It’s Captain Ameri-No, Wait…The Patriot! – Jeffrey Mace To Suit Up In Agents of SHIELD?


Episode ten of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD may be about to add yet another superhero to its roster. The tenth episode of the long-running ABC series is entitled The Patriot; its synopsis reads:

  • Coulson and Mack discover a shocking secret about Mace, which leaves all of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a dangerous position.

Given the episode title, it seems likely that this ‘shocking secret’ is Jeffrey Mace’s past as comic-book hero The Patriot, especially when he was the man inside the Patriot costume in the Marvel Comics Universe. In the comics, Mace worked as a news reporter at the Daily Bugle and was inspired by Captain America to take up super heroics. He carried a titanium shield reminiscent of Steve Rodgers’, however unlike Captain America, The Patriot had no superpowers – so no super soldier serum. The Patriot was first introduced in The Human Torch #4, in Spring 1941.

Whether Marvel will directly follow the character’s origins is unclear, although it seems likely given that it wouldn’t take a great deal of explanation.

Agents of SHIELD returns to ABC in the U.S. on 10th January 2017, with the tenth episode broadcasting a week later on the 17th January. Its return date in the UK is still unclear, although episode ten likely won’t air over here until March 2017 at the earliest.

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