Check out the totally awesome retro 'Captain America' poster

One of the main reasons that I’m hopeful about next month’s Captain America film is that the previews seem to indicate that the movie will feature a propaganda-perfect retro aesthetic: Rocketeer-brown military jackets, sci-fi apparatuses that look straight out off a pulp sci-fi book cover, and, best of all, Cap’s pouch-heavy costume. So I’m totally digging the special limited-edition poster that Marvel Studios printed for the film. Initially given only to the cast and crew, the poster was part of a giveaway at the Hero Complex Film Festival. Illustrated by artist Paolo Rivera, the poster has the burnished look of an Old Hollywood poster — think Casablanca, except with a red-faced dude. The best part is how the poster recreates the very first issue of Captain America, with the all-American hero punching ol’ Uncle Adolf right in the kisser. Take that, fascism! Check out the full poster below:

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  • ST

    Really like this poster. Looking forward to the movie!

    • stu

      would have been better if he was bare chested.

  • will g alvira

    Nice. Great idea.

  • Just my opinion

    The poster is pretty neat lol but I don’t know if I want to see the movie.

  • mage?!


    ‘Nuff said.

  • Just my opinion

    Chris Evans was not the best choice for Captain America.

  • Michael

    Should be fun to see I wonder how he will end up in the ice

  • miss k

    Awesome! I love it!

  • Arno

    I like that it’s recreating the cover of the first issue. Yeah, this poster’s probably going to be the best thing about the movie.

  • Darediva

    Who cares about the movie? I want the poster. Paolo Rivera is the real deal in fabulous comic related art.

  • T

    Just hope the movie is good and enough for another WWII sequel before he ends up in the ice in ’45 and makes the jump to 2011.

  • B

    where are the black people?

    • Hayn

      Lower right of the howling commandos.

  • Rick

    This is the poster that should be used in public!!!

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  • Glenda

    I couldn’t agree more Mr.Pink. For a movie that doesn’t want to be pshued aside as a rip off of Saw ( because it is not ), they sure aren’t doing much to get rid of that steriotype. The film looks good, but this poster is too bland and doesn’t do it justice.

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