Religion: idolizes Captain America
Name: The Grand Director
Alter Ego: William Burnside
Other Names: Captain America IV; Captain America; Captain America of the 1950s; Steve Rogers; Steven Rogers; Fifties Cap; "Bad Cap"; Professor Rogers; Commie Smasher
First Appearance: Captain America (vol. 1) #231 (Mar. 1979): "Aftermath!"
First Appearance (Additional Details): (as Captain America retcon) Young Men (vol. 1) #24 (Dec. 1953): "Back from the Dead!"
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 13
Teams/Affiliations: National Force
Enemy of: Captain America
Ally: Bucky III
Employer: Lee School
Note: taught history
The man often known as the "Grand Director" idolizes (or "worships") Captain America. Surgically altered to resemble the original Captain America, he was actually Captain America's replacement for a few years during the 1950s. He posed as Captain America while Steve Rogers (the original Cap) was frozen in ice and presumed dead.
For a time the Grand Director was brainwashed and controlled by Doctor Faustus. In this state, he was a member of National Force, a neo-Fascist group organized by Doctor Faustus. It was at this time that the 1950s Captain America first went by the name "Grand Directory. He first used this name in Captain America (vol. 1) #231.
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