You will NEVER GUESS the decade in which this comic took place. NEVER.NOMAD (Jack Monroe)
Steve Englehart & Sal BuscemaFirst Appearance:
Captain America #153 (Sept. 1972)Role:
Jerk-Ass Hero, Forgotten Legacy Character, Weary Vigilante World-TravellerGroup Affiliations:
N/APL 9 (125)
Acrobatics 8 (+14)
Athletics 6 (+10)
Deception 5 (+6)
Expertise (Streetwise) 6 (+7)
Intimidation 6 (+7)
Peception 4 (+6)
Stealth 1 (+7)
Treatment 1 (+2)
Vehicles 5 (+7)Advantages:
All-Out Attack, Equipment 3 (Assorted Weapons), Great Endurance, Improved Critical (Unarmed), Precise Attack (Ranged/Cover), Ranged Attack 8, Startle, TakedownPowers:
"The Super-Soldier Serum- Absolute Peak Human"
Speed 2 (8 mph) 
Leaping 1 (15 feet) 
Immunity 2 (Poison, Disease) (Flaws: Limited to Half-Effect) 
Regeneration 2 
"Hitting Power" Strength-Damage +1 Offense:
Unarmed +12 (+5 Damage, DC 20)
Guns +12 (+4-6 Ranged Damage, DC 19-21)
Dodge +11 (DC 21), Parry +11 (DC 21), Toughness +5, Fortitude +7, Will +5Complications:
Responsibility (Man Out of Time)- Jack Monroe was born in the 1930s or '40s.
Responsibility (Insane)- The process that gave Jack Cap-like stats also left him insane. He appeared cured once he was thawed out of suspended animation, but it reared it's ugly head near the end of his life.
Relationship ("Bucky")- Jack cared deeply for a toddler he took from a drug-addicted mother.Total:
Abilities: 70 / Skills: 42--21 / Advantages: 17 / Powers: 7 / Defenses: 10 (125)
-Man, I disliked this douchebag even BEFORE I found out he was a legitimate asshole in some "Cap" stories. When I got into comics, he was a Punisher rip-off travelling around the country with a baby dressed like Bucky strapped to his chest, and I thought he was dumb even THEN. Then I get into Mark Gruenwald's "Cap" run, and all this butt-pipe does is complain about D-Man sucking up to Cap, and repeatedly taunt the poor guy, who isn't even fighting back. What kind of a super-hero also acts like an insane bully? It should be noted that Gru kind of just made up his own characterization for the guy, for whatever reason.
-Jack started out as the Bucky of the 1950s (when Steve Englehart retconned the brutal anti-Communist adventures of Cap as a replacement because Steve Rogers was frozen), but went crazy- he and Cap II were subjected to a variant Super-Soldier Serum process that left out important aspects of Dr. Erskine's original, leaving them insane as a result. Cap II became The Grand Director, a lethal dictator-like figure, but Jack Monroe is killed fighting him. J.M. DeMatteis resurrected him, and he gains the "Nomad" identity, taking the name Steve Rogers took during a four-issue stint where he drops the Cap name after Richard Nixon offs himself after being revealed as the leader of The Secret Empire (no really), and the two formed a partnership for a bit (Cap books tend to partner him up with others a lot- as a solo hero, he kind of needs a fight-worthy supporting cast. Sharon Carter, The Falcon, D-Man, Nomad, Diamondback, etc.
-'Twas Fabian Nicieza (Marvel's go-to popular writer during the early-90s) who turned him into a grim vigilante figure, after an arc where Mark Gruenwald depicted him as a complete ass to D-Man (of course, his girl WAS interested in the big lug, so it's not like he had NO reason to be pissy), and generally being an insolent tool. And yes, he actually had his OWN SERIES during the 1990s, because that was the era in which EVERY character had their own book, no matter how minor. Nomad's history got even SCREWIER, as after his short-lived book (taking a page out of Green Arrow's book and doing stuff about modern-day issues like homelessness and AIDS and junk) died, he was presumed dead, but brought out of suspended animation (the second time since the '50s) and he became the next Scourge of the Underworld, kililng Baron Zemo and fighting The Thunderbolts. It was during Ed Brubaker's fantastic "Cap" run that we finally saw what became of Jack- the process that drove him insane in the first place came full circle, and he was now a full-on madman, beating the hell out of innocent people because he had a weird fantasy-perception where they looked like criminals to him. He was assassinated by a mysterious assailant, who turned out to be the ORIGINAL Bucky, the Winter Soldier. I don't remember WHY Jack was killed, but what the hey- it gives a weird off-and-on character concept a sad, fitting demise. Hopefully no one brings him back- his backstory is confusing ENOUGH, thank you very much.
-Jack Monroe has Cap-level physical stats, but is a much lower-tier hero, fitting in alongside The Falcon, D-Man & Vagabond, or teaming up with The Punisher. He's PL 8 physically, PL 9 with ranged weapons like a gun. He used Throwing Stun-Discs when he was a tights-wearing hero, but he was a Gun Guy during his '90s solo book.