Captain America #215 (1977)

After an (epically bad) Kirby run, it’s time to remind the world who Cap really is.  

In a story titled, “The way it really was!”, we get an origin and recap.  It’s told through Cap’s own eyes, and the issue ends with him wanting to remember the young boy he was before he became a hero.  He seems to literally not remember his childhood.

We also see a cameo from President Truman.

This version of the origin weaves in the “there were fake Caps after Cap got frozen” idea launched by Steve Englehart, like “Spirit of 76” (above) and “The Patriot” (below).

I think this is the first time we’ve seen it all laid out like this.

It’s confusing.

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