Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Captain America 1970

Captain America appears in two 1970s live-action television movies: Captain America and Captain America II: Death Too Soon, starring Reb Brown. The character differs significantly from the comics, in both his origin and his operations. For instance, Rogers is a character in contemporary times whose father was a 1940s government agent. The very patriotic attitude of Steve's father earned him the nickname Captain America. Rogers, an artist, was inspired by this story to sketch a superhero. After an accident he received an experimental chemical called the FLAG (Full Latent Ability Gain) formula (at one point referred to as a "super-steroid" which enhances his body with heightened strength and reflexes, and a costume based on his drawing. He also makes significant use of a specialized van, and of a modified motorcycle. The bike has a detachable round windshield with the concentric circles, with the white sections being transparent, and star which he uses as his shield when he goes on foot. At the end of the first movie, Rogers briefly appears in a redesigned costume that bears a stronger resemblance to the one seen in the comics, which he wears in the sequel.

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