305 – Steve Rogers in Civilian Garb

A panel from Captain America #54, January 1946
A panel from Captain America #54, January 1946

In Captain America #54, Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes appear out of their army uniforms (for the first time, I believe) though they are both still working for the army.

Speaking of civilian garb, I got a big kick out of the ad at the end of Captain America #54 for a “trick tie”. By day it’s a “normal” tie, by night it’s a glow-in-the-dark tie with the words “Will you kiss me in the dark baby”. The ad’s title is ‘Girls Can’t Resist this KISS ME NECKTIE as it GLOWS in the DARK!”

An ad for a novelty tie from Captain America #54, January 1946
An ad for a novelty tie from Captain America #54, January 1946