Captain America
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In-story Information


Steven "Steve" Rogers


Captain America


Secret Avengers


None: Uses a Vibranium-steel alloy shield


Peak human athlete
Expert martial artist and hand-to-hand combatant
Master tactician and field commander

Publication Info


Marvel Comics

Created by

Joe Simon
Jack Kirby

First Appearance

Captain America Comics # 1 (March 1941)

For nearly all of the character's publication history Captain America was the alter ego of Steve Rogers, a sickly young man who was enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental serum in order to aid the United States war effort. Captain America wears a costume that bears an American flag motif, and is armed with an indestructible shield that can be thrown as a weapon.

Now, I know what you're thinking: "Costume based off the Stars & Stripes? LOL AMERIKKKA." It's nowhere near as bad as that - yes, Steve's a little old-fashioned, and he loves America, but it's more that that. He loves America for what it could be, for what it strives to be - in the positive sense. Hell, the current writer of Captain America's ongoing got into trouble for making fun of those Tea Party assholes! Not bad for a piece of US propaganda, huh?

Recommended ReadingEdit

Avenger V1 # 4 (Captain America Joins the Avengers)

Captain America Vol. 1

110-111, 113 (Steranko)

169-176 (Englehart)

193-214 , Annuals 3-4 (Kirby)

Captain America Bicentennial Battles

293-300 (Dematteis)

332-350 (Gruenwald)

US Agents # 1-4

#44-448, 450-454 (Waid)

Captain America V3


Captain America: Man out of Time 

Captain America The Legend # 1 

Captain America V5 (Brubaker)


Captain America 65th Anniversary Special # 1

Winter Soldier: Winter Kills


Captain America Fallen Son

Civil War: The Confession (

Captain America V1


Captain America Reborn # 1-6

Captain America: Who Will Wield the Shield? 


Captain America V6


Winter Soldier # 1-14

Captain America V7


One Shots

What If? V1 # 44 (What if Captain America Were Revived Today?

Marvel FanFare # 18

Batman & Captain America

Captain America: The Chosen

Captain America and the Falcon

Captain America: Theatre of War