Captain America was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby as a comic book hero in March of 1941 in Timely Comics, a company that was later purchased by Marvel Comics. The attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941 pushed the U.S. into WWII, and Captain America was in the right place at the right time. He was always a patriotic American fighting evil, and when we entered WWII his creators made many of the bad guys caricatures of our war enemies. He became a very popular comic character with our fighting men overseas, and in 1944 Captain America became the first comic book hero in a masked costume to make the transition to film using real actors. Superman was created in 1938, and seventeen animated cartoons hit theaters between 1941 and 1943, but Superman was never produced with live actors until 1948, four years after Captain America stormed the countries' movie theaters to great success. Republic Pictures first presented this series in fifteen chapters that were shown each week from February 5 through May 13, 1944 in movie theaters across the nation before the main attraction. This series probably belongs on my movie site (http://free-classic-movies.com), but because of the short nature of each episode, I put them here instead. The first episode is a half hour, and the rest of the chapters are fifteen minutes each.