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Book review: Captain America: The Ultimate Guide To The First Avenger

Written by Omair Alavi

Omair Alavi|Published April 10, 2021

Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is currently ‘ruling the air’ as a TV show where the two sidekicks save the world, just like their mentor Captain America did. But who are these two and why are they risking their lives for people they don’t know in the first place?

In order to know that, you will have to take a trip down memory lane and learn about Captain America, who was not just a friend and guide to these two, but to many others who helped him save the world on a daily basis.

Through Marvel’s Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger, you will get to know whatever there is to know about the first-ever Super Soldier. This book is not just packed with information that you might not know about the Cap, it also discusses his friends, allies, enemies and, above all, storylines that made Captain America an icon the world over. He may have begun his career during the World War II, but he continues to fight for what he believes is right, even today.

How did a frail Steve Rogers become the First Avenger, what motivated him to leave everything aside for a career in the army, why he chose to risk his life when he could have stayed away from it — to get the answers to all these questions, you will have to follow his journey, struggle and battles. Thankfully, this book covers it all — from the moment Captain America was introduced by Timely Comics in 1941 to his most famous comic book arcs that are still relevant to this day.

It also explores the exciting and rich history of the First Avenger and pays a tribute to his creators Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, as well as Stan Lee, who kept the torch burning till his last breath. There is a Captain America timeline within these pages that will take you through his career, while each decade from the 1940s to the 2000s is given special coverage, featuring comic book covers, centre spreads and even character sketches of people who mattered during that time to the Cap.

So if you didn’t know that there were more ‘Captain Americas’ than one, that Steve Rogers was also ‘The Captain’ for some time after he returned to action, or that he once had a wife and a kid who turned out to be androids, don’t worry. Marvel’s Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger will make you an expert in anything Captain America, even if you consider yourself one already.

About the author

Omair Alavi