Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Movie poster and comic book cover compared.

Captain America: The First Avenger

Joe Johnston, 2011

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Captain America
Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, 1941

Captain America: The First Avenger is a movie directed by Joe Johnston in 2011 and based on the characters from the comic book Captain America by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, first published in 1941. The movie features Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, and others.

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“The movie is better than the comic book”

But the comic book is worth reading.

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RATING

6.9

/ 10

Movie Poster: Captain America: The First Avenger (Joe Johnston, 2011)

7.9

/ 10

Comic Book Cover: Captain America (Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, 1941)

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Storyline

During World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who’s transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull – Adolf Hitler’s ruthless head of weaponry, and the leader of an organization that intends to use a mysterious device of untold powers for world domination.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Captain America: The First Avenger, the 2011 movie by Joe Johnston

Year

2011

Minutes

124

Movie Rate

6.90

Source: IMDb

Movie

Captain America: The First Avenger

Country: USA

Year: 2011

Length: 2h4m

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Cover of Captain America, the 1941 comic book by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby

Year

1941

Pages

528

Book Rate

7.98

S: Goodreads

Comic Book

Captain America

Country: USA

First published in: 1941

Length: 528 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the comic book

Movie poster
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Movie by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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Which is better?

Poster of Captain America: The First Avenger, the 2011 movie by Joe Johnston

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Cover of Captain America, the 1941 comic book by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby

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movie

IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of Captain America: The First Avenger, the 2011 movie by Joe Johnston

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29% No

12 votes

5 votes

comic book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Captain America, the 1941 comic book by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby

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20% No

12 votes

3 votes

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