Captain America (vol. 1) #78 (Sep. 1954):
“His Touch is Death!”
by Stan Lee, John Romita Sr.

Captain America (vol. 1) #78

Title: “His Touch is Death!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Sep. 1954

Publisher: Marvel Atlas
Written by: Stan Lee
Art by: John Romita Sr.

5 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
Redeemers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
The Grand Director Captain America (William Burnside)
(lead character)
villain hero
CBR Scale: M idolizes Captain America
National Force
[taught history]
Marvel 13
Winter Soldier Bucky (Bucky Barnes) hero
CBR Scale: U Protestant (nominal)
Kid Commandos; Liberty Legion...  Marvel Timely 395
Nomad Bucky (Jack Monroe) hero
  Secret Defenders
[sidekick of 1950s Captain America]
Marvel 131
Electro (Ivan Kronov) villain
CBR Scale: D Communist
KGB Marvel 4

This publication is also known as: Captain America Comics #78; Captain America #78 or Captain America (vol. 1) #78.

When Stan Lee originally wrote this story, the lead characters were intended to be Captain America (Steve Rogers) and Bucky (James Buchanan Barnes). The 1950s appearances of Captain America and Bucky during were later retconned so that these characters were replacements for the classic World War II heroes. Thus, in the retconned continuity, the "Captain America" who appears in this story is actually William Burnside (who had his name legally changed to "Steve Rogers") and the "Bucky" who appears here is actually Jack Monroe.