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Captain America #1 Cover by Steve McNiven

Artists: Steve  McNiven (Penciller) ,  Steve  McNiven (Inker)

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Captain America #1 Cover by Steve McNiven Comic Art


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Artwork Details

Title: Captain America #1 Cover by Steve McNiven
Artist: Steve  McNiven (Penciller)
Artist: Steve  McNiven (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Cover
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Views: 5,943
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Favorited on CAF: 9
Comments: 52
Added to Site: 7/21/2011
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I'm not a deep pocketed collector so it takes a lot of assets to get a piece like this for me but it is a great trade off to be able to own a cover to a #1 issue of Cap. McNiven keeps getting better and better and he already has some of the best pencil skills in the business and this cover was drawn and inked with inkwash by Steve McNiven himself. What I love the most about this piece is that it is all art. No photoshop! Everything in background is pencil and ink art. All hand drawn and inked by Steve - a rarity as most of his work from this period was just pencils and almost always inked by another artist.

It is the historic return of Steve Rogers as Captain America after the long hiatus from Death Of Captain America storyline that garnered worldwide attention. This image was previewed in newspapers around the country before it came out and it was also used to promote Marvel/ABC's Captain America 75th Anniversary Special.

Captain America Vol. 6 #1
September, 2011

"American Dreamers: Part 1"
Writer: Ed Brubaker


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Nick Katradis wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Jason, another superb, classic cover! A Captain America #1 cover is always special and this one is absolutely incredible! Its also great to hear the great news about your dad and I wish him continued good health. I hope you are not saying in your comment that you are giving up collecting comic art but just taking a long, well-deserved breather! I know that this ailment we collectors have does not go away... Ever, so I know that pretty soon you will post another great example to your great collection!
Posted on 7/21/2011

George H wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Cap has always been a favorite of mine as well and hard to imagine a better piece to go out on. Congrats on what will be a cover to remember.
Posted on 7/21/2011

Patrick  Brooks wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Conrats on a STELLAR cover. As you put it, what a way to go out. McNiven's work on this is striking. All the best to you Jason. This thing we do will always be here. Family comes first. Best of luck to you.
Posted on 7/21/2011

Gal Schwartz wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
As iconic as it gets ! Fantastic addition to your collection - congrats !
Posted on 7/21/2011

Phillip Hester wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Going out with a bang, indeed! Don't be a stranger, Jason. Best wishes.
Posted on 7/21/2011

Fred DeBoom wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This cover is CAP-tastic!!! Congratulations on a fantastic and iconic acquisition! Long Live Captain America!!!
Posted on 7/21/2011

Andrew Van Embden wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
What a superb cover to go wuth your Epting and Cassaday covers. Jason, you easilly own some of the BEST Captain America covers ever pencilled, so what a way to finish off the year wih. Epting's cover is striking in so many ways, the details and shadowing on Cap, the soldiers in the background, and of course the use of the star. May your father continue to improve health-wise, and may we all wish you the very best with your business ventures.
Posted on 7/21/2011

Cory Sprague wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Words can't describe, I'm jealous. Congrats and I wish your family the best!!
Posted on 7/21/2011

Mike W wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
This acquisition is beyond awesome!!! Being a HUGE fan of McNiven, I can honestly say that this is the BEST Cap cover in your collection - no disrespect to the other fabulous artists!! And I'm thrilled to hear the news about your dad.
Posted on 7/21/2011

David O wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Hard to top this! It's a million times better than the colored version. I love the star in the center.
Posted on 7/21/2011

Bill C wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Congrats on the piece and best wishes for your family
Posted on 7/21/2011

Ron Sonenthal wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Simply excellent. Congrats on a great pick up Jason!!
Posted on 7/21/2011

Peter P wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wonderful! Take care Jason =)
Posted on 7/22/2011

Jonathan H wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Awesome! Congrats!!
Posted on 7/22/2011

Maria Coppola wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Another great Cap piece, Jason. It truly embodies what Cap stood for. Just saw the movie, and I loved it, had to come and visit your gallery after watching it!
Posted on 7/22/2011

Terry Maltos wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
So amazing. Thanks for sharing. It's incredible.
Posted on 7/24/2011

Eric DLS wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
First of all, wonderful news about your dad. I hope things will continue to stay positve positive as this progresses. As for this piece, I'm glad you got something that means so much to you. Enjoy it buddy!
Posted on 7/24/2011

Dave Kopecki wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow, Jason, going out with a big bang! Sad that you need to take the time off from the hobby, but I know how that goes. This is one seriously incredible McNiven and I love these types of covers, with the montage look around a central character. Great choice and huge congrats!
Posted on 7/24/2011

M G wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I have been meaning to comment on this for awhile but im glad I got your note. Steve is made for Cap. Got a bit of a Travis vibe in this. Congrats bro
Posted on 7/24/2011

Eric B wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Stunning outro. Congrats on this beauty.
Posted on 7/25/2011

Artur & Biggi J. wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow, this is outstanding. Love it!
Posted on 7/25/2011

Felix  Lu wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
If you're going to go out...go out big! Congrats, and look forward to your eventual return!
Posted on 7/28/2011

J L wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Fantastic 1-2 punch. The Epting and now this great Cap cover. I'm not a huge McNiven fan, but this cover is making me think twice about my position. Congrats as always!!!!
Posted on 7/28/2011

Crees Tyler wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Iconic... And a true Grail !!! Congrats my friend !!!
Posted on 7/28/2011

Aidan (Re-Legion ) Lacy wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Keep your spirits up..CAF if fun but as great as this art is, the true grails in this world are health, faith, family & friends..
Posted on 7/28/2011

Justin Porter wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
One of the best Cap covers yet! Congrats!
Posted on 7/28/2011

Chris Nordeen wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Classic. Iconic. One of the best i've seen ever. Congrats on such a great addition to your collection.
Posted on 7/28/2011

T Shen wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Love the layout design of this cover! Sad to hear you're slowing down the collection but glad that you'll still hang around - sometimes discovering other people's "new" art (as I've mostly been doing) is quite enjoyable as well. Forgive me as I'm just catching up, but very glad to hear the good news regarding your father.
Posted on 7/29/2011

Ronan Killack wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
IMHO, one of my favorite Cap covers ever. It captures the important context of his origins - while I love the covers that have him battling super-villains, there is something about the powerful iconic simplicity of him surrounded by the imagery of the historical time within which he was born - war. Awesome.
Posted on 8/6/2011

Brian Jones wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Fantastic cover! Love this piece....
Posted on 8/22/2011

Jared Simmons wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Just an amazing piece. Congrats on it and thank you for sharing. Your gallery is wonderful.
Posted on 8/26/2011

- Artemaria wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
If this is indeed going out for awhile, then you must know that you did not go out with a bang, instead, you went out with a thermonuclear explosion! What a tremendous way to take a breather. And more importantly best of luck with your dad and your family health issues. This is a spectacular cover and it is certain to lift many spirits when you pick it up from NYCC this year. Congratulations again and best regards! - Artemis
Posted on 10/5/2011

Terry Doyle wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
The design is fantastic and I just love the way it's lit. Exceptional - congrats!
Posted on 10/8/2011

Raphael Loh wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This cover is simply AMAZING. I wish I could behold this in person.
Posted on 10/25/2011

Sam Catoe wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This is, hands down, one of the best covers I have ever seen for any comic book. Much congratulations on having such a gem in your collection.
Posted on 6/3/2012

Raymond Bryan wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Love the cover and the thoughts behind it!! Congrats on an amazing piece!!!
Posted on 10/21/2012

Emanuele Peveri wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Hope you didn't stop collecting pieces as each one of your collection is a rare pearl. Thanks a lot for sharing!
Posted on 2/17/2013

D Sugar wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I know I'm late on this but I can't believe I haven't seen this here before. McNiven is an amazing talent and this just pushes me even more to get something from him. What a Spectacular cover.
Posted on 6/6/2013

Fabio C. wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
an iconic Cap cover... congrats for a real treasure!
Posted on 6/20/2013

Carlos DS wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
IMPRESSIVE !!!! congatulations !!!
Posted on 10/4/2013

Johan Tudts wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Awesome piece, what a gem +++ Congratz +++
Posted on 10/27/2013

Dermot D wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Just realized I've never commented on this's probably McNiven's Best!
Posted on 12/19/2013

Vincent VP wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I was honestly disappointed with this run on Captain America, but McNiven's art made it worth it, and this cover is the best one of all. Congrats on such a great acquisition to a beautiful Cap cover collection!
Posted on 5/5/2014

Emanuele Peveri wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Simple and evocative. Great piece!
Posted on 5/9/2014

X C wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Congrats on this Cap cover! It doesn't get better than this.
Posted on 6/14/2014

Timothy Guerrero wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow what a way to retire from the hobby!
Posted on 7/26/2014

- Artemaria wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Somehow, you managed to get a couple of excellent covers from the historic Brubaker/Epting, and if that wasn't bad enough, you get this little star of a cover which is not only a Cap No. 1, but also, one of the best Steve McNiven covers I've ever seen anywhere. Big congratulations!
Posted on 8/1/2014

Juha S wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Cool Cover!
Posted on 8/13/2014

Mark Geier wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow, that's a beautiful cover! Congrats!
Posted on 9/11/2014

Adam Ianbarry wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
50th comment for this AWESOME Cap cover!!! Iconic imagery & a stunning piece of comic book art!!!
Posted on 11/21/2014

Dean Abraham wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
stunning..what a cover!!
Posted on 4/27/2015

Kyle K wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Great piece to a great cap collection, Jason.
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