By Matt Powell
In 1939, the company that would become Marvel Comics got it's start, and now, 70 years later, we're still standing tall and commemorating seven decades of excitement! As part of the celebration, each week we will take a look at a landmark Marvel character, including vital stats, origin and biography in 60 words or less, essential issues you can find on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited and more! So remember: don't just Make Yours Marvel, Make Yours '39!
CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1 (1941)
To serve his country during World War II despite physical limitations, Steve Rogers volunteered for the Operation: Rebirth experiment, transforming his puny frame and becoming a Super Soldier with peak-human abilities.
A veteran fighter, skilled tactician, Avenger, and the inspiration of virtually every Marvel hero, Captain America's unwavering morals and pursuit of justice survived him in life's battles through his death.
-CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1 (1941)
: The first appearance of Captain America
-AVENGERS #4 (1964)
: Captain America joins the Avengers
-CAPTAIN AMERICA #180 (1974)
: Steve Rogers becomes Nomad
-CAPTAIN AMERICA #250 (1980)
: Captain America considers running for President of the United States
-CAPTAIN AMERICA #25 (2007)
: The death of Captain America
Before entering WW II, Steve studied as a Fine Arts student.
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