Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Tutti Acclamano Capitan America! Rare 1974 Italian Comic Book! Marvel Madness!

Take a gander at an oddball time I picked up at a recent show! It's an awesome overseas Marvel comic, reprinting US comics material from 1974! I had the original USA version, and was captivated then (as now) by the gripping Gil Kane cover art! Click below to enlarge both versions of that memorable comic mag!

Above, left: The 1974 Italian version of the (right) US issue of
CAPTAIN AMERICA #170! Art by Gil Kane with John Romita, Sr.!
Click here to see my own interpretation of this memorable
cover scene! I told you I was impressed by it!

BONUS! Click below to enlarge this interior sample (with art by Sal Buscema and Vince Colletta) from the above Italy-imported issue!


Anonymous said...

Cool find, Albert!
I just scored a copy of Amazing Spider-Man #51 at a comic shop for a quarter. It was pretty beat-up, but still has the cover (barely).
It featured an early appearance of the Kingpin, and art by Jazzy John Romita.
Well worth the two bits! It's fun to find stuff like that!

david_b said...


One of my all-time fav comics EVER. Very cool find, sir.

Nobile said...

Good find! Only... ”grandine" in italian means, yes, hail, but the small ice balls falling from the sky! If you meant "All hail Captain America", a literal translation would be "Tutti acclamano Capitan America" (note the proper spelling, also).

Nobile said...

Moreover, that book is from 1976, as Editoriale Corno began printing Marvel comics in 1970 and had some catching up to do. The good part was that italian readers could enjoy a huge amount of marvel stuff every month. Spider-Man and FF were bi-weekly and with multiple stories in every issue, for instance.

Al Bigley said...


Thanks greatly for your help!

Al Bigley