the United States were wearing t-shirts and hoisting banners of Red China's Chairman Mao Zedong, Jack Kirby made him the mastermind behind Operation Replica ("Take that, Hippies!")! Creating a nearly-identical Life Model Decoy of Steve Rogers, Mao and his minions sent the robotic agent to America to destroy and replace the real Steve (Captain America) Rogers! We now join the Cap vs. Evil Robotic Steve battle already in progress (click on the panels to enlarge)...
"Can I get an AMEN?"
Disclaimer: Any resemblance between movie producer (and Commie dupe) Cyril Lucas and Republican presidential candidate (and former actor) Fred Thompson is purely coincidental.