Alias














Bucky
Nick Name
|
Civilian ID

Bucky I

James Michael Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes


Bucky II

Fred Davis


Occupation

Bucky I

Soldier


Bucky II

Professional Baseball Player

Soldier


Legal Status

Bucky I

Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.


Bucky II

Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.


Nation or Planet of Origin

Bucky I

Shelbyville, Indiana


Bucky II

New York, New York


Group Affiliation

Bucky I

Kid Commandos

Invaders

Liberty Legion

Partner of Captain America I

Young Allies I


Bucky II

All-Winners Squad

Partner of Captain America II

Partner of Captain America III

Penance Council


Base of Operations

Bucky I

European and Japanese theatre of war during World War II.


Bucky II

United States


Height

Bucky I: 5' 7"


Weight

Bucky I: 150 lbs.


Eye Color

Bucky I: Brown


Bucky II: Brown


Hair Color

Bucky I: Brown


Bucky II: Brown


Known Powers

Normal human with skills as a soldier.


Excellent hand-to-hand combatant with special forces training.


Accessories

Bucky Costume: Uniform composed of a rare bulletproof fabric.


Military and civilian weapons typical to the mid-Twentieth Century.


Common Enemies

Adolph Hitler

Baron Zemo I

Black Talon I

Dr. Destiny

(The) Head

Malapo

Master of Souls

Red Skull

Snapper

Terdu

Togo


Regularly Appearing

All-Select Comics

All-Winners Comics

Captain America Comics

Invaders Vol. 1

Marvel Mystery Comics

Tales of Suspense Vol. 1 & 2

USA Comics

Young Allies

Young Men


First Appearance

Bucky I

Captain America Comics #1 (March, 1941)


Bucky II

All Winners Comics #19 (Fall, 1946)


Note: The first appearance of Fred Davis as Bucky was retconed to account for the death of the first Bucky while attempting to stop a plot by Baron Zemo.


Creator
Joe Simon & Jack Kirby
Origin

Bucky I

According to U.S. government propaganda, the orphaned James "Bucky" Barnes was the mascot of Camp Lehigh in Virginia where he befriended Army Private Steve Rogers, who was secretly battling espionage agents and saboteurs as Captain America. One night, Barnes discovered Rogers while changing into his Captain America uniform. Swearing the youth to secrecy, Barnes was allowed to assist Captain America in his mission against the Red Skull. Barnes later received permission and training to become Captain America's full-time partner, simply going by the name Bucky.


In reality James Barnes was older than the government propaganda depicted. In his late teens, Barnes was already an exceptional fighter with no formal military training. Constantly getting into fights and landing into trouble with the military justice system, the commanding officer of Barnes' deceased father offered the young scrapper an opportunity to fight. Trained in special forces combat, Barnes was partnered with America's super soldier, Captain America.


Bucky II

After the death of the original Bucky and the apparent death of Captain America, who was attempting to stop a plot by the Nazi commander Baron Zemo, the US government recruited replacements for the heroes to ensure the high moral of the public for the war effort. Professional baseball player Fred Davis answered the call and served his nation as Bucky until his retirement after suffering a gunshot wound.


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