Location: New York
First Appearance: Captain America Comics #1 (1941) - (Atlas Comics)
Created By: Joe Simon and Jack Kirby
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Team Affiliations: Avengers, SHIELD, Invaders, All Winners Squad
Currently Seen In : Captain America, New Avengers
Powers:Because of his super soldier serum, Captain America is at the pinnacle of physical human health. Over the years, he has trained his body to be a perfect fighting machine, mastering many different martial arts and types of combat. He is highly acrobatic and uses his speed and agility to always be one step ahead of his foes.
Interesting Fact:Captain America's "indestructible" shield has been destroyed and put back together again - two times.
Main VillainsThe Red Skull
Origin:During World War II, a young Steve Rogers tried to enlist into the military, but was turned away due to his frail and sickly body. Steve Rogers was given another chance to serve his country though, as a General overheard his rejection and offers Steve a chance to fight the Nazis by being a part of a top-secret experiment. Steve agreed.
This isnt to say Captain America hasnt had his share of problems with his own government. He was once asked to resign from being Captain America when he refused to become a government sponsored operative, he resigned, but later came back to stop a pan of The Red Skull to overthrow the government. He decided that the government didnt own Captain America, the people did, and he vowed to serve them as their protector.
Recently, Captain America has come into opposition again with the United States Government. He is opposed to the Superhuman Registration Act, which forces all superhuman beings to reveal their identities to the government, and become paid employees, doing what the government says and when. He is in direct opposition to his long time frind, Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. The two are now in the middle of a Civil War, with superheroes on both sides of the fence.
Regardless of where Captain America is, he is always working to promote freedom and the American Way. He is a stalwart ambassador of all that is good in America, and an opponent to greed, crime, racism, and hatred.