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on 1 January 2012
The 1960s animated series isn't really animated at all; it is more like a comic book with moving mouths. The animation is pretty limited and when the characters do move, it looks pretty weak compared to animation of today. This never actually was a series on its own, but was part of "The Marvel Super Heroes" show, which also featured Hulk, Iron Man and Thor.

The episodes themselves are actually quite interesting, with an authentic capture of the Captain America mythos.
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on 5 February 2013
The 1966 series of Captain America was a "limited" animation production that used comic books drawn by Jack Kirby and only moved part of the characters. The artwork is classic and has a certain charm.
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After the recent big budget Captain America movie and with the Avengers movie just a few months away it seems a reasonable enough time to re-issue this historic gem.
The graphics during the cheesy but patriotic and memorable opening theme tune are a clue to what to expect from this 1966 cartoon series.
Basically it is a cartoon version of several tales involving Captain America taken from the early years of Tales of Suspense and The Avengers.
For an old Marvelite like me it was great to see animated versions of several of Cap's early triumphs, well animated in the sense of moving comic book images.
Included here are several tales set in WWII involving The Red Skull who wears a sanitised version of the costume he wore in the original comic and Adolf Hitler's role in the Skull's origin has oddly been replaced by some generic Nazi figure. These tales also feature Cap's sidekick Bucky Barnes. From the 1960's C.A. takes on Batroc and the Red Skull again with his Sleepers and the Cosmic Cube, featuring A.I.M.
It also includes several tales from The Avengers. There is an edited version of Cap's silver age re-appearance in Avengers #4 (minus the Sub-Mariner's role) the other tales involve Zemo and his Masters of Evil (The Black Knight, Radioactive Man and the Melter), the Commissar, Super Adaptoid, Enchantress and Power-Man and ending with the Sworsdman and the Mandarin. Several versions of the Avengers are seen with Thor, Iron Man, Giant-Man and The Wasp, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch..... even Rick Jones and Jarvis. The only downside of the Avengers tales is the daft voice given to Giant-Man. Just watch how the Wasp's costume changes over even this short period of time, a real 1960's fashion icon.
I loved watching this and had the relevant Marvel Essentials volumes by my side to follow the story on the page as well as the screen. For a seris of simple animations it brings out the tensions within the Avengers quite well.
All 13 episodes are included here and I highly recommend it, just don't expect Pixar quality animation
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on 3 October 2012
These Captain America cartoons were broadcast in 1966 in the U.S. The stories and art were taken directly from the Marvel comics "Tales Of Suspense" and "The Avengers".

Captain America was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby in the 1930s and lasted until 1950 something. Marvel Comics was called Timely Comics back then.
Captain America was brought back to Marvel comics in Avengers #6, the July 1964 issue. This story is the return of the World War II Captain America to the present - 1964. Almost half of these cartoons are from The Avengers comics. The other half are from "Tales Of Suspense"; the Marvel comic shared with Iron Man, each getting 10 pgs. of their own story. Tales of Suspense ended with issue #99. Captain America's 1967 comic started with issue #100 and Iron Man got an issue #1 after distribution restrictions were lifted from Marvel and the characters from Tales of Suspense, Strange Tales and Tales To Astonish each got their own comics.
As they are arranged on the two dvds of this set, they are not in the original chronology from the comics. They are probably arranged in their correct episode broadcast order but the comic chronology was never considered back then. Watching these cartoons in their correct comic book cronology adds considerably to their enjoyment. The comics were serialized; they were short and continued almost each issue. You may notice that I've listed cartoons taken from 1965 comics with cartoons from 1964 comics following them. This is because the first Captain America comics were tales from World War II. The first cartoon in the chronology is the Origin of Captain America from WWII. The 4th cartoon in the correct chronology is Captain America's return to the present, 1964 and all the subsequent cartoons are about Captain America in the 60s.
Great cartoons. I wish they would have done more.

#1)Origin of Captain America (Tales of Suspense #63-March 1965)
Wreckers Among Us (TOS #64 - April 1965)
Enter the Red Skull (TOS #65 - May 1965)

#2)The Sentinel & the Spy (TOS #68 - Aug 1965)
Fantastic Origin of the Red Skull (TOS #66-June 1965)
Lest Tyranny Triumph (TOS #67-July 1965)

#3)Midnight In Greymore Castle (TOS #69 -Sept 1965)
If This Be Treason (TOS #70 - Oct 1965)
When You Lie Down With the Dogs (TOS #71 - Nov 1965)

#4)Return of Captain America (Avengers #4 - March 1964)
The Search
To Live Again

#5)Zemo & His Masters of Evil (Avengers #6 - July 1964)
Zemo Strikes (Avengers #7 - Aug 1964)
The Fury of Zemo

#6)Revenge of Captain America
The Trap Is Sprung
So Dies a Villain (Avengers #15 - April 1965)

#7)When the Commissar Commands (Avengers #18 - July 1965)
Doorway To Doom
Duel Or Die

#8)Coming of the Swordsman (Avengers #19 - Aug 1965)
Vengeance Is Ours (Avengers #20 - Sept 1965)
Emissary of Destruction

#9)Bitter Taste of Defeat (Avengers #21 - Oct 1965)
Sorcery Triumph
The Road Back (Avengers #22 - Nov 1965)

#10)The Sleeper Shall Awake (TOS #72 - Dec 1965)
Where Walks the Sleeper (TOS #73 - Jan 1966)
The Final Sleep (TOS #74 - Feb 1966)

#11)The Girl From Cap's Past (TOS #77 May 1966)
The Stage Is Set (TOS #76 - April 1966
30 Minutes To Live (TOS #75 - March 1966)

#12 The Red Skull Lives (TOS #79 July 1966)

#13)Let the Past Be Gone
The Adaptoid (TOS #82 - Oct 1966)
The Super Adaptoid (TOS #84 - Dec 1966)
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on 28 April 2013
I've heard many people criticize these cartoons.But for me they brought the whole comic book experience to life.With a small budget ,excellent voice talent and most of the original art.The marvel superheroes of the 1960's have been the best representation of these characters brought to television yet.
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on 30 July 2013
my son loves this film;(i watched it as a kid too)the animation is a bit grainy;but for its age that doesn"t matter...9/10....!
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on 11 March 2016
My 7 year old loves these DVDs, no complaints at all would recommend for any super hero fan
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on 30 October 2014
Very good picture quality for such an old series considering I was made back in 1966
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on 15 February 2015
AH, the real Cap--by LEE AND KIRBY!!!!!!!
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on 30 April 2016
Not Wat I was expecting but son like it
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