During World War II, Steve Rogers volunteered to receive the experimental Super-Soldier Serum. Enhanced to the pinnacle of human physical potential and armed with an unbreakable shield, he became Captain America. After a failed mission left him encased in ice for decades, he was found and revived by the Avengers. Later joining their ranks and eventually becoming the team's leader.
The original Human Torch, who fought in the second World War and was a member of the Invaders, is an artificial human created by Professor Phineas T. Horton. He is also (publishing-wise) the first ever Marvel super-hero!
Believed dead near the end of World War II only to have been found and brainwashed by the Soviets for the next 50 years, Captain America's former sidekick now continues to defend his country from the shadows against those who would threaten it as legendary spy and assassin, the Winter Soldier. He became the new Captain America to honor his friend Steve and he joined the Avengers. When Steve returned as Captain America, Bucky took on the identity of the Winter Soldier once again.
A baseball player who took up the mantle of Bucky to trick the Red Skull when the Invaders were brainwashed. Months later, he officially became the second Bucky.
Created by Phineas Horton, Adam-II believed himself to be superior to humans and sought to conquer the world with his own android army.
Namor the Sub-Mariner is the ruler of undersea Atlantis. The offspring of a sea captain and an Atlantean princess, he has been both a hero and a villain to the surface world. Namor is one of Marvel's oldest published characters with his origins in the Golden Age of comics.
The kid sidekick of the Human Torch. Eventually, he stepped out from his mentor's shadow and became a hero in his own right, working with the Kid Commandos.
Professor Horton was the original creator of the Human Torch.
A wartime superhero who was the first man to replace Steve Rogers as Captain America.
Sister to James Buchanan Barnes, aka Bucky of Captain America.
A former KGB agent Natasha Romanova, better known as Black Widow, is one of the best agents S.H.I.E.L.D. has ever had. She's a longtime member of the Avengers as well as the leader of the short-lived Los Angeles-based superhero team called the Champions.
The 33rd President of the United States. He succeeded Franklin Roosevelt as President. He made the decision to use the atomic bomb on Japan in retaliation for attacking United States at Pearl Harbor. It wasn't until he won the Presidency in his own right at the 1948 election that people truly accepted him as the President of the United States.
Scientist Arnim Zola became one of the first biochemists in history after finding notes and equipment belonging to the offshoot race of humanity, the Deviants. He learned many things from his studies, including the ability to transfer people's essence into clones of their original bodies.
JFK was the 35th President of the United States. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War and guided the country through its most terrifying event: the Cuban Missile Crisis. He founded the US Army Special Forces, Navy Seals, Army Rangers and the Peace Corps. JFK's presidency may have been short-lived because of an assassin's bullet, but his profound legacy of youth, leadership, and hope continues to this day.
A Sergeant in the United States Army during the 1940s.
Inspired by the tales of Captain America and her aunt Margaret, Sharon Carter decided to become an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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