Al MacKenzie

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Al MacKenzie
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceNick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. #3 (August 1988)
Created byBob Harras (writer)
Paul Neary (artist)
In-story information
Alter egoAlphonso MacKenzie
Team affiliationsS.H.I.E.L.D.
C.I.A.

Al MacKenzie is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie appears in the TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., portrayed by Henry Simmons.

Publication history[edit]

Al MacKenzie first appeared in Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. #3 (August 1988), and was created by Bob Harras and Paul Neary.

The character subsequently appears in Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1-7 (September 1989-January 1990).

An entry for Al MacKenzie appears in issue four of the reference series Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Al MacKenzie was born in Austin, Texas. He was once the C.I.A. liaison to S.H.I.E.L.D.[1] He became romantically involved with Contessa Valentina Allegra di Fontaine after a while, which led to an estrangement between him and Nick Fury.[2] Because of this, he returned to the CIA with the Contessa.[3]

MacKenzie later joined the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization full-time, and spent considerable time as the senior liaison officer to the C.I.A.[4] Subsequently, under unknown circumstances, MacKenzie resigned from S.H.I.E.L.D., and wrote a "tell-all" book entitled UnSHIELDed: an Unauthorized Insider's Look Behind the World's Most Powerful Global Spy Network, which purportedly explained some of the history behind the organization from his point of view.[5] Since then, he also acted as an unofficial source to Ben Urich, prodding Urich and Jessica Jones to attempt to expose Fury's unauthorized mission to Latveria.[6]

In other media[edit]

Mackenzie appears in the TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., portrayed by Henry Simmons. His full name is Alphonso MacKenzie, but goes by the nickname "Mack". He is an African-American mechanic and engineer who is recruited into the newly rebuilt S.H.I.E.L.D. by Phil Coulson after the events of the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He is old friends with Barbara "Bobbi" Morse.[7] He develops a close friendship with Leo Fitz,[8] and a romantic relationship with Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez.[9] Mack later goes on to become the director of S.H.I.E.L.D due to the ill health and subsequent death of Phil Coulson.

Simmons reprises his role in a six part web series titled Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Vol 3) #4. Marvel Comics (New York).
  2. ^ Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Vol. 3) #1. Marvel Comics (New York).
  3. ^ Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Vol. 3) #3. Marvel Comics (New York).
  4. ^ Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Vol. 3) #6. Marvel Comics (New York).
  5. ^ Amazing Fantasy Vol. 2, # 10. Marvel Comics (New York).
  6. ^ The Pulse # 9. Marvel Comics (New York).
  7. ^ Tancharoen, Kevin (director); Monica Owusu-Breen (writer) (March 17, 2015). "One of Us". Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2. Episode 13. ABC.
  8. ^ "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | Fitz + Mack's Bromance". Comics2Film. July 31, 2019. Archived from the original on August 12, 2019. Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  9. ^ Underwood, Ron (director); Monica Owusu-Breen (writer) (March 8, 2016). "Bouncing Back". Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3. Episode 11. ABC.
  10. ^ CS (December 6, 2016). "Agents of SHIELD: LMD and a Slingshot Digital Series are Coming". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved December 7, 2016.

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