The first of three contributions to Chris Paugh's Great Moments In Badass History (you wouldn't understand how aggravated I get having to type bad ass wrong every time I write for his blog), this happens to be one of the shortest, and, I think, one of the best. Oh yes, Captain America. Take it away, past-Charlie!
Captain America has always been awesome. Clad in the red, white and blue of the American flag, he's fought Nazis, communists and whoever is stupid enough to get in his way.
But you know who he punched straight in the face his first appearance in Captain America Comics #1?
Hitler. Captain America punched Adolf Hitler right in the face.
THAT was badass.