The art is a bit blocky, especially in the scenes set in Afghanistan which don't look anything like the place we see on CNN and other news shows. However the scenes showing the Shield in action do capture the power and excitement of the character. Whatever the book's shortcomings, the Shield himself does look like a great superhero. Read Full Review
Reading this mini origin of The Shield called to mind my P.F. Flyers I wore when I was 10 years old (and younger). Those were truly amazing shoes that allowed me to run faster and jump higher than I otherwise could--all because P.F. Flyers had an amazing Action Wedge that was built right into the shoe! Read Full Review
The Shield will be headlining his own title starting in September, with stories that are supposed to cement him and his fellows into the DCU proper and make him a major player. I look forward to reading those stories, but hope that The Shield and the other Red Circle ongoing title, The Web, don't turn into a guest-of-the-month books. These characters have a proven track record, and should be able to run on their own. Only time will tell how this integration will work. I for one am hoping for success. I'm going with 3 out of 5 stars for this introductory "one-shot." Read Full Review
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