Grand Director
Grand Director
Personal Info:
Real Name: Unknown
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Captain America Vol.1 231
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Former partner of Bucky III, former member of National Force
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Captain America
The Grand Director is a superb fighter.
Enhanced Abilities: The Grand Director has superhuman strength, agility and endurance.
The man who would become the fourth Captain America was eleven years old when the first Captain America was created. Throughout the war years he idolized Captain America, and was shocked to learn of his supposed death in 1946. Although Truman created a replacement, he suspected the truth.
In 1952, two years after Jeffrey Mace retired from adventuring as Captain America, Steve Rogers" graduated with a PhD in American History, having done his thesis on the life of Captain America. In 1953 he flew to Germany, and examined the files of Major Kerfoot, a Nazi espionage officer in the SS. He discovered that the papers contained the original Super-Soldier formula. He revealed his discovery to certain high officials in the US government, and made a deal whereby he would become the new Captain America, and act as a symbol during the Korean War.
The government accepted his offer and the man had his name legally changed to "Steve Rogers", He even underwent extensive plastic surgery and vocal chord reconstruction to alter his appearance and voice to match that of the original. The Korean conflict ended before he could be deployed. Outraged and disappointed, "Steve" took a position as a history teacher at a small private school in Connecticut, where he met Jack Monroe, a boy who shared his hero worship of Captain America.
In late 1953 a communist terrorist adopted the identity of the Red Skull, and seized the United Nations, holding the delegates as hostage. Steve and Jack injected themselves with the super-soldier formula and donned the costumes of Captain America and Bucky. They defeated the impostor Red Skull, and several other communist villains and threats. However, because they had taken the Super-Soldier formula without using the Vita-Rays process to stabilise the enhancement, both began to slowly go insane, beginning to brutalize anyone they thought might be a communist. The pair were captured by the FBI and placed in suspended animation.
They were released in the 1970s, and re-captured by the now active original Captain America, the Falcon, and Sharon Carter. They were re-inserted into suspended animation, until they were remanded into the custody of Doctor Faustus, who brainwashed "Steve Rogers" into becoming the Grand Director, the leader of a neo-Nazi hate group called the National Force.