Sunday, August 22, 2010

Captain America: The Serial (Captain America 219)

As a kid, I watched the 1944 serial Captain America and wondered why so much about the character was changed. In Captain America 219, writer Don Glut explains it all. And we even learn that Cap played himself much of the time, when the original actor was marked for death by the Red Skull!

The truth is that the script for the serial had originally been written for another character (Wikipedia suggests it may have been Fawcett's Mr. Scarlet). Let's hope that the upcoming Chris Evans Captain America film finally gets things right.

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