Captain America: The Legend #1 (Sep. 1996)
by Mark Gruenwald, A. Guillory, Matt Idelson, Mark Waid, etc.

Captain America: The Legend #1

Medium: comic

Cover date: Sep. 1996

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Mark Gruenwald, A. Guillory, Matt Idelson, Mark Waid
Art by: Ron Garney, John Romita Jr., Eliot R. Brown, Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway

123 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers)
(lead character)
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark) hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 5,673
Thor Thor (Donald Blake) hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor) hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,864
Nick Fury Nick Fury hero
CBR Scale: U secular
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 1,898
Giant-Man Hank Pym hero scientist
CBR Scale: U atheist
Commission on Superhuman Activities; The Liberators...  Marvel 1,543
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan) hero
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 10,615
Scarlet Witch Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) hero
CBR Scale: M Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sorceress
The Avengers; A-Next...  Marvel 1,624
Quicksilver Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff) villain hero
CBR Scale: I Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sometimes mutant supremacist
The Avengers; X-Factor...  Marvel 944
The Wasp The Wasp (Janet van Dyne) hero
CBR Scale: U Dutch Reformed (nominal); atheist
The Avengers; Lady Liberators...  Marvel 1,339
Hawkeye Hawkeye (Clint Barton) hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
The Avengers; The Great Lakes Avengers...  Marvel 1,515
Black Panther Black Panther (T'Challa) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M African primal-indigenous
religion; Black Panther Cult
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 786
Falcon Falcon (Sam Wilson) hero
CBR Scale: S Baptist
The Avengers; SHIELD Super-Agents...  Marvel 531
The Punisher The Punisher (Frank Castle) hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic (former seminarian)
United States Marine Corps; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 1,893
Magneto Magneto (Erik Magnus Lehnsherr) villain hero scientist
CBR Scale: S Jewish; Gypsy/Roma
X-Men; Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 916
Cable Cable (Nathan Christopher Summers) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Askani (leader)
X-Men; The New Mutants (leader)...  Marvel 666
Edwin Jarvis Edwin Jarvis supporting character
CBR Scale: U Anglican
The Avengers (staff) Marvel 669
Winter Soldier Bucky (Bucky Barnes) hero
CBR Scale: U Protestant (nominal)
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel Timely 395
A-Bomb Rick Jones supporting character
  The Avengers (honorary member); The Teen Brigade (leader)...  Marvel 572
Bullseye Bullseye (Benjamin Poindexter) villain
CBR Scale: I Catholic (nominal); nihilist
The Thunderbolts; Dark Avengers
[former baseball pitcher]
Marvel 243
A.I.M. A.I.M. villain group
CBR Scale: S Scientism
[terrorist] Marvel 390
Constrictor Constrictor (Frank Payne) villain hero
  S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Masters of Evil...  Marvel 124
Citizen V Baron Zemo (Helmut Zemo) villain hero
  The Thunderbolts; The Masters of Evil...  Marvel 142
Atlas Atlas (Erik Josten) villain hero
  The Defenders; The Thunderbolts...  Marvel 197
Paladin hero
  Heroes for Hire; The Thunderbolts...  Marvel 136
Nuke Nuke (Frank Simpson) villain
CBR Scale: S ultra-nationalist
U.S. Army; The Thunderbolts...  Marvel 15
Red Skull Red Skull (Johann Schmidt) villain
CBR Scale: D Nazi
HYDRA; The People's Militia... 
[Captain America's arch-nemy]
Marvel 298
Nomad Nomad (Jack Monroe) hero
  Secret Defenders
[sidekick of 1950s Captain America]
Marvel 131
Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler villain real/historical person
CBR Scale: D Nazi
[1st app: Uma Kaeru (1935)] Shochiku Kinema 1,593
Human Torch Human Torch (Jim Hammond) hero
CBR Scale: I N.A.
The Invaders; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel Timely 497
M.O.D.O.K. M.O.D.O.K. (George Tarleton) villain
CBR Scale: S Scientism
A.I.M. (leader) Marvel 199
Agent 13 Agent 13 (Sharon Carter) supporting character hero
CBR Scale: S Christian (denomination
S.H.I.E.L.D.; Femme Force Marvel 262
U.S. Agent U.S. Agent (John Walker) hero
CBR Scale: S Evangelical Protestant
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel 333
Diamondback Diamondback (Rachel Leighton) villain hero
  S.H.I.E.L.D.; Femizons...  Marvel 173
The Black Queen The Black Queen (Selene) villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Greco-Roman classical religion (nominal); Cult of Fire (high priestess); sorceress
The Upstarts; Externals...  Marvel 67
Thanos Thanos villain
CBR Scale: M occult; nihilist; worships Death
Infinity Watch; Eternals of Titan Marvel 306
Baron Zemo Baron Zemo (Dr. Heinrich Zemo) villain scientist
CBR Scale: M Nazi
The Masters of Evil (founder); Thunderbolts (Counter-Earth) Marvel 121
The Kingpin The Kingpin (Wilson Fisk) villain
CBR Scale: U Catholic (lapsed)
HYDRA Marvel 619
Deathlok Deathlok (Luther Manning) hero
  U.S. Army; CIA...  Marvel 52
D-Man D-Man (Dennis Dunphy) hero
CBR Scale: A Salvation Army
The Avengers; Night People...  Marvel 60
Arnim Zola Arnim Zola villain
CBR Scale: M Nazi
Skeleton Crew (ally) Marvel 73
Armadillo Armadillo (Antonio Rodriguez) hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
The Rangers; Hood's Army...  Marvel 52
Swordsman Swordsman (Jacques Duquesne) villain hero
  The Avengers; Batroc's Brigade...  Marvel 73
Viper Viper (Ophelia Sarkissian) villain
CBR Scale: M nihilist
HYDRA; Serpent Society... 
[former servant of Chthon]
Marvel 153
Sersi Sersi hero
CBR Scale: R Eternals religion; Hedonist
The Avengers; Eternals Marvel 229
Jack Flag Jack Flag (Jack Harrison) hero
  Guardians of the Galaxy; Captain America Hotline...  Marvel 15
Mister Hyde Mister Hyde (Calvin Zabo) villain scientist
  The Masters of Evil; Hood's Army Marvel 143
Crossbones Crossbones (Brock Rumlow) villain
CBR Scale: I manifestly non-religious
HYDRA; Skeleton Crew Marvel 90
Batroc the Leaper Batroc the Leaper (Georges Batroc) villain
  Batroc's Brigade; Thunderbolts Army...  Marvel 129
Zaran Zaran (Maximillian Zaran) villain hero
  Batroc's Brigade; Thunderbolts Army...  Marvel 61
Machete Machete (Ferdinand Lopez) villain
  Batroc's Brigade; Doom's Brigade...  Marvel 23
Toro Toro (Thomas Raymond) hero
  The Invaders; The All-Winners Squad...  Marvel Timely 311
Whirlwind Whirlwind (David Cannon) villain
  Batroc's Brigade; Thunderbolts Army... 
[ice skating competitor]
Marvel 113
Man-Wolf John Jameson supporting character
  U.S. Air Force; The Avengers (staff)
[J. Jonah Jameson's son]
Marvel 231
Redwing Redwing hero
CBR Scale: I N.A.
Pet Avengers; falcon
[falcon; partner of Falcon (Sam Wilson)]
Marvel 128
Trapster Trapster (Peter Petruski) villain
  The Frightful Four; Lethal Legion Marvel 176
King Cobra Cobra (Klaus Voorhees) villain scientist
  Thunderbolts Army; Initiative...  Marvel 87
Dragon Man Dragon Man villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[1st app: Fantastic Four (vol. 1) #35 (Feb. 1965)] Marvel 13
Terminus Terminus villain
CBR Scale: I alien
[1st app: Fantastic Four (vol. 1) #269 (Aug. 1984)] Marvel 7
Machinesmith Machinesmith (Samuel Saxon) villain
  The Masters of Evil; Skeleton Crew Marvel 50
Professor Abraham Erskine Professor Abraham Erskine supporting character scientist
  [creator of the Super-Soldier Serum] Marvel 96
Bernie Rosenthal Bernie Rosenthal supporting character
CBR Scale: S Jewish
[Captain America's former girlfriend, fiance] Marvel 93
Arnie Roth Arnie Roth supporting character
[business owner; sailor] Marvel 15
Josh Cooper Josh Cooper supporting character
[neighbor, friend of Steve Rogers (Captain America)]
Marvel 24
Super-Patriot Mike Farrell supporting character
  The Watchdogs Marvel 32
Doctor Faustus (Johann Fennhoff) villain
CBR Scale: S Nazi / Freudian
National Force (founder); The Corporation
[led own gang]
Marvel 61
Grey Gargoyle Grey Gargoyle (Paul Duval) villain
  The Masters of Evil; Doom's Brigade...  Marvel 72
Vermin Vermin (Edward Whelan) villain
  Thunderbolts Army; Hood's Army Marvel 73
Sgt. Mike Duffy Sgt. Mike Duffy supporting character
  U.S. Army
[commanding officer of Steven Rogers (Captain America)]
Marvel Timely 7
Black Mamba Black Mamba (Tanya Sealy) villain
  The Masters of Evil; Femizons... 
[fashion model, former professional criminal, call girl]
Marvel 77
Asp Asp (Cleo Nefertiti) villain
  Femizons; BAD Girls, Inc....  Marvel 15
Fabian Stankowicz Fabian Stankowicz supporting character villain
  The Avengers (staff) Marvel 33
Mother Night Mother Night (Susan Scarbo) villain
  Skeleton Crew Marvel 29
Flag-Smasher Flag-Smasher villain
CBR Scale: M anti-nationalism anarchist
ULTIMATUM (leader) Marvel 30
The Stranger The Stranger villain scientist
CBR Scale: M pseudo-cosmic entity
[1st app: The X-Men (vol. 1) #11 (May 1965)] Marvel 188
Free Spirit Free Spirit (Cathy Webster) hero
  Hayden College; Captain America Hotline Marvel 15
Puff Adder Puff Adder (Gordon Fraley) villain hero
  The Masters of Evil; Initiative...  Marvel 33
Ameridroid Ameridroid (Lyle Dekker) villain scientist
CBR Scale: M Nazi
[scientist; special effects designer] Marvel 7
Brother Nature Brother Nature (Mark Diering) villain
CBR Scale: D fundamentalist
[claims to have been empowered by Gaea to defend nature] Marvel 2
Dredmund Druid Dredmund Druid (Dredmund Cromwell) villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D Druidism; cult leader
[] Marvel 15
Madcap Madcap villain
CBR Scale: S Protestant (devout)
[philosopher; student...] Marvel 19
Peeper Peeper (Peter Quinn) villain
CBR Scale: A Latter-day Saint (lapsed); radical mutant rights activist
The Resistants; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 36
Anaconda Anaconda (Blondie Sitznski) villain
  Femizons; Serpent Society...  Marvel 67
MODAM MODAM (Olinka Barankova) villain
  A.I.M.; Femizons Marvel 17
Nightshade Nightshade (Tilda Johnson) villain scientist
  Femizons; MODOK's 11 Marvel 43
Baron Blood Baron Blood (John Falsworth) villain
CBR Scale: M Sect of Chasidm; Nazi
Mys-Tech; Super-Axis Marvel 33
Black Racer Black Racer (Ariana Saddiqi) villain
  Serpent Society; Serpent Squad Marvel 19
Cottonmouth Cottonmouth (Burchell Clemens) villain
  Chain Gang; Serpent Society Marvel 44
Fer-de-Lance Fer-de-Lance (Teresa Vasquez) villain
  Serpent Society; Serpent Squad Marvel 26
Bushmaster Bushmaster (Quincy McIver) villain
  Thunderbolts Army; Serpent Society Marvel 43
Copperhead Copperhead (Davis Lawfers) villain
  Serpent Society; Serpent Squad Marvel 13
Sidewinder Sidewinder (Seth Voelker) villain
  Serpent Society; Serpent Squad Marvel 36
The Eel The Eel (Leopold Stryke) villain
  Crime Wave; Serpent Squad...  Marvel 30
The Fourth Sleeper The Fourth Sleeper villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
Skeleton Crew Marvel 20
The Voice The Voice (Jason Lorne Cragg) villain
CBR Scale: M Communist
Skeleton Crew Marvel 10
Primus Primus villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
Thunderbolts Army
[artificial humanoid created by Arnim Zola]
Marvel 13
Anna Kapplebaum Anna Kapplebaum supporting character
CBR Scale: M Jewish
[former landlady of Captain America] Marvel 11
Vamp Vamp (Denise Baranger) villain hero
  The Corporation; SHIELD Super-Agents Marvel 12
Zeitgeist Zeitgeist (Larry Ekler) villain
  Schutz Heiligruppe Marvel 5
Captain Germany Captain Germany (Markus Ettlinger) hero
  Schutz Heiligruppe Marvel 6
Blistik (Victor Lillian) villain hero
CBR Scale: D radical Quality of Life
[1st app: Captain America (vol. 1) #422 (Dec. 1993)] Marvel 3
Mad Dog Mad Dog (Buzz Baxter) villain
CBR Scale: I manifestly non-religious
Secret Empire; U.S. Air Force
[ex-husband of Patsy Walker/Hellcat]
Marvel Timely 40
Dave Cox Dave Cox villain
CBR Scale: M radical pacifist
[soldier] Marvel 16
Nefarius Moonstone (Lloyd Bloch) villain
CBR Scale: I Committee To Regain America's
Principles (temporary)
Secret Empire Marvel 10
Tumbler Tumbler (John Robert Keane) villain
CBR Scale: I Committee To Regain America's
Principles (temporary)
Secret Empire Marvel 5
Man-Brute (Bart Dietzel) villain
  [criminal] Marvel 3
General Chester Phillips General Chester Phillips supporting character
  U.S. Army; Project: Rebirth (leader)
[involved with Project: Rebirth, Captain America's origin]
Marvel 17
The Watchdogs The Watchdogs villain group
CBR Scale: D ultra-Conservative terrorists
[dedicated to restoring traditional ethical American values] Marvel 14
Dead-Ringer Dead-Ringer (Lou Dexter) villain
  [1st app: Captain America (vol. 1) #425 (Mar. 1994)] Marvel 5
Americop Americop (Bart Gallows) hero
  [former police officer; became vigilante] Marvel 9
Zack Moonhunter Zack Moonhunter supporting character
CBR Scale: I Native American
The Avengers (staff)
[personal pilot for Captain America]
Marvel 20
Donna Maria Puentes Donna Maria Puentes supporting character
  The Avengers (staff); Hispanic
[former rebel; cousin of Hector Santiago (Swine)]
Marvel 16
Razor Fist Razor Fist (Douglas Scott) villain
  [assassin; bodyguard...] Marvel 59
Gamecock (Carlos Cabrera) villain
[led Brood gang]
Marvel 4
Scourge Scourge (Mr. Collier) villain
  Scourges of the Underworld
[used many disguises in his criminal-killing crusade]
Marvel 13
General Wo villain
CBR Scale: U Communist
Asian Marvel 3
Dr. Myron MacLain Dr. Myron MacLain supporting character scientist
[invented Adamantium; designed Captan America's shield]
Marvel 9
Lyle Getz villain scientist
CBR Scale: R Scientism
A.I.M. (leader)
[AIM leader who chose George Tarleton to become MODOC]
Marvel 1
The Mecho-Assassin villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
A.I.M. Marvel 1
Jakar villain
CBR Scale: R alien
[impersonated The Stranger] Marvel 8
Captain America Captain America (Roscoe Simons) supporting character
  [Captain America fan; briefly replaced Steve Rogers as Cap] Marvel 11
Jack Kirby Jack Kirby supporting character real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Jewish
[artist; comic book writer] DC 62
The Grand Director Captain America (William Burnside) villain hero
CBR Scale: M idolizes Captain America
National Force
[taught history]
Marvel 13

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Note that this issue is divided into numerous featurettes, articles, pin-ups, illustrations, etc. We have indexed it here as one single "story," but its make-up is actually far more complex than that.