“I’ve Knocked Out Adolf…” (2017)
by Cat Farris (1993-)
8.5 x 11 in., ink and watercolor on heavy board
Part of the fund-raising auctions done for The Hero Initiative in honor of the 100th birthday of Jack Kirby.
Captain America taking a swipe at Adolf Hitler is about as iconic as you can get. On top of the obvious symbolism, Cap socking Adolf in the jaw is exactly the cover of Captain America Comics #1 (March 1, 19410.
Then, so many years later, the terrific Marvel Studios movie, Captain America: The First Avenger, built so much of its story on history of the comics. Paolo Rivera built his movie posted around an homage to this cover…
And the Captain America War Bond Campaign, in the move…
And then the line by Steve Rogers later in the movie…
Timothy ‘Dum Dum’ Dugan: “Wait. You know what you’re doing?”
Steve Rogers: “Yeah. I’ve knocked out Adolf Hitler over 200 times.”
Cat Farris is a Portland, OR native, and the creator of the mini comic series Flaccid Badger and the webcomic The Last Diplomat. An illustrator with an animation influence, Farris is best known for her chibi versions of popular superheros and video game characters. Her past work includes art for Emily and The Strangers: Breaking The Record, Harrow County: Tales of Harrow County, occasional inks for the Rick and Morty comic series, and variant covers for several books