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Captain America of the 1950s (Steven Rogers)

Appearing in "The Man Who Bought America: Part 4"

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Synopsis for "The Man Who Bought America: Part 4"

Steven Rogers II (the Cap of the 1950s) continues to shake off the effects of Dr. Faustus as he presses his attack on the killer of his former partner Jack Monroe, the Bucky of the 1950s, who stands before him -- Bucky Barnes, the new Cap. As they fight Barnes continues to note that the 1950s Steve Rogers has obvious superior strength, speed and skill with each connecting punch and kick. But the 1950s Rogers is erratic in his fighting, which allows Barnes to at least keep his distance while Barnes attempts to catch his breathe and devise an effective counterattack. As the fight continues, Barnes changes his tactics to try to appeal to Rogers II's better nature. Barnes' tactic works temporarily as the 1950s slowly begins to break Fautsus' conditioning to seek retribution for Barnes killing Monroe in Barnes' former role as the Winter Soldier which Barnes admits to and begs for Rogers II's forgiveness.

Watching the fight though cameras, The Red Skull has an implant in Rogers II is triggered which causes Rogers II to lose his emerging mental control. His bloodlust resurfaces, demanding Barnes' own life in retribution for Monroe's murder. Barnes escapes the battle with the help of the Falcon after being knocked off the roof by Rogers II. Falcon allows Rogers II to leave as a means to locate Dr. Fautsus and the Red Skull's hidden base.

At the base, the Red Skull's daughter Sin stabs Sharon Carter in the stomach as Carter attempts to flee the base resulting in her miscarriage of Rogers's unborn daughter. Zola attempts to salvage the fetus before is it completely unusable for the Red Skull's plans.


  • Barnes specifically admits that he did actually kill Monroe. It had been thought that Monroe may have survived somehow.
  • The 1950s Rogers is shown to be still conditioned by Faustus and is not actively choosing to be evil but responding to implants as he did when he was forced to become the Grand Director. It remains to be seen how he will act on his own if the 1950s Rogers is able to have such mind conditioning and implants removed. Without the conditioning the 1950s Rogers shows a highly conservative world order as reflective of the one time popular idea of "United States exceptionalism" as advocated by Archibald Thorton and former US President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt from the Spanish-American War, more commonly referred to at times as "American Imperialism". He is more rationale and lucid than during his earlier revival as shown in Captain America (Vol 1) 153-156.

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