Real Name: Bob Jones IV
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Bodyguard and field agent of Jasper Keaton, former employee of Keaton's savings and loan company
Group Membership: American Purity Foundation
Affiliations: Agent of Jasper Keaton, ally of Abominatrix
Enemies: Louise Mason, New York Police Department, Phantom Blonde, She-Hulk
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: formerly Nebuchadnezzar II (Keaton's resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, destroyed), currently unknown
First Appearancea: Sensational She-Hulk#21 (November 1990)
Powers/Abilities: Captain Rectitude possesses superhuman strength (Class 90), durability, stamina, etc. He was strong enough to go one-one-one against the She-Hulk, although he usually lost. He can fly under his own power. He can also fire destructive plasma blasts of energy from his heart-shaped chest emblem. His costume was composed of bulletproof and fire-resistant aromatic polyamide (aramid) fiber. He is vehemently opposed to anything which he, or Keaton, deems as smut. He is more than happy to use force to enforce his beliefs.
Weight: 214 lbs.
History: (Sensational She-Hulk#23 (fb) ) - The man who would become Captain Rectitude was an employee of Jasper Keaton's savings and loan company. Following government deregulation of the S&L industry, Keaton made a large profit with short-term investments. He created a genetic research division which empowered two of his employees, creating the Abominatrix and Captain Rectitude. What exactly was done to him is unclear, but it was stated that his normal biologic drives were sublimated into an anti-smut instinct.
(Sensational She-Hulk#21-22) - Captain Rectitude assisted Keaton in his efforts to obtain the nuclear warhead code-named "Rosebud" from former Las Vegas gangster Dutch Rosenblatt. This drew him into a series of encounters with the She-Hulk, who had been drawn into the plot by the involvement of her friend, Louise Mason. Mason, formerly known as the Blonde Phantom back in the 1940s, had been part of the All-Winners Squad's attempt to prevent gangster Dutch Malone from stealing the nuclear warhead nicknamed Rosebud. Keaton wanted to learn the current location of Rosebud so he could use it to force the US senate banking committee to give him control of the Savings and Loans. Unfortunately for Keaton, Mason did not know where it was.
(Sensational She-Hulk#23) - Mason's daughter, now the Phantom Blonde, inadvertently revealed the Rosebud was hidden in a statue in front of Rosenblatt's hotel, the Benchmark. Rosebud's detonator was connected to Rosenblatt's pacemaker, and surprisingly enough, the aged Rosenblatt died of a heart attack while in a shoot-out with Keaton's men. She-Hulk succeeded in temporarily incapacitating Rectitude and the Abominatrix in time to hurl the missile into the empty desert, where it destroyed Keaton's resort headquarters, the Nebuchadnezzar. Captain Rectitude and the Abominatrix were presumably taken into police custody.
(Civil War: Front Line#6/1) - After the Superhero Registration Act had passed Captain Rectitude was seen in New York where he was arrested in front of the Daily Bugle to the NYPD.
(Civil War: Battle Damage Report#1) - Captain Rectitude remained in custody.
Comments: Created by Steve Gerber.
Captain Rectitude was a recurring character in World War Hulk: Front Line in alternate Earth tales named War is Heck by Paul Jenkins (writer) & Chris Moreno (artist). In #2 he was used as bait for the Hulk by SHIELD, in #4 he was killed by the Hulk, which was probably a continuation of the story in #2 and in #5 he dated Sally Floyd at some point in the past.
His real name was revealed in the Civil War: Battle Damage Report where he has a profile.
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Sensational She-Hulk#23, p8, pan1 (main image)
Sensational She-Hulk#21-23 (November, 1990 - January, 1991) - Steve Gerber & Buzz Dixon (writers), Tom Artis (pencils), Jim Sanders III (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Civil War: Front Line#6 (October, 2006) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Ramon Bachs (pencils), John Lucas (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Last updated: 06/10/16
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