Who’s Who in the MCU: Classic Costumes Edition, Part III

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is finally returning! Until then, lets look at some more nods to classic comic costumes.

The Patriot

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If you thought Steve Roger’s costume was cheesy and overly patriotic, wait until you see Jeffrey Mace’s. Dressed in red, white and blue with stars and a giant eagle on his chest, The Patriot’s costume wouldn’t translate well to live action. Smartly, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. muted the colors, opting for a darker tactical suit and even replacing the giant eagle with a clever nod: the S.H.I.E.L.D. eagle insignia.


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In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., when HYDRA supreme ruler Hive takes over the dead body of Grant Ward, he looks like – well, Grant Ward. However, he does briefly reveal his true face to a group of HYDRA elites and later Phil Coulson, displaying his Star Wars-like original tentacled form that comic fans know all too well.

The Purple Man

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Jessica Jones’ sick, mind-controlling nemesis Kilgrave has one notable difference from his comic counterpart: namely, he is isn’t purple. He does wear purple suits, however, and at multiple times is shown under purple lighting. The closest nod to Earth-616’s Zebediah Killgrave is when he injects himself with a chemical to amplify his powers, turning his face a ghastly shade of violet.


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Yes, he was “Kilgraved”. Yes, he was on experimental drugs. Still, Will Simpson is an asshole. In the comics, Frank Simpson is very similar, being an angry roid monkey whose life is controlled by the experimental red, white and blue pills he takes. A glaring omission in Jessica Jones is the American flag tattoo on his face. The showrunners didn’t forget about this though, as the the flag can be seen on his Zippo.

Believe it not, there are more! Stay tuned for Part IV and more Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!


Author: Jesse "The Clairvoyant" Rolufs

Film star. Chemical engineer. Dancer. Comedian. I am none of these things. What I am, however, is a huge geek hailing from the frigid wastes of western Canada. I couldn’t even tell you when it started - I’m told the first words out of my mouth were “I swing my +2 DEX war axe and attack the dragon.” My name is Jesse (also known as “The Clairvoyant”) and I am a big nerd when it comes to video games, board games, movies, anime, TV, RPGs - and I am possibly the one of the world leading experts on comic books, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Joss Whedon. You can find me on twitter as @JesseRolufs. Don’t be afraid to check out my informative Joss Whedon-themed podcast @whedoncast, and my hilarious bargain-bin-movie-bashing podcast @BlindBuy!

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