Steven Grant Rogers was born in Brooklyn on July 4th to Sarah and Joseph Rogers. His father was an army soldier who fought and died in WW1&his mother, a nurse, died of tuberculosis. The orphan was attacked by bullies in Hell’s Kitchen but his resiliency, despite his small stature, inspired James Barnes to come to his aid&fight off the bullies. After the US entered the WW2, Rogers enlisted in the army to fight in Europe against the Nazis but he was rejected for his poor condition. An Allied German scientist Abraham Erskine admired Rogers’s tenacity&signed him up for Project: Rebirth, designed to create the perfect soldier to fight the Axis powers. Rogers underwent regulatory military training&was selected when he proved to be brave, willing to sacrifice his life by throwing himself on a dud grenade. The experiment was successful&Rogers was pushed to the peak of human ability. After the operation, a HYDRA saboteur, Heinz Kruger, assassinated Erskine&prevented the creation of any more super-soldiers. Rogers was denied recruitment into the army&was used as a propaganda tool until he saved Allied soldiers from imprisonment under his nemesis Red Skull. Rogers assembled his own military unit, the Howling Commandos, to battle HYDRA across Nazi-occupied Europe. Captain America&Bucky boarded a train&engaged in a fierce battle with HYDRA agents, which resulted in the side of the train being blown, resulting in his friend Barnes falling to his supposed death. A final battle with HYDRA in the Alps saw Cap’s final struggle with the Skull, who essentially disappeared when grasping hold of the Tesseract. Rogers crash-landed the Skull’s jet into Antarctica before it could destroy cities around the world, leaving him preserved in ice. In present day, Rogers was defrosted&kept in a simulated 1940 environment to try&ease him into what was happening. When he awoke, he quickly realized it wasn’t real because he remembered the baseball game being played on the radio next to him. He escaped into the streets of a 21st century Manhattan. In Times Square, Rogers was met by Nick Fury, who told him that he’d been “asleep” for seventy years.
Cap, by Saad Irfan.