The Shield

As he appeared in the 1940'sReal Name: Joe Higgins

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: FBI Agent

Affiliations: partner of Dusty

Enemies: The Hun, The Son of the Hun

Known Relatives: Tom Higgins (father, deceased)

Aliases: G-Man Extraordinary

Base of Operations: U.S.A.

First Appearance: Pep Comics #1 (Archie Comics, January 1940)

Powers/Abilities: Bullet and flame proof. Superhuman strength.

As he appeared in his 1960's revivalHistory: Scientist Tom Higgins developed a secret chemical which could turn normal people into supermen, only to be killed in an explosion set by foreign agents. Dying, he managed to hang on long enough to pass the secret on to his son, Joe, who vowed to avenge his father's death and protect the American way of life from such men. In addition to the powers the formula gave him, he also designed a costume that made him invulnerable, and became the Shield.

Comments: Created by Irv Novick and Harry Shorten.

In the original issues, the Shield's powers were all described as coming from his armoured costume, but later stories confirmed that his powers were in him, a result of using his father's formula.

The Shield rescued a young boy, Dusty, from a plane crash, and adopting him, turned him into his sidekick. Dusty would often team up with Roy the Super-Boy, the Wizard's sidekick, and together (as the Boy Buddies) they often assisted the Hangman.


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