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Sgt. Duffy

Appearing in "The Adventures of Captain America"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:

  • Sundown Dawson (The Singing Cowboy) (Only in flashback)
  • Six-Gun (Sundown Dawson's horse) (Only in flashback)
  • Glenn Reeper (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
  • Whit Spencer (Only in flashback)
  • Tim Irons (Only in flashback)
  • Duncan
  • Adrian Gray
  • Sgt. Duffy (Only in flashback)



Synopsis for "The Adventures of Captain America"

Pvt. Steve Rogers and James Barnes are on KP duty at Fort Lehigh when Sgt. Duffy informs them they've been given two week's furlough. By order of the President, they report to Democracy Pictures as Captain America and Bucky to guard the serial "Adventures of Captain America" against Axis sabotage. Parachuting in, the heroes meet movie star Sundown Dawson who introduces them to Lyle Dekker, Democracy's special effects man. Meeting the director, Bucky is chagrined to discover he's not represented in the serial, and that Cap's secret identity is a District Attorney. While filming the fourth chapter, the stuntman is shot, and Captain America takes his place for the rest of filming. Later, Dekker reports to Red Skull and rigs a heat ray to kill Captain America. When the ray is fired during filming, Captain America destroys the device. Dekker takes Bucky hostage and escapes by truck, so Captain America pursues on motorcycle. Captain America catches up and overpowers Dekker, forcing the truck off a cliff. Dekker seemingly dies while Captain America and Bucky are rescued by Sundown Dawson and Six-Gun. Steve and James attend the first chapter showing of the "Adventures of Captain America" serial.


  • Falcon listed as co-star but not present in this story.
  • Goodwin is consulting editor.
  • This issue contains a letters page, Letters to the Living Legend. A letter is published from Robert Bruce Bailey. The page also contains a Statement of Ownership, Management, and Cirulation.
  • The letters page reveals that in 1945, the Daily Bugle was the only paper that correctly ran a story on the "death"/disappearance of Captain America and Bucky (even though the duo survived their apparent demise and emerged decades later).
  • All other news outlets did not report the two heroes missing in action. Therefore, most of the public believed William Nasland and later Jeff Mace to be the original, one and only, Captain America.
  • A poster for "Jet-Man" is seen in this story.


  • In 1944 there was in fact a Captain America movie serial by Republic Pictures with no Bucky, and no shield, and where Cap's secret identity was the district attorney, Grant Gardner.
    • In the early 60's the writer of this comic, Don Glut, who was born in 44', got his hands on the original Captain America costume from the movie and used it to make some of the very first fan fiction movies. One of which Superman vs. the Gorilla gang has an listing.
      • Jet-Man is a reference to another fan fiction movie he made.

See Also

Links and References

  • The Grand Comics Database: Captain America Vol 1 219 [1]


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