EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Joe Simon Reveals How He Came Up with Captain America

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Joe Simon Reveals How He Came Up with <em>Captain America</em>

This EXCLUSIVE clip will be in the Captain America: The First Avenger Blu-ray extras, but you can see it here on ComicBookMovie.com first! Our thanks go to Paramount.

In this interview, Joe reveals that in coming up with a new comic book hero, he and Jack Kirby decided to work backwards by nailing down the villain first (Hitler) after realizing that Batman's popularity was due to his villians. So, Cappy was basically a side-issue! They just wanted to get old Aldoph in a comic book and have SOMEONE punch him out!

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MassExecutions - 10/13/2011, 7:18 AM
Could there be a more pure and worthwhile motivation than wanting to see Hitler get the crap beat out of him?

I think not.
Robicon - 10/13/2011, 7:18 AM
Sweet...lookin foward tothis bluray and I'd love to see the inside of Simons house, probably a shrine to CA!
C0nan - 10/13/2011, 7:29 AM
Very interesting!
marvel72 - 10/13/2011, 7:45 AM
i'm not gonna watch,i'm waiting for the blu-ray.
Spock - 10/13/2011, 7:57 AM
Blu-ray. I say nay to thee just get the DVD! AWESOME!
CapFanLex005 - 10/13/2011, 7:57 AM
Dose it come out Tuesday?
MattMercdoc - 10/13/2011, 8:23 AM
Blu ray is the only way to go. Get off your dinosaur Spock and buy a blu ray. well worth it.

JohnnyKrypton - 10/13/2011, 8:51 AM
"And all be praised that Grant MorriSUX hasn't poisoned this character in comics!!!"

Exactly. Let's keep comics shallow, superficial and devoid of any intellectual ambition or value! Geoff Johns rules!

Spock - 10/13/2011, 8:57 AM
@ MattMerdoc, it may be but I will a While longer!!!!!
niknik - 10/13/2011, 9:14 AM
I prefer "shallow, superficial, and deviod of any intellectual ambition" to Angst filled, emotional, overly politically correct, bleeding heart drama.

Go read some Harlequin novels if that's what you are looking for.
niknik - 10/13/2011, 9:15 AM
Oh that's right, you can find it in the new 52 as well now. Well goody for you.
JohnnyKrypton - 10/13/2011, 10:15 AM
"I prefer "shallow, superficial, and deviod of any intellectual ambition" to Angst filled, emotional, overly politically correct, bleeding heart drama."

Awesome! Luckily, DC is still publishing their All-Ages line...enjoy!


Jokes aside, considering what DC's writers have done to the vast majority of their characters in the DCnU, I think Morrison's Superman is one of the least offensive. As for anti-American, Supes (like your dad) is for the American people, not the American govt.

"I'm loyal to nothing...except the Dream." - Captain America

JohnnyKrypton - 10/13/2011, 10:51 AM
Oh, don't misunderstand me...I'm not saying I prefer the nu version, but considering how much could've been changed, well...it could be worse. Keep in mind that DC mandated the "more mature" approach across the entire line. Also remember that Action is the flashback story of Clark growing into the Superman he becomes, and does parallel the original '39 version. Personally, I think Morrison wrote the best Superman story of the last 20 years or so with 'All-Star Superman', but I agree that not all of his concepts and characterizations have a place in the DCU proper.

As for Cap, he's probably my favorite Marvel character, so I didn't really feel he was stale even when he probably was (same for Superman). I think those characters need to be the moral compasses for their respective universes, even if it's not always 'kewl' or hip...there's something to be said for charcters who do the right thing just because it IS the right thing.
JohnnyKrypton - 10/13/2011, 10:55 AM
Whoops...I meant the '38 (original) version of Supes...

JohnnyKrypton - 10/13/2011, 12:04 PM
"I just feel that the Superman I grew up with and appreciated was a being who's presence, as if I'm talking about a real person, just inspired hope."

Agree 100% here. I'm just not sure Morrison deserves the blame, rather than TPTB. Again, DC has turned me off nearly every book with this "relaunch," but I do think when Morrison feels like writing straightforward superhero stories (AS Superman, JLA, Batman [until Batman Inc, anyway], Flash) there are few who do it better.

I do see your point with Cap, though. Just keep Millar away from him...
JohnnyKrypton - 10/13/2011, 1:08 PM
Fair enough, Son of Steve.
SpiderFan35 - 10/14/2011, 11:59 AM
We need a good villain...

Umm, how about Hitler?

Great idea!

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