While U.S. Army General Phillips and the disguised Nazi spy Heinz Kruger were talking to President Roosevelt at the White House, Grover was called inside the meeting room by the President himself, who ordered him to bring the two officers to Operation Rebirth's facility.
Grover then identified himself to F.B.I. Agent X-13, who let the three men enter inside the secret laboratory under the Curios Shop facade; however, after Operation Rebirth's Professor Reinstein had subjected Steve Rogers to his Super-Soldier Serum, Heinz Kruger revealed himself to be a Nazi spy killing both Reinstein and Grover. Rogers then proceeded to beat Kruger, accidentally killing him.
- Director Grover appeared in Captain America's original origin story shown in Captain America Comics #1. In later Silver Age retellings, starting from Tales of Suspense #63, Grover's role as the man who was in charge of Operation Rebirth was taken by Dr. Anderson, who also replaced Grover as the one who led General Phillips and Under-Secretary Homer Simms (who himself replaced the second U.S. Army officer who was with Phillips at the White House, a disguised Heinz Kruger in Captain America Comics #1's original story) to Operation Rebirth facility. A possible in-universe explanation to this retcon comes from Young Allies Comics 70th Anniversary Special #1: several Golden Age Timely Comics stories also were comic books on Earth-616, functioning as fictionalized adaptations of real happened events. According to this explanation, Captain America Comics #1 was an in-universe adaptation of the events shown in Tales of Suspense #63, Captain America #109, Captain America #176, Giant-Size Invaders #1, Captain America #215 and Captain America #255, as well as Marvels Project #4-5.
- J. Arthur Grover was likely a play on the name of Edgar J. Hoover, real-life Director of F.B.I. during years 1925-1972.
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