That cover is from 1941. It was Stan Lee’s first job in comics, writing an issue of “Captain America”.
Sometime in the mid-60s, I discovered Spiderman and the Fantastic Four and Captain America and began collecting the back issues. I subscribed to them as well and each month they arrived in the mailbox. It was heaven. I was a member of the Mighty Marvel Fanclub, too. Somewhere around here I have a couple of sheets from a notepad sent to members.
That’s the earliest Spiderman issue that I have that has an intact cover. From there they go up to around #100. The Ditko years were the best.
That’s the return of Captain America, found frozen in the ocean, revived and back to fight the bad guys – Kirby and Lee!
Lee was the last of those greats. Jack Kirby died in 1994 at the age of 76. Steve Ditko died last Summer, June 29th, at 90.
But we’re left with their creations.
‘Nuff Said ….