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272: Tales of Suspense #63 (v1) [B Story]

" The Origin of Captain America "
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Tales of Suspense #63b (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Jack Kirby, Frank Giacoia
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Jack Kirby
Inkers: Frank Giacoia
Colourists:
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: March 1965
Release Date: December 1964
Story Arc: -
Pages: 10
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 569                 Times Rated: 340
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Tales of Suspense #62 (v1) [B Story]
Tales of Suspense #63 (v1) [A Story]
Tales of Suspense #63b (v1)
Journey into Mystery #113a (v1)
Journey into Mystery #113b (v1)
270: Tales of Sus...
#62b (v1)
271: Tales of Sus...
#63a (v1)
 
273: Journey into...
#113a (v1)
274: Journey into...
#113b (v1)
 
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The tale of Captain America's birth as a symbol is told.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Tales of Suspense #62b (v1). Captain America next appears in Tales of Suspense #64b (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Abraham Erskine
Abraham Erskine last appeared in Captain America Comics #1a. Abraham Erskine next appears in Captain America #109 (v1).
     
  Bucky
Bucky last appeared in Avengers #4 (v1). Bucky next appears in Tales of Suspense #64b (v1).
     
  General Phillips
General Phillips last appeared in Captain America Comics #1a. General Phillips next appears in Captain America #109 (v1).
     
  Mike Duffy
Mike Duffy last appeared in Captain America Comics #47d. Mike Duffy next appears in Tales of Suspense #64b (v1).
     
  Agent R
Agent R last appeared in Captain America Comics #76b. Agent R next appears in Tales of Suspense #64b (v1).
     
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt last appeared in Captain America Comics #40c. Franklin Delano Roosevelt next appears in Captain America #255 (v1).
     
  Murray Anderson
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Murray Anderson in the mainstream continuity. Murray Anderson next appears in Captain America #255 (v1).
     
Villains
  Heinz Kruger
Heinz Kruger last appeared in Captain America Comics #1a. Heinz Kruger next appears in Captain America #109 (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
Operation: Rebirth
Operation: Rebirth last appeared in Captain America Comics #1a. Operation: Rebirth next appears in Captain America #109 (v1).
   
     
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Why Essential Notes

The Captain America story is a retelling of his origin rather then standard story.
 
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  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-07-09 19:26:52  
  I was pleased to see how close to this origin the MCU kept their version of Captain America to. And I'm the first to comment! Do I get a no prize?  
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-07-09 19:32:55  
  3 stars for the origin of Cap! Not sure how much difference between this and the 1940's original. Have to check out the Golden Reading Order!

Splash - Great image of crazy eyed Cap! When he gets like that; Bucky just lets him be to satisfy his bloodlust!!

Pop Art - On page 2, panel 6 is a Hulk mask on the wall.

At The Bijou - I love how much the 1st Cap movie used from this!

'Nuff Said - "Rebirth shall occur this night!"-Password
 
 
 

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-07-13 09:52:50  
  It's pretty close to the 1940s version, but I believe the big change was that the converted the injection to an oral formula do to the Comics Code Authority. No intravenous drug use, but drinking a super "vitamin" serum is okay, I guess!

In reading my previous comment (before the split) I noted that they also renamed Dr. Reinstein to Dr. Erskine. Not sure why this was, although I think they retconned it as Erskin's code name much later. I have no idea why this was changed.
 
 
 

  RobinHoodMtl Says:    
  2016-09-05 20:44:16  
 
  • That's my line "I expect nobody!" (Grumpy old crone)

  • I was glad to know why Bucky was adopted as camp mascot. I don't think it was ever mentioned in the Golden Age.

  • At last, we'll have Captain America fighting along a valuable and witty sidekick.

  • Good ol' Duffy is back too! Yay!

  • The only setback is that they compressed the story and missed some of the original elements. But a classic is a classic, and it's even better now that Kirby has considerably improved his talent. I can't wait to see what's in store for the next issues. 5 stars.
 
 
 

  StrictSnow Says:    
  2016-10-25 00:19:23  
  Oh wow, this is so much better than the last few Cap issues.  
 
 

  Urgat @ TheAmazingGatorMan (original post):    
  2016-11-27 12:03:21  
  *handing over the no-prize*  
 
 

  Pope_Snarky @ GroovyGolem (original post):    
  2017-06-18 07:49:19  
  Hail Eris!

Probably because "Reinstein" is one letter more than "Einstein." Rather blatant attempt to give the story false legitimacy, I think, so Lee decided a change was necessary, and that they could do further retconning later, once they puzzled out all the deets. Tying Einstein to the Super-Soldier Program (kind of an actual ongoing thing for the US military, since WWII, but with not so much in the way of (public) success), in retrospect, was a bad idea anyway, since biology and chemistry weren't any part of his field.

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   September 9, 2017 fragsel Updated the listing for Murray Anderson.
   January 29, 2017 fragsel Added Murray Anderson to the issue.
   January 27, 2017 fragsel Added Operation: Rebirth to the issue.
   July 9, 2015 Drax Changed comic details.
   July 9, 2015 Drax Added Heinz Kruger to the issue.
   July 9, 2015 Drax Added Franklin Delano Roosevelt to the issue.
   July 9, 2015 Drax Added Agent R to the issue.
   July 9, 2015 Drax Added Mike Duffy to the issue.
   July 9, 2015 Drax Added General Phillips to the issue.
   July 9, 2015 Drax Added Bucky to the issue.
   July 9, 2015 Drax Added Abraham Erskine to the issue.
   July 9, 2015 Drax Added Captain America to the issue.
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