Captain America is a fictional vigilante appearing in American comics published by Marvel Comics. Created by cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in Captain America Comics # 1 (March 1941) of Timely Comics, the predecessor of Marvel Comics. Captain America was designed as a patriotic super-soldier who often fought against the Axis Powers, and was the most popular character Timely Comics during the war. The popularity of superhero vanished after the war, and Captain America comics was discontinued in 1950, with a brief resurgence in 1953. Since Marvel Comics revived the character in 1964, Captain America has remained publication.
Captain America wears a suit carrying a reason for the Flag of the United States, and is armed with an almost indestructible shield which throws his enemies. The character is usually depicted as the alter ego of Steve Rogers, a frail young enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental serum to help government efforts impending US in World War II. Near the end of the war, he is trapped in the ice and survives in suspended animation until it is revived in the present. Although Captain America often struggle to keep their ideals as a man out of his time with modern realities, he remains a respected figure in his community, including becoming the leader of the Avengers for a long time.
Captain America was the first Marvel Comics character that appeared in media outside of comics with the premiere of the series 1944, Captain America. Since then, the character has appeared in other films and television series, most recently in the Marvel Cinematic Universe played by Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War.
Captain America is in sixth place in the Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All Time (2011) 2 IGN, and the second in its list of Top 50 of The Avengers (2012).
Since many of the writers who made the adventures of Captain America consciously sought to make the character a reflection of the concerns of the American society of his time, it is not surprising that the character possesses a strong symbolic and discursiva.6 These messages and symbols used to enter through the representation that became the hero, his allies and villains, but also through the tone of the adventures.
During the years of World War II, the character was clearly shown as an idealized reflection of the United States, whose duty was to protect the free world, while the alter ego of the character, Steve Rogers, representing each and every one of the soldiers who went to fight for their country and freedom. Meanwhile, Bucky a normal guy who had no special powers and capabilities showed, although their patriotism was such that he fought alongside his idol for a just cause, being a role model for younger readers, which incidentally learned to be obedient and respectful to their mayores.37 Although this positioning superhero in favor of freedom and democracy was normal during the 1940s, scholars often point to the character that the character maintained this attitude during the years of the Cold War, something quite unusual, and that has led to identify the character brief period between 1953 and 1954 as a comic book influences clearly macartistas.38 10
The message of those comics took a radical turn in the late 1960s, when his adventures reflected social changes and the revival of the feminist movement, student protests, the struggle for