In recent years, superheros have made a massive resurgence in popular culture with the advent of modern comic book movies, flagshipped by the massive Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). But these bright, powerful heroes have existed for decades in the pages of comics and have ebbed and flowed with the advancement of time and our society. Captain America is one of the poster children of this phenomenon, but this begs some questions. What did he reflect about the times he was born from? How did this affect the people who followed his stories? Learn all of this and more below, through an exploration of how Cap’s comics came to be, and how they and the world around them shaped each other.
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