Right after the U.S. entered World War II, there was a lot of anger in America, particularly at the Japanese for their surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Needless to say, the event was depicted in many ways during the Golden Age of Comic Books. One of the rare comics is Captain America #13 published by Timely Comics, now known as Marvel Comics.
This issue features both Captain America and Bucky very prominently on the cover. As a matter of fact, both are drawn oversized on the cover with Pearl Harbor below them. On the cover, Captain America is hitting Hirohito with the following quote, “You started it, now we’ll finish it.” The lower left corner of the cover has an emblem that reads Remember Pearl Harbor.
During the Golden Age, war covers were very popular and helped to sell many issues. This issue of Captain America was published in April 1942 with art by Al Avison.
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