The name, "Captain America", may sound corny (and it is) but that hasn't stopped the star-spangled superhero becoming one of the most iconic comic book characters.
He may not have been a founding Avenger but it wasn't long before he was leading the team against genocidal dictators, egomaniacal supervillains, and alien invasions. Armed only with his shield and his wits, Cap has decided the fate of the world and even the universe countless times. He may not have been as well-known as Spider-Man or the Hulk until a few years ago but thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Cap has never been more popular.
After watching him swinging that shield in the MCU, you probably feel like you know the character inside-out. You know all about the Super-Solider Serum, Bucky, the Cosmic Cube, the Red Skull, and his vibranium shield, right?
But there are some things you mightn't be aware of about old' Winghead. Why does he have those little wings on his mask? Who else has become Captain America? What were the character's origins exactly?
Even if you're a devoted Captain American fan, there are still a couple of things you probably never knew about Marvel's most famous shield-swinging superhero.
James Egan has written 80 books including
1000 Facts about Superheroes Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about Supervillains Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about The Greatest Films Ever Made Vol. 1-3
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