Bucky. J. Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes, a ward of the State assigned to Army Camp Lehigh, walks in on his best pal Steve Rogers one day and discovers that Rogers is actually Captain America. Rogers decides to put a costume on Bucky and make him a sidekick. Bucky fights alongside Cap against gangsters and Germans and Japanese during the war and also finds the time to be a member of the Young Allies. Bucky has no powers but is a good fighter. He appears in stories with titles like “The Chess Board of Death,” “The Ageless Orientals That Wouldn’t Die!!” and “The Wax Statue That Struck Death.”
First Appearance: Captain America Comics #1 (Marvel), Mar 1941. 100+ appearances, 1941-1949. Created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.
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