Captain America #255 [Direct]
(March 1981)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Bob Budiansky (credited) (assistant editor); Jim Salicrup (credited) (editor); Jim Shooter (credited) (editor-in-chief)

The Living Legend! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Miller (signed as FM)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (signed as JR)
Colors
?
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bucky [James Buchanan Barnes]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
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The Living Legend (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain America / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern (credited)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited) (see notes)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited) (page 22, see notes)
Colors
Bob Sharen (credited)
Letters
Joe Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the latter days of 1940, as the entire world teetered on the brink of global war, there arose a man unlike any other--
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers: Giant-Man [Hank Pym] (cameo); Iron Man [Tony Stark] (cameo); Thor [Donald Blake] (cameo); Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (cameo)
The Invaders: Human Torch [Jim Hammond] (cameo); Spitfire [Jacqueline Falsworth] (cameo); Sub-Mariner [Namor the Sub-Mariner] (cameo); Union Jack [Lord James Montgomery Falsworth] (cameo)
Agent R [Elizabeth Ross]; Dr. Murray Anderson; Baron Blood [John Falsworth] (cameo); Baron Zemo [Heinrich Zemo] (cameo); Bucky [James Buchanan Barnes] (origin); Captain America [Steve Rogers] (origin); Sergeant Duffy; Dr. Abraham Erskine; Adolf Hitler (cameo); Heinz Kruger (death) (antagonist) (also disguised as Special Agent Clemson); Master Man [Wilhelm Lohmer] (cameo); General Phillips; Red Skull [Johann Shmidt] (cameo); Sarah Rogers; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Under-Secretary Simms; Warrior Woman [Julia Koenig] (cameo)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
A retelling of Captain America's origin.
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Indexer Notes

All but page 22 are reproduced directly from Byrne's pencils.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Letters to the Living Legend / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roger Stern (credited as R. S.)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before we begin...
Feature Logo
Letters to the Living Legend
Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Eric L. Watts, Tom A. Field, and Rob Imes.

Also includes The Mighty Marvel Checklist!

The Human Torch in "Blown About" (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Hostess Cup Cakes; Human Torch / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Living Legend!
    Captain America
  2. 1. The Living Legend
    Captain America
  3. 2. ["Before we begin..."]
    Letters to the Living Legend
  4. 3. The Human Torch in "Blown About"
    Hostess Cup Cakes; Human Torch
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