Steve Rogers, the alter-ego of Marvel Comics’ most famous superhero, may not be a real soldier, but he still represents the countless soldiers who fight for our country. And since we like to honor our troops who have fought for us, and are still fighting, her at Best Military Surplus, we wanted to feature a hero who represents all who have courageously put on a uniform.
Steve Rogers was like many American men, wanting the pride of wearing the fatigues that allowed you to battle against the nation’s enemies. But instead of being a regular soldier, Rogers was given a “super serum” which enhanced his physical abilities. Thus, Captain America was born. The hero he would become would be someone that every soldier and citizen alike could look up to. After the 1940′s, Cap disappeared for a while, until he was resurrected by Jack Kirby with the introduction of the Avengers superhero team.
Captain America is a unique superhero in that he uses a shield as a weapon. Who knew? There have been variations of this shield over the years, but the constant aspect in all of them is that they portray some symbol of this great country. You can get a shield just like Steve Rogers right here. The cool thing about the Captain America shield is that it can be used as a weapon, most commonly in the form of a boomerang. Shields aren’t standard issue for soldiers nowdays (and they weren’t so even when Cap was introduced in the ’40s), but super soldiers like Rogers don’t even exist in the real world.
The event Captain America fans have been waiting for is finally arriving this summer: a legit film made for theaters. Chris Evans stars as the wimpy Steve Rogers who turns into an American icon through the “super soldier” program. Don’t miss Evans, Hugo Weaving, and Tommy Lee Jones in the summer flick arriving July 22 this summer!
After we see Cap duel with Red Skull in the movie to be released this year, Steve Rogers (played by Evans) is set to reprise his role in a new Avengers movie in 2012.
What do you think of Captain America? Has there ever been a better soldier (fiction or real) to embody the heart of America’s military? Let us know!
Written by Craig Kent, member of the Best Military Surplus team.