Red Guardian

Red Guardian is the name of several fictional superheroes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Red Guardian is an identity that was created as the Soviet equivalent of Captain America, although its use has continued after the fall of the Soviet Union. Aleksey Lebedev, the Golden Age version of Red Guardian, first appeared in Namor, The Sub-Mariner Annual #1 (June 1991), created by writers Dana Moreshead and Mike Thomas, and artist Phil Hester. Alexei Alanovich Shostakov was the second version of Red Guardian, and was created by Roy Thomas and John Buscema. Dr. Tania Belinsky, the third iteration, was created by Steve Gerber and Sal Buscema and first appeared in The Defenders #35 (May 1976). The fourth Red Guardian, Josef Petkus first appeared in Captain America #352 (April 1989), and was created by writer Mark Gruenwald and artist Kieron Dwyer. A fifth Red Guardian, Krassno Granitsky, appeared in Maverick #10 (June 1998), created by writer Jorge Gonzales and artist Leo Fernandez. The sixth Red Guardian, Anton, made his first appearance in the first issue of Jeph Loeb’s Hulk series as a member of the Winter Guard.

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