The Best U.S. Agent Storylines In Comics

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Vote up the U.S. Agent comic book story arcs every fan must read.

The best U.S. Agent comics start with his introduction in Captain America #323 all the way back in 1986, so he's been around since the early Modern Age of Comics. U.S. Agent has had a somewhat turbulent history in the comics. Still, ever since he was first introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, fans have been wanting to know all about him. Wyatt Russell's portrayal of the character incites hatred, and that's exactly what John Walker should do, which leaves people wondering what more there is to know about the character.

Over the 35+ years he's been cosplaying in the Marvel Universe as Captain America (or some derivation of him), there have been tons of comic books, great stories, graphic novels, trade paperbacks, comic book issues, story arcs, storylines, and one-shot books about U.S. Agent, making it hard to determine which is the best of U.S. Agent's greatest adventures. This list attempts the impossible by narrowing the best down to the top 20. If you've ever asked yourself, "Who is John Walker" or "Who is U.S. Agent?," be sure to use this list as a U.S. Agent reading guide.

Check out the stories listed below, and if you see your favorites, vote them up. Then check back to see which of these comics is the best U.S. Agent story ever told!

  • 1
    9 VOTES

    Captain America: The Captain

    Story Found In: Captain America #332-350 and Iron Man #228

    Details: Steve Rogers may have been Captain America through most of Marvel Comics history, but he wasn't the only person to carry the mantle. When he refused to become a government operative, he put aside his shield and uniform, giving his title up for a new one: Nomad.

    This left a void in the Marvel Universe that needed to be filled. Enter, John Walker! Walker was a military hero and having been working as Superpatriot, he was the next in line, so to speak, to pick up the mantle of Captain America. Unfortunately, he's got some big boots to fill, and Rogers isn't going to leave his identity behind forever...

  • 2
    8 VOTES

    The Bloodstone Hunt

    Story Found In: Captain America #351-371

    Details: When Steve Rogers decides to return to his role as Captain America, it's not a small thing. John Walker isn't carrying the shield anymore, but he didn't exactly retire to collect his government pension and enjoy his time; he picked up a new identity, calling himself U.S. Agent!

    His 'take no prisoners' attitude makes him a bit of a rogue element among the other superheroes. When Baron Zemo arrives to target the Bloodstone, things go from bad to absolutely insane! This killer caper from Rich Buckler and Al Milgrom stands as one of the best early adventures of U.S. Agent and is a must-read!

  • 3
    5 VOTES

    Maximum Security

    Story Found In: Maximum Security: Dangerous Planet, #1-3, Captain America #36, Thor #30, Uncanny X-Men #387, Bishop: The Last X-Man #15, Iron Man #35, Avengers #35, Gambit #23, X-Men #107, and X-Men Unlimited #29

    Details: John Walker never remains with the same team for very long, and in the "Maximum Security" storyline, he's all about the Superhuman Tactical Activities Response Squad (S.T.A.R.S.). This is one of those stories that truly puts Walker to the test, making it important to the character's history.

    The story kicks off with the release of the universe's deadliest villains from a penal colony, putting the whole world under threat. The world's greatest heroes come together to take care of the new threat driven by the Supreme Intelligence! U.S. Agent plays a pivotal role in this story and is instrumental in ultimately saving the world.

  • 4
    5 VOTES

    The Good Fight

    Story Found In: Captain America #333, U.S.Agent #1-4, U.S.Agent #1-3, material from Captain America #358-362, #380-382, and Avengers West Coast #100

    Details: He started his superhero career as Super Patriot and then managed to pick up the shield to operate as the new Captain America, but John Walker wasn't done with that role. When it was all said and done, his true identity lay in the red, white, and black of U.S. Agent!

    Some of his most dangerous and edgy adventures are collected in "The Good Fight," which sees U.S. Agent hunt down the murderous Scourge of the Underworld! He's hand-picked by the Commission to take charge of the nation's superhuman incarceration. He takes his first steps out of Captain America's shadow, marking him as a character with his own identity.