With world war looming in Europe, Project: Rebirth, headed by Dr. Abraham Erskine, was intended to create a battalion of American super-soldiers. Erskine's serum transformed a. . . MORE >
With world war looming in Europe, Project: Rebirth, headed by Dr. Abraham Erskine, was intended to create a battalion of American super-soldiers. Erskine's serum transformed a weak test-subject Steve Rogers into the peak of human physical perfection, before Erskine was killed by Nazi infiltrators. Rogers was rechristened 'Captain America'.
Captain America is able to lift twice his body-weight, is resistant to fatigue and disease and is a skilled gymnast. He is an expert military strategist; trained in combat, tactics, espionage and the fighting arts. His red, white and blue shield was the product of a metallurgical accident. The most durable object known to man, it is virtually unbreakable.
Other holders of the Captain America title:
Bucky Barnes (aka Winter Soldier) - In many battles against the Nazi's, the Cap was joined by a side-kick, James "Bucky" Barnes. Bucky went on to become Captain America after Rogers was thought to have been assassinated in New York City at the end of the Civil War.
Sam Wilson (aka Falcon) - Following Steve Rogers's retirement, Sam becomes the newest Captain America in All-New Captain America #1 (Jan 2015) and he also becomes leader of the Avengers.
Sharon Rogers - Steve Rogers (Captain America) and Sharon Carter (Agent 13) have a daughter named Sharon Rogers. Created as part of Captain America's 75th anniversary, she is from an alternate timeline where she serves as Captain America.