Captain America I
Living Legend of World War II
Sentinel of Liberty
Steven Grant "Steve" Rogers
|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|New York, New York|
|Base of Operations|
|New York, New York|
Super-Soldier Serum and Vita-Ray enhancements resulting in peak human strength, speed, stamina and agility for a man of his age.
Excellent hand-to-hand combatant with mastery of multiple fighting arts, both western and eastern.
Above average intelligence with skills as a tactician and military strategist.
Captain America Hotline: Network of volunteers that notify Captain America of threats to civil liberty.
Captain America Uniform: Composed of a fire-proof weave with a chain mail upper body armor.
Motorcycle: S.H.I.E.L.D. modified Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Shield: Near indestructible circular shield composed of a vibranium alloy coating a steel core. Used both offensively and defensively.
Note: Captain America first used a triangular kite shield which was rounded at the top.
For a short period of time Captain America used an electro-magnetic shield which was generated through his gauntlet. This shield could not be thrown, but it could be projected a limited distance and modified into different shapes.
Van: S.H.I.E.L.D. modified van used as transportation of communications gear, motorcycle and other equipment.
Baron Von Strucker
Avengers Vol. 1, 2 & 3
Captain America Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Captain America and the Falcon
Captain America Comics
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty
Invaders Vol. 1
Marvel Mystery Comics
Tales of Suspense Vol. 1 & 2
First & Origin
Captain America Comics #1 (March, 1941)
Avengers Vol. 1 #4 (March, 1964)
Note: Before Captain America returned in Avengers #4 there was an appearance of a Captain America imposter known as the Acrobat who battled the Human Torch in Strange Tales Vol. 1 #114 (Nov. 1963). At the end of the issue readers were invited to write and express their desire to see more of Captain America.
|Joe Simon & Jack Kirby|
Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army, however because of his frailty and sickness he was rejected. Overhearing the boy's earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment - Operation: Rebirth.
After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by "vita-rays." Emerging from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human, Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Months later, he was given his first battle assignment.
His contributions to the allied efforts were legendary in their own time. In the end he would fall at the hands of the enemy only to be discovered in suspended animation a generation later.
Revived and armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Rogers continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and the leader of the Avengers, Captain America.