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For the subsequent versions of the character

In 1940, writer Joe Simon conceived the idea for Captain America and made a sketch of the character in costume.Needing to fill a full comic with primarily one character's stories, Simon did not believe that his regular creative partner, artist Jack Kirby, could handle the workload alone:The boy companion was simply named Bucky, after my friend Bucky Pierson, a star on our high school basketball team.


The popularity of superheroes waned following the war, and the Captain America comic book was discontinued in 1950, with a short-lived revival in 1953. Since Marvel Comics revived the character in 1964, Captain America has remained in publicationThis article is about Steve Rogers. For the subsequent versions of the character, see List of incarnations of Captain America.Captain America is a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.


Created by cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 (cover dated March 1941) from Timely Comics, a predecessor of Marvel Comics.