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CAPTAIN AMERICA

Real Name: Steve Rogers

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) human mutate

Occupation: Avenger, adventurer

Group Membership: Avengers (Earth-57780)

Affiliations: Sam Adams, Beast, Doctor Strange, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Lockjaw, Paul Revere, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Vision (all Earth-57780)

Enemies: Kang, Night Flyer, Thinker, Thinker's robots (all Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile, notably the USA (Earth-57780)

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#17/2 (July, 1976)

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.

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 240 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond

History:

(Spidey Super 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 country.

(Spidey Super 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.

(Spidey 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.

(Spidey Super 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.

(Spidey Super 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.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Captain America of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:


Paul Revere

Paul Revere

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


images: (without ads)
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)


Appearances:
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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