Captain America celebrates ’75 Heroic Years’

Captain America celebrates '75 Heroic Years'
ABC to air one-hour special ‘Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years’ on Tuesday, January 19th

2016 is already shaping up to a big year for Captain America! In addition to the Marvel superhero’s third film on the way with Captain America: Civil War due in theaters May 6th, it also just happens to be Steve Rogers’ 75th anniversary.

Cap will celebrate 75 years of fighting for freedom in style tomorrow night, when ABC airs the Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years. The one-hour special will start at 8/9ET, before the two-hour season two premiere of Marvel’s Agent Carter. Perhaps equally exciting as toasting the Star-Spangled Avenger, the special is also promised to include “an exclusive announcement from Marvel comics.” We can’t wait to tune in!

Read more from Marvel’s official release:

From his first appearance in 1941 through the 75 years that would follow, Captain America has been one of–if not the most–influential comic book characters ever to be created. Take a look back at the history of this beloved Marvel character and see how his influence continues to have impact today in the original special, “Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years,” airing Tuesday, January 19 on the ABC Television Network.

New York, 1940. A new era on the horizon. Little did the world know then that this decade would shape the course of history in ways never before seen. Though two men who walked those New York streets, a pair of artists and creators, had a strong feeling of what was to come. They were Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, two first generation Jewish-Americans who believed in their country, believed that the atrocities taking place in Europe needed to be answered, and most importantly, they believed in freedom. And it was an image of freedom that they would create…

Captain America has been the moral compass that has inspired generations to do better and believe in more than themselves. Whether it be leading the Avengers or fighting for his beliefs, even when it meant taking sides against those closest to him during Marvel’s Civil War, “Cap” has been a beacon of light in the Marvel Universe and a central figure in the vast and dynamic world that Marvel fans know and celebrate today.

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.

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