Real Name: David Rickford

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Adventurer; former soldier

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Dr. Karl Malus, Power Broker (Nick Fury), Steve Rogers,

Enemies: AIM (Advanced Idea Mechanics), unidentified bank robbers

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Area 501 Laboratory;
formerly mobile

First Appearance: Captain America I#615.1 (May, 2011)

Powers/Abilities: Rickford can run 60 mph and lift around 800 lbs. He is a highly trained special forces soldier and an expert in throwing a highly durable shield he also uses as protection. The shield's origin and composition is unknown, but it moved through the air and metal wihout losing momentum, always returning to its owner.

Height: 6'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 265 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Blond


(Captain America I#615.1 (fb) - BTS) - David Rickford was a special forces soldier, who received several medals for courage under fire. He eventually quit. Power Brokers Inc. hired Rickford to turn him into the new Captain America. Nick Fury, posing as the Power Broker, made a deal with Dr. Karl Malus, who augmented Rickford's strength and other physical abilites.

(Captain America I#615.1) - Malus and Power Broker (Fury) watched their Captain America (Rickford)'s training against dummies with his shield. Impressed by Rickford's workout Power Broker (Fury) sent him out for his first public appearance.

(Captain America I#615.1 - BTS) - Fury informed Sharon Carter about the new Captain America (David Rickford) and tipped her and Rogers off where Rickford would first appear.

(Captain America I#615.1) - Rogers and Carter watched from afar Captain America (Rickford) apprehending a bunch of robbers. Afterward he was interviewed by WNYZ News' Frank Farmington. Rickford told the press that he picked up the mantle of Captain America because the country needed a Captain America.

   Rickford returned to the Area 501 Laboratory, but it had been abandoned by Malus and Fury. At the lab AIM agents, tipped off by Fury, shot Rickford and abducted him. Steve Rogers and Sharon Carter came too late to prevent the abduction, but Rogers followed AIM and jumped on their plane. Inside the ship AIM readied Captain America (Rickford) to turn him into a new MODOK, but Steve Rogers broke into the ship and saved him. They jumped off the heavily damaged vessel and landed in the Hudson River. At the shore Rogers told Rickford to stop wearing the Captain America uniform because he would never forgive himself if Rickford got killed as Captain America. Rogers threatened to lock up Rickford for reckless endangerment if he didn't quit as Captain America. Rickford took off the mask and replied that eventually somebody had to wear the Captain America mantle again.

Comments: Created by Greg Pak (writer), Iban Coello Soria, Harvey Tolibao (pencils) & Sandu Florea (inks).

Profile by Markus Raymond.

Captain America (David Rickford) has no known connection to:

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Captain America I#615.1, p6, pan4 (main image)
Captain America I#615.1, p21, pan7 (head shot)

Captain America I#615.1 (May, 2012) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Mitch Breitweiser (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Last updated: 04/29/15

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