Alexander Goodwin Pierce

Alexander Goodwin Pierce
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. #3 (Aug 1988)
Created by Bob Harras (writer)
Paul Neary (artist)
In-story information
Team affiliations S.H.I.E.L.D.
Secret Warriors
Notable aliases Anthony Duranti

Alexander Goodwin Pierce is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, usually as a supporting character in stories featuring the espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D. as an agent.

The character is portrayed by Robert Redford in the 2014 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Publication history

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

Fictional character biography

Alexander Pierce was born on Long Island, New York. He majored at S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy in civilian surveillance, and serves in the Accounting Department before becoming a sleeper agent working in decoding dispatches from HYDRA.[1] After escaping death in an ambush at HYDRA's Hong Kong base, Pierce accompanied Nick Fury to the Himalayas, along with their prisoner Madame Hydra. Unable to withstand the bitter cold, they were seized by the Deltites and brought to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s orbiting satellite. Aided by Madame Hydra, Pierce and a group of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents escaped and took part in the battle that led to the destruction of the Deltites.[2]

He later appears as the leader of one of Nick Fury's secret independent teams, the Secret Warriors.[3]

In other media




  1. Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. #3
  2. Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. #6
  3. Secret Warriors #11
  4. "'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' filming begins". Marvel. April 8, 2013. Archived from the original on April 8, 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2013.

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