Adaptations of Captain America in other media
Created byJoe Simon
Jack Kirby
Original sourceComics published by Marvel Comics
First appearanceCaptain America Comics #1 (March 1941)
Print publications
Novel(s)Captain America: The Great Gold Steal (1968)
Captain America: Holocaust For Hire (1979)
Captain America: Liberty's Torch (1998)
The Death of Captain America (2014)
Captain America: Dark Design (2016)
Films and television
Film(s)Captain America (1944)
Captain America (1979)
Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979)
Captain America (1990)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Captain America: Brave New World (2024)
Television
show(s)
The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)
Theatrical presentations
Play(s)Marvel Universe Live!
Games
Video game(s)Captain America in: The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann (1987)
Spider-Man and Captain America in Doctor Doom's Revenge (1989)
Captain America and the Avengers (1991)
Captain America: Super Soldier (2011)

Since the 1940s, the comic book character Captain America has been presented in a wide variety of other media, including serial films, feature films, animations, and video games.

Film

Main article: Captain America in film

Animation

Further information: Marvel Animation

Television

1960s

A "Captain America" title card from a segment of the 1966 animated television series The Marvel Super Heroes.

Captain America appears in a self-titled segment of The Marvel Super Heroes, voiced by Bernard Cowan.[3][4]

1970s

Both of these films were released on DVD for the first time together in 2011 from Shout! Factory.

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

Marvel Animation

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Video games

Motion comics

Novels

Captain America was the subject of Marvel's second foray into prose book licensing: The Great Gold Steal by Ted White in 1968, following an Avengers novel in 1967.[38] This novel presented a different version of Captain America.[39] The novel adds a further element to the Super-Soldier process wherein Rogers' bones are plated with stainless steel. The character later appears in Captain America: Holocaust For Hire by Joseph Silva published by Pocket Books in 1979[40] and Captain America: Liberty's Torch by Tony Isabella and Bob Ingersoll published in 1998, in which the hero is put on trial for the imagined crimes of America by a hostile militia group.[41]

Live performances

Fine arts

In July 2016, Marvel and Disney announced that they would be unveiling a 13-foot-tall, one ton bronze statue of Captain America at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. The statue, designed by artists at Marvel and Comicave Studios, would tour the United States before its destination in Brooklyn, the character's hometown in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The statue had a dedication ceremony at Brooklyn's Prospect Park on August 10, 2016, stayed there for two weeks before going to Barclays Center for a month, and has since been on display at a Bed Bath & Beyond complex at Industry City - it does not yet have a permanent home.[46]

Starting with the Pop Art period and on a continuing basis, since the 1960s the character of Captain America has been "appropriated" by multiple visual artists and incorporated into contemporary artwork, most notably by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Mel Ramos, Dulce Pinzon, Mr. Brainwash, and others.[47][48][49][50][51][52]

Intellectual property rights

Marvel Comics has held several trademark registrations for the name "Captain America" as well as the distinctive logos used on the comic book series and in the associated merchandising. An application was filed on August 10, 1967, for use in comic books and magazines and a registration was granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on August 13, 1968.[53] Marvel's parent company, Disney, received a design patent on Captain America's shield in 2018.[54][55]

Infringement case

The Scottish Indie rock band Eugenius was formerly known as Captain America and released the Wow (1991) and Flame On (1992) eps under that name. The threat of legal action by Marvel Comics made the band change its name.[56][57][58]

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