Captain America is a fictional superhero who appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby in 1941.
Captain America was designed as a patriotic supersoldier who fought during World War II, representing an America free and democratic that opposed to an imperialist and warlike Europe.
With the end of the war our superhero lost his popularity and the comic book was discontinued in 1950. In 1964, however, Stan Lee decided to revisit the character giving a new life to Captain America.
Captain America wears a costume with stars and stripes that explicitly recalled the American flag and an indestructible shield that throws at the enemies. The character is portrayed as the alter ego of Steve Rogers, a frail young man that obtained an extraordinary force thanks to an experimental serum.
His job is to help the US government during World War II, but towards the end of the conflict, during one of his actions to save the world, with a plane crashes into a glacier remaining hibernated until our days.
Although Captain America often struggle to maintain his ideals, like a man out of his time, he remains a highly respected figure among superheroes, in fact he becomes the leader of the Avengers.
Captain America was the first Marvel Comics character who has appeared in the media outside comics with the release of the 1944 television series, Captain America.
Since then, the character has been featured in other films and television series, most recently in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) starring by Chris Evans:
- Captain America: The First Avenger,
- The Avengers
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Captain America: Civil War
and in the next chapter of the Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and in its sequel (2019).