Super-Patriot (Marvel Comics)

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Super-Patriot
Super-Patriot.jpg
Panel from Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #13 (July 1969). Pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Sam Grainger.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #13 (July 1969).
Created by Gary Friedrich, Herb Trimpe
In-story information
Alter ego unknown
Abilities None, although has access to various high-tech weapons.

Super-Patriot is a name used by two supervillains and a superhero in the universe of Marvel Comics. The first was an enemy of Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D.. John Walker, who later became Captain America, then later U.S. Agent, used the name Super-Patriot to rival Captain America, then tapped by the Commission on Superhuman Activities, to replace Steve Rogers as Captain America; then adopted the moniker U.S. Agent. Later, Mike Farrell, a former neighbor of Steve Rogers, became Super-Patriot and allied himself with Dead Ringer.[1][2]

Fictional character biography[edit]

Super-Patriot - alias Patric List - was first seen staging a political rally in New York City, protesting the immigration policies of the United States. His speech labeled American officials who allow foreigners on American soil as "traitors", and encouraged American citizens to overthrow the government. Agents of the anti-terrorist organization S.H.I.E.L.D. came on the scene to arrest Super-Patriot for his refusal of a federal subpoena, and the conflict quickly devolved into a gun battle between the two, from which Super-Patriot ultimately escaped unscathed.[3]

Nick Fury, then a fugitive on the run from S.H.I.E.L.D., receives intelligence from a friend that Super-Patriot is planning a terrorist attack on the United Nations. An undercover agent of the Super-Patriot's informs him that Fury is no threat; this agent later reveals himself to Fury as Jasper Sitwell, a S.H.I.E.L.D. mole. Fury trades places with him and arrives at the United Nations Headquarters just as Super-Patriot is about to destroy it with his "Ultimate Weapon". S.H.I.E.L.D. shows up, and a three-way battle erupts, during which the Super-Patriot attempts to flee, clutching an American flag to his body (believing that S.H.I.E.L.D. agents will not fire at the flag). However, he accidentally trips over the fabric and falls to his death.[4]

Nick Fury removes the Super-Patriot's mask to reveal Nick Fury's own face underneath. However, in later comics it is revealed that this was merely a hallucinatory vision induced by a "truth serum" S.H.I.E.L.D. had used on Fury with the intention of testing his loyalty. The battle with Super-Patriot was apparently real, however, as Fury's colleague Dum Dum Dugan remembers it as well.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Super-Patriot". Marvunapp.com. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  2. ^ Captain America vol. 1 #425
  3. ^ Friedrich, Gary (w), Trimpe, Herb (p), Grainger, Sam (i). "New! New! New! The Super-Patriot!" Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. 13 (July, 1969), Marvel Comics
  4. ^ Sanderson, Peter (2007). The Marvel Comics Guide to New York City. New York City: Pocket Books. p. 68. ISBN 1-4165-3141-6. 
  5. ^ Friedrich, Gary (w), Trimpe, Herb (p), Grainger, Sam (i). "A Day in the Life!" Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. 14 (September, 1969), Marvel Comics

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