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Captain America (1968) - #255
"The Living Legend"
Marvel


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  Writer(s):
Roger L. Stern

Penciller(s):
John Byrne

Inker(s):
(Scanned From Pencils)
Josef 'Joe' Rubinstein

Colorist(s):
Bob Sharen

Letterer(s):
Joe Rosen

Editor(s):
Bob Budiansky
Jim Salicrup

Cover Artist(s):
Frank Miller
Josef 'Joe' Rubinstein
 

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Cover Date: March 1981
Cover Price: US $ 0.50

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue

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Synopsis:
Currently living a double life as Captain America and an architect, Steve Rogers' origin is recounted in great detail. He grew up a hard-worker on New York's lower east side. When World War II broke out, he volunteered for the army, but was rejected due to poor health. A top-secret military project took notice of him and made him a test subject. Fortunately, the test was successful, and Steve became Captian America.
When young "Bucky" Barnes discovered his secret identity, Cap made Bucky his costumed sidekcick. They spent the war fighting on the front lines and busting spy rings, until a tragic accident...
Cap was awoken years later to become an Avenger, and he doesn't regret a single thing.

Reprinted/Collected in:
The Best of Marvel Comics (1987) HC
Capitaine America (1970) #114/115
Captain America (1968) HC
Captain America (1968) HC (Direct Market Edition)
Captain America (1968) TPB (1st Edition)
Captain America (1968) TPB (2nd Edition)
Captain America - The Secret Story of Marvel's Star-Spangled Super Hero (1981) TPB
Captain America Epic Collection (2014) TPB vol. 09
Captain America: Origins (2010) TPB
Captain America: The Complete Collection (2007) DVD-ROM vol. 01
Essential Captain America (2000) TPB vol. 07
Grandson of Origins of Marvel Comics (1998) TPB

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Joe Rubinstein inked the last page only - all but the last page of the story were shot from Byrne's pencils.

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