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Captain America Comics #27

I can barely contain my excitement.  I finally landed my “holy grail” of a motorcycle cover, Captain America Comics #27 from June 1943. The book was purchased incomplete, but I was lucky to find a cover-less copy to “marry” with it on the cgc forum.   I sent the parts off to Mike at Hero Restoration for my first restore project, updates to come when finished.

july415Artist Alex Schomburg seemed infatuated with Captain America and the motorcycle, having placed him on an “iron horse” on another issue as well – Captain America Comics #41 (August 1944).  I also own this copy, which similarly is missing it’s centerfold.

I’m also the proud owner of Schomburg’s biker versions of Captain America on the cover of:  All Select #4,  All-Winners Comics #12 and USA Comics #16.  The quintuple of Schomburg and Captain America motorcycle covers.

 

 

 

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