Captain America (2nd Series)

    (Marvel, 1995-1997)
™ and ©1996 Marvel Characters, Inc.

Forget everything you know about Captain America.

In response to flagging sales, Marvel turned toward its own former artists, who had left to form Image Comics. The Image crew was given free rein to reinvent (and hopefully, reinvigorate) many of Marvel’s core characters including Captain America, The Fantastic Four, The Avengers, and Iron Man.

Rob Liefeld and Jeph Loeb spun a new origin story for Captain America. In this version, Cap had been a hero of World War II, but had dared to speak out against the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Fearing the influence such an outspoken icon would have, the president ordered a young Nick Fury to put Cap on ice, removing his memory using techniques discovered from the Nazis. Over the next few decades, Steve Rogers lived as an ordinary person until wartime comrades revealed his true legacy to him.

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#1

  11/1/1996
  $2.95
  $3.75
5 copies available from $2.75
Captain America jumping forward on cover; Steve Rogers regains memories of WW II actionJeph Loeb, Rob Liefeld, Chuck DixonRob Liefeld

#1 Variation A

  11/1/1996
  $2.95
  $3.50
4 copies available from $3.00
Variant cover (flag background)Jeph Loeb, Rob Liefeld, Chuck DixonRob Liefeld

#1 Variation B

  11/1/1996
  $25.00
  $73.00
1 copy available for $24.95
Variant cover; Autographed by Rob LiefeldJeph Loeb, Rob Liefeld, Chuck DixonRob Liefeld

#1 Variation C

  11/1/1996
  $0.00
  $15.00
No copies available
Wizard World Chicago and Exclusive Comicon Edition; Black and White Captain America standing on cover; Cover is an overlay on top of original # 1 cover; Steve Rogers regains memories of WW II actionJeph Loeb, Rob Liefeld, Chuck DixonRob Liefeld

#1 Variation D

  11/1/1996
  $5.00
  $12.00
No copies available
Wizard World Chicago and Exclusive Comicon Edition; Cover is an overlay on top of original # 1 cover; Captain America standing on cover (in color); Steve Rogers regains memories of WW II actionJeph Loeb, Rob Liefeld, Chuck DixonRob Liefeld

#1 Variation E

 
  $0.00
  $25.00
1 copy available for $39.95
Special Comicon Edition; No cover priceRob Liefeld, Jeph Loeb, Chuck DixonRob Liefeld

#2

  12/1/1996
  $1.95
  $1.75
10 copies available from $0.89
 Jeph Loeb, Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld

#2 Variation A

  12/1/1996
  $1.99
  $1.99
No copies available
$1.99 price variantJeph Loeb, Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld

#3

  1/1/1997
  $1.95
  $2.25
11 copies available from $1.75
Versus CrossbonesJeph Loeb, Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld

#4

  2/1/1997
  $1.95
  $1.95
16 copies available from $1.40
Versus Master Man; Versus Red Skull; Versus CrossbonesJeph Loeb, Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld, Pop Mhan

#5

  3/1/1997
  $1.95
  $1.95
8 copies available from $1.00
Green background on cover; Four figures (Cap, Bucky, Nick Fury, one other)Jeph Loeb, Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld

#5 Variation A

  3/1/1997
  $1.95
  $2.50
4 copies available from $1.50
Versus Red Skull; Versus Master Man; Variant cover (White Background)Jeph Loeb, Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld

#5 Variation B

  3/1/1997
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  $1.99
No copies available
Green background on cover; $1.99 price variantJeph Loeb, Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld

#6

  4/1/1997
  $1.95
  $1.75
9 copies available from $1.00
Versus Modok; Versus Baron ZemoJeph Loeb, Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld, Ian Churchill

#6 Variation A

  4/1/1997
  $1.99
  $1.00
No copies available
Versus Modok; Versus Baron Zemo; $1.99 price variantJeph Loeb, Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld, Ian Churchill

#7

  5/1/1997
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  $1.95
14 copies available from $1.00
Origin of Captain AmericaJames RobinsonJoe Phillips

#7 Variation A

  5/1/1997
  $1.99
  $0.90
No copies available
Origin of Captain America; $1.99 price variantJames RobinsonJoe Phillips

#8

  6/1/1997
  $1.95
  $1.95
15 copies available from $1.50
Jim Lee cover; Versus Sons of the Serpent; Cap’s letter“A” returns to his costumeJames RobinsonJoe Bennett, Al Rio

#8 Variation A

  6/1/1997
  $1.99
  $3.00
1 copy available for $3.00
Newsstand edition; Jim Lee cover; Versus Sons of the Serpent; $1.99 cover price; Cap’s letter “A” returns to his costumeJames RobinsonJoe Bennett, Al Rio

#9

  7/1/1997
  $1.99
  $1.75
21 copies available from $0.75
Versus Sons of the SerpentJames RobinsonJoe Bennett

#10

  8/1/1997
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  $1.75
22 copies available from $0.85
Versus Sons of the Serpent; Gatefold summaryJames RobinsonJoe Bennett

#11

  9/1/1997
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  $1.99
24 copies available from $1.00
Versus Nick Fury; Gatefold summaryJames RobinsonJoe Bennett

#12

  10/1/1997
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  $2.50
13 copies available from $1.00
Versus Galactus; Cover forms Quadtych with Avengers #12; Iron Man #12; And Fantastic Four #12; Gatefold SummaryJeph LoebJoe Bennett, Ed Benés

#13

  11/1/1997
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  $2.25
17 copies available from $1.99
Crossover with Wildstorm universe; Gatefold summaryJames RobinsonRon Lim

Ashcan #0

 
  $0.00
  $200.00
No copies available
Ashcan; Limited to 500 copies Rob Liefeld

Ashcan #1

  3/1/1995
  $1.95
  $1.50
No copies available
Collector’s Preview; Preview of Vol. 2  

Book #1

 
  $29.99
  $25.00
1 copy available for $25.00
Indicia lists as Hereos Reborn; Collects Captain America (2nd Series) #1–12; ca. 2006James Robinson, Jeph LoebRob Liefeld, Joe Phillips, Joe Bennett, Al Rio