Real Name: Jerry Johnson
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Jerry Johnson 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 Park as 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 Activities selected 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.
While Johnson first appeared in Captain America #323, he didn't become Right-Winger until #341.
First Appearance: Captain America (1968) #323
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Avengers West Coast (1989)
#61 Captain America (1968)
- 'The Immortus Imperative'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Update '89 (1989)
#6 U.S.Agent (1993)
- 'Prowler to Serpent Society'
- 'Road To Redemption'#3
Legion of the Unliving (Marvel)
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