Brubaker's Captain America: The List

The cast and related things from Brubaker's almost-a-decade epic. I'll add more as I read throught it- I'm only up to The Man Who Bought America.

List items

  • Kind of goes without saying, doesn't it?

  • Cap's biggest enemy, and my favorite Marvel villain. Dude is evil incarnate.

  • Arguably the star of Bru's epic.

  • Funnily enough, the first thing we see in Bru's first issue is a Red Guardian. Not the right one, since we never learned who it was, but close enough.

  • The Red Skull's pathetic right hand man in Bru's run, and a spiritual successor to the endless hordes of commies Cap smashed back in the day.

  • The Winter Soldier arc hinges on this. It's one of my favorite depictions of the Cube too- shows little, but man, do you get a feel for it.

  • Before we even see vanilla AIM, we saw this splinter cell. Pretty interesting idea- completely circumvent the morality in AIM with a splinter dedicated to destruction.

  • Bru's run took this guy from an also-ran from the 90s and turned him into a definitive villain for Captain America.

  • Appears briefly in a flashback in issue 2, and in later flashbacks. All told, has a surprising number of appearances in Bru's work.

  • Pretty big throughout the whole thing, as far as I can tell.

  • Cap's fellow Steranko survivor is a big player in the parts prior to Civil War, and his cyber suited sucessor taking over.

  • First seen in a flashback. Pretty sure he gets important later. He was an Invader, after all.

  • The first Torch's sidekick, also seen in a flashback.

  • Appears in a coupla flashbacks, and is important in the Trial of Captain America. Can't have Bucky without name dropping him

  • This walking Vonnegut shoutout bites the dust early on, but lives on through her protegee of sorts, Sin.

  • Plays a minor role in issue 4. Fitting, considering he's the third Captain America, and the first replacement for Steve Rogers.

  • Same as the above, save him being the third replacement for Steve and the fourth overall.

  • The third Bucky, and the commie smashing Bucky of the 1950s, is featured in issue 7, a melancholy story of a man loosing his mind and then dying. Great issue. His specter looms hard over the book for a while afterwords.

  • Gets a small cameo in issue 7 as Jack's doctor. I dig stuff like that, man. Reminds you you're reading about a shared universe.

  • It's Kronos consolidating Roxxon that makes Lukin pretty much untouchable, since Kronos becomes the largest oil company in the western world. Again, nice use of the greater Marvel Universe.

  • Can't have Cap without his friend from the Englehart days. Probably Cap's best known and best liked modern sidekick.

  • Cap and Tony have been bros since they shared Tales of Suspense, and this series is no different.

  • Rescued from relative obscurity, Sin became one of the biggest villains in the Marvel Universe thanks to this series. And what a villain- she starts out as Charles Starkweather on speed. It's fun in a deviant kinda way.

  • Yup, the beekepers of death eventually appear in a pretty fun short arc where they basically have to ask Cap for help. I'm pretty sure this makes it canon they are incompetent.

  • Appears in flashback in the 65th Anniversary Special as a member of the Howling Commandos. There's this one panel of him parachuting in and holding on to his hat with one hand. I find it way too funny.

  • Plays a part in the Skull's elaborate as hell plan. Notably, he had a mini written around the time of his 65th Anniversary Special appearance written by Bru.

  • A sort of ancient prototype was built by Dr. Doom way in the past. Pretty cool, clever use of the Sleeper concept.

  • Cameos early on and is important during the 21st Century Blitzkrieg arc. Generally a pretty cool dude.

  • Appears alongside her former beau Union Jack in the Blitz arc. Doesn't get a lot of screen time, comparitively, but it's nice to see a former Invader get used.

  • Plays a minor role in a flashback, but gets more important later in the Blitz arc as a new skinhead Master Man is intro'd.