Anonymous said: It's funny cause the first Captain America was black. He was an experiment named Isaiah Bradley and he stole the suit on a suicide mission to kill Hitler, which was reserved for the (white) person they intended Capt. America to be. He's rescued by Afro Germans but placed in solitary confinement by the US govt. His wife protests and he's released but is mute due to the mental deterioration. His grandson becomes the Patriot & leads the Young Avengers. But they scrapped it b/c it'd outshine the
White Boy Scout they wanted Steve Rogers to be.
I feel like they could/could’ve done so much more with these storylines.
The “Truth” storyline with Eli’s (the Patriot) grandfather remains some profound storytelling, primarily because in the frame of the Jim Crow era, it makes perfect sense the US Government would test the super soldier serum on someone else. That someone else turned out to be the beginning of a great legacy in and of itself, thankfully.
When articles claim incorrectly that Sam Wilson is the first black Captain America, you point them to Isaiah Bradley.