Captain America was an American comics character created in 1941. Scrawny Steve Rogers was determined to serve his country despite being repeatedly rejected by the Army, and volunteered for a top secret experiment which transformed him into the USA's first super soldier! He had a lengthy career during the Golden Age of American comic books. Resurrected by Stan Lee in the pages of the Avengers in 1964 (having supposedly spent the intervening years frozen in an iceberg), he soon became a mainstay of the Marvel Comics universe battling foes such as the Red Skull, and was incorporated into the Marvel UK line initially as a member of the Avengers before his solo exploits began to be reprinted in titles such as The Titans and Super Spider-Man.
Captain America has also teamed up with Captain Britain. The first time they met they fought each other, but afterwards they decided to be friends. This mirrors the relationship between the countries they represent. Captain Britain, who affectionately refers to his transatlantic counterpart as "Yank," grew in confidence and skill under the older and more experienced Captain America's tutelage.
Powers and abilities
PowersEnhanced strength, speed and agility.
Can be incapacitated by nerve gas.
Captain America was also the title of a 32-page weekly title launched by Marvel UK on 25th February 1981. Marvel UK and Grandreams also issued a hardback Captain America Collector's Edition (in the same format as their usual annuals) in 1981, featuring reprints of classic Captain America stories drawn by artist Jim Steranko.
A previous 28-page Captain America reprint title was published in 1954 by L.Miller & Son, though this seems to have only lasted one issue.
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