Just ran across this panel from CAPTAIN AMERICA # 23 ( 1943) and nearly laughed out loud! Just makes you long for those square-fingered, robust Kirby shots that would come later, doesn't it? GCD attributes this (with a ?) to Syd Shores but, oh, I hope not. Always liked Syd and especially his inking over Kirby early on in the sixties Cap run. When you consider that Simon and Kirby left Cap after only ten of his seventy-plus issues and a handful of stories published in other mags, Shores (along with Al Avison) ended up drawing the character more than anybody in his original run. I'd like to think he'd know better. (Oh, and for those looking for gay subtext in comics, Cap and Bucky go skinny-dipping together in this issue!).
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