Type: Extradimensional realm

Environment: Earth-like

Usual means of access: Temporal portals

Dominant Life Form: Legendary human figures

Significant Inhabitants: Johnny Appleseed (Jonathan Chapman), Father Time, John Henry, Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Uncle Sam

First Appearance: Captain America I#383 (March, 1991)


(Captain America I#383) – Attempting to kill Captain America and allow his spirit to live on, the Elder of the Universe Father Time tricked Cap into following him into the Land of Legends, a world that seemed to change based on the individual time periods that its inhabitants were plucked from. Unable to find Father Time once he had arrived, Captain America soon found Johnny Appleseed, who thought he was still in 1794 Ohio. Appleseed informed Cap that he had seen an old man on top of a nearby mountain and Cap decided to locate this mountain. Almost immediately after he left Johnny Appleseed, Cap found himself in a landscape resembling Old West-era New Mexico, where Cap ran afoul of the tornado-riding Pecos Bill. Thinking Bill was crazy for attempting to ride a tornado, Cap ducked for cover from the tornado only to find himself on railroad tracks. Soon finding himself face-to-face with the steel-driving John Henry, Cap continued his search into a nearby wooded area that housed the legendary giant Paul Bunyan, who helped Cap reach the top of the mountain. Once at the top, Cap found himself facing Uncle Sam rather than the expected Father Time. Father Time soon revealed himself and his plans to kill Cap and allow Cap’s spirit to reside in the Land of the Legends with the other legendary figures Cap had already encountered. Unwilling to die, Captain America furiously battled Father Time with all of his will, despite Father Time’s aging of the hero. Realizing how determined Cap to return to his own life, Father Time returned Captain America to Earth.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Ron Lim and Danny Bulanadi.

Profile by Proto-Man.

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Captain America I#383, p7, pan3 (Land of Legends, landscape changing from 1794 Ohio to Old West New Mexico, main image)
Captain America I#383, p11, pan5 (Land of Legends, John Henry’s railroads running through Uncle Sam’s mountain)

Captain America I#383 (March, 1991) – Mark Gruenwald (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)

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Last Updated: 03/16/13

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