Monday, February 23, 2009

Free Comics Monday: The Shield

Here is another Bob Morane rendition of a classic Golden Age Character by Pierre Villeneuve - MLJ/Archie Comics The Shield.

The Shield

Some of you may remember that JM Straczynski is supposed to be using some of the MLJ characters in his upcoming Brave & The Bold run. From Newsarama...

Using the book as his platform, Straczynski will be taking on and introducing the group of heroes commonly known as the “Archie heroes”, that is, the super-hero characters that were generated by Archie Comics beginning in the ‘40s (and who have had various incarnations in the decades since). Among the more famous of the characters are The Shield, The Web, The Comet, The Fly, The Jaguar, and The Black Hood.

Having recently read the first volume of The Twelve, I'm not sure what to think of that. On one hand, It will be nice to see new renditions of these characters. On the flipside, I hope JMS doesn't follow the same path he has trod in such comics as The Twelve or Squadron Supreme. While there are some interesting things in both comics, the grim and gritty portions are getting a little stale.

Anyway, enough soapboxing - here are two awesome Golden Age comics featuring The Shield

Pep 10

Have a great day!

- Jim

1 comment:

Sphinx Magoo said...

I thought it interesting that the new Bucky/Winter Soldier Captain America costume is kinda an update of the Shield's costume. I like Pierre's take on the costume; it looks natural, not like someone with a shield tucked into his shirt.

Thanks for the freebies!


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