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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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Captain America #1 Published Cover

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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: 6,026
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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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Jason Versaggi
Joined: February 2005

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Nick Katradis
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/21/2011

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!

George H
Member Since 2009

Posted on 7/21/2011

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.

Patrick  Brooks
Member Since 2008

Posted on 7/21/2011

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.

Gal Schwartz
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/21/2011

As iconic as it gets ! Fantastic addition to your collection - congrats !

Phillip Hester
Member Since 2009

Posted on 7/21/2011

Going out with a bang, indeed! Don't be a stranger, Jason. Best wishes.

Fred DeBoom
Member Since 2003

Posted on 7/21/2011

This cover is CAP-tastic!!! Congratulations on a fantastic and iconic acquisition! Long Live Captain America!!!

Andrew Van Embden
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/21/2011

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.

Cory Sprague
Member Since 2009

Posted on 7/21/2011

Words can't describe, I'm jealous. Congrats and I wish your family the best!!

Mike W
Member Since 2007

Posted on 7/21/2011

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.

David O
Member Since 2007

Posted on 7/21/2011

Hard to top this! It's a million times better than the colored version. I love the star in the center.

Bill C
Member Since 2009

Posted on 7/21/2011

Congrats on the piece and best wishes for your family

Ron Sonenthal
Member Since 2007

Posted on 7/21/2011

Simply excellent. Congrats on a great pick up Jason!!

Peter P
Member Since 2009

Posted on 7/22/2011

Wonderful! Take care Jason =)

Jonathan H
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/22/2011

Awesome! Congrats!!

Maria Coppola
Member Since 2011

Posted on 7/22/2011

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!

Terry Maltos
Member Since 2004

Posted on 7/24/2011

So amazing. Thanks for sharing. It's incredible.

Eric DLS
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/24/2011

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!

Dave Kopecki
Member Since 2008

Posted on 7/24/2011

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!

Member Since 2003

Posted on 7/24/2011

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

Eric B
Member Since 2008

Posted on 7/25/2011

Stunning outro. Congrats on this beauty.

Artur & Biggi J.
Member Since 2008

Posted on 7/25/2011

Wow, this is outstanding. Love it!

Felix  Lu
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/28/2011

If you're going to go out...go out big! Congrats, and look forward to your eventual return!

Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/28/2011

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!!!!

Crees Tyler
Member Since 2008

Posted on 7/28/2011

Iconic... And a true Grail !!! Congrats my friend !!!

Aidan (Re-Legion ) Lacy
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/28/2011

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..

Justin Porter
Member Since 2003

Posted on 7/28/2011

One of the best Cap covers yet! Congrats!

Chris Nordeen
Member Since 2007

Posted on 7/28/2011

Classic. Iconic. One of the best i've seen ever. Congrats on such a great addition to your collection.

T Shen
Member Since 2009

Posted on 7/29/2011

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.

Ronan Killack
Member Since 2008

Posted on 8/6/2011

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.

Brian Jones
Member Since 2005

Posted on 8/22/2011

Fantastic cover! Love this piece....

Jared Simmons
Member Since 2004

Posted on 8/26/2011

Just an amazing piece. Congrats on it and thank you for sharing. Your gallery is wonderful.

- Artemaria
Member Since 2007

Posted on 10/5/2011

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

Terry Doyle
Member Since 2004

Posted on 10/8/2011

The design is fantastic and I just love the way it's lit. Exceptional - congrats!

Raphael Loh
Member Since 2007

Posted on 10/25/2011

This cover is simply AMAZING. I wish I could behold this in person.

Sam Catoe
Member Since 2010

Posted on 6/3/2012

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.

Raymond Bryan
Member Since 2011

Posted on 10/21/2012

Love the cover and the thoughts behind it!! Congrats on an amazing piece!!!

Emanuele Peveri
Member Since 2011

Posted on 2/17/2013

Hope you didn't stop collecting pieces as each one of your collection is a rare pearl. Thanks a lot for sharing!

D Sugar
Member Since 2011

Posted on 6/6/2013

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.

Fabio C.
Member Since 2005

Posted on 6/20/2013

an iconic Cap cover... congrats for a real treasure!

Carlos DS
Member Since 2006

Posted on 10/4/2013

IMPRESSIVE !!!! congatulations !!!

Johan Tudts
Member Since 2008

Posted on 10/27/2013

Awesome piece, what a gem +++ Congratz +++

Dermot D
Member Since 2012

Posted on 12/19/2013

Just realized I've never commented on this's probably McNiven's Best!

Vincent VP
Member Since 2011

Posted on 5/5/2014

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!

Emanuele Peveri
Member Since 2011

Posted on 5/9/2014

Simple and evocative. Great piece!

Member Since 2010

Posted on 6/14/2014

Congrats on this Cap cover! It doesn't get better than this.

Timothy Guerrero
Member Since 2009

Posted on 7/26/2014

Wow what a way to retire from the hobby!

- Artemaria
Member Since 2007

Posted on 8/1/2014

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!

Juha S
Member Since 2012

Posted on 8/13/2014

Cool Cover!

Mark Geier
Member Since 2013

Posted on 9/11/2014

Wow, that's a beautiful cover! Congrats!

Adam Ianbarry
Member Since 2010

Posted on 11/21/2014

50th comment for this AWESOME Cap cover!!! Iconic imagery & a stunning piece of comic book art!!!

Dean Abraham
Member Since 2008

Posted on 4/27/2015

stunning..what a cover!!

Kyle K
Member Since 2012

Posted on 10/4/2017

Great piece to a great cap collection, Jason.

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