Captain America (Steve Rogers)

The Religious Affiliation of
Captain America
Steve Rogers

Religion: Protestant CBR Scale: I

Name: Captain America

Alter Ego: Steve Rogers

Other Names: Steven Rogers; Nomad; Captain; Yeoman America; "Brett Hendrick"; "the God in the Ice"; Cpt. Steve Rogers; Captain America I; Rojhaz; Spider-King

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel Timely

First Appearance: Captain America Comics #1 (Mar. 1941): "Case No. 1. Meet Captain America"

Creators: Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Al Liederman

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 5,992

   Comic Book Appearances: 5,951

   TV, Film Appearances: 33

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 8

Teams/Affiliations: Redeemers; Secret Defenders; The Avengers; The Invaders; The Ultimates; Weapon Plus

Enemy of: Red Skull, Baron Zemo, Crossbones, Cold War, Fear Eater

Romantic Interests: Agent 13, Diamondback, Peggy Carter

Allies: Nick Fury, Falcon

Occupation: artist, federal agent, illustrator, police, soldier

Location: New York City, New York, USA

Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Race: white

Gender: male


BELOW: After the Chitauri bomb the Ultimates' headquarters, Captain America thinks about how much he hates the Chitauri alien invaders. He also thinks about God and prophecy.

Resentment was so thick in the back of his throat that he could practically spit it out. God, he hated them. Hated them worse than he'd ever hated the Nazis or the Japs. He would have killed them all himself, shot them in the back as they fled. If God Himself came down and gave Steve Rogers the gift of prophecy, and he knew that the Chitauri would leave tomorrow and never come back, he would still have killed them as they fled onto their ships.

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 72. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: God; hate; prophecy; Captain America (Steve Rogers); Nazis

BELOW: Captain America thinks of Thor as a "norse God"... maybe:

Thor actually did a double take. Steve thought that as long as he might live, he would never see anything quite so strange as a Norse god doing a double take . . . if, that is, he was going along with the proposition that Thor was a Norse god.

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 241. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: gods; Norse/Teutonic paganism; Captain America (Steve Rogers); Thor (Donald Blake)

BELOW: Thor ponders Captain America's belief system:

What would he have told Rogers? That Loki had taken a special interest in him? Rogers believed in flag and country, nothing else. His was a pure belief, not ignorant of nuance but dismissive of it, deeply invested in a black-and-white view of the world. There was an innocence about it that gave Rogers much of his strength, but that innocence was also part of what made him a useful tool for those who operated by deceit. Strength of belief, Thor thought, was admirable, but it was a lever that when used against you always tipped you long before you knew it was being used.

And so, Thor thought. I have come looking for him to call him a naif and tell him that my half brother, another god he doesn't believe in, has a plan for him. Hardly an errand with good prospects of success.

To know, and not be believed. This was the lot of the gods. All the same, Thor was glad he wasn't a mortal. Fate would do what Fate did, to Steve Rogers and to them all.

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 45. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: belief; gods; knowledge; fate; disbelief; patriotism; Norse/Teutonic paganism; Captain America (Steve Rogers); Thor (Donald Blake); Loki

BELOW: Thor ponders the fate of gods and the goodness of Captain America:

...At times like these, Thor thought, I would just as soon fly, and to hell with this pretense for mortals and their small fears. He felt the absence of Mjolnir in his hands... Being immortal had its privileges . . . and its drawbacks, Thor thought, remembering the dark and shining malice on the face of his half brother.

Steve Rogers is my favorite, Loki had said. That much Thor had told Fury. What he had not mentioned was Loki had said something else. Rogers I love, Loki had said, because he will squeeze so hard with his fists of order that chaos will inevitably squirt out. And laughed, Loki had, long and loud.

Thor picked up the pace, spurred on by a sense he couldn't shake that something was about to happen, some trick about to be played on a man whose goodness would be the lever that evil would use against him. To be a god was to know things; the joke of fate was that too often, what even the gods knew was not quite enough.

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 44-45. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: gods; evil; order; knowledge; fate; Norse/Teutonic paganism; Captain America (Steve Rogers); Thor (Donald Blake); Loki

BELOW: Captain America doesn't believe Thor is a god; he thinks Thor is a crazy Communist ("pinko"):

What Steve couldn't figure out was why Thor was along .He couldn't imagine that General Fury had decided to trust an obviously crazy pinko with something as serious as the details of a new Chitauri incursion. Regardless of what Thor had done with the Chitauri bomb in Arizona, Steve didn't for a minute believe in a thunder god. Either the bomb hadn't done what the Chitauri said it would, or the tech in Thor's hammer had some secret functions that he hadn't told any of them about. Whichever it was, Thor was a loose cannon and a security risk. If it was up to Steve, Thor wouldn't have been let within a mile of the Triskelion.

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 112. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: gods; disbelief; Norse/Teutonic paganism; Communist; Captain America (Steve Rogers); Thor (Donald Blake); Chitauri

BELOW: Captain America and Iron Man exchange banter, with Cap calling Stark a "libertine"; Captain America is unimpressed by Tony's penchant for alcohol:

"And where can a guy get a drink around here?" Tony added.

"Can't help you there," the tech said.

"Barbarians," Tony said. "Steve, I'm surrounded by barbarians. Including you."

"Sometimes it's tough being a libertine," Steve said.

"Tony's eyebrows shot up. "A joke from Captain Flag, so close to our final confrontation with the alien menace? A joke including the word libertine? Good Lord. I'm starting to think I'm having an influence on you."

Steve ignored this, not even wanting to contemplate the question of how he might influence Tony, and how any possible channel of influence might run both ways. "Instead of a drink, you ought to have something to eat..."

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 291. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: libertine; alcoholism; Hedonist; Captain America (Steve Rogers); Iron Man (Tony Stark)

BELOW: Captain America believes in the American people; he accuses Tony Stark of believing only in his "bank balance":

"...Who are 'the people,' anyway?"

"They're the ones I rode a Nazi rocket for," Steve said, moving even closer to Tony [Stark]. "They're the ones I got shot up with experimental chemicals for. They're the ones I pledge my life to, and if you're about to say that they don't know who I am and don't care what I've done, I'm here to tell you that doesn't matter. I believe in them. You don't believe in a damn thing except your bank balance."

"The people, huh?" Tony said. "Shouldn't you say der Volk?"

Faster than Fury could see, Steve leveled Tony with a pile-driver right hand...

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 84. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: belief; greed; patriotism; Captain America (Steve Rogers); Iron Man (Tony Stark); Nazis

BELOW: In a bit of self-effacing reflection, Tony Stark thinks about his own lack of "moral fiber or ethical beliefs":

He pivoted in midair, reaching down. Thor would save himself, and Clint was a soldier . . . but he had to save Steve [Captain America]. Too many people needed Steve, and Tony Stark might have been a vain, alcoholic, dying playboy with no evident moral fiber or ethical beliefs, but he would have given his life in that moment to save Steve Rogers.

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 331. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: belief; alcoholism; sacrifice; amoral; ethical; Non-Religious; Captain America (Steve Rogers); Iron Man (Tony Stark)

BELOW: Captain America considers Iron Man an "amoral boozehound":

A guy like that, Steve thought, everything done for him, everyone else bends over backward for him, and what is he? An amoral boozehound with a brain tumor. That's not the kind of person we need running things around here.

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 115. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: alcoholism; amoral; Captain America (Steve Rogers); Iron Man (Tony Stark)

BELOW: Captain America faces a moral quandry, asked to to violate his ideals in order to safeguard those same ideals:

Garza looked him in the eye. "Noted. Now can you get Tony's toy to the person I am about to tell you to get it to?"

In other words, Steve thought, are you willing to commit industrial espionage against an American company for the benefit of Americans? Is this what it's come to? Once he'd had an argument with Thor about the point at which it became necessary to contravene your ideals so that other people could believe that those same ideals same existed. In other words, at what point do you grant yourself the privilege of knowing better than other people what's best for them?

Now, I guess, Steve thought. I guess that time is now.

"Yes, sir," he said. "I can"

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 55. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: ideals; Captain America (Steve Rogers)

BELOW: Wasp thinks about Captain America's morally conservative views about women's clothing:

Something had been on his mind, distracting him in the middle of sentences. He hadn't even commented on her dress, which she'd chosen specifically to provoke him because he was still such a fuddy-duddy about women's clothing.

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 122. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: modesty in apparel; Captain America (Steve Rogers); The Wasp (Janet van Dyne)

BELOW: Thor compares himself to Captain America:

Perhaps I understand Steve Rogers a little better than most, because he is lost in time as well. But he is also a creature of duty and obedience, and I understand only the first of those. In obedience I have not the slightest interest.

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 38. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: duty; obedience; Captain America (Steve Rogers); Thor (Donald Blake)

BELOW: Tony Stark (Iron Man) contemplates the dark "secrets" of his fellow Ultimates:

Then again it wasn't like Banner was the only one whose character could be considered . . . murky. They all had secrets... Steve, Captain America, you brought your proto-fascist politics with you out of the iceberg, even though they have thus far stayed hidden behind those blue eyes and that charming naivete.

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 7. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: fascism; Captain America (Steve Rogers)

BELOW: Captain America recalls President Roosevelt's famous quote about fear:

He felt like he was in dangerous territory. You're coming close to going off the reservation, son, he told himself.But if what General Fury was telling him was true, America had fallen a long way since Roosevelt had told the country that the only thing it had to fear was fear itself.

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 31. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: fear; Captain America (Steve Rogers); Franklin D. Roosevelt

Captain America (Steve Rogers)

This character is in the following 1537 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The 3-Minute Sketchbook #1 (Oct. 2007)
4 #30 (July 2006): "Open House" (1-panel cameo)
The Adventures of Captain America
All Select Comics
All Winners Comics
Alpha Flight (vol. 1) #40 (Nov. 1986): "Love" (cover & 1-panel cameo)
The Amazing Spider-Man & Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge! (1989) (lead character)
The Amazing Spider-Man
Assault on New Olympus Prologue #1 (Jan. 2010) (1-panel cameo)
Astonishing X-Men (vol. 3) #14 (June 2006): "Torn: Part Two" (cameo)
The Avengers (2012)
Avengers / Thunderbolts
The Avengers
Avengers Academy #1 (Aug. 2010): "Permanent Record" (cover & 2-panel cameo)
The Avengers and the Thunderbolts (1998)
The Avengers Annual
Avengers Assemble (vol. 1) #1 (July 2010)
The Avengers Collector's Edition #1 (Sep. 1993): "Vibrant Alchemy!"
Avengers Finale #1 (Jan. 2005)
Avengers Next #3 (Feb. 2007) (cameo)
Avengers West Coast #100 (Nov. 1993): "Soul Gauntlet"
Avengers/Invaders #1 (July 2008): "Book One: Old Soldiers, New Wars"
Avengers: A Marvel Treasury (1982): "The Avengers"
Avengers: Deathtrap, The Vault (Sep. 1991): "Deathtrap, the Vault"
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Avengers: The Initiative
Avengers: The Terminatrix Objective
Avengers: The Ultron Imperative #1 (Nov. 2001): "The Ultron Imperative"
Batman / Captain America (Dec. 1996) (lead character)
Battle Scars
Battlebooks: Captain America: Streets of Fire (Nov. 1998) (lead character)
Black Knight (vol. 2) #1 (June 1990): "The Rebirth of the Black Knight"
Black Panther (vol. 3) #59 (July 2003): "Ascension Part 1 of 4"
Blood and Glory: Punisher/Captain America
Cable & Deadpool #30 (Sep. 2006): "The Hero Hunter"
Captain America
Captain America & the Korvac Saga
Captain America & Thor!: Avengers #1 (Sep. 2011): "U-Base" (lead character)
Captain America (Taco Bell Exclusive Collector Edition)
Captain America / Citizen V Annual '98 (Dec. 1998): "For Victory ... Again!" (lead character)
Captain America / Nick Fury: Blood Truce (Feb. 1995): "Blood Truce" (lead character)
Captain America / Nick Fury: The Otherworld War (Oct. 2001): "The Otherworld War!" (lead character)
Captain America
Captain America 65th Anniversary Special #1 (May 2006): "Secrets of Iron & Fire" (lead character)
Captain America 70th Anniversary Magazine
Captain America and Batroc #1 (May 2011): "The Blitzkrieg of Batroc!" (lead character)
Captain America and the Campbell Kids (1980): "Captain America Versus the Energy Drainers" (lead character)
Captain America and the Falcon
Captain America and the First Thirteen
Captain America and the Secret Avengers #1 (May 2011): "All the Pretty Monsters" (lead character)
Captain America Annual
Captain America Ashcan Edition (1995) (lead character)
Captain America Comics
Captain America Comics 70th Anniversary Special
Captain America Corps
Captain America Goes to War Against Drugs
Captain America Meets the Asthma Monster (1988): "Attack of the Asthma Monster" (lead character)
Captain America Special ComiCon Edition #1 (July 1996) (lead character)
Captain America Special Edition
Captain America Theater of War: A Brother in Arms #1 (June 2009): "A Brother in Arms" (lead character)
Captain America Theater of War: America First!
Captain America Theater of War: America the Beautiful
Captain America Theater of War: Ghosts of My Country #1 (Dec. 2009): "Ghosts of My Country" (lead character)
Captain America Theater of War: Operation Zero-Point #1 (Dec. 2008): "Operation: Zero-Point" (lead character)
Captain America Theater of War: Prisoners of Duty #1 (Feb. 2010): "Prisoners of Duty" (lead character)
Captain America Theater of War: To Soldier On #1 (Oct. 2009): "To Soldier On" (lead character)
Captain America/Black Panther: Flags of Our Fathers
Captain America: America's Avenger #1 (Aug. 2011) (lead character)
Captain America: Dead Men Running
Captain America: Drug War
Captain America: Fighting Avenger #1 (June 2011): "The New Guy" (lead character)
Captain America: First Vengeance
Captain America: Forever Allies
Captain America: Hail Hydra
Captain America: Man Out of Time
Captain America: Reborn
Captain America: Red, White & Blue (Sep. 2002): "Origin" (lead character)
Captain America: Return of the Asthma Monster (1989): "Return of the Asthma Monster" (lead character)
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty
Captain America: The Chosen
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) (lead character)
Captain America: The Legend #1 (Sep. 1996) (lead character)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) (lead character)
Captain America: What Price Glory?
Captain America: White #0 (Sep. 2005): "It Happened One Night" (lead character)
Captain America: Who Will Wield the Shield? #1 (Feb. 2010): "Who Will Wield the Shield?" (lead character)
Captain Britain (vol. 1) #17 (2 Feb. 1977): "Revenge of the Red Skull!"
Captain Marvel (vol. 3) #1 (Feb. 1994): "Speaking Without Concern"
The Champions (vol. 1) #4 (Mar. 1976): "Murder at Malibu!" (mentioned)
Civil War #6 (Dec. 2006)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report #1 (Mar. 2007)
Civil War: Front Line #3 (Sep. 2006): "Civil War" (lead character)
Civil War: War Crimes #1 (Feb. 2007) (cameo)
Cloak and Dagger (vol. 2) #9 (Nov. 1986): "The Lady and the Unicorn" (only on cover)
Conspiracy #2 (Mar. 1998): "Print the Legend"
Contest of Champions II
Daredevil & Captain America: Dead on Arrival #1 (Nov. 2008): "Dead on Arrival" (lead character)
Dark Avengers
Dark Reign: Young Avengers
Dark Wolverine #75 (Aug. 2009): "The Prince: Part 1" (photo/picture/video)
Dark X-Men
Dark X-Men: The Beginning #3 (Oct. 2009): "Hidden Depths" (2-panel cameo)
DC/Marvel All Access #1 (Dec. 1996): "The Crossing!"
The Defenders
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme
Doomwar #6 (Sep. 2010): "Doomwar, Part 6" (cameo)
Earth X #2 (May 1999): "Chapter Two"
Exiles (vol. 1) #10 (Apr. 2002): "A World Apart: Part 3"
The Falcon
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America
Fantastic Force (vol. 1) #4 (Feb. 1995): "Adapt or Die"
Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four: The World's Greatest Comics Magazine!
Fantastic Four: What Lies Between (2007) (mentioned)
Ghost Rider / Captain America: Fear (Oct. 1992): "Fear" (lead character)
Giant-Size Avengers
Giant-Size Captain America
Giant-Size Defenders
GLA #1 (June 2005): "Great Lakes Avengers Misassembled" (cameo)
Heroes for Hire
Hulk (vol. 3) #7 (Dec. 2008): "What Happens in Vegas" (visual reference)
Hulk Smash Avengers
Hulk: Raging Thunder #1 (Aug. 2008): "Thundra at Dawn!" (cameo)
The Human Torch (vol. 1) #33 (Nov. 1948): "The Ray of Madness"
Iceman (vol. 1) #2 (Feb. 1985): "Instant Karma!" (photo/picture/video)
The Incredible Hulk Annual #20 (July 1994): "You're Invited!"
Infinity War #1 (June 1992): "Chthonic Maneuvers"
The Invaders
Iron Man & Captain America Annual 1998 (Dec. 1998): "Life & Liberty" (lead character)
Iron Man
Journey Into Mystery (vol. 1) #116 (May 1965): "The Trial of the Gods!"
Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (2013)
Major Tayfun (1968) (character based on)
Marvel Age Annual #1 (Jan. 1985)
Marvel Atlas #1 (Jan. 2008)
Marvel Comics Presents
Marvel Double-Shot
Marvel Fanfare
Marvel Feature (vol. 1) #10 (July 1973): "Ant-Man No More"
Marvel Graphic Novel #17 (June 1985): "Revenge of the Living Monolith"
Marvel Holiday Special
Marvel Holiday Special 1993
Marvel Knights
Marvel Knights 4
Marvel Knights Spider-Man
Marvel Knights: Millennial Visions
Marvel Mystery Comics
Marvel Premiere #30 (June 1976): "Hey, Ma! They're Blitzin' the Bronx!"
Marvel Super Hero Squad (20 Oct. 2009)
Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions
Marvel Super-Heroes
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars
Marvel Team-Up
Marvel Treasury Special Featuring Captain America's Bicentennial Battles #1 (June 1976) (lead character)
Marvel Two-in-One
Marvel Universe
Marvel Universe: Millennial Visions
Marvel Universe: The End
Marvel Year-in-Review #4 (1992)
Marvel: Heroes & Legends '97 (Oct. 1997): "Avembers Assemble!"
Marvel: The Lost Generation #7 (Aug. 2000): "Highly Placed Sources" (someone disguised or dressed as)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (24 Oct. 2006)
The Marvels Project #1 (Oct. 2009) (1-panel cameo)
Maximum Security
Maximum Security: Dangerous Planet #1 (Oct. 2000): "A Very Dangerous Planet" (2-panel cameo)
Megaton Man
The Mighty Avengers
Minimum Carnage: Alpha #1 (Dec. 2012): "Minimum Carnage: Act One" (mentioned)
Moon Knight Saga (Oct. 2009) (2-panel cameo)
Ms. Marvel
Mythos: Captain America #1 (Aug. 2008) (lead character)
Namor, the Sub-Mariner Annual #1 (June 1991): "The Potsdam Objective"
The New Avengers
The New Avengers 100 Project (May 2011)
New Avengers: Breakout (2013)
The New Mutants (vol. 1) #45 (Nov. 1986): "We Were Only Foolin'" (only on cover)
New Thunderbolts
New X-Men
Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.
normalman - Megaton Man #1 (Aug. 1994): "Lest No Bridge Be Unburned" (statue)
Nova (vol. 1) #15 (Nov. 1977): "The Fury Before the Storm!" (someone disguised or dressed as)
The Order
Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #7 (1987): "The Honeymoon" (only on cover)
Peter Parker: Spider-Man (vol. 2) #53 (Apr. 2003): "Rules of the Game" (cameo)
Prime / Captain America #1 (Mar. 1996): "Accept No Substitutes" (lead character)
Prime Versus the Incredible Hulk #0 (July 1995): "Monsters of Manhattan" (cameo)
Red She-Hulk
Red She-Hulk: Hell Hath No Fury
The Secret Defenders
Secret War
Secret Wars II
Siege: Captain America #1 (June 2010): "Bear Any Burden" (lead character)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack #15 (Aug. 1993): "Vipers in Our Midst"
Sleepwalker #3 (Aug. 1991): "Theater of Madness!" (dream)
Soviet Super Soldiers #1 (Nov. 1992): "The Red Triangle Agenda"
Spider-Man / The Incredible Hulk / Captain America / Spider-Woman (1981): "The Mystery of the Power Crown"
Spider-Man and X-Factor: Shadowgames #1 (May 1994): "Shadow-Games" (cameo)
Spider-Man/Kingpin: To the Death (Nov. 1997): "To the Death"
Spider-Man: Fear Itself (Feb. 1992) (cameo)
Strange Tales (vol. 1) #114 (Nov. 1963): "The Human Torch Meets... Captain America" (cameo)
Super-Villain Team-Up #14 (Oct. 1977): "A World For the Winning!"
Tales of Suspense
Tales to Astonish
The Thing (vol. 2) #8 (Aug. 2006): "Last Hand"
Thunderbolts: Life Sentences #1 (July 2001): "Life Sentences"
The Torch #1 (Nov. 2009) (1-panel cameo)
Ultimate Captain America
Ultimate Nightmare
The Ultimates (vol. 1) #1 (Mar. 2002): "Super Human"
The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007)
Ultraforce / Avengers #1 (Fall 1995): "Becoming More Like God"
Ultraforce / Avengers Prelude #1 (July 1995): "The Swords Are Drawn..."
Uncanny Avengers #1 (Dec. 2012): "New Union"
Union Jack (vol. 2) #3 (Jan. 2007): "London Falling, Part 3" (cameo)
Unlimited Access
Untold Tales of Spider-Man Annual '97 (1997): "It's Always Darkest..."
USA Comics #8 (May 1943): "The Invasion of the Killer Beasts!" (lead character)
Web of Spider-Man Annual (vol. 1) #3 (1987) (only on cover)
What If...? (vol. 2) #19 (Nov. 1990): "What if... the Vision had Conquered the World?"
What If: Captain America #1 (Feb. 2006): "What If... Captain America Fought in the Civil War?" (character based on)
What If?
Wolverine / Captain America
Wolverine Annual '99 (Dec. 1999): "Beer Run"
X-51 #0 (1999): "A Mere Technicality" (cameo)
The X-Men
X-Treme X-Men
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land #1 (Nov. 2001): "Savage Genesis" (hallucination)
Young Allies
Young Avengers
Young Men

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