21 Unbelievable Captain America Facts For The Crazy MCU Fans

Oluwatosin Michael
Oct 10, 2023 By Oluwatosin Michael
Originally Published on Dec 16, 2021
Captain America facts will give you vast knowledge about the early comic that very few humans possess.
Age: 3-18
Read time: 8.3 Min

If you are a fan of the Marvel Universe, then you won’t disagree that there is always something more to know about the Avengers.

Did you know that Captain America was the first man to go on the moon and that Captain America can never get drunk even after gulping a lot of alcohol? Read the entire article to know everything about Captain America.

Captain America is a fictional character who was featured as a superhero in the early comics of the Marvel Comics Publication of America.

Captain America was a creation by two cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Captain America’s first appearance was in March 1941 in the Captain America Comics #1 under the production of the Timely Comics which later became the Marvel Comics.

The superhero was portrayed as a soldier who was strong and patriotic. Captain America fought against the axis powers in World War II. During the period of wartime,  Captain America became the most loved and popular character of the Timely Comics.

But when the war was over, Marvel superheroes lost their fame, and Captain America became less popular. In 1950, the publication of the Captain America comic book ceased.

The publication was revived for a short period of time in 1953. Later on, in 1964, Captain America received a full-fledged revival by Marvel Comics. Since then, the character has remained popular among kids as well as adults.

The costume of Captain America is quite classy. He wears a bodysuit that has been designed in such a way that the flag of the United States of America is printed on it.

His weapon is a shield that is said to be almost indestructible. He throws the shield in a projectile manner.

According to the comics, the human form of Captain America is Steve Rogers who is a thin, young artist. Captain America is said to be Steve's alter ego.

Steve was enhanced beyond human perfection by the 'super-soldier serum' experiment that was performed on him after he had joined the military in order to help the government of the United States and to serve his nation in World War II. This is how Captain America came into being.

In the 21st century, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was created that was centered upon the idea of superheroes. Captain America became the first superhero to join the team of Avengers.

Later, other superheroes were added to the team such as Iron Man, Spiderman, Hulk, and more. Therefore, Captain America is called the first avenger, which is also the name of the first movie featuring the character, Captain America: The First Avenger. The movie was released in 2011 and it was based on the character Captain America from Marvel Comics.

Three years later, a sequel of the same movie was launched in 2014. The sequel was named Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It was directed by Anthony and Joseph Russo. Since then, a number of Avengers movies have been released featuring Captain America and the other Avengers.

After reading about strange tales related to the Captain Rogers' mask and his multiple shields, also check Captain Blackbeard facts and Captain Cook facts.

Captain America Movies

The real-life actor Chris Evans played the role of Steve Rogers (Captain America) in all the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe But do you know that Ryan Phillippe and John Krasinski were also considered for the role.

Evans has featured in Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Avengers: Endgame. Evans has also made a small appearance in the movie Ant-Man.

In the movie Avengers: Endgame, Steve Rogers, who has become quite older, is seen giving his Captain America mantle and the shield to Sam Wilson.

A replica of the shield of Captain America can be seen in Tony Stark’s workshop in the movie Iron man. The movie was released in 2008 and features Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark (Iron Man).

Later on, in the film Iron Man 2, which was released in 2010, an incomplete and unfinished replica of Captain America’s shield was found inside a box by the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson.

In the recent 2021 animated series - What If...? - another version of Steve Rogers is said to be from an alternate universe. The voiceover of the character is done by Josh Keaton.

Captain America History

The idea of Captain America first came into the mind of the cartoonist Joe Simon in 1940. At that time, he drew a rough sketch of the character with this costume. Later in an interview, Joe Simon disclosed that he named the character in his cover art as 'Super American'.

In Joe Simon’s autobiography, he recalls that the publisher of the Timely Comics, Martin Goodman, gave him a green signal for his cartoon. He directed him to begin working on a solo Captain America comic book series.

Simon also said that he consciously created Captain America as a politically sensitive character. Joe Simon and his fellow cartoonist Kirby were quite repulsive against the steps taken by Nazi Germany which caused the involvement of the United States in World War II. They morally believed that war was inevitable.

With all that rage, they created Steve Rogers. Steve’s experience in winning battles as well as his military training made him an extraordinary field commander and a perfect tactician and with his teammates, frequently deferring to his orders in battle.

Not only the Avengers but also the Fantastic Four as well as the X-Men collectively chose Steve Rogers as their leader during the time of the Secret Wars.

Captain America Quotes

'I’m with you till the end of the line' is the most heart-touching quote by Captain America said in the movie 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'. The super soldier said this to his friend Bucky Barnes, who was one of the most important people in his life.

Bucky Barnes was brainwashed and he killed the parents of Tony Stark. In the movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, when Tony Starks was swearing because of his frustration, Steve said 'Language!'. This displays his humble nature and heightened morality. Even in tough times, he was always morally collected and sensible.

'I’m just a kid from Brooklyn', is another famous quote by Steve Rogers in the movie Captain America: The First Avenger. This is a strong statement that signifies his simplicity.

Another strong and popular Captain America quote from the movie Avengers - Infinity War - is, 'I’m not looking for forgiveness, and I’m way past asking permission. Earth just lost her best defender, so we’re here to fight. And if you want to stand in our way, we’ll fight you too'.

Last but not the least, in the movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Rogers smartly says 'On your left' to Sam Wilson whenever he passes him. However, Steve is a generous soul and a nice-hearted human being, he is also quite agile and witty. Steve never fails to have some fun.

Stan Lee won an art award for Captain America comics writing.

Captain America Birthday

According to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU),  Steve Rogers was born on July 4, 1918. The fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe actually celebrate his birthday. Chris Evans, who plays the character of Captain America or Steve Rogers, also receives numerous birthday wishes every year on July 4.

The person that became Captain America, Steve Rogers, was born to a poor Irish family who lived in New York City, in Manhattan on the Lower East Side. His mother was Sarah Rogers and his father was Joseph Rogers.

His Irish parents were immigrants to New York City. Rogers’ dad was an active member of the 107th Infantry Regiment. But, in the First World War, he died due to mustard gas.

After the death of his father, Steve was brought up by his mom who was a nurse. Did you know that Captain America has a fan club called Sentinels of Liberty?

Unfortunately, when Steve Rogers was 18 years old, his mom also died because of tuberculosis. The little 64 in (4.62 m) Steve became an orphan and was left all by himself.

Not just that, Steve was also a victim of a number of diseases that included heart arrhythmia, stomach ulcers, partial deafness, asthma, pernicious anemia, and scoliosis. But, when you’re a kid, time flies.

In the early 1940s, even before America’s involvement in World War II,  Steve became a tall and strong student of fine and creative arts, an artist, and a comic book writer. Illustrations were his specialization.

Steve was a patriot and was strongly willing to be a part of the military. He was devastated by the behavior of the Nazis and wanted to do something for his country.

Even after several attempts, Rogers was rejected because of his ailments and frail body. His commitment to serving for his nation was noticed by the General of the United States Army, Chester Phillips. The General made Steve a part of their 'Project: Rebirth'.

An experiment was performed on him. The experiment was called the Supersoldier experiment in which they used an exclusive serum introduced by Dr. Josef Reinstein to transform Steve’s body.

Captain America Age

As mentioned earlier, Steve Rogers was born on July 4, 1918. Therefore, technically, his age is 103. But, because he remained on the ice for many decades, physically, Captain America is still only 27 years old.

The death of Captain America is a consequence of the Civil War, he was taken under custody by the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. During his custody, Captain America was shot dead on the demand of the Red Skull.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly facts for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Captain America facts, then why not take a look at Captain John Smith facts or Captain Marvel facts?

We Want Your Photos!
We Want Your Photos!

We Want Your Photos!

Do you have a photo you are happy to share that would improve this article?
Email your photos

More for You

See All

Written by Oluwatosin Michael

Bachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

Oluwatosin Michael picture

Oluwatosin MichaelBachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

With a Bachelor's in Microbiology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Oluwatosin has honed his skills as an SEO content writer, editor, and growth manager. He has written articles, conducted extensive research, and optimized content for search engines. His expertise extends to leading link-building efforts and revising onboarding strategies. 

Read full bio >