In the 1940s and 50s, it was not unusual for comics to have text pieces in between the pages. This one, from Captain America Comics #3, is historically important for two reasons.
It was the first ever Marvel story written by Stanley Lieber, who prior to this, was an office gofer, getting sandwiches and coffee orders at his uncle Martin’s comics company. Stanley Lieber was self-conscious about working in comics, as he had ambitions of being a serious novelist, so he saved his real name and decided to write his stories under the pen name “Stan Lee.” This is the first story ever credited to a “Stan Lee.”
The other reason this text story is famous is for the following text, which is the first time Captain America ever threw his shield like a boomerang.
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