Uncanny X-Men #282, November 1991, cover by Whilce Portacio, Art Thibert, and Tom Orzechowski

X-Men Unlimited #29, December 2000, cover by Brett Booth

 Tales To Astonish #60, October 1964, cover by Jack Kirby and Sol Brodsky

Tales To Astonish #60, October 1964, cover by Jack Kirby and Sol Brodsky

 Teen-Age Romance #78, November 1960, cover by Vince Colletta and Stan Goldberg

Teen-Age Romance #78, November 1960, cover by Vince Colletta and Stan Goldberg

Captains America

Thors

┬áIn celebration of Marvels announcement this week about bringing us new stories featuring a female Thor and Sam Wilson as Captain America, I thought I’d post a couple of images of their forerunners, Jane Foster from What if? #10, 1978, and Isaiah Bradley from Truth: Red, White, and Black, 2003, if only to remind anybody agitated by these announcements that they are all just stories, there is nothing truly new under the sun, and maybe given the Marvel NOW! track record for putting out really fun and innovative work, maybe we can give them the benefit of the doubt. I think there’s every chance that we are going to see some really interesting work from Marvel in the next few years…

 Tarzan #240, August 1975, cover by Joe Kubert

Tarzan #240, August 1975, cover by Joe Kubert

 Star Wars Tales #1, September 1999, cover by Igor Kordey

Star Wars Tales #1, September 1999, cover by Igor Kordey

 Showcase #75, June 1968, cover by Steve Ditko

Showcase #75, June 1968, cover by Steve Ditko

 Strange Tales #70, August 1959, cover by Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers, and Stan Goldberg

Strange Tales #70, August 1959, cover by Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers, and Stan Goldberg