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Captain America celebrated in new comic book, museum event

by Matthew Price Published: July 15, 2011

He went from a scrawny 4F in the early days of World War II to America’s super soldier! The Toy and Action Figure Museum will celebrate the Marvel Comics hero Captain America from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 111 S Chickasaw in Pauls Valley.

The film “Captain America: The First Avenger” will be released Friday, July 22, and is based on the Captain America comic book series from Marvel Comics.

As World War II beckons, scrawny Steve Rogers volunteers to undergo a series of experiments for a secret U.S. program to develop a super soldier.

Captain America’s origins and his battle with the Red Skull will be featured in the upcoming film.

Movie memorabilia will be available to visitors of the museum all weekend while supplies last.

For more information, call the museum at (405) 238-6300 or visit the website at

Captain America is also getting a spotlight in comic books as his movie prepares for release.

Marvel is featuring Steve Rogers’ return as Captain America in a new “Captain America” No. 1, released this week.

“I gave myself a few challenges for this new No. 1 — I wanted to do the perfect Cap comic for anyone who walks out of the Cap movie and wants to know what’s next, but it also had to build on everything I’ve done on the book beforehand, too, and feel like the natural next step,” said writer Ed Brubaker.

Brubaker will be joined by artist Steve McNiven, who drew the Marvel Comics best-seller “Civil War.”

“Steve is at the top of his game, and no one draws action like him,” Brubaker said.

McNiven said he’s been itching for a chance to draw Captain America.

“Captain America has been a character I’ve wanted to work on in more depth since ‘Civil War,’ a real icon of the Marvel Universe,” McNiven said. “Not only do I get to run with Cap, but Ed Brubaker, a guy who has redefined the character at Marvel, is writing the books and he’s come up with an absolutely brilliant storyline that I can’t wait for folks to read.”

“Captain America” No. 1 is a $3.99 comic book on sale now. Fans can find a nearby comic shop by visiting or calling (888) 266-4226.

- by Matthew Price
From Friday’s The Oklahoman

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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