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Awesome Retro Poster Made for 'Captain America: The First Avenger'

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June 12, 2011
Source: Hero Complex, Paolo's Blog

Captain America: The First Avenger

We've already got Marvel's Thor out of the way, next week is DC's Green Lantern, but coming up after that is one more big Marvel movie - Captain America: The First Avenger. The Hero Complex Film Fest is this weekend and today they're showing Marvel's Iron Man 1 and 2, with Jon Favreau as the guest. We've heard a new Captain America trailer is debuting there, but to compliment that, Hero Complex online wrote about their contest to win this retro poster - which was made by artist Paolo Rivera as a cast and crew gift only. Damn! It's a totally frickin' awesome old school poster and it only makes me more excited to see this!

Artist Paolo Rivera wrote a blog entry about making this, with a high res version. Click below or go here.

Captain America: The First Avenger Retro Poster

After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers for a new top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero devoted to defending American ideals.

Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger is directed by Joe Johnston, who previously directed Honey I Shrunk the Kids, The Rocketeer, Jumanji, October Sky, Jurassic Park III, Hidalgo and The Wolf Man. The screenplay was written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (writers of Life & Death of Peter Sellers, You Kill Me and all three Chronicles of Narnia movies, from Lion, Witch, Wardrobe to Dawn Treader) and also Joss Whedon. Paramount is bringing Captain America to theaters starting on July 22nd this summer.

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  • Gurkan_elendil
    awesome...
    • Anonymous
      Agreed.
  • Spider
    Awesome! They nailed this one! 
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Martin/527270938 Jason Martin
    That is everything a movie poster should be!
  • Cody W.
    Wow, that is just fucking awesome in every meaning of the term.
  • http://www.facebook.com/DLM.MoviePosters Dlm Movieposters
    Is there a "FUCK YES" Button yet?
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
      Not yet, but damn we definitely need one...!
  • Anonymous
    sorry, phantom hand with the pistol (shooting the shield) on the left is lame and unnecessary. 9.5/10.
    • http://twitter.com/TRiPatel Tanmay Patel
      its a throw-back to the first captain america cover ...
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9emWB_rrMt0 Crapola
    The only thing I'd pick at if I were to would be that the type could look a bit more printed looking like the old posters, weathered slightly, but it is pretty slick.
  • Mr. Teeny
    I wonder when someone is gonna photoshop Bin Laden's face on to Hitler's
  • Rp1n - The Last XMan
    This poster isn't meant for the general public obviously. Cast and crew inside joke poster. Cap punching Hitler is hilarious and campy. Phantom hand with the pistol. All the actors cluttering the top third of the poster to appease all their egos. I'd say all around it's a very poor design and is more amusing and campy than well done which is what I think the film will be. 
  • Thanos
    For the ones who are criticizing the look of the poster and what Cap is doing, look up Captain America number 1 from the 40's. This is a tribute to that cover art which was his first appearance. It is simply amazing nonetheless.
    • Replicant
      Ah yes, but in the original comic book cover there is no phantom hand holding the pistol. You see the soldier. Better compositon. Better colors. Much clearer. I'd have to agree that this poster is amusing but not great. If it's for the cast and crew then it's good enough. As a marketing piece, it fails. 
      • Englishman in Reno
        I wish I was as cool as you, having a different opinion than everyone else in the place then spouting it as fact. You fail, the poster rocks.
        • Anonymous
          Yeah...and I'm sure his art skills are so awesome that he can rock out a better poster than this.... He should go post over at AICN--more of the "I can fart out a better product than Hollywood even though I have no talent myself!!" types over there. 
  • http://twitter.com/darktaxidermist Davide Coppola
    Hitler Punch!
  • Anonymous
    meh!
  • Leinergroove
    this is way cool... or way "swell"? Anyway, the infamous Hitler-punched-in-the-face-image, is priceless!
  • CisforCinema
    Love it, Love it, Love it.
  • takethecake
    so much better than xmen, first-class posters. Show a little heart when it comes to marketing, ppl! And this is what you get.
  • Phil
    Another lets kill the germans movie from hollywood.  Where are the movies about Americans heroes killing Jewish Communists who were running the Soviet Union?  The Jewish communists, who in the 1920's and 1930's were mass murdering Russian and Ukrainian Christians.  How about Captain American punching Lazar Kaganovich, the man responsible for an estimated 10 million deaths or Cap punching Ilya Ehrenburg, the man who urged on Russian soldiers in the greatest mass rape of women(German women from 8-80) in human history?
    • Anonymous
      Jeez...lemme guess, you've also read the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, right? Idiot.
      • Staatz
        lol I was going to say something but I didn't want to feed the crazy
        • Anonymous
          I hear you, man...I mean, honestly, I really didn't want to touch this, but...a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.
  • Harm
    heh heh heh - this poster rocks.  Grew up on redux printed cap issues from the 40's - 50's - 60's.  This makes my inner child squeal in delight!

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