|First appearance||Captain America vol. 7 #1 (January 2013)|
Captain America vol. 7 #10 (October 2013; as Nomad)
|Created by||Rick Remender|
John Romita Jr.
|Alter ego||Leopold Zola|
|Abilities||Artificially enhanced physiology at a slightly higher level than Captain America|
Skilled in many martial arts and acrobatics
Fictional character biography
While trapped in the mysterious Dimension Z, Captain America rescues Leopold Zola, the infant son of Arnim Zola. Raising the child under the name "Ian", he manages to evade Zola's forces for eleven years, until Ian is accidentally shot and apparently killed by Sharon Carter. After Captain America escapes Dimension Z, Ian is revealed to have survived and taken up a costume and shield similar to that of his adoptive father. Now calling himself Nomad, Ian acts as the defender of Dimension Z. During the AXIS storyline, Nomad assists Steve Rogers and Spider-Man in rescuing Loki in Las Vegas.
A character named Sarah Rogers is the alternate reality daughter of Steve Rogers and Rogue. The character, created by Jay Faerber and Gregg Schigiel, first appeared in What If? vol. 2 #114 (November 1998) as the Earth-9811 equivalent of Crusader.
An alternate iteration has since been seen as the Ultimate Marvel equivalent of Red Skull, the secret son of Captain America (Steve Rogers) and Gail Richards. This character was created by Mark Millar and Carlos Pacheco, and first appeared in Ultimate Comics: Avengers #1 (October 2009). He wears simple khaki pants and a white tee shirt. After his father's presumed death during World War II, he is taken from his mother and raised on an army base where he appears to be a well-adjusted, physically superior and tactically brilliant young man who greatly resembles his father. However, his easygoing personality is a ruse. Around the age of seventeen, he kills over 200 men on the base and then cuts off his own face in rejection of his father, leaving a "red skull". As a final symbol of his rebellion against the system that created him, he assassinates President John F. Kennedy. During his decades long career of working as a professional assassin, he forces Petra Laskov to choose between killing the woman's husband or infant son; Petra kills the husband yet Red Skull kills the child anyway and Petra is viciously raped by his henchmen. Eventually, Red Skull joins A.I.M. so that he and his men can steal the Cosmic Cube's blueprints. There he finally meets Captain America and brutally beats his nemesis. Before throwing Captain America out of the helicopter, Red Skull reveals his true identity. At A.I.M. headquarters in Alaska, Red Skull kills the lead officer and takes charge of the operation. Now in control of the Cosmic Cube, he gains great power. As a sadistic display of his power, he has the entire Alaskan A.I.M. team cannibalize each other. When the Avengers arrive on the scene, they immediately attack, but the Cosmic Cube imbues him with nearly unlimited power, making him absolutely invulnerable. Captain America arrives in a stolen Teleporter Jet, but Red Skull forces the jet to crash. The Captain survives the crash and teleports the jet to Red Skull's exact coordinates, impaling him on one of the two rods that protrude from its nose. Red Skull is taken to a hospital and kept alive long enough for his mother's goodbyes. Red Skull explains to Nick Fury that all he wanted to do with the Cosmic Cube was to turn back time and prevent his father from being lost, so that he could grow up with a normal life. Petra (disguised as a nurse) enters the room and shoots Red Skull in the head, killing him. Gregory Stark implies that Red Skull was called out of retirement in order for Fury's S.H.I.E.L.D. position to be restored.
In other media
- A character named James Rogers appears in Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, voiced by Noah C. Crawford. The character is the son of Captain America (Steve Rogers) and Black Widow (Natasha Romanova).
- A female character named Sharon Rogers is playable in Marvel: Future Fight. Created as part of Captain America's 75th anniversary, she is the daughter of Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter from an alternate timeline where she now serves as Captain America.
- Captain America vol. 7 #1
- Captain America vol. 7 #8
- Captain America vol. 7 #10
- Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #6
- Ultimate Avengers #2
- Ultimate Avengers #5
- Ultimate Avengers #6
- "Marvel Games Celebrates Captain America's 75th Anniverary". News - Marvel.com. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
- Slead, Evan (27 June 2016). "Captain America: Peggy Carter wields the shield in new Marvel Game". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 19 April 2019.