Bob Russo

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Name: Bob Russo

Other Names: Captain America

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Captain America (vol. 1) #178 (Oct. 1974): "If the Falcon Should Fall--!"

Creators: Steve Englehart, Sal Buscema, Vince Colletta

Number of Appearances: 2

Enemy of: unnamed gang of thieves

Employer: Bears (baseball team)

Occupation: athlete

Nation: USA

Race: white

Gender: male

Note: pro-baseball player; briefly became Captain America

When Steve Rogers retired from being Captain America, some people thought they could take his place. Professional baseball player Bob Russo was one of these people. He donned a Captain America costume and ventured out to fight crime. Unfortunately, the first time he tried going into action, he misjudged a swing from the rooftops and crashed into a brick wall. He broke his arm and decided then and there that he did not want to be Captain America any more.

Bob Russo announced his intention to become the new Captain America in panels 3 and 4 on page 7 in Captain America (vol. 1) #178.

In the locker room after a baseball game, Bob Russo said to sports reporter Mitch: "Got a story for you boys today, Mitch. GIve you a chance to get your by-line someplace besides the sports page for once! First off, I'm quitting the Bears--"

Mitch was shocked. He exclaimed: "Wha-at?"

Bob Russo continued: "--and second... well, look at it this way: There's no more Captain America, right? What that means is, there's no costumed hero calling himself Captain America, right? Well, here's your story, Mitch--- --starting tonight, that's who I'm going to be!"

A young blonde kid in the locker room shouted: "A new Captain America! Incredible!"

This character is in the following 3 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Captain America

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