"If we have erred, Rogers will be dead within seconds! For, he is drinking the strongest chemical potion ever created by man! But, if we succeed, he will be the first of an army of fighting men such as the world has never known! His reflexes, his physical condition, his courage, will be second to none! ''
--DR ABRAHAM ERSKINE
Comic Book History
Who is DR ABRAHAM ERSKINE?
Dr Abraham Erskine is the creator of the Super-Soldier Serum; he was behind a program to create a line of super-soldiers for America during their World War II campaign. The character was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby and first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941) as Josef Reinstein. The name Abraham Erskine would not be applied to the character until decades later.
Abraham Erskine was a scientist from the 1940s who first developed the Super-Soldier Serum, as well as the Vita-Rays designed to create an army of enhanced human beings.
Erskine's Super-Soldier process transforms Clinton McIntyre into Protocide but accidentally killing McIntyre but would later prove successful for the scrawny Steve Rogers and changing him to become the muscular Captain America.
Proving that the super-solider serum works, a Nazi agent named Heinz Kruger infiltrated the top-secret military base and assassinated Dr Abraham Erskine.
The character of Dr Abraham Erskine has appeared in a couple of animated show. His story is always similar with that of his comicbook incarnation where he created the super-soldier serum that transformed Steve Rogers into Captain America.
The Marvel Super Heroes
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
LIVE MEDIA APPEARANCE/S
Dr Abraham Erskine also appears in the 2011 film Captain America: The First Avenger where actor Stanley Tucci portrayed him. While he is still a German defector, the movie adds the additional twist that, before defecting, he actually tested the serum in Germany on the man who would become the Red Skull.
POWERS & ABILITIES
Note: Due to the nature of comicbooks being an on-going tale, the character's powers along with his appearance, is in a constant state of flux.
Abraham Erskine does not possess any superhuman powers.
Biochemist and physicist
Sources : http://marvel.wikia.com/Abraham_Erskine_(Earth-616) : http://marvel.wikia.com/Category:Abraham_Erskine_(Earth-616)/Quotes : http://marvel.wikia.com/Abraham_Erskine_(Earth-616)/Gallery : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Erskine#Abraham_Erskine : http://www.comicvine.com/abraham-erskine/29-43681/ : http://www.comicvine.com/abraham-erskine/29-43681/images/ : http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix4/erskine_abraham.htm
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