At a news conference, a man in a Captain America costume steps up to a podium. President Doom desperately tries to shut down the satellites, but the corporations which he had scorned prevented him from doing so. Captain America told the story of the death of the Avengers, of the last Quinjet being hit by an energy beam from a "monster from Europe"; Doom. He claims to have survived by being frozen yet again. According to Doom, no such battle ever happened. In one day; the entire country of Latveria is nearly wiped out, the White House is destroyed, Doom's cabinet is scattered and Doom goes into hiding as John Herod takes back control of America.
Meeting his master, John Anthony Herod, Captain America starts having second thoughts about their plans; but Herod beats some sense into him. Herod reveals his plans to bleed America dry, then relocate off-planet to do it again somewhere else. All while kicking Captain America while he's down. Captain America then asks if there will be any killing involved, to which Herod replies “Yes.” Captain America replies "Count me in..."
After the death of the Punisher of 2099, by SHIELD agents, Captain America holds another news conference. Announcing that on this day, superheroes are no longer safe. True to his word, Metalscream, Galahad and Hulk are killed that very day.
Captain America watches in awe as Herod builds him a new home, the Red House, using nano-machines. Later, staring out at the lawn, Captain America thought it looked a little empty, and suggested crucifying some dissidents for flavor.
While getting drugged up, Captain America talks to Herod about Graverobber and the prospects of having an army that would never need to eat or sleep. Later, the Red House, with Captain America and Herod inside, is attacked by nanotech robots sent by Doom, which are set to disassemble all that Herod had created. The Red House, Herod's staff and Captain America were dissolved, and Herod was infected with nano-machines that would chew away at his nervous system for the rest of his life, leaving him in constant pain.
Years later the actual Steve Rogers was brought out of suspended animation and retook the mantle