Alias

Bucky III

Nomad III

Scourge VIII


Nick Name
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Civilian ID
Jack Monroe
Occupation
Adventurer
Legal Status
Deceased citizen of the United States with a record of mental illness.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Clutier, Iowa
Group Affiliation

Partner ofCaptain America I

Partner of Captain America IV

Secret Defenders


Base of Operations
Mobile
Height
5' 11"
Weight
200 lbs.
Eye Color
Brown
Hair Color
Brown
Known Powers

Normal human enhanced by a variant of the Super-Soldier Serum resulting in peak human strength, speed, stamina and agility for a man of his age.


Excellent hand-to-hand combatant with training in multiple fighting arts, both western and eastern.


Accessories

Nomad III

Stun Disks: Two detachable 6-inch diameter steel alloy disks worn on the chest, which can be used as offensive throwing weapons.


Scourge VIII

Scourge Armor: High-tech armor with offensive, defensive and stealth capabilities.


Staff: Long pole used for combat.


Sword: Long bladed weapon used for combat.


Common Enemies

Bucky III

Red Skull II


Nomad III

Dr. Faustus

(The) Slug


Scourge VIII

Baron Zemo II

Thunderbolts


Regularly Appearing

Captain America Vol. 1 & 4

Nomad Vol. 1 & 2

Thunderbolts Vol. 1

Young Men


First Appearance

Bucky III

Captain America Vol. 1 #153 (Sept. 1972)


Note: Jack Monroe's first appearance as Bucky was retconed as Young Men #24 (Dec. 1953).


Nomad III

Captain America Vol. 1 #282 (June, 1983)


Scourge VIII

Thunderbolts Vol. 1 #36 (March, 2000)


Creator

Bucky III

Steve Englehart & Sal Buscema


Nomad III

J. M. DeMatteis & Mike Zeck


Scourge VIII

Fabian Nicieza & Mark Bagley


Origin

Jack Monroe was born in a small mid-western town on December 7, 1941 - Pearl Harbor Day. Monroe's parents along with many others in the community were Nazi sympathizers. To keep their treason a secret Monroe's father beat him and his sister anytime they attempted to enter the basement which was filled with Nazi paraphernalia.


After bringing a swastika armband to school for show-and-tell, the F.B.I. was contacted and interviewed the young Monroe at a local soda shop. After the Nazi sympathizers were convicted Monroe was relocated to Connecticut where as a teen he attended Lee School for Boys. It was while at Lee that he met history teacher "Steve Rogers."


Both Monroe and the man calling himself Steve Rogers shared an admiration for Captain America, who had disappeared during the final days of World War II. Before taking the teaching position at Lee, Rogers had discovered in a spy's journal the notes for the Super Soldier formula. Presenting a plan to the government to revive the symbol of liberty during the Korean War, the program was accepted long enough for Roger's to alter his appearance with plastic surgery, but the war ended before he could don the costume.


When a communist imposter began a reign of terror as the Red Skull, both Monroe and Rogers injected the Super Soldier Serum and donned costumes as Captain America and Bucky.


The duo battled communist threats during the 1950's but because the formula had not been activated with Vita-Rays it began to have a detrimental effect on the patriotic duos' mental health. Their paranoia causing them to attack Communist's threats that did not exist, the cold-war era Captain America and Bucky were apprehended and placed into suspended animation.


Decades later the two heroes were released from their coma-like sleep by a Communist sympathizer, and unleashed upon the revived Captain America and his partner the Falcon. The two were defeated and returned to suspended animation.


The sleeping Monroe and Rogers were later acquired by the criminal psychologist Dr. Faustus who used them as test subjects for his mind-controlling chemicals. Before Faustus was defeated, Rogers perished. Free of Faustus' mind control Monroe was remanded to S.H.I.E.L.D. custody where he was treated for his paranoia.


After Monroe was cured and released he sought out the original Captain America, who allowed him to use his short-time identity of Nomad.


After teaming with Captain America as Nomad, Monroe pursued a solo career - which lead to his apparent death. In truth Monroe was placed back into suspended animation until he was revived as the mind-controlled assassin Scourge.


After Monroe was purged of the nanites which controlled his will as Scourge he received the devastating news that he was slowly dying from his exposure to the Super Soldier Serum. In the time preceding his eventual death he fought a one-man war against perceived evils as Nomad.


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