Marvel celebrates Captain America's 75th birthday with a year of Jim Steranko covers

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Apr 29, 2019, 6:20 AM EDT (Updated)

It's been three quarters of a century since Captain America debuted in the spring of 1941, and Marvel Comics is celebrating in style. The character isn't just headlining his third big-screen adventure in Captain America: Civil War, but he's also getting lots of love in the comics pages. This week, Marvel announced yet another initiative to honor Cap: A full year of variant covers drawn by legendary creator Jim Steranko.

Though he's best known at Marvel for his work on Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Steranko does have a history with the Captain, and his reputation as one of comics' most dynamic and inventive artists certainly makes this announcement exciting. The full slate of variants hasn't been announced yet, but Marvel's announcement notes that the covers will arrive "monthly," and that they'll be attached to titles including Civil War IIBlack PantherUncanny Avengers and the new series Steve Rogers: Captain America

“Jim Steranko is one of the grand masters of comic book graphics, and Captain America remains his favorite character, so it’s a true pleasure to have him contribute a series of new never-before-seen images to help celebrate Cap’s 75th anniversary,” says Marvel Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort.

Check out a gathering of the early cover reveals in the gallery below, and keep checking Marvel's announcements for more in the coming months.

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