The Grand Director (William Burnside)

The Religious Affiliation of
The Grand Director
William Burnside

Religion: idolizes Captain America CBR Scale: M

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

Classification: villain villain   hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel

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!"

Creators: Roger McKenzie, Sal Buscema, Don Perlin

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

Occupation: historian, professor, teacher

Worked for: Red Skull, Doctor Faustus

Location: Connecticut, USA

Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA

Race: white

Gender: male

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.

This character is in the following 36 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Captain America
Captain America Theater of War: America First!
Young Men

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