CAPTAIN AMERICA

Real Name: "Scar" Turpin (first name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: uhhh....Biker?; vigilante (for a good ten seconds)

Group Membership: The Sickle Cycle Club (motorcycle gang)

Affiliations: Captain America (Steve Rogers)-idol;
Captain America (Bob Russo)-inspiration

Enemies: The Road Runners (a gang of criminals); Rasputin (rival within his gang)

Known Relatives: Mrs. Turpin (mother)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: San Rafael, California

First Appearance: Captain America I#179 (November, 1974)

Powers: Scar Turpin is an athlete, and though he doesn't have any former combat training, he is pretty tough. He's skilled with a tire iron (as a weapon) and rides a motorcycle.
He carried a shield, but it was likely made of a flimsy metal, as it bent pretty badly after a single struggle against several normal criminals.

 

 

History: Captain America (Steve Rogers) retired, disillusioned after learning of corruption in the White House at the conclusion of a plot involving the Secret Empire (Captain America I#175- 176).

 

 

(Captain America I#179) - Scar read the newspaper report on Bob Russo's failed attempt to replace Captain America, and decided that he could do a better job. Rasputin, one of the other members of his gang, argued that he deserved first rights to the name--so Scar gave him his first right--a right-handed punch to the face, droppin' Rasputin to the floor like a sack of taters.
Later that night, after getting himself his own costume and shield, Scar patrolled the town on his cycle until he came upon a mugging. Excited, Scar rushed to the rescue, but the muggers called their back-up men, and the six members of the Road Runners gave ol' Scar the beat-down.
Following his brief education, Scar decided that maybe the superhero business wasn't for him.

Comments: Created by Steve Englehart and Sal Buscema.

Years later, a similar thing happened with the Punisher: when he disappeared, a bunch of bumbling chuckleheads tried to adopt his identity, around the time of "Suicide Run". It's not too far off from Superman's "Funeral for a Friend" story (recently mimicked in Deadpool: Funeral for a Freak). In addition, this very idea had previously occurred to Captain America, as well, in Tales of Suspense I#96.

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Last updated: 08/02/02

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