Roger Higgins a.k.a. Roger DeLeihs
First Appearance:
Legend of the Shield #2,
August 1991
During the era of the Cold War, America’s number-one hero was Roger Higgins, a scientist who had developed a unique armor and used it to fight crime as the Shield, defender of liberty In the earliest days of his career, his only companion in the fight for justice was his teenage sidekick, Dusty, the Boy Detective; in later years, the Shield led a group of super-powered individuals who called themselves the American Crusaders. Working within the sanctity of their secret headquarters beneath the FBI building, the Crusaders who answered only to J. Edgar Hoover and to the President routed the foes of this nation and battled those who would compromise America’s values and standards.
Crusaders 1
Legend of the Shield 2, 3, 8, 10-12, 15-16