- Right-Winger (comics)
Captain America" #323 (Nov 1986)
Mark Gruenwaldand Paul Neary
powers=| Right-Winger is a fictional
comic bookcharacter who exists in the Marvel Universe.
Fictional character biography
Jerry Johnson was born in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a veteran who had served 4 years in the U.S. Army with his friend, John Walker. Both became disillusioned and grew bored due to the lack of action during peace-time service. They both signed up for the Power Broker's strength augmentation process, and joined the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation. Later, John Walker approached him to form a team of superhumans, known as the B.U.C.s (Bold Urban Commandos) or "Buckies". This team consisted of Johnson, Lemar Hoskins, and Hector Lennox, and they all wore variations of Captain America's costume.
Walker, now known as the Super-Patriot publicly spoke out against the original Captain America, and the Buckies pretended to be Cap's supporters. The Buckies staged opposition to Walker and pretended to attack him at a rally in
Central Parkas a publicity stunt. Walker defeated these protesters and proclaimed to Captain America that the people should decide who was worthy of being Captain America. Eventually, the Commission on Superhuman Activitiesselected Walker to replace Steve Rogers as Captain America, and chose Lemar Hoskins to become his partner Bucky (and later as Battlestar).
Lennox and Johnson were left behind, feeling betrayed and angered. They chose the names Left-Winger and Right-Winger respectively. The pair upstaged the new Captain America at a press conference, revealing Walker's identity to the press out of jealousy over his new-found success. As a result, Walker's parents were killed by the militia group
The Watchdogs, nearly driving Walker into a mental breakdown. Walker blamed his former partners for his parents' deaths, and when he caught up to Left-Winger and Right-Winger, he left them to die in an exploding oil tanker. They barely survived the explosion due to their bodies' enhanced physiology, leaving them terribly burned and in critical condition.
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