Real Name: Steve Rogers
First Appearance: Captain America (March, 1941)
Powers: Increased Strength, Speed, and Agility (due to Super Soldier Serum)
Affiliation: Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D, Defenders
Enemies: Hydra, A.I.M, Crossbones, Batroc the Leaper, Baron Blood, Red Skull and Baron Zemo
Love Interests: Peggy Carter, Agent 13 (Sharon Carter)
Did You Know: Sebastian Stan (Bucky in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) tried out and was thought to play Captain America before Chris Evans in the movies.
A Little History
The War was going so-so for the Allies and the country needed a symbol hope, freedom, and justice. With a swift sucker-punch to the jaw of Adolf Hilter, Captain America (Steve Rogers) provided this hope, freedom, and justice.
Steve Rogers was the epitome of the American man. He believed, like every man, he belonged overseas fighting the good fight. He was the hope that the common man could help out. Steve Rogers was the proverbial “light at the end of the tunnel.” The problem was that he was your run of the mill, average, scrawny underdog, deemed unfit for the army.
Approached by Dr. Erskine, Steve was given the opportunity of a lifetime. He was asked and agreed to partake in an experiment that any man would want. The experiment took him from a skinny, weak toothpick to what we know him as today, a Super Soldier.
Ultimately, Captain America and his sidekick, Bucky, changed the course of the war. Just before the war ended, an explosion occurred and left him encapsulated in a block of ice.
Captain America made his triumphant return to mainstream comics in the popular comic title, Avengers. He would come back in Avengers #4 (March, 1964) when the Avengers found his frozen in a block of ice in the North Atlantic. Almost immediately, he would take control of the team and become their leader.
Cap remained there off and on for the rest of his existence.
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