Cory Levine (Magazine Editor); Jeff Youngquist (Senior Editor, Special Projects); Mark D. Beazley (Editor, Special Projects); Jennifer Grünwald (Editor, Special Projects); James Emmett (Editorial Assistant); Joe Hochstein (Editorial Assistant); Matt Masdeu (Assistant Editor); Alex Stabuck (Assistant Editor); Nelson Ribeiro (Assistant Editor); Joe Quesada (Editor-in-Chief)
Captain America [Steve Rogers] (Introduction, Origin); Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; J. Arthur Grover; Professor Anton Erskine [Professor Reinstein] (Introduction, Death); President Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Army is looking for a solution to the threat the Axis Powers pose to the people of America, and they discover the secret answer to their prayers: a super-soldier serum that will create an army of super soldiers! However, only one man receives the serum before it and its creator are destroyed: Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America!
Avengers [Captain America (Joins); Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp]; Rick Jones; Teen Brigade; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Atlanteans; D'Bari alien; Bucky Barnes (Cameo Flashback); Hulk (Cameo Flashback)
Namor attacks a group of eskimos and throws their idol into the sea. When the ice melts, the figure trapped within turns out to be Captain America, in suspended animation since the end of World War II. The Avengers rescue Cap and return to New York. An alien figure turns our heroes to stone. When Cap and Rick Jones track him down, the alien agrees to restore the Avengers if they agree to help him recover his broken space ship in return. When doing so, the Avengers are attacked by Namor and his people. The restored spaceship ultimately drives off Namor and his men.
Roger Stern; Don Perlin (plot idea); Roger McKenzie (plot idea)
John Byrne (breakdowns); Joe Rubinstein (finished art)
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Samuel T. Underwood (Introduction); Bernie Rosenthal; Edwin Jarvis; Avengers [Beast [Henry McCoy]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Vision; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Nick Fury (Cameo); Dum Dum Dugan (Cameo); Daredevil (Cameo); Spider-Man (Cameo); Doctor Strange (Cameo); J. Jonah Jameson (Cameo); Robbie Robertson (Cameo)
Captain America turns down the chance to run for president.