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SHIELD by Mark Lester

Dusty

Created by:

Irv Novick & Harry Shorten

Real Name:

Dusty Simmons
Joined Mighty Crusaders:

Dusty never joined the Mighty Crusaders.
First Appearance:

Pep Comics# 11, January 1941
Origin:

Joe Higgins discovers Dusty as the sole survivor of a plane crash. The saboteurs of Dusty’s plane attack Joe’s girlfriend Betty. Dusty helps the Shield defend Betty and the Shield makes Dusty his partner. 

History:

Young partner of the Shield in the 1940's, whose father died and who was subsequently taken on as a ward by Joe Higgins. Dusty was given a costume and secret identity as the Shield's partner and became part of a two-boy team, the Boy Buddies, with the Wizard's partner Roy. Dusty later left the Higgins family mysteriously after graduation, and was not found until much later.

Powers & Weapons:

Dusty has no superpowers.

Checklist:

MLJ Comics:

Pep Comics 11-65
Shield-Wizard Comics 5-13

Special Comics 1

Hangman Comics 2-8

Black Hood Comics 9-11

 

Mighty & Radio Comics:

Mighty Crusaders 4
Red Circle & Archie Comics:
Original Shield 2

TEXT BY: Rik Offenberger

ART BY: Steve Butler

MICRO BY: CopperAge, Darrin Wiltshire. Darren Wunder and Rik Offenberger

AMAZING BOY

AGENT SWIFT

BLACK HOOD

BLACK HOOD II

BLACK HOOD III

BLACK HOOD IV

BLACK JACK

BLACK WITCH

BOB PHANTOM

BOBBY BELL

BOY BUDDIES

BRAIN EMPEROR

CAPTAIN COMMANDO

CAPTAIN FLAG

CAPTAIN SPROCKET

CAPTAIN VALOR

CAT GIRL

COMET

COMET II

DAN HASTINGS

DARKLING

DOC REEVES

DOC STRONG

DUSTY

FALCON

FIREBALL

FIREBALL II

FIREFLY

FIREFLY ii

FLY

FLY II

FLY GIRL

FLY GIRL II

FOX

FOX II

GHOST FOX

GREEN COBRA

GREEN FALCON

HANGMAN

HANGMAN II

HANGMAN III

HERCULES

INFERNO

JAGUAR

JAGUAR II

KALTHAR

KARDAK

LADY SHIELD

MADAM SATAN

MARVEL

MIGHTY CRUSADERS

MISTER JUSTICE

MISTER MIDNIGHT

MISTER SATAN

NEVADA JONES
NEW CRUSADERS

O VINGADOR

POW-GIRL

PRESS GUARDIAN

QUEEN OF DIAMONDS
RANG-A-TANG

RED RUBE

RED RUBE II

ROCKET

ROY

SCARLET AVENGER

SHADOW

SHE-FOX

SHE-FOX II

SHIELD

SHIELD II

SHIELD III

SHIELD IV

SHIELD V

SHIELD VI

SHIELDMASTER

SLIVER FOX

SPIDERMAN

SLIVER SPIDER

STEEL STERLING

STEEL STERLING II

TURAN

TY-GOR
WAR EAGLES

WEB

WEB II

WEB III

WIZARD

ZAMBINI

 

Created by Rik Offenberger September 18, 2003

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