Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Captain America Punches in Toonseum Celebrates The'sentinel Ofliberty'

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Captain America Punches in Toonseum Celebrates The'sentinel Ofliberty'

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Just as "Captain America: Civil War" touches down in movie theaters, the Marvel hero is taking up residence at the ToonSeum, which on Friday opened "Captain America: 75 Years of the Sentinel of Liberty."

In March 1941, "Captain America Comics #1" landed on newsstands with a red-white-and-blue superhero punching Adolph Hitler in the face, and in the decades since it has been a vehicle to "hold a metaphorical mirror to American politics and culture."

The exhibit features pages by creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, plus John Romita, Sal Buscema, Mike Zeck, Frank Miller, John Byrne and Tim Sale. Also featured are rare vintage comic books, a movie prop replica shield and more.

"This may be the coolest superhero original art exhibit we have ever had at the ToonSeum, with collectors from all over the country and Canada loaning us some incredible examples of Captain America art, showing how he has changed through the decades," said curator Stuart Neft. …

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