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NEWS | Dec. 6, 2011

Captain America delivers patriotic power to JB Charleston Exchange

By Joe Puryear Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

In 1941, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby created a symbol of the American spirit which instilled both patriotism and pride in the nation's military and American citizens. The iconic figure fought alongside troops in the trenches and they called him Captain America.

Marvel Comics and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service have teamed up once again to publish an all-new, 22-page story starring Captain America: The First Avenger.

The twelfth installment of the free comic book, written by William Harms and illustrated by Michael Avon Oeming and colored by Nick Filardi, is available at the Joint Base Charleston Exchange.

"Everyone at Marvel is so appreciative of all that the military does to ensure our freedom. It was an honor to work with the top talents that brought this thrilling Captain America adventure to life in the mighty Marvel manner," said Bill Rosemann, Marvel Custom Solutions editor.

The book, which features a cover by Butch Guice and Bettie Breitweiser, tells the tale of a young recruit struggling through boot camp and how he beats the odds with a little help from Captain America.

"In this issue, we see Captain America dig deep to persevere against great odds," said Rosemann. "That story in turn inspires a Soldier to push past boundaries he thought he couldn't overcome and achieve success."