Captain America (Isaiah Bradley)
First appearance “Truth: Red, White & Black” #1 (2003)
Created by Robert Morales, Kyle Baker and Axel Alonso
Isaiah Bradley, a Tuskegee airman, was the very first person to be given the Super Soldier serum that would eventually turn Steve Rogers into Captain America. In fact, Bradley was the first hero to be called Captain America, as revealed in “Truth: Red, White & Black.” In many ways, Bradley is Marvel’s superhero equivalent of Jackie Robinson; a brave and honorable man who stood up for everyone, even in the face of his era’s insidious and often openly-expressed racism.