Captain America is a fictional superhero created by Marvel Comics. He first appeared in Captain America Comics #1, published on December 20, 1940, by Timely Comics, a corporate predecessor to Marvel. Captain America is the alter ego of Steve Rogers, a frail man who was rejected by the army because of his small size.
He volunteered for an experimental “super-soldier serum” that enhanced his physical abilities to the peak of human potential. He then became a symbol of American ideals and fought against the Nazi forces during World War II.
He was accompanied by his young sidekick Bucky Barnes, who later became the Winter Soldier. Captain America also faced his archenemy, the Red Skull, a Nazi agent who possessed a powerful artifact called the Cosmic Cube.
Captain America’s origin story reflects the patriotic and anti-fascist sentiments of the creators, Joe Simon and ''Jack Kirby'' (born Jacob Kurtzberg; August 28, 1917 – Fe... More, who were both Jewish Americans. Captain America also explored themes such as democracy, freedom, justice, and leadership.
Some of his most notable stories are The Death of Captain America, The Winter Soldier, and Civil War. Captain America has also appeared in various media adaptations, such as animated series, video games, and live-action films.
He is one of the most popular and influential characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, portrayed by ''Christopher Robert Evans'' (born June 13, 1981) is an Amer... More from 2011 to 2019.