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Wayne Osborne
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Posted: 25 August 2006 at 8:01pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

And he doesn't have a great big "A" on his head either and his ears aren't
exposed. The lightning bolts cover them up.

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Ted Pugliese
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Posted: 25 August 2006 at 8:07pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

About that "A"...

I never thought it when I was young, but when Ron Lim was drawing Captain America, his "A" looked a lot like Captain's bars to me. Now whenever I see the "A" I see Cap's rank as well.

Anyone remember when Rob Liefeld drew Cap without the A?  The first thing I thought was that he took away his rank (and then that he ruined a darn good run by Waid & Garney).

Does anyone else see the "A"?  Not now that I mentioned it, but before, like I did?  JB?

And I am not saying that that is what was intended.

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Marcus Lloyd
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Posted: 26 August 2006 at 4:46am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Beautiful work.  I'd love to be able to stand over your shoulder and watch you while you are at work.  (perhaps for an additional fee with a commission?)

Thanks for sharing.  These just keep getting better and better.

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John Byrne
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Posted: 26 August 2006 at 5:25am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Anyone remember when Rob Liefeld drew Cap without the A?

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One of my earliest online encounters with the Deliberately-Missing-the-Point mentality came in this context. I was appalled at Leifeld's handling of Captain America, just in general, but when it came to the "A" I pointed out that Cap was just one of many characters from that vintage (and later) who wore some version of the American Flag as their costume/uniform. Without the "A" there was nothing to particularly distinguish Captain America from the other "star-spangled" characters. "It is," I observed, "the 'A' that makes him Captain America."

"Really?" came a response. "I thought it was Steve Rogers that made him Captain America!" Huff puff, huff puff -- and what exactly does Steve have to do with a discussion of the costume design?

Ah, well....

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Brett Payne
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Posted: 26 August 2006 at 12:59pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Not sure what you mean JB? Leifeld's Captain provides me with hours of entertainment.....


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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 26 August 2006 at 1:04pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

All he needs is some leather bondage gear, and we have a great new costume design for Ultimate Cap.
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Ian Evans
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Posted: 26 August 2006 at 4:29pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Wonderful work - and from a great series of comics that for me rank as some of my very, very favourite..I thought Rubinstein's inks were a great complement to your work, and the stories were excellent...in fact, they were the first hint I had in those pre internet days that the artist might have a great deal to do with the story, since they were drawn by JB and, I got to thinking, 'darn isn't it true that every book he works on - even without Claremont - has the most interesting stories?'
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Thomas Moudry
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Posted: 26 August 2006 at 5:26pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Great pencils there, JB. That run on Captain America is one of my favorites of yours (and Roger Stern's). I was so happy to find the out-of-print tpb on eBay a while back.
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Ray Earles
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Posted: 26 August 2006 at 8:31pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

There is an animation made from that Liefeld Captain America drawing circulating on the Internet in which Cap's... er, breasts... are bouncing up and down.
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Jason Fulton
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Posted: 26 August 2006 at 8:50pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Ray brought it on himself.

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Ray Earles
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Posted: 26 August 2006 at 8:51pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
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Trevor Colligan
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Posted: 26 August 2006 at 10:57pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

With Rob`s rendition, now during a battle, Cap can nestle a can of beer on his collar bone with the greatest of ease. Thanks Mr. Liefeld!
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