Baron von Strucker emerges at the forefront of the sinister society!

For years, Hydra has lurked in the shadows of the Marvel Universe, a corrupting influence that taxed even the greatest of heroes. With the group scoring their greatest victory in Secret Empire, we take a look back at the History of Hydra…

At the dawn of the 20th century, the still-evolving Hydra might’ve faded away into obscurity if not for the dark vision and leadership of one man, Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, to mold it into the global terror organization that exists today.

With his experience in World War I and his deep facial scarring, Strucker rose above the level of a garden-variety Nazi to take on missions from German leader Adolph Hitler himself until the baron racked up numerous failures in battle against Sgt. Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos. After one major defeat in France, Strucker fled from his fuhrer’s displeasure to forge an alliance with the dreaded Red Skull. This compact led directly to the forming of the modern Hydra.

Strucker traveled to Japan under the Skull’s direction to take control of the Hand, a secretive group of ninjas, and with the invaluable aid of the wickedly inventive Arnim Zola, set Hydra on a path to worldwide domination. He ultimately wrested the role of Supreme Hydra from the man who inhabited it and transplanted the organization to two new bases of operation: Hydra Island and an immense submersible called the Dragon of Death. While Hitler’s war with the Allies progressed, Strucker directed Hydra covertly while he played the part of a loyal soldier to his mad leader.

Always with an eye on seizing power and resources for Hydra, the baron managed to take possession of not only technology from the future, but also alien artifacts from a race known as the Gnobians. With these ill-gotten gains, Strucker attempted to circumvent the dark outcome of the war for Germany and create a kind of sanctuary for himself and Hydra to survive the coming firestorm directed at Berlin. He poured not only his massive personal fortune toward this end, but that of the wealthy Japanese whom he took the reins of the nascent group from. He also designed a way for his superhuman operatives to survive the end of the conflict by placing them into suspended animation. He himself allowed an experimental age-retarding serum to be used on his body, insurance for the decades to come.

And so World War II ended for Hydra, but not in the fashion Baron Strucker wished and planned for…

Check out: SGT. FURY AND HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS #5, CAPT. SAVAGE AND HIS LEATHERNECK RAIDERS #2, NICK FURY: AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #1, MARVEL UNIVERSE #1, SECRET WARRIORS #1

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Download Ep. 57 to hear writer DJ Doyle talk about the new world order

***SPOILER ALERT: Don’t listen in if you haven’t seen the most recent episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”!***

Last night, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returned with a terrifying introduction to the Framework and a world in which Hydra won. In the latest episode of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” we chat with writer DJ Doyle as he walks us through the new world order to this new arc arc.

Download episode #57 of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” from Marvel.com! Catch new episodes of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Tuesdays at 10:00 PM ET on ABC.

Go behind-the-scenes of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” with a new podcast series for the hit show on ABC! Every week we’ll talk with a different member of the cast and production crew as well as Executive Producers examining the twists and turns of the most recent episode, as well as taking a look at the creation process behind this exciting series! Don’t miss “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Tuesdays at its new time, 10:00 p.m. ET on ABC, and catch a new episode of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” right here every Wednesday!

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Looking back on the terrorist group’s most dangerous female members!

In CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #14 on March 22, readers—and Steve—come face to face with Madame Hydra, a woman who has defined Cap’s life from behind the scene for years and years. In truth, women have long defined and contributed to the both the successes and failures of HYDRA and its foot soldiers.

As Rogers prepares to encounter one of the people that has crafted his destiny, we take a look at several of the ones who have formed HYDRA’s as a whole.

Valentina Allegra de Fontaine
The so-called Contessa made an incredible impression on Nick Fury when they first met, sending him tumbling in unarmed practice combat on his first day with S.H.I.E.L.D. Since that debut, Fontaine has changed allegiances multiple times being revealed as both a Skrull and then, later, an agent of HYDRA. In the end, however, it appears she remained loyal to Fury and only infiltrated the adversarial organization with his knowledge.

Spider-Woman
Jessica Drew joined HYDRA with idealism in her heart. Sold a false bill of goods by a crafty recruiter, she truly believed the group to be on the side of the angels. Over time, though, she found out the truth of HYDRA’s goals as well as what they had done to her memories and abilities. She would, in time, agree to be a mole for the terrorist group inside S.H.I.E.L.D. but quickly came over to that team’s side, becoming a triple agent. These days, Spider Woman has focused on smaller scale efforts, taking a break from espionage related machinations.

Madame Jasmine
A member of the HYDRA subdivision dealing with the occult—DOA—Jasmine spent most of her HYDRA career tangling with the Nightstalkers. The last time Jasmine appeared in the Marvel Universe, she ended up ingloriously sprawled on the ground in an alley after taking the butt of a gun to the face.

Viper
While many have taken the title “Madame Hydra”—including the Contessa—perhaps no one has laid claim to it as long as Ophelia Sarkissian aka Viper. A member of HYDRA since being taken in by the organization as an infant orphan, Viper has proven the rare true believer who has survived multiple battles, leadership coups, and arrests to return to the group again and again. While predominantly a S.H.I.E.L.D. foe she has often run aground of other heroes like the Avengers and Wolverine, the latter of whom she married. She even ruled Madripoor for a time before being overthrown by Iron Man and Tyger Tiger

Elsie Carson
When Carson’s husband got injured at work, she picked up a job to help with the slack. It turned out that she found that job with HYDRA and while her tasks initially amounted to just errands, she rapidly became more active in the organization until she achieved a promotion to section head. When she encountered Team America she reconsidered her allegiance. However, after she and her family were nearly killed by a HYDRA death squad, Carson decided to swear off all kinds of espionage and disappear off the grid with her husband and children.

Silver Fox
A former lover of Wolverine who seemingly met her end at the claws of Sabretooth, Fox nonetheless resurfaced years later as a HYDRA section leader. She seemed to spend most of her time monitoring Wolverine and other former Weapon X program graduates and derailing any attempts for them to regain accurate memories of their lives. History eventually repeated itself when Fox reached out to her one-time paramour, seeming to be heading towards putting HYDRA behind her, only to be killed by Sabretooth once again.

Man-Killer
After Katrina Luisa Van Horn’s skiing career fell apart due to a chauvinist running her off the slope and badly injuring her, she turned to super villainy to regain control of her body and to make money. While not a major player in HYDRA, she has periodically aided the organization as a freelance hire and even spent a short time as a full agent.

Ms. Fischer
A HYDRA recruiter under the direct direction of Baron Von Stucker, Fischer played a major role in the subjugation of S.H.I.E.L.D. She predominantly posted at the HYDRA base Gehenna in New Zealand and it is believed she survived the Warriors assault on the facility.

Cassandra Romulus
Initially part of a cell marked for deletion by Baron Von Stucker, Romulus readily betrayed her team leader, killing him and earning her former hunter’s attention and desire. They became lovers for a time during which Romulus continued to impress Von Stucker with her physical skill and her boundless ruthlessness. She disappeared years ago and many expect she died, perhaps on a mission or by her lover’s hand after disappointing him, but this has never been proven.

Laura Brown
Born to a HYDRA leader, Laura quickly took to the family business with skill and zeal. However, she quickly grew disillusioned with the mission. This climaxed when Nick Fury headed a raid on the HYDRA base that Brown had been staffing. Rather than kill the S.H.I.E.L.D. Director, she protected him and he returned the favor in short order by allowing her to escape his own troops. On the run while Fury tried to get her immunity from prosecution, Brown had to repeatedly repel HYDRA attempts to murder her. When those attempts failed, her old group changed tactics and instead attempted to frame her as Supreme Hydra. While briefly successfully, this effort, too, Brown eventually overcame and Fury finally secured her immunity and a spot on S.H.I.E.L.D. as an operative.

Scorpion
Thasanee Rappaccini spent her early years as Camilla Black until the deaths of her adopted parents resulted in her learning her biological mother had been one of A.I.M.’s Scientists Supreme. This led her to initially join S.H.I.E.L.D. in the hopes that working with them would lead to her finding her mom. At some point, it seemed she became disillusioned with the group and jumped HYDRA instead, becoming partners and lovers with the mole in the Initiative Program, Hardball. She eventually revealed herself to still be with S.H.I.E.L.D. and just spying on HYDRA when she persuaded Hardball to turn himself in and robbed him of his powers. These days, Black seems to have gone freelance, but this may be yet another instance of her pretending on behalf of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Meet the next level of HYDRA’s woman warriors in CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #14 on March 22!

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Sam Wilson faces off against the hordes of Hydra!

Every day we celebrate Captain America’s 75th anniversary by looking deep into the Marvel Unlimited archives and going through some of Steve Rogers’ most thrilling adventures. Happy diamond anniversary Sentinel of Liberty!

Rick Remender’s CAPTAIN AMERICA might have come to an end with the 25th issue, but he continues the adventures of Sam Wilson as Cap in ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA with artist Stuart Immonen!

Sam’s first full outing as Captain America surpasses Steve’s by a mile. The original Sentinel of Liberty stopped a pair of Nazi spies called Sando and Omar with some assistance from Bucky. Sam? He teams up with the new Nomad and Misty Knight to halt a Hydra plot to sterilize most of the world using the blood of a young Inhuman.

Oh, and did we mention that this version of Hydra boasts Baron Zemo as leader and the likes of Viper, Batroc, Sin, Taskmaster, Baron Blood, Crossbones, and a variety of other rogues among its members? Making matters even worse, Sam’s partner seemingly dies and the patriotic hero loses himself in Bagalia, a country fully run by villains. Luckily, Misty appears just in time to lend a hand in not just getting him to safety, but also filling him in on some of Hydra’s plans.

Though stretched to his limits and beat-up both physically and mentally by Sin, Sam Wilson proves to everyone that he’s worthy of the name Captain America by persevering, stopping the release of the virus and even trying to help Armadillo in the process.

All-New Captain America (2014) #1

All-New Captain America (2014) #1

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During their battle, Sin tries to convince Sam that her father created him as a way to get close to Steve Rogers and spy on him. She brings up the name Snap Wilson, a nickname that Sam went by back in L.A. where he prowled the streets as a hoodlum before meeting Captain America. However, during his encounter with Sin, Sam explains that that stereotype-filled identity actually came about as a result of the Red Skull trying to cast aspersions on the young hero.

However, the true test comes towards the end when Cap battles Zemo and stops two different sterilization plots in ways that only he could have accomplished. First he commands all the birds he can find to eat a huge swarm of fleas who have sucked the Inhuman’s tainted blood. From there he fights Baron Blood, dragging him into the atmosphere so he freezes instead of spilling even a drop of his also-tainted plasma.

In true Captain America fashion, Sam also learns that Misty Knight lied when she said she worked for S.H.I.E.L.D. when they first met in this story. That bit of intrigue continues to hover in the air as this series segues into the massive, reality-shaking Secret Wars event.

Cap Declassified

Sam Wilson’s ability to communicate with birds often raises questions. In CAPTAIN AMERICA #174, Professor Xavier notes that the power stems from Sam’s “paranormal mind” which may or may not indicate his status as a mutant. Later, in #186, during a battle with the Red Skull, the villain claims that he created the connection during a previous encounter thanks to the Cosmic Cube. This issue also features the Skull’s recounting of the Snap Wilson personality which we now know only existed in the madman’s mind!

Next, CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS 70TH ANNIVESARY SPECIAL celebrates seven decades of our hero with a story by James Robinson and Marcos Martin.

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Captain America declares war on HYDRA in this 90's classic!

It’s time to face facts, true believers – the 90’s were awesome. The pouches were plentiful, the costumes were impractical, and Marvel Universe dentists made a fortune correcting damages caused by perpetually gritted teeth. Thanks to the power of nostalgia, though, what would once be considered extremely embarrassing can now be called extremely awesome!

With that in mind, we’ve pulled a Marvel comic from the not-so-modern era and broken it down, one bodacious fact at a time! This week we’re singling out CAPTAIN AMERICA #3 by Mark Waid and Ron Garney. Here’s “Museum Piece” by the numbers!

Captain America (1998) #3

Captain America (1998) #3

  • Published: March 10, 1998
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: March 31, 2014
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24 bullets ready to be fired

Art from Captain America #3

Art from Captain America #3

 

11 giant teeth in M.O.D.A.M.’s giant head

Art from Captain America #3

Art from Captain America #3

 

11 Avengers dodging 1 ricocheting shield

Art from Captain America #3

Art from Captain America #3

 

10 straps on 4 S.H.I.E.L.D. agents

Art from Captain America #3

Art from Captain America #3

 

8 guns pointed at 1 Avenger and 2 kids

Art from Captain America #3

Art from Captain America #3

 

8 defeated HYDRA agents

Art from Captain America #3

Art from Captain America #3

 

7 bullets stopped by 1 shield

Art from Captain America #3

Art from Captain America #3

 

2 gossiping HYDRA agents

Art from Captain America #3

Art from Captain America #3

 

For more of Cap’s war on HYDRA, check out CAPTAIN AMERICA on Marvel Unlimited!

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Check out some new Marvel gear featuring your favorite characters, new artwork and clothes that benefit great causes!

By Alex Lopez

Marvelites! Spring is here and the frost is finally beginning to leave. Is it t-shirt weather yet where you are? It will be soon, and the folks at WeLoveFine have got you covered with a slew of fantastic new Marvel designs from some very talented Mighty Fine designers.

"Tony and Tony" WeLoveFine tee designed by Patricio Oliver

From their ongoing collaboration with Kelly Sue DeConnick, a brand new design featuring Captain Marvel and her #1 fan Kit, dedicated to the notion that “Every Little Girl Flies.” This design is now available for not only men and women, but in kid’s sizes as well — plus, by popular demand, the “Carol Corps” and “Princess Sparklefists” Captain Marvel tees are also now available for youth and toddlers. You can find these new designs at the Kelly Sue DeConnick page. As always, Kelly Sue’s commission on the designs will benefit the Girls Leadership Institute.

"Carol Corps" WeLoveFine tee art directed by Kelly Sue DeConnick

Patricio Oliver recently joined the Mighty Fine Artists program after garnering wins in some of WeLoveFine’s popular artist design contests. His first Marvel contributions are excellent mod-influenced takes on Avengers favorites Iron Man, The Hulk and Thor. Plus, fans of Northstar rejoice, he’s got an awesome new shirt as well!

A two-time Marvel grand prize winner (the Avengers and X-Men contests), Antony Rozwadowski is back with another of his clever minimalist designs based on legendary logos. Check out his juxtaposition of Spider-Man and the Sinister Six!

"Protect Space" tee by WeLoveFine

Plus the Marvel verse has gone Hydra-crazy these days, but artist Cory Freeman reminds us where all the madness began! His “Hail Hydra Skull” is a nifty sinister salute to the face of evil.

Are YOU ready for this summer’s intergalactic adventures? Then Nova Corps wants YOU! Among WeLoveFine’s latest designs are a Nova recruitment poster design by Matthew J. Parsons, a minimal Nova Corps Soldier tee, and more.

Who are your favorite magnificent Marvel ladies? If you’re a fan of Rogue or Ms. Marvel, dig into these new designs from one of WeLoveFine’s latest MFA contributors, Sophie Cappellari.

And whether you are ultra-first-class old school or fond of one of the more recent teams, WeLoveFine has a fine selection of new X-Men designs, too!

Is geek fashion more your speed? WeLoveFine will have a big update of new fashion items including men’s and women’s tops, dresses, leggings and more on the way for spring and summer. For now though? Get your mischief on and make ’em kneel in these amazing gold lamé Loki leggings. Shiny!

You can check out WeLoveFine’s Marvel page for these brand new designs, plus many more of your old favorites!

"Tony and Tony" WeLoveFine tee designed by Patricio Oliver

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Lorraine Cink mourns the death of Uatu in Original Sin and remembers the good times, plus movie, TV and comics news!

Original Sin looms over the Marvel Universe, and The Watcher feels the effects!

Lorraine Cink mourns the loss of her pal Uatu, remembering the good times and recapping his life. Plus the Marvel Minute and much more!

The newest edition of The Watcher is here–watch it now!

The Watcher is Marvel.com’s official news and comedy video series covering comics, movies, TV, games, gear and all things Marvel. Tune in weekly for new episodes.

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Steve Rogers returns to action, gets exiled to Dimension Z and faces the future!

Over seven decades ago, history occurred with the debut of Captain America in 1941. 70 years later, Steve Rogers and his star-spangled alter ego have grown to iconic status, remaining a mainstay of the Marvel Universe while also expanding into the realms of television, film and more.

On April 4, 2014, the Sentinel of Liberty returns to the big screen in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” from Marvel Studios. As the countdown to Chris Evans picking up the shield once more heats up, we present the definitive comics history of Cap, from his debut to the modern day.

Follow along with us weekly and look for more Captain America on Marvel Unlimited and through the Marvel Digital Comics Shop.

Captain America (2011) #4

Captain America (2011) #4

  • Published: November 16, 2011
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: May 21, 2012
  • Rating: T+
  • Writer: Ed Brubaker
  • Cover Artist: Steve McNiven
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Back from the grave, Steve Rogers slung his famous shield through the years of 2012 and 2013 with all the might, majesty and experience his long career has brought him, and in the face of some of his greatest—and weirdest—challenges yet.

Still trapped in the frightening Land of Nowhere in CAPTAIN AMERICA #4, Cap depended on his network of friends to stop the mysterious Bravo’s plan to merge it with the real world. After their victory in CAPTAIN AMERICA #5, those same friends could only stand by helplessly as their ally suffered through nightmares of losing his strength and endurance.

A new Serpent Squad struck in CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 while Madbombs exploded around the country, a situation the Squad attempted to take advantage of in CAPTAIN AMERICA #7. Cap and Sharon Carter triumphed over the snakes in CAPTAIN AMERICA #8, but our hero’s nightmares came true when his strength disappeared for real, leaving Agent 13 to hunt for the Madbomber herself.

Captain America (2011) #9

Captain America (2011) #9

  • Published: March 14, 2012
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: February 13, 2013
  • Rating: T+
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Machinesmith showed his hand in CAPTAIN AMERICA #9, but with Cap too frail to rush into action, the Falcon took on an escaped Bravo and his new HYDRA alone. Finally, Tony Stark developed a cure for Steve Rogers in CAPTAIN AMERICA #10, just in time to help the Falcon, who fell under the shattering weight of a Madbomb.

The deaths of super villains signaled the appearance of a new Scourge in CAPTAIN AMERICA #11, and Cap began to suspect that the Avengers’ former governmental liaison Henry Peter Gyrich knew more than he let on in CAPTAIN AMERICA #12. When the masked assassin hunted down former criminal the Porcupine in CAPTAIN AMERICA #13, Cap unmasked him as his old friend D-Man in CAPTAIN AMERICA #14.

A violent group called the Discordians attacked U.S. landmarks in CAPTAIN AMERICA #15, and a robot posing as a public figure raised the question of Cap’s obsolescence that divided the populace. More robots joined into spread the unnatural hatred in CAPTAIN AMERICA #16, prompting the Avengers to address the problem in CAPTAIN AMERICA #17. Ultimately, our hero faced off against the instigators, Bravo and Queen Hydra, in CAPTAIN AMERICA #18.

Captain America (2011) #19

Captain America (2011) #19

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In CAPTAIN AMERICA #19, Steve Rogers ended his year by visiting the 1950’s Captain America in the hospital and regaled him with the story of his exciting life.

Cap celebrated his 90th birthday in CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 by first fighting the eco-terrorists known as the Green Skull, and then being whisked away by a strange subway car to Arnim Zola’s otherworldly Dimension Z. There, after undergoing a procedure by Zola, the Sentinel of Liberty escaped his foe’s clutches in CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 and fell into the hands of the Phrox, the dominant species of the dimension. With him came Zola’s young son, Ian, but the badly wounded hero could only worry over his adversary’s insertion of alien technology in his body in CAPTAIN AMERICA #3.

11 years passed in Dimension Z as Cap and Ian remained on the run from Zola in CAPTAIN AMERICA #4, and the Zola himself developed his own Captain America mutate. Ian’s sister, Jet Black, contemplated revenge on our hero for what she believed to be her brother’s murder. Resisting the overwhelming of Zola’s mind on his own, Cap battled Jet Black in CAPTAIN AMERICA #5, lost Ian to his father, and then destroyed Zola’s implant.

Captain America (2012) #6

Captain America (2012) #6

  • Published: April 17, 2013
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: October 14, 2013
  • Rating: Rated T
  • Writer: Rick Remender
  • Cover Artist: John Romita
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Cap invaded Zolandia, Zola’s fortress, in CAPTAIN AMERICA #6, while Ian’s “reeducation” continued. Our hero defeated his mutate clone in CAPTAIN AMERICA #7, and with the help of a confused Jet Black, discovered the fortress to be a gigantic battleship, poised to invade the real world. Zola set the now-powerful Ian against his surrogate father in CAPTAIN AMERICA #8, but Jet Black turned on her true father to help the Star-Spangled Avenger. When Ian stood over a downed Cap and began to come out of his brainwashing, he fell from a shot from Sharon Carter.

In CAPTAIN AMERICA #9, Sharon explained to Steve that he’d only been gone 30 minutes, though in Dimension Z it seemed to be years to Cap. In final battle with Zola—with help from Jet Black—the hero escaped the dimension in CAPTAIN AMERICA #10, leaving it behind to crash and burn. Unfortunately, that escape came to fruition through the sacrifice of Sharon Carter’s life.

Captain America (2012) #11

Captain America (2012) #11

  • Published: September 11, 2013
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: March 09, 2014
  • Rating: Rated T
  • Writer: Rick Remender
  • Cover Artist: Carlos Pacheco
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Back in the real world, Steve Rogers struggled with Sharon’s death in CAPTAIN AMERICA #11, while the new threat of Nuke rose up to challenge him in Eastern Europe. With Jet Black and old compatriots like the Falcon at his side in CAPTAIN AMERICA #12, the eternal Sentinel of Liberty took up his shield once more and faced the future as America’s greatest hero.

Read more CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011) and CAPTAIN AMERICA (2012) on Marvel Unlimited!

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The unthinkable occurs as Steve Rogers has a fatal encounter with an assassin's bullet!

Over seven decades ago, history occurred with the debut of Captain America in 1941. 70 years later, Steve Rogers and his star-spangled alter ego have grown to iconic status, remaining a mainstay of the Marvel Universe while also expanding into the realms of television, film and more.

On April 4, 2014, the Sentinel of Liberty returns to the big screen in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” from Marvel Studios. As the countdown to Chris Evans picking up the shield once more heats up, we present the definitive comics history of Cap, from his debut to the modern day.

Follow along with us weekly and look for more Captain America on Marvel Unlimited and through the Marvel Digital Comics Shop.

Captain America (2004) #24

Captain America (2004) #24

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“Where were you when Captain America died?”

2007 will forever be stamped as the year the great hero fell to an assassin’s bullets and left an unsuspecting world to ponder the loss and mourn his passing.

The so-called “civil war” between Earth’s heroes continued to rage in CAPTAIN AMERICA #24. Cap infiltrated a HYDRA fortress, discovered that Nick Fury helped from behind the scenes, and fought on unaware of the Red Skull’s plans coming to fruition. Dark days lay ahead.

In desperate battle with his former friend Iron Man in CIVIL WAR #7, Cap looked around himself and realized the great toll that fell upon the innocent from the conflict. After cracking Stark’s armor with his mighty shield, Steve Rogers threw it down and surrendered.

Under arrest, Cap’s transportation to a court house for a hearing in CAPTAIN AMERICA #25 ended in unthinkable tragedy. Shot by a sniper from atop a nearby rooftop, the Sentinel of Liberty died while being rushed to a hospital, Sharon Carter by his side.

Captain America (2004) #25

Captain America (2004) #25

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier raced to capture the shooter, discovering it to be the Red Skull’s lackey, Crossbones. In anguish from Cap’s death, Sharon received even worse news from the diabolical Dr. Faustus: she delivered the final fatal shots while under the doctor’s hypnosis.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #26 brought two wakes for Steve Rogers, one through official channels and the other held by Cap’s underground allies. Still reeling from her betrayal of Steve, Sharon Carter quit S.H.I.E.L.D. while Bucky Barnes swore he’d kill Tony Stark, the man he held responsible for Cap’s demise.

Cap’s friend Wolverine refused to believe the news in FALLEN SON #1 until proven otherwise, while in FALLEN SON #3, Tony Stark offered the role of a new Captain America to Hawkeye. A funeral for the hero in FALLEN SON #5 ended with Stark submerging the body in the cold Arctic sea, intending it to be Steve Rogers’ last resting place.

After Hawkeye’s refusal of the role, Stark announced there’d be no replacement in CAPTAIN AMERICA #27. Bucky wanted Steve’s real shield, not the fake one placed in a museum, and had to fight the Black Widow to retrieve it.

Captain America (2004) #28

Captain America (2004) #28

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In CAPTAIN AMERICA #28, the Winter Soldier discovered the Red Skull’s involvement in the tragedy while simultaneously being hunted by Nick Fury. A letter written by Cap before his murder made a big impression on Tony.

Rescued by his cronies in CAPTAIN AMERICA #29, Crossbones enjoyed the chaos he’d created, while the Black Widow went after Bucky, who finally caught up to Russian mastermind Lukin. Crossbones delivered a beat down to the Winter Soldier in CAPTAIN AMERICA #30 and Lukin donned a mask to fully become the Red Skull. When Bucky protested too strongly, the Skull activated a Russian “shutdown code,” effectively silencing Cap’s partner.

Dr. Faustus attempted to brainwash Bucky in CAPTAIN AMERICA #31, and then instructed the Winter Soldier to shoot and kill Sharon Carter.

Read more CAPTAIN AMERICA (2004) on Marvel Unlimited!

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Ren Shan attempts to elude the Winter Soldier in preview pages from Roland Boschi!

This March, the hunt is on in the pages of WINTER SOLDIER: THE BITTER MARCH #2, from the creative team of Rick Remender & Roland Boschi! S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Ran Shen is responsible for escorting two of the most important scientists on the planet back to the United States. Too bad, the only thing in his way is the Winter Solider, the Soviet Union’s deadliest operative! And he’ll stop at nothing to make sure the two scientists don’t fall into the wrong hands – even if it means killing them! But first he’ll have to fight his way through an elite Hydra squad led by Chancellor Cassandra and Madam Worm. The high-octane, spy action thriller continues this March in WINTER SOLDIER: THE BITTER MARCH #2!

WINTER SOLDIER: THE BITTER MARCH #2 (JAN140735)
Written by RICK REMENDER
Art by ROLAND BOSCHI
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
Variant Cover by AGUSTIN ALESSIO (JAN140736)
FOC – 2/24/2014, On-Sale – 3/19/2014

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