According to the Year of 1967
The Story of Steve Rogers
If you didn’t know, but Steve Rogers is Captain America‘s real name. I’m not sure if it’s suppose to be a secret identity, but let’s just say it’s suppose to be for “secret identity” names sake.
Anyway, during World War II, the United States was in war with Germany. In doing so, the United States Army came up with a super serum that could turn any ordinary man into an ultimate fighting machine.
This super serum was created by the brilliant mind of Dr. Abraham Erskine. Unfortunately, Dr. Erskine was supposedly the only scientist who knew how to create this super serum. How typical of the US Army, ain’t it?
Many Volunteered; One Chosen
The United States were asking healthy American men to volunteer to join the service. The Army, however, were looking for certain volunteers to try their super serum.
It took the US Army months to find the perfect volunteer to try their super serum. Not only had he be a willing volunteer, he had to qualify as a “4-F” to try their super serum.
“4-F” means that the United States Army rejected you because they feel you really, really suck as a human male.
The Introduction of Steve Rogers
So from all the “4-F” subjects that were considered, (and I’m guessing there were quite a lot of them) it was Steve Rogers you sucked the most. Steve was puny, weak, small probably sucked even more than what they were looking for. Somehow, Steve impressed the Army and so they chose him to be the first of millions to try this super serum.
Dr. Abraham Erskine was the only other individual in the same room with Steve Rogers when he tried the super serum. The rest of the United States Army officials stayed safely behind bullet proof glass.
Meanwhile, Germany had other plans. They secretly infiltrated the United States, sent spies to destroy, what the United States code named “The Great Experiment”.
Dr. Erskine gave the super serum to Steve Rogers and watched as he drank it and slowly transformed into an ultimate fighting machine. It was painful for Steve to transform into a man nearly three times his original size. Dr. Erskine trying to comfort him, assured him that the process was almost over .
The Ultimate Fighting Machine
In a matter of moments, but seemed like an eternity to Steve Rogers, the super serum proved to be successful and was ready for mass production.
Steve Rogers was suppose to be the first of millions of willing volunteers but a German spy found the secret laboratory where The Great Experiment was being conducted and entered the lab room unannounced and fully armed.
Without anytime to react and being new to his new super ability, Steve Rogers was unable to react before the German spy was able to quickly enter the room. As soon as the door opened, the German spy began to blast away at Steve Rogers, Dr. Abraham Erskine and trying to destroy The Great Experiment in the process. In doing so, the German spy killed Dr. Erskine, the only person who knew how to create the super serum and also severely damaged The Great Experiment.
A Revengeful Steve Rogers
Out of pure fury, Steve Rogers went after the German assassin. However, knowing that he was no match to the United States only ultimate fighting machine, he chose suicide by throwing himself into The Great Experiment, which was ready to explode supposedly due to the heavy gunfire.
Cartoons didn’t mess around back in 1967. Not too sure if that would pass nowadays…know what I mean?
Captain America is Born
And that’s how Steve Rogers became Captain America according to the year of 1967.