This week’s Fangs God It’s Friday gets really weird, but it’s also very appropriate for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, because our vampire is none other than Captain America. No, seriously. Before you ask what drugs I’ve been taking, let me reassure you that this isn’t the real Captain America. Instead, this is an alternate reality version of Cap.
Vampire Captain America showed up in a comic book series called Exiles, which was an X-Men comics spin-off (one of about fifty gazillion titles during a time Marvel was over-mining the X-Men franchise). The series featured a team of (mostly) mutants (many from alternate realities) who traveled from one alternate timeline to another trying to fix various problems in each timeline, because of end-of-the-multiverse type problems. In other words, normal stuff on a Thursday in the Marvel Universe.
In one of these alternate realities, our red (blood red, of course), white, and blue hero got fanged by a Nazi vampire known as Baron Blood. Well, combining those vampire powers with Cap’s super-soldier enhanced abilities turned him into the new king of the vampires. He went on to change a lot of Avengers into vampires to work for him, too.
That went all fine and dandy until the Exiles arrived. One of their members known as Sunfire used her fire generating powers to incinerate that world’s vampire Captain America and a lot of his vampire Avengers. Given that simple solution, it’s not surprising Vampire Cap only lasted two issues of the comic.