Real Name: Shannon Carter
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American Dream is in peak physical condition and is a skilled martial artist. She has disc weapons similar to Ricochet's and has superb aim. She now also carries a version of Captain America's shield, which she uses both defensively and offensively to great effect. Her fighting skills are matched by her leadership ability.
The cousin of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Peggy and Sharon Carter, Shannon Carter grew up idolizing Captain America. She was hired by Edwin Jarvis as a tour guide for the Avengers Headquarters, which at that time functioned only as a museum. When the new Avengers team was formed, she was determined to join. She wears a costume based on Captain America's. After joining the team as the "American Dream", Shannon soon proved herself to be an effective Avenger, and when the team saved the original Avengers from a dark parallel world, Captain America himself judged her worthy to wield the shield of the alternate Captain.
Carter is the leader of the "Dream Team" comprising herself, Bluestreak, Crimson Curse and Freebooter. All members of the Dream Team later became members of the new Avengers team A-Next. American Dream is also an ally of Spider-Girl, Earth Sentry, Blacklight, Coal Tiger, Argo and Captain America.
American Dream has battled foes such as the Sons of the Serpent, Seth, the Revengers, Fatal Force and Loki.
First Appearance: A-Next (1998) #1
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#1 Age of Ultron (2013)
- 'Second Coming!'#3
- 'Down 'N' Dirty With The Defenders'#4
- 'Who Shall Be Worthy?'#5
- 'The Gift'#6
- 'And Now Argo the Almighty'#7
- 'After the Fall!'#8
- 'Into the Depths'#9
- 'Team Matters'#10
- 'The End of the Avengers!'
#10 All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
- 'Age of Ultron: Book Ten'
#1 Amazing Spider-Girl (2006)
- 'Abraxas to Batwing'
American Dream (2008)
TPB Avengers (2010)
- 'Beyond Courage'#1
- 'Shattered Dream'#2
- 'The Choice And The Challenge!'#3
- 'To Follow That Dream!'#4
- 'Even A Dream Can Die!'#5
- 'The Dream And The Nightmare!'
Avengers Forever (1998)
Avengers Next (2007)
#1 Captain America Corps (2011)
- 'Does the World Still Need the Avengers?'#2
- 'The Sound of Thunder!'#3#4
- 'Cry, My Beloved Homeworld'#5
- 'Farewell, My Planet!'
#1 Fantastic Five (2007)
- 'Missing In Action'#2
- 'Enemies Of The State'#3
- 'History Lesson'#4
- 'Assault On Valhalla!'#5
- 'Into The Infinite!'
Kostajat / The Avengers (2011)
Last Hero Standing (2005)
#1 Last Planet Standing (2006)
- 'Who will be the...Last Hero Standing'#2#3#4#5
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A To Z Update (2010)
#1 Spectacular Spider-Girl (2010)
- 'Marlene Alraune to Zuri'
#13 Spider-Girl: The End! (2010)
- 'And Now... The Avengers!'#19
- 'The Winds of War!'#31
- 'With Friends Like These'#32
- 'The Steel Spider!'#52
- 'Seize the Day!'#57
- 'Call of Thunder'#58
- 'Daddy's Girl!'#59
- 'Proof of Life!'#81
- 'I Scorn the Body Electric!'#83
- 'Kill Phil!'
#1 Spider-Island (2015)
- 'The End of Spider-Girl!'
What If? Age of Ultron (2014)
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"My name is American Dream. I'll be your Avenger this afternoon"
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