75th Anniversary Special for Captain America on ABC


Next year marks the 75th anniversary of Captain America, and to commemorate him ABC will air the Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years one-hour special on Tuesday, Jan. 19, celebrating Marvel Comics’ patriotic icon right before the Marvel’s Agent Carter second season premiere. Along with saluting Cap, the special will also include an exclusive announcement from Marvel Comics.

Here’s the official description of the special from Marvel.com: “This special one-hour event follows the history of Captain America from 1941 to present and explores how the character has been a reflection of the changing times and the world he has existed in throughout the years. Fans will hear from various Marvel luminaries including Stan Lee, Joe Quesada, Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Jeph Loeb, Louis D’Esposito, Chris Evans, and Hayley Atwell, as well as family members of Cap’s creators. ‘Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years’ will also unveil an exclusive announcement from Marvel Comics.”

Captain America was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, and he debuted in 1941 in Captain America Comics #1 as a superheroic symbol of America’s fight in World War II. Although the popularity of superheroes faded enough post-WWII to cancel his publication, he was revived in The Avengers #4 in 1964 which explained that in the final days of World War II, he had fallen from an experimental drone plane into the North Atlantic Ocean and spent decades frozen in a block of ice in a state of suspended animation. And thusly, Captain America lived on and became the beloved spangled mancake we know today.

Directed by Zac Knutson, “Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years” is scheduled to air 8 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, on ABC, before the two-hour Marvel’s Agent Carter season premiere. Marvel Studios’ next Captain America film, Captain America: Civil War, is scheduled for release on May 6, 2016.

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