Unsure who Black Widow is? Having trouble deciphering the Hulk’s roar? Can’t tell the difference between Iron Man and the Iron Giant? In anticipation of the release of The Avengers on May 4, EW’s team of super geeks is here to help guide you through the mythos with our seven-part series of superhero primers, the recently declassified “Avengers Files.” It doesn’t matter if you’re a comic book connoisseur or a Nick Fury newbie — follow along this week as we deconstruct Earth’s mightiest heroes and pose the question: Which Avenger is the mightiest?
Name: Captain America
First comic appearance: Captain America Comics #1 (March 10, 1941), written by Ed Herron, edited by Joe Simon, and drawn by Jack Kirby
First movie appearance: It depends on how you define “first” and “movie.” READ FULL STORY