71 Facts About Captain America For Kids To Fall In Love With

Martha Martins
Oct 25, 2023 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on Jan 06, 2022
Facts about Captain America comics and movies.

Captain America is one of the most loved superheroes in the United States.

Captain America first appeared in the 'Timely Comic book' in March 1941. Timely Comics was the predecessor of what was to become Marvel Comics later on.

The character was introduced as an American patriot who fought during the Second World War. The character gained immense popularity during the World War, but after the war, the popularity slowly waned off. Marvel Comics decided to relaunch the superhero series with new storylines and powers. The superhero has remained popular since then.

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Facts About Captain America

There are so many interesting facts about the history, popularity, and powers of Captain America.

  • Steve Rogers was born in 1918.
  • When he tried his luck in the army, he was just 64 in (162.6 cm) in height and 90 lb. (40.8 kg).
  • He also had a lot of health conditions, including asthma, ulcers, partial deafness, and heart arrhythmia.
  • Thanks to his superpowers, he ages very slowly and is still in his prime form.
  • The character played by Chris Evans in the MCU franchise ranks sixth in the list of 'top 100 comic book heroes of all time'.
  • He is also the second most popular superhero in the Top 50 Avengers list released by the same media company.
  • The first Captain America comic came out one year after World War Two.
  • The cover page had an image of Captain America punching Adolf Hitler in the face.
  • Captain America is known for his American Flag-inspired costume.
  • The shield in his costume cannot be distracted.
  • This popular character was created by an American comic book writer and editor called Joe Simon.
  • He first named the character 'Super American' in 1940.
  • Since a lot of comic characters during that period had the 'super' tag, he decided to change the name to Captain America.
  • One million copies of the first book were sold then.
  • Stanley Martin Lieber, then owner of Timely Publications, debuted as a comic writer with Captain America number three.
  • He used the pseudo name Stan Lee because he was embarrassed about writing a comic book!
  • He went on to co-create a lot of these Marvel Superheroes with time.
  • While a lot of people enjoyed the storyline, it is said that a group of people took offense and started sending threatening letters to the Timely Comic office.
  • As a result, the office was offered police protection for a while.
  • Marvel says that Captain America is a very tall person!
  • It is estimated that he is about 74 in (188 cm) tall.
  • Captain America was originally not a member of the Avengers team!
  • The team only consisted of Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man, and Wasp.
  • It was only in issue four that Captain America was introduced.
  • He would be trapped inside the ice and the team would revive him.
  • After this, Captain America was made a part of the original Avengers team.
  • Did you know that Captain America is an alter ego of a skinny artist whose performance was boosted using the Super Soldier Serum?
  • This artist was an ordinary human being called Steve Rogers.
  • Steve Rogers joined the military to help fight World War Two.
  • Steve Rogers was offered the super-soldier serum.
  • The super-soldier serum was an experimental potion made by a doctor named Abraham Erskine.
  • Steve Rogers developed abnormally strong muscles and started performing extraordinary feats.
  • Captain America was trapped inside the ice at the end of the war.
  • According to this fictional story, Captain America was the first man to go on the moon.
  • Captain America can never get drunk, even if he drinks all the alcohol in the world.
  • Captain America can lift Thor's hammer.

Facts About Captain America's Shield

Here are some more interesting facts about Captain America's shield.

  • Did you know that the shield of Captain America was not always round?
  • The first comic strip had Captain America carrying an actual shield-shaped object in hand.
  • MLJ Publications, another comic strip provider, had created a new superhero named Shield.
  • He had a costume with a shield-shaped pattern and was colored just the same.
  • As a result, starting with the second edition, the comics writing team made small changes to the look of the shield and made it round in shape.
  • The round shape was added to the aerodynamics of the tool, and in the end, Captain America was able to use this shape to his advantage.
  • His shield is said to be indestructible, and he throws it in a projectile motion.
  • Captain America wears a bodysuit that has the flag of the United States of America on it.
  • Did you know that one of Cyclop's sons from the far future was a huge fan of this shield?
  • He had tried to use it multiple times in the future to fight wars.
  • The first shield for Captain America was made by Dr. Myron MacLain.
  • Dr. Myron MacLain used a lot of materials to create the shield and while making the shield, he apparently slept off.
  • When he woke up, the shield was complete, and no one knew how the shield came together!
  • Over the years, Steve Rogers has used different shields.
  • All the shields were made of multiple elements.
  • Sometimes it was made of steel, and other times it was made of adamantium.
  • At one time, the shield was only made of hard light, a pure energy form.
  • Steve Roger's Captain America suit is bulletproof and fireproof too, protecting him from combat effectively.
  • Steve Rogers was the first fictional character created in the Marvel Comics series.
  • After him, other characters were introduced, including Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes.
Captain America was the first Avenger.

Captain America's Skills

Here are some of Captain America's skills you should know about.

  • Steve Rogers, the original and first Captain America, is first shown as a weak and frail artist.
  • He tries to join the army to fight in World War Two.
  • This growth as probably one of the strongest humans of all time is absolutely thrilling.
  • Thanks to his experience in the military, Steve Rogers was a perfect leader.
  • This is why in most of the comic strips involving a group of superheroes, the others naturally listened to him and considered him a leader.
  • In one of these strips, Thor says that Steve is one of the very few mortal beings that he will listen to.
  • Captain America is considered to have the highest possible powers that any human being can possess, and this is because of the super-soldier serum.
  • According to these comic strips, Captain America can use his shield as a quick-throw weapon.
  • With years of practice, his aim is accurate and he can throw the shield without the slightest of doubt.
  • Rogers has his own fighting style, which is a combination of judo, boxing, karate, and kickboxing.
  • The Captain America comics also show Rogers as a person with exceptional skills and knowledge of the U.S. military.
  • He is well-versed in combat, survival situations, acrobatics, military strategies, and operating heavy equipment and combat vehicles
  • He is one of the best fighters in the Marvel Universe.
  • Captain America could apparently change forms.
  • In one of the comic strips, 'Man and Wolf', Steve Rogers turned into a wolf to defeat the wolverine.
  • Interestingly, the wolf still wore the Captain America uniform.
  • Captain America had amazing healing powers.
  • Bullet and knife wounds in his body healed in a matter of hours, while he was able to heal from torn muscles and broken bones in a matter of days.
  • In a few comic strips, it is shown that his body healed a puncture in the chest in just a week's time!
  • 'Captain America: The End' was the last part of the 'Captain America' series.
  • In this part, the blood of Captain America apparently made the Red Skull human and prevented him from destroying everything around him.
  • The last part of the comics shows a needle pushed into the arms of Captain America and his blood being used.

Facts About The Movie

Here are other facts about Captain America movies that you will love to know.

  • The 'Captain America' series was made into a movie series in 1944.
  • Did you know that Captain America was the first superhero to have progressed into the A/V medium?
  • 'Captain America: the First Avenger' is the fifth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • It covers the entire story of how Steve Rogers gets transformed into Captain America.
  • The first Captain America movie was released in 2011.
  • A sequel to the same movie was launched in 2014.
  • The very first edition of the 'Captain America' comic book appears in the First Avenger movie.
  • Ryan Phillippe and John Krasinski were first considered for the role.
  • But eventually, Chris Evans got the role.
  • This Avengers movie needed a nine-part contract, so Evans didn't agree to the role the first few times.
  • Chris Evans was paid $300,000 for the First Avenger part.
  • By the time he worked on 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', his pay had risen to $6.9 million.
  • 'Captain America: Winter Soldier' was released in 2014, while 'Captain America: Civil War' was released in 2016.
  • The Captain America Trilogy is a series of three movies: 'Captain America: First Avenger', 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', and 'Captain America: Civil War'.
  • According to Marvel Studios, this is one of their best and most profitable trilogies of all time.
  • Captain America was also a part of the 'Avenger' series of movies.
  • The character plays a great role in moving the storyline forward.
  • Captain America is the first Avenger that won the award for Best Super Hero Movie in 2011.
  • A replica of Captain America's shield appeared in Tony Stark’s workshop in the movie Iron Man.

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Written by Martha Martins

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

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Martha MartinsBachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

Martha is a full-time creative writer, content strategist, and aspiring screenwriter who communicates complex thoughts and ideas effectively. She has completed her Bachelor's in Linguistics from Nasarawa State University. As an enthusiast of public relations and communication, Martha is well-prepared to substantially impact your organization as your next content writer and strategist. Her dedication to her craft and commitment to delivering high-quality work enables her to create compelling content that resonates with audiences.

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