During times of crisis, we all look for something or someone to comfort us. The story of Captain America definitely embodies this idea. The comic first appeared in March of 1941 during World War II, and the cover of the first issue depicted Captain America punching Adolf Hitler in the face. In fact, most of the villains in the comic series consisted of U.S. enemies during the time. This was a way to inspire patriotic sentiments and give American people hope. Another way this comic achieved this goal was through the story behind Captain America himself. The protagonist, Steve Rogers, is from Brooklyn, New York. Because of this, New York plays an essential part of the Captain America lore and can be seen on The Super Tour of NYC.
In his origin story, a young Rogers was intent on joining the war, but his frail frame, lack of height, and surplus of medical issues prevented him from being accepted. Yet, a determined Rogers agrees to be a part of a military experiment that would give him superhuman strength, speed, endurance, and healing abilities. He transforms into Captain America, a crime fighting pure hearted superhuman. Children looked up to him and adults wanted to be him.
Since the Comics, Captain America has starred in three movies part of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), and Captain America: Civil War (2016). At the end of the first movie, the Captain (Chris Evans) wakes up in the 21st century, after crashing into the Arctic 66 years before. The Captain no longer recognizes the world around him and must adapt accordingly. Making for an extra rude awakening, Steve Rogers walks out to a crowded Times Square, a sight you can see on the Super Tour of NYC. He is transformed from a war hero to a member of the superhero group The Avengers.
In the following movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the Captain and fellow Avengers must team up to stop an organization known as Hydra and a villain nicknamed the Winter Soldier. Like the Captain, the Winter Soldier has abnormal super strength, speed, and agility.
In Civil War, Iron Man and Captain America have a disagreement regarding how the Avengers should be run following the massive destruction they caused. The Avengers split up, leaving the other heroes to choose sides, the Captain or Iron Man. Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) helps to bridge the gap by greeting T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and T’Chaka (John Kani) at the United Nations headquarters on First Avenue and 42nd Street. While they fight amongst themselves, a new villain arises along with new secrets.
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