This page is for Captain America in Marvel - The New 52.
In this new timeline, details of Captain America's origins have changed and he is shown to have never married or developed a relationship with Sharon Carter. Bucky's enlistment in the army is removed from continuity.
How Much is Tomorrow?Edit
The Daily Globe is bought out by Justin Hammer under Hammer Industries, renaming his news media the Global Hammer Network and demolishing the old Globe building. Steve has a massive argument with Sharon Carter, now in a relationship with Johnathan Corroll, over Hammer's journalistic integrity. Sharon is promoted to head of television and digital media, while Steve continues working underneath Barney Buskin as a print journalist. Later Steve as Captain America has a confrontation with a flaming entity. It attacks the civilians and Captain America moves to protect them, and in the continuing battle Captain America grabs the creature and takes them into the sewers, where the creature dies. Later at Sharon's apartment, Steve interrupts her to find her with a half-naked man. After they establish peace, Steve leaves and he overhears Sharon tell the man she never had feelings for Steve.
Captain America meets with General Carter a few days later and asks him about any recent alien activity since the flame entity and is shocked the Flame being isn`t in the records. The General also tells him Captain America attracts enemies and his encounters put New York and everyone inside at danger. Earlier, Steve Rogers goes to meet Sharon in her office and Sharon tells him she is always her friend. Later, while Captain America is riding through New York, he is attacked by a creature he cannot see or hear and appears only to the civilians. In the battle a blimp is put in danger and when the Creature is displayed on every television in the city, Captain America lands a heavy punch and saves the blimp. They continue fighting in an electronics shop where the monster is defeated, before disappearing. Later, Captain America is recording the events in the Rokatanksi & Co and receives a voice mail from Sharon telling him not to be dominated by solitude. Steve is visiting his parents' grave when a call from Barney Bushkin makes him realize he is late to a video shoot with Heather Kelley and tells Heather about being stuck in traffic. Later, a massive snowstorm appears despite clear skies forecast, and Captain America becomes involved. When he attempts to evacuate the civilians, he learns they have been turned entirely into ice. When he looks into the eye of the storm he realizes that at the center is Heather Kelley. The ice storm entity hovers far above her. He seemingly destroys the storm entity with his energy shield and unfreezes the city however, Heather is missing.
Captain America is questioned by the police about Heather’s whereabouts. He claims to have seen Heather somehow being used by the alien ice-creature. However, he doesn't have any idea what happened to her after he used his energy shield to drive off the alien. Lt. Casey begins to suggest that Captain America is somehow responsible for all of the alien attacks over the last week. Officer Farrington interrupts to point out that Heather has reappeared, being interviewed on Charlie Smith's talk show. Live on TV, Heather explains how Captain America had tried to free her with his energy shield, and had asked her to forgive him for putting her at risk.
Within minutes, Commisioner Skipper barges in under orders from Mayor Morrisroe to have Captain America released. The Commissioner apologizes for Lt. Casey's actions, referencing a desire to avoid a situation like the one which occurred five years ago. Rather than have the Commissioner clear the paparazzi outside, Captain America merely drives away, without giving comment.
As Captain America changes into his street clothes, he can't help but wonder whether people like Lt. Casey are right - that he is responsible for these creatures' appearances in New York. He gets a call on his phone from Sharon Carter, who wastes no time in demanding that Steve reveal why he claimed that he was in New York when he was actually in Great Barington at the time of the last attack. Steve ends up admitting that he was visiting his parents' graves, and had forgotten about his appointment with Heather. His excuse is that his plane was frozen like everything else upon arrival in New York. Steve cuts off the discussion, explaining that he needs to apologize to Heather in person at the TV station.
During Heather’s interview, McCoy tries to use his information to damage Captain America’s image, much to Steve’s anger. However, Heather tells Steve to ignore McCoy and they both leave the studio.
Suddenly, Steve finds himself in his Captain America uniform and back at his old apartment building, surrounded by the three alien creatures he encountered before. The creatures reveal that they had been trying to communicate with him before, but their linguistic programming was broken and so they had to resort to a psychic interface to link their four minds together. This interface itself is shaky, and they are in constant need of re-calibration leading Captain America to realize they are somehow mechanical.
Frustrated, Captain America attacks all three of the aliens, causing numerous 'flaws' in their reference matrices. Despite the appearance that he has defeated them, he hears a thought in his head suggesting that the creatures are commencing some kind of merger. Soon after, a swarm of mechanical insects congregates before him, and it keeps coming, no matter how he tries to destroy them.
The aliens re-appear, announcing that in order to bring all to a whole; to make right what is wrong, they must change what is changeable and adapt the adaptable. All that cannot or will not, must be eradicated. It is their prime function, and it is what they were created to do. At this, Captain America demands to know who created them. They respond as one that their creator is Captain America himself.
The three aliens create a Captain America duplicate, which causes trouble across New York. The duplicate kills several villains such as Armadillo and AIM Agents, damaging Captain America’s reputation. The duplicate also tries to kill McCoy when he begins to question Captain America’s recent actions.While this is going on, the real Captain America has been covered in black ashes and banished to Earth’s upper atmosphere. Sharon tries to call Steve to see if he is okay, and her cries for help awaken Captain America.
Fortuntately, Winter Soldier, who had gone to Metropolis to question Captain America about his clone (US Agent), saves McCoy and fights the duplicate, but the duplicate holds the advantage. Captain America discovers that he can use the mental link between him and the duplicate to look into the duplicate’s memories, discovering the duplicate’s origin as nanotechnology created by the country Jazurr, which had been eradicated by the Ultron. During their time onboard the Ultron’s ship, the last Jazurr city was destroyed but a small nanite survived. This nanite was accidentally brought to America by Captain America after he saved New York from the Ultron. However, the nanite had been corrupted by the Ultron and began believing that America was Jazuur and needed to be perfected. The nanite began to replicate itself and bonded with three separate people, absorbing Captain America’senergy shield, enchanced strength, and enhanced agility to create the three aliens that had been attacking New York recently.
Recovered from the duplicate’s attack, Captain America returns to New York and reveals the duplicate’s true nature to the city. Captain America and the duplicate fight in the Arctic, where he finally defeats it. He also talks with Winter Soldier about his clone. Later, Captain America would throw the duplicate’s remains into a volcano.
In the hospital, Steve visits Heather Kelley, who is recovering from the nanites’s possession. Steve apologizes to Heather for putting her in danger, but Heather tells him not to worry, she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Heather tells Steve that she is not the girl meant for him and she is fine with that. She expresses hope that Steve will one day find the right girl for him.