Shield (Joe Higgins)

Created by:
Irv Novick & Harry Shorten

Real Name:
Joe Higgins

First Appearance:
Pep Comics #1, January 1940

First DC Appearance:
Green Arrow/Black Canary #20, July 2009

BIOGRAPHY:
Lieutenant Joe Higgins was dying in the dirt of a battlefield in Afghanistan when they whisked him away to a top-secret facility and saved his life with nanotechnology so experimental they couldn’t dare to use it on a living man. Now Higgins has been enlisted to a whole new mission – to be the public face of the American fighting man as the patriotic Shield!

POWERS:
Near indestructibility, extraordinary strength, limited flight, access to the spectrum from infrared to ultraviolet, and the ability to monitor all know frequencies.

ABILITIES:
Able to withstand tremendous heat. Invulnerable to bodily harm. Superhuman strength, could also leap tremendous distances and heightened speed and endurance.

STRENGTH LEVEL:
Superhuman

WEAKNESSES:
None known

CHECK LIST:
Green Arrow/Black Canary #20, July 2009 (1 page cameo)
Wonder Woman #32, July 2009 (1 page cameo)
Superman #688, July 2009 (1 page cameo)
The Red Circle: Web #1, October 2009 (1 page cameo)
The Red Circle: Shield #1, October 2009 (full appearance)
Shield #1, November 2009
Shield #2, December 2009
Shield #3, January 2010
Shield #4, February 2010
Shield #5, March 2010
Shield #6, April 2010
Shield #7, May 2010
Shield #8, June 2010
Magog #8, June 2010
Shield #9, July 2010
Magog #9, July 2010
Mighty Crusaders Special, July 2010
Shield #10, August 2010
Web #10, August 2010 (Cameo)