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Real Name
Jeffrey "Jeff" Mace
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6' 2"

205 lbs (93 kg)



Unusual Features
later Gray hair


Marital Status

Reporter and Correspondent; Adventurer

Place of Birth


First appearance
Last appearance

Human Torch Comics #3
Captain America #285
(September, 1983)



Jeffrey Mace was a reporter and correspondent for the New York Daily Bugle when the United States entered World War II. Inspired by Captain America and fervently patriotic, Mace began fighting crime and Nazi espionage under the costumed identity of the Patriot. As time went by he got involved in a number of cases, Mace even briefly acquiring a sidekick, Miss Patriot. The Patriot strengthened his reputation as a crusader against America’s enemies through a regular series of patriotic radio broadcasts from New York City.

The infamous Nazi agent known as the Red Skull captured four members of the Invaders, a wartime team of champions consisting of Captain America, the Human Torch and Toro, and the Sub-Mariner, and brainwashed them into committing anti-American sabotage. In order to summon other costumed adventurers to help rescue the Invader, Captain America’s young partner "Bucky" Barnes commandeered the radio station from which the Patriot was about to make one of his broadcast speeches. The Patriot joined the team that Bucky organized for this mission, which was named The Liberty Legion. The Invaders were finally freed from the Red Skull’s control, and the Liberty Legion remained together, battling criminals, spies, and saboteurs on the American home front during World War II.

The Patriot continued his crime-fighting career even after the end of World War II. He was now based in Boston, Massachusetts, where in 1946 he saved the Human Torch, Toro, and the Torch’s creator, Professor Phineas T. Horton, from a trap in which they had been placed by Adam II, a malevolent android Horton had created. Horton told the Patriot that Adam II untended to substitute an android duplicate for a congressional candidate from a Boston district. The Patriot and the Torches contacted the Torches’ fellow members of the All-Winners Squad, the postwar successor to the Invaders, and informed them about Adam II’s plan.

The original Captain America, and Bucky both had vanished in 1945; another costumed adventurer, the Spirit of '76, had taken over the role of Captain America, and a boy named Fred Davis was the new Bucky. Both the new Captain America and the new Bucky were members of the All-Winners Squad. One of Adam II’s robots killed the second Captain America at Boston’s Old North Church. Inspired by this second Captain’s noble sacrifice, the Patriot donned a spare Captain America costume from the Sub-Mariner’s nearby flagship and thus became the third man to assume the Identity of Captain America. In his new role, the Patriot prevented Adam II from murdering the congressional candidate he intended to replace, John F. Kennedy.

As the newest Captain America, Jeffrey Mace became the second Bucky’s new partner, and both remained active in the All-Winners Squad. The second Bucky retired from crime fighting in 1949 after being wounded, and Captain America formed a new partnership with Golden Girl. Eventually, believing that Americans no longer needed for symbolic figures like Captain America, Jeffrey Mace retired as a crime fighter in 1950 and returned to reporting.

Some years ago, Mace discovered that he was dying of cancer. The Elder of the Universe called the Contemplator, also known as Mister Buda, granted Mace his fondest wish by allowing him to do battle evil once more as Captain America, this time against the Adam II of an alternate Earth. Mace destroyed this Adam II and with this victory, came to terms with his past and achieved inner peace.

Several months after his adventure in the alternate reality, Jeffrey Mace died of cancer with his hero, the original Captain America, at his bedside.

Powers and Abilities



Power Grid [1]
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Fighting Skills


In his prime, Mace was a superb hand-to-hand combatant and an exceptional all-around athlete.

Strength level

Mace possessed the normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engaged in intensive regular exercise.



  • Shield: As Captain America, Mace used a shield resembling the ones carried by his predecessors. While made of enhanced titanium, Mace's shield did not have the same virtually indestructible properties though Mace became as proficient in throwing in as an offensive weapon like Rogers.


  • Mace was originally the longest serving Captain America (1946 to 1952) which was longer than the original Rogers before Rogers was found and revived. Mace is now the second longest serving Cap outside of Rogers.
  • Mace is currently the only man to serve as an officially recognized Captain America who was never either approved by the US Government in the role, nor given the role by a previous established Cap.


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  1. OHOTMU Golden Age 2004
Preceded by:
William Nasland
Captain America Succeeded by:
"Steven Rogers"

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