Real Name: Steve Rogers
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780)
Occupation: Avenger, adventurer
Group Membership: Avengers (Earth-57780)
Affiliations: Sam Adams, Beast, Doctor
Witch, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Vision
Enemies: Kang, Night Flyer, Thinker, Thinker's
robots (all Earth-57780)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile, notably the USA
First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#17/2
Powers/Abilities: Captain America has
artificially induced superhuman strength. He has at least athlete-level
fitness and acrobatic skills. He has advanced fighting skills and wears
padded armor plus a circular shield of undefined composition that can
easily deflect strikes and electric blasts; he can also use it to fling
as a spinning disc against an opponent. He is a staunch American
patriot and nationalist. He can drive a motorbike and has presumably
received other training.
Weight: 240 lbs.
Stories#17/1 (fb)) - Weak Steve Rogers succeeded in getting involved as
a test subject in a secret project
to create a super-strong man. The project involved exposure to rays.
(Spidey Super Stories#51/3 (fb)) - Part of the
strength-enhancement project also included consuming a potion.
(Spidey Super Stories#17/1 (fb)) - Once his body had
been enhanced, he was handed a costume with the American flag motif,
plus a round shield of unrevealed composition. He swore to defend his
Stories#17/2) - At the bicentennial celebrations at the Electric
Company studios, attended by various heroes, Captain America sat on the
giant Inhuman dog Lockjaw so that the pet didn't eat all the cake.
Captain America later told Spider-Man that his personal heroes were
those of the American Revolution of the 1770s. Dr. Strange
overheard this and offered his magic to transport the two back in time
to meet the revolutionaries. Sent to Boston, 1773, the eager duo saw
Sam Adams and his men getting ready for the Boston Tea Party protest,
but the time-meddling Kang sought to stop it and become King Kang of
the colonies. Captain America and Spidey fought Kang and his electric
blasts, trapping him. The two heroes watched Adams' protest but Kang
escaped. Strange pulled them back to the studio party, but soon
detected Kang subverting history again in Boston, 1775, and so
dispatched the heroic duo to stop him. They fought, but Kang escaped
again, having destroyed all lamps meant to signal opposing British
troop movements. Spidey used his belt buckle as a beacon, and the two
heroes watched Paul Revere alert American patriots about British
advances. Strange noted more trouble from Kang and sent the pair to
Philadelphia in 1776. Kang was planting a bomb to stop the signing of
the American Declaration of Independence, but the two stopped him. Cap
and Spidey witnessed the signing but were called home by Strange. They
took Kang back with them to the studio to enjoy cake.
(Spidey Super Stories#23/5) - Puppet Master had crafted a Captain America puppet for potential use in a nefarious scheme.
(Spidey Super Stories#35/5 (fb) - BTS) - The
extortionist Night Flyer threatened to detonate Mount Rushmore unless
he was paid money. Captain America rushed to stop him.
Super Stories#35/5) - Chasing Night Flyer himself for a separate
reason, Spider-Man joined Captain America and both boarded a train to
intercept the villain, unaware he was also on the train, but he evaded
capture and flew to the mountain monument. Spider-Man disconnected the
bomb at the mountain while Captain America distracted Night Flyer. The two heroes
smashed the villain's glider and apprehended him, traveling back by
train with the manacled Night Flyer. Cap wanted to celebrate, but
Spidey was too tense from the evening.
Stories#40/3) - Captain America became an Avenger alongside Hawkeye,
Scarlet Witch and Vision.
(Spidey Super Stories#43/3) - Captain America stayed
with the Avengers when Beast and Iron Man joined.
Stories#51/5) - In a ploy to draw out the hero by the villainous
Thinker, Captain America received an award from the mayor (actually one
of the Thinker's disguised robots), but the mayor android, aided by
robots disguised as police, overwhelmed him and took him to the
Thinker's hidden lair. Spider-Man followed and found the Thinker had
restrained Captain America, although the hero was playing possum to
find out the Thinker's scheme to replace key people with robots. Spying
Spidey, the Thinker dispatched large androids against him. Seeing his
friend in danger, Captain America broke free and the two heroes stopped
the androids. The Thinker sent a second wave and, seeing a robot
duplicate of himself, Cap smashed it with his shield. Spider-Man took
the Thinker's robot controlling device and the villain was defeated.
Comments: Created by Jim Salicrup (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks).
He has two stories showing how he received super strength - via rays (#17) and via potion (#51). I'd consider these as combined treatments, as neither excludes the other.
Spidey Super Stories#32 shows that he's based in the
USA (but no other storyline associated with it).
There's no mention of WWII involvement or post-war suspended animation (compared to his Earth-616 counterpart), or even if the strength-inducing project was privately or government-funded. He seems to be a modern creation, although admittedly war is not mentioned in Spidey Super Stories (except for the American Revolution).
Spidey Super Stories#35 also has a back
black-&-white page of a riddle: Spidey asks "What's red, white and
blue all over?" Cap jumps in and says that it's him(!).
Along with many other characters, Cap appeared on the single-color back cover advert of Spidey Super Stories#52, showing that he too read Spidey Super Stories.
Physical stats are taken from the Earth-616 version, as they look very much alike.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Captain America of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:
Paul Revere was an American revolutionary who, in 1775, was reliant on a lit signal at night to alert fellow
patriots of British troop movements, but the time-traveling Kang had
destroyed the lamps to prevent communication. Spider-Man helped out by
using his belt signal and Revere continued riding, warning others.
Revere was a personal historic hero of Captain
America's and hoped to meet him, but only saw him from a tower as
Revere rode by.
--Spidey Super Stories#17/2
Spidey Super Stories#51, p14, pan3 (main image)
Spidey Super Stories#51, p14, pan2 (headshot, pre-transformation)
Spidey Super Stories#17, p10, pan5 (blocking zap with shield)
Spidey Super Stories#35, p25, pan2 (on motorcycle)
Spidey Super Stories#51, p31, pan1 (flinging shield)
Spidey Super Stories#17, p26, pan2 (Revere)
Spidey Super Stories#17/1 (July, 1976) - Jim Salicrup (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#17/2 (July, 1976) - Jim Salicrup (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks), A.J. Hays (editor).
Spidey Super Stories#35/5 (September, 1978) - Jim Salicrup &/or Linda Lee Karas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hayes & Julie Mishkin (editors)
Spidey Super Stories#40/3 (May, 1979) - Sharon L. Webber &/or Michael Siporin (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays & Deborah November (editors)
Spidey Super Stories#43/3 (November, 1979) - Jim Salicrup &/or Alan Kupperberg (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks), A.J. Hays & Deborah November (editors)
Spidey Super Stories#51/3 (March, 1981) - Jim Salicrup &/or Steven Grant (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Deborah Walker & Caroline Barnes (editors)
Spidey Super Stories#51/5 (March, 1981) - Jim Salicrup &/or Steven Grant (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Deborah Walker & Caroline Barnes (editors)
First posted: 03/16/18
Last updated: 03/16/18
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