Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Captain America Is All About His Shield

Seeing this ComiCon image of the destroyed shield of Captain America makes me sad. It's such an iconic symbol and seeing it in that condition assures that the Avengers are going to be taking a beating in the sequel, The Age Of Ultron.
In case you have forgotten, there was another time when the shield was destroyed. During the Secret Wars and the victory of the heroes, Cap was given the chance to fulfill his greatest wish which was to restore his shield to it's original condition. It was a great moment in comic book history. At least in my comic book history.

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Mike D. said...

I remember... Then Spider -Man tried to fix his costume and wound up with the sleek black symbiote all over his body. Hey!!! Wasn't THOR's hammer broken too ?

Kal said...

I don't remember Thor's hammer unless that was on the cover showing all the broken gear.

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

The whole sheer force of will thing reminds me of an issue were Cap was in Skrull prison for months, made it into a impound lot, couldn't find his shield but instead picked up Thor's hammer and smashed down a wall.

Pity it was revealed that the hammer was just a replica. Cap is one of the few I could believe would be worthy.

Kal said...

He has lifted it in an issue of Thor. The Hulk has lifted it, Storm and Beta Ray Bill as well.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Even if someone can't lift Thor's hammer, he doesn't mind them handling it for awhile.