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5.0 out of 5 stars Packed with marvelous art, 22 July 2011
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This review is from: Captain America: The Art of Captain America - The First Avenger (Hardcover)
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This is a delightful book for Captain America and art book lovers.

The hardcover book comes with a slipcase of Captain America's iconic shield. It's a simple and striking design. On the back is the Hydra logo. When you pull out the book, you see a beautiful wall illustration with Captain America in World War II costume. Nice.

The 240 pages are packed with concept art on characters, environment, weapons and war machines. There are minimal film stills, a couple of old Captain America comic panels for the history, storyboards and the movie posters.

The character designs are wonderful. There's Captain America in various combat uniforms, with variations of leather jackets, straps and belts, helmets, new or war torn. And then there's the actual redesigned Captain America costumes, again in many variations. All look terrific.

The other characters included are Red Skull (Johann Schmidt), Howard Stark (Tony Starks dad), Peggy Carter (love interest), Howling Commandos (Captain America's field team) and a couple of other miscellaneous characters. Of particular mention would be the Hydra troopers. There are enough designs to make it look like a military fashion show.

The environment designs are a mixture of digital paintings and composites. Some are blown up slightly too big and look a bit blurry. Overall, they still look nice. Most of the set designs are quite dark in mood.

There's a huge section on weaponry. The various prototypes shields made by Howard Stark are interesting - one has a machine gun built in! Hydra weaponry is a huge part of this section. There are designs for huge tanks, mini tanks, Schmidt's Coupe, bombers, motorcycles, trains and submarines. The designs look sophisticated and classic at the same time. The Coupe's 3D model is very beautiful.

There are also accompanying artist commentary that explain the background.

This book is really packed. A highly recommended companion for the movie.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 25 Aug 2011
This review is from: Captain America: The Art of Captain America - The First Avenger (Hardcover)
If you have seen the movie, you will apreciate to see the amazing job they do for it. The book is protected by hard cover sleeve (illustration you can see on the photo). You can't miss this item, the best from the movie licence.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!!, 8 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Captain America: The Art of Captain America - The First Avenger (Hardcover)
I really like it! It is really detailed and have a beautiful fan art! Awesome art book thank you for all !!
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