Collects Captain America: Patriot (2010) #1-4, What If (1977-1984 1st Series) #4 and ALL-WINNERS COMICS 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL (2009)
What does it take to be the living symbol of America...the Sentinel of Liberty...the Super-Soldier of World War II? What does it take to be Captain America? 1941. Captain America puts on his mask and shield for the first time, and instantly inspires an entire nation - including rough-and-tumble reporter Jeff Mace, who quickly dons his own star-spangled suit and calls himself the Patriot! It's a decision that will take him from stopping stateside saboteurs to headlining the home-front heroes known as the Liberty Legion to the most unexpected offer of all when the Sentinel of Liberty dies, and Jeff Mace is asked to be the next Captain America! This is the story of a man who was a great Patriot and his determination to be something more. His attempt to be not just a hero, but a symbol. His struggle to show he has what it takes to be Captain America! Plus: It's 1946, and the memory of those lost in World War II haunts everyone - including Jeff Mace, the new Captain America, and his teammates on the All-Winners Squad - especially when Times Square is overrun by undead soldiers wanting their lives back! And bear witness as Mace takes up the mantle of Captain America as originally chronicled in the classic 'What If the Invaders Had Stayed Together after World War Two?'