CYRIL LUCAS

Real Name: Cyril Lucas

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Movie producer, subversive agent

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Communist China, Willie Lucas, Steve Rogers LMD

Enemies: Captain America

Known Relatives: Willie Lucas (brother, deceased), unnamed mother (deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Infinity Productions, Hollywood, California

First Appearance: Captain America I#106 (October, 1968)

Powers/Abilities: Cyril Lucas was an adept filmmaker.

History: (Captain America I#106)- Cyril Lucas was the protective older brother of Willie Lucas, and the two brothers came to operate Infinity Productions together. In order to finance their movies and pay for an operation for Willie, Cyril assisted Communist forces of China in preparing a movie in which Captain America was seen to murder his sidekick Bucky.

The movie brought the real Captain America to Cyril, but he had been outfitted by the Chinese with an LMD replica of Captain America. The goal of the plot was for the LMD to kill the real Captain America, then assume his place and serve the communist cause. As Captain America fought the LMD, Willie became concerned for Captain America's life, and ran out to protect him, only to be struck dead by the LMD. The LMD ultimately overloaded and was destroyed, while Cyril was left by his brother's dead body, well aware of what would happen to him because of the scheme's failure. An agent of the communist Chinese then confronted Cyril with a gun trained on him, as Cyril accepted his fate, only now aware of the wrong he had done.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Frank Giacoia.

Cyril and Willie remind me of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, visually. If it's intentional, then Cyril's money-grabbing versus Willie's morality would hold up with other Stan Lee "homages" Kirby made during the 70's.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Cyril and Willie Lucas should not be confused with:


Willie Lucas was the younger brother of Cyril Lucas, and disliked the alliance his brother had made with the communists, although he was aware it had partly been made to provide money needed for an operation to save his life. As Captain America fought the LMD duplicate the communists had provided the two brothers with, Willie ran to Captain America's aid, only to be slain by the LMD.

--Captain America I#106












Images taken from:
Captain America I#106, page 8, panel 3
Captain America I#106, page 9, panel 3


Last updated: 07/07/04

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