Captain America and the Golden Age of Comics

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The Golden Age of Comics was perhaps the greatest era in comic book history. Many people loved the comics during this time period because they were all stories about good triumphing over evil. Many of these stories reflected over historical events over the time period. “Pro-American characters were popular due to the time period occuring mostly during World War II.” (PBS) “The precise era of the Golden Age is disputed, though most agree that it was born with the launch of Superman in 1938.” (PBS) The tremendous success that Superman had created many spinoff superheroes such as Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Flash, who had superpowers and secret identities. One of these spinoffs was Captain America. Part of Timely Comics and created by …show more content…
He was the complete opposite of Captain America. In fact, he was the reason why Captain America was created, due to counter all of the havoc and chaos Red Skull was causing in Europe. Basically Captain America represented President Roosevelt and Red Skull represented Adolf Hitler, the two leaders of World War II. The two would clash for many issues throughout the war. In the final days of World War II, Captain America breaks into a Nazi Camp for his last battle with the Red Skull, where he defeats the Red Skull while the Red Skull ends up being buried under debris from a building. Even though the Red Skull was defeated and the war was coming to an end, Captain America's job was not finished. “Nazi scientist Baron Zemo obtained and launched an experimental drone that had a nuke aboard the plane on the way to New York City.” (Marvel) It was Zemo's and Red Skull's last ditch attempt to cripple America and win the war. Captain America and Bucky made it onto the plane, but Bucky accidentally triggers the nuke, killing him and sending Captain America into the dark waters of the Arctic, where he was put in a state of suspended animation and was frozen in the ice. This signaled the end of Captain America's run in the Golden Age, and he would not be revived until he meets the Avengers. Captain America did not fight on the battlefields during World War II. Rather, he was a counter-intelligence agent to counter Nazi propaganda from Red Skull. He also had to protect

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