Captain America (vol. 1) #131 (Nov. 1970):
“Bucky Reborn!”
by Stan Lee, Gene Colan, Dick Ayers

Captain America (vol. 1) #131

Title: “Bucky Reborn!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Nov. 1970

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Stan Lee
Art by: Gene Colan, Dick Ayers

14 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
Bucky (robot) villain
CBR Scale: R N.A.
[used by MODOK to trick Captain America] Marvel 2
The Hood villain
CBR Scale: R Nazi
[robot duplicate of Baron Strucker] Marvel 5
Winter Soldier Bucky (Bucky Barnes)
(robot copy of) 
CBR Scale: U Protestant (nominal)
Kid Commandos; Liberty Legion...  Marvel Timely 395
Baron Strucker Baron Strucker (Wolfgang von Strucker)
(robot copy of) 
CBR Scale: M Nazi; HYDRA (founder)
Blitzkrieg Squad (founder); HYDRA (leader) Marvel 130
Red Skull Red Skull (Johann Schmidt)
(mentioned in text & seen in picture, pg. 1) 
CBR Scale: D Nazi
Axis Mundi; HYDRA... 
[Captain America's arch-nemy]
Marvel 298
Trapster Trapster (Peter Petruski)
(mentioned in text & seen in picture, pg. 2, panel 2)
  Lethal Legion; The Frightful Four Marvel 176
Franz Cadavus Franz Cadavus
(mentioned in text & seen in picture, pg. 2, panel 3)
CBR Scale: S Nazi
Exiles (Red Skull allies) Marvel 8
Angelo Baldini Angelo Baldini
(mentioned in text & seen in picture, pg. 2, panel 3)
  Exiles (Red Skull allies)
[May have been glimpsed in Tales of Suspense vol. 1 #41.]
Marvel 7
General Ching General Ching
(mentioned in text & seen in picture, pg. 2, panel 3)
  Asian; Exiles (Red Skull allies) Marvel 10
Ivan Krushki Ivan Krushki
(mentioned in text & seen in picture, pg. 2, panel 3)
  Exiles (Red Skull allies)
[May have been glimpsed in Tales of Suspense vol. 1 #41.]
Marvel 8
Doctor Doom Doctor Doom (Victor Von Doom)
(behind the scenes) 
villain scientist
CBR Scale: S Gypsy/Roma; magic/mysticism
Fearsome Four; The Cabal Marvel 1,176
M.O.D.O.K. M.O.D.O.K. (George Tarleton)
(behind the scenes) 
CBR Scale: S Scientism
A.I.M. (leader) Marvel 199
Nazis Nazis
(mentioned, pg. 11, 19) 
villain group real/historical person
CBR Scale: D Nazi
[generic WWII Nazis] Timely Marvel, etc. 4,222

In this issue it is revealed that the mysterious villain known only as "The Hood" is actually none other than the Nazi weapon master Baron Von Strucker. It will later be revealed that this is not the real Baron Strucker, but that it is a robotic duplicate of Baron Strucker, created by the villainous robotics genius Machinesmith.

In this issue, The Hood recruits an acrobatic young man from a gym in San Francisco (a man who looks similar to Bucky) in order to try to trick Captain America into believing that the real Bucky has been found alive.

What "Baron Von Strucker" (The Hood) did not know was that the evil M.O.D.O.K. had actually commissioned a robot copy of Bucky from Doctor Doom, and planted the robot in the gym, and planted the suggestion in Strucker's mind to recruit somebody to play the part of Bucky. So... Captain America was tricked not just by an look-alike playing the role of Bucky. He was tricked by a robot pretending to be the real Bucky pretending to be a look-alike pretending to be the real Bucky. Yes, it seems complicated, but this is what happened, and it is all explained in Captain America #s 131 and 132.

The robot copy of Bucky is featured prominently in this issue. Also, a photo of the actual Bucky is seen in panel 4 on page 2. This photo inspires The Hood (Baron Von Strucker robot) to formulate a plan in which he recruits a Bucky look-alike in order to trick and demoralize Captain America.

This same photo is seen (again being looked at by the Hood) in panel 1 on page 6.