Here are a few panels from 'Captain America' # 153 (1973), as reprinted in 'Essential Captain America Vol. 3,' which I recently read. Words are by Steve Englehart, pictures by Our Pal Sal Buscema.
It's shocking and provactive to hear 'Captain America' advocating and using torture. I love the line: 'I am the true force of our democracy...and you'll soon admit it or I'll beat your brains out!'
Of course, it turns out that the 'Captain America' employing the torture is not the real Cap, but a phoney Cap created at the height of the 1950's Red Scare...
A lot of socio-politico commentary in the old comic books doesn't hold up so well. But then again, some of it is more relevant than ever.