||Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky Barnes; Franklin Delano Roosevelt (cameo); Agent R (security, "Project Rebirth"); Dr. Erskine (inventor, super-soldier formula); Sarge [Sgt. Duffy] (unnamed; Camp Lehigh)
||While the Nazi war machine marches on, President Roosevelt institutes a top-secret program, "Project Rebirth." In a secret lab, scientist Dr. Erskine gives army 4F reject and volunteer Steve Rogers the "Super-soldier serum," which turns him into a virtual superman. But a Nazi spy who got past security murders Erskine before he can create an army of men like Rogers, and is killed when he runs headlong into some electrical machinery. Rogers becomes the costumed Captain America, as a symbol of freedom, and begins a career of smashing spy rings and the like. A short time later, he also goes undercover as a buck private at Camp Lehigh, the target of mean-tempered Sgt. Duffy, and the friend of orphan mascot Bucky Barnes. When Bucky discovers Steve's double-identity, he becomes Cap's partner. In their first adventure together, they stop a squad of Nazis saboteurs and take out a German sub while they're at it.
||Stan Lee; Jack Kirby (co-plot)
||Frank Giacoia [as Frank Ray]
||Retelling of the story by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby from Captain America Comics (Marvel, 1941 series) #1 (March 1941). Professor Reinstein from the original version renamed Dr. Erskine here.
Summary, notes, and other corrections submitted by Henry Kujawa via the GCD Errors list (August 2007).
||in Captain America Annual (Marvel, 1971 series) #1 (January 1971); in Giant-Size Captain America (Marvel, 1975 series) #1 (1975); in Captain America (Pocket Books, 1979 series) #82581-X (May 1979); in Captain America Sentinel of Liberty (Simon and Schuster, 1979) #nn (1979); in Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #14 (1990); in Essential Captain America (Marvel, 2000 series) #1 (July 2000); in Marvel Masterworks: Captain America (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 (2003); in Capitan America (Editoriale Corno, 1973 series) #1; in Mitico Thor, Il (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #9; in Captain America: Forever Allies (Marvel, 2010 series) #1