Essential Captain America TPB (2008- Marvel) 2nd Edition comic books
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2nd Edition - Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Tales of Suspense (1959-1968) #59-99 and Captain America (1968-1996 1st Series) #100-102. Written by STAN LEE. Art and cover by JACK KIRBY. Eager to serve his country during World War Two, Steve Rogers was transformed into a physically perfect man by the government's Super Soldier Program. Armed with an indestructible shield and the physical prowess of an Olympic athlete, Rogers fought valiantly to uphold the ideals and principles of democracy until frozen in a block of ice where he was preserved for decades. Discovered by the Avengers and revived, Steve Rogers is a man out of time, who remains vigilant in his battle to protect the innocent and uphold the American ideals of truth, justice and honor. In this fully updated re-issue of ESSENTIAL CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1, Marvel's Sentinel of Liberty renews his mission and fights the good fight, facing off against Baron Zemo, the Red Skull, Power Man, the Swordsman, Batroc the Leaper and the Super-Adaptoid! Softcover, 528 pages, B&W. Cover price $16.99.
2nd Edition - Volume 2 - 1st Printing. Collects Captain America (1968-1996 1st Series) #103-126. Written by STAN LEE. Art by JACK KIRBY and JIM STERANKO. Cover by Jack Kirby. After volunteering for the government's "Super Soldier" program during World War II, skinny Steve Rogers was transformed into the perfect man and patriot... Captain America! Fighting against tyranny with his super strength and unbreakable shield, Rogers idealized the principles he held dear. Then, years later, he is found frozen in a block of ice, a long forgotten figure-head of a bygone era! Now, with greater determination, Rogers again fights for freedom and democracy as a man out of time - Captain America! Softcover, 512 pages, B&W. Cover price $19.99.
2nd Edition - Volume 3 - 1st printing. Collects Captain America (1968-1996 1st Series) #127-156. Written by STAN LEE, GARY FRIEDRICH, GERRY CONWAY, and STEVE ENGLEHART. Art by GENE COLAN, JOHN ROMITA, GIL KANE,and SAL BUSCEMA. Cover by SAL BUSCEMA. Cap goes up against the usual villainy of AIM, Hydra and the Red Skull - but could the most familiar enemy face be...Bucky's!? The Falcon becomes Cap's full-time crime-fighting partner in the wake of this shocker! Gangsters and gorillas! A mysterious Stranger! Nazis, robots! Featuring the friends and foes of Spider-Man, and the web-slinger himself! Guest-starring Daredevil and the Avengers! Plus: the secret of the 1950s Captain America and Bucky, foreshadowing the first appearance of the man called Nomad! Softcover, 640 pages, B&W. Cover price $19.99.
2nd Edition - Volume 4 - 1st printing. Collects Captain America (1968-1996 1st Series) #157-186. Written by STEVE ENGLEHART, STEVE GERBER, TONY ISABELLA, MIKE FRIEDRICH, and JOHN WARNER. Art by SAL BUSCEMA, ALAN WEISS, FRANK ROBBINS, and HERB TRIMPE. Cover by JOHN ROMITA. After gaining superhuman strength, the Living Legend learns he'll need every bit of it against such team efforts as the Crimson Cowl's Crimewave, the Serpent Squad and Nightshade's Werewolves! Alongside his crimefighting compatriot, the Falcon, Cap discovers secrets in the shadows of eras past thrown by Dr. Faustus, the Yellow Claw and the mysterious Phoenix -- but a final battle with the Secret Empire throws Cap's future into question! But when Cap dons the cape of the Nomad, will the Falcon stick with him or stand by his replacement? It may be a question only the Red Skull can answer! Guest-starring the Avengers, Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D., the X-Men, and Namor the Sub-Mariner! Softcover, 600 pages, B&W. Cover price $19.99.