Superhero comic buffs may think they have a good handle on everything Captain America. Here's a pop quiz. True or False: Captain America and real life communist witch hunter Joseph McCarthy teamed up to become a communism battling duo.
The answer is a big capital T. After Captain America's battle against Nazis during the second World War, the comic's popularity declined. There were no more Nazis to fight. Thus, in the early 1950s, Captain America became a McCarthy mouthpiece. The superhero was now labeled "Commie Smasher." There was a new enemy to fight, and fight he did. He even doused a commie with gasoline. The Captain's commie combat only lasted a year, from 1953 to 1954. At that time, his brave battle against a socio-economic system was put to rest.
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