Captain America (vol. 1) #217 (Jan. 1978):
“The Search for Steve Rogers!”
by Roy Thomas, Don Glut, John Buscema, Pablo Marcos

Captain America (vol. 1) #217

Title: “The Search for Steve Rogers!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Jan. 1978

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Roy Thomas, Don Glut
Art by: John Buscema, Pablo Marcos

15 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
Falcon Falcon (Sam Wilson) hero
CBR Scale: S Baptist
black; SHIELD Super-Agents...  Marvel 531
Agent 13 Agent 13 (Sharon Carter) supporting character hero
CBR Scale: S Christian (denomination
Femme Force; S.H.I.E.L.D. Marvel 262
Nick Fury Nick Fury hero
CBR Scale: U secular
black; S.H.I.E.L.D....  Marvel 1,898
S.H.I.E.L.D. S.H.I.E.L.D. supporting character group
  [government agency; intelligence agency...] Marvel 1,188
Marvel Boy (Wendell Vaughn) hero
CBR Scale: S atheist
Protectors of the Universe; S.H.I.E.L.D....  Marvel 317
Dum Dum Dugan Dum Dum Dugan hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
Deadly Dozen; Godzilla Squad...  Marvel 555
Texas Twister Texas Twister (Drew Daniels) hero
  SHIELD Super-Agents; The Rangers...  Marvel 38
Redwing Redwing hero
CBR Scale: I N.A.
falcon; Pet Avengers
[falcon; partner of Falcon (Sam Wilson)]
Marvel 128
Blue Streak Blue Streak (Don Thompson) villain hero
  Hood's Army; SHIELD Super-Agents...  Marvel 10
Vamp Vamp (Denise Baranger) villain hero
  SHIELD Super-Agents; The Corporation Marvel 12
The Corporation The Corporation villain group
  [company; crime syndicate] Marvel 42
Kligger Kligger (Eugene Stivak) villain
  The Corporation (leader)
[uncle of Michael Stivak (Torpedo II)]
Marvel 12
Veda Veda villain
  The Corporation Marvel 7
Agent 74 supporting character
[sent by SHIELD to battle Vamp to show her abilities to Cap]
Marvel 1

This issue introduces a SHIELD-sanctioned super-team known as the "SHIELD Super-Agents." The members of the team are Marvel Boy (Wendell Vaughn), Texas Twister, Blue Steak and Vamp. This was the first appearance of all of these characters, all of whom will go on to have long careers as Marvel super-heroes (or villains), although none would become so prominent as Vaughn (who became the super-hero Quasar).

As a group, however, the SHIELD Super-Agents will be a relatively short-lived team. The team will be disbanded after about a year (of publishing time), in Captain America #230, after it is discovered that the team was infiltrated by agents of the nefarious secret organization known only as "The Corporation."