Enough is enough! The SHIELD deserves better than this.

#1 Edited by SlimJ87D (9894 posts) - - Show Bio

As we all know the shield broke in Fear Itself, but it was broken by a skyfather which we know a lot of skyfathers have powerful magics that can manipulate things at a molecular level.

Yes, I understand why the shield had to break to show how much of a threat the Serpent was. But seriously?

The shield was broken again in Age of Ultron!

Come on man. We don't need the damn thing breaking every time there's a planet level threat coming along. Especially after it was suppose to be stronger due to being brazed (brazing adds strength to material, welding does not) by dwarves and magically enchanted.

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#2 Posted by End_Boss (736 posts) - - Show Bio

Comic books.

#3 Posted by DMC (1551 posts) - - Show Bio

AAAAAAAAAAAAMEN!

#4 Posted by tamabone (119 posts) - - Show Bio

You notice that cap's shield only started breaking every other day AFTER he died and came back. I still believe that Tony Stark never gave back the original shield , and that the one that keeps on breaking is a copy that Tony created as a prototype of a reverse engineered shield alloy. Tony still has the original somewhere, UNBROKEN. He has been trying to duplicate the metal since Civil War ended . He wants to build an indestructable suit of armor made out of shield alloy, but even he has not been able to find the alloy formula. The REAL shield is hidden away somewhere in a secret Stark lab. Just my opinion.

#5 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh...so that's why Cap was so sad in the Age of Ultron #2 preview...

But yeah seriously, leave Cap's shield alone. Breaking it no longer has the same 'Oomph' effect anymore, it's been done too many times.

By Comicvine's count there was Molecule Man disintegrating it, Beyonder-Doom damaging it in Secret Wars, Thanos in Infinity Gauntlet, Odinforce-Thor denting it (twice), and the aforementioned Serpent from Fear Itself. That's four different times the shield was destroyed (not counting Thor), with three of them from major events.

#6 Posted by JonSmith (3996 posts) - - Show Bio

To be fair, we still have no idea HOW it was broken. It's possible Captain America was captured, and his shield was manipulated with all kinds of tech in an attempt to make Ultrons from a replica, with the result being it shattered.

There's no guarantee quite yet Ultron smashed it.

#7 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh the whole arc is just a recycle of "Days of Future Past" for johnny come lately's

#8 Posted by tg1982 (2715 posts) - - Show Bio

Christ. It broke again? How lame.

#9 Posted by mk111 (3140 posts) - - Show Bio

I never cared for Cap's shield anyway.

*ducks*

#10 Posted by War Killer (20189 posts) - - Show Bio

I was fine with it in Fear Itself, but now it's just getting old...

Poor Cap :(
#11 Posted by Lvenger (19836 posts) - - Show Bio

... That's effing Bendis for you. Doesn't know when not to reuse old story points for 'shock value' which have happened so many times before. This is why I'm glad I'm not reading Age of Ultron.

#12 Posted by War Killer (20189 posts) - - Show Bio
@Lvenger said:

... That's effing Bendis for you. Doesn't know when not to reuse old story points for 'shock value' which have happened so many times before. This is why I'm glad I'm not reading Age of Ultron.

Seriously, his shield was shattered only two events ago in Fear Itself. But what makes this an even more horrible reuse of the idea is the fact that Cap's shield was improved at the end of that storyline, making it even more durable than it was before being shattered. So somehow Ultron is now even more powerful, or has some weapon more powerful, than The Serpent, which is complete bullcrap.
#13 Posted by Lvenger (19836 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer said:

@Lvenger said:

... That's effing Bendis for you. Doesn't know when not to reuse old story points for 'shock value' which have happened so many times before. This is why I'm glad I'm not reading Age of Ultron.

Seriously, his shield was shattered only two events ago in Fear Itself. But what makes this an even more horrible reuse of the idea is the fact that Cap's shield was improved at the end of that storyline, making it even more durable than it was before being shattered. So somehow Ultron is now even more powerful, or has some weapon more powerful, than The Serpent, which is complete bullcrap.

Uh huh. As Slim said the brazing the shield's undergone with the added uru metal makes it stronger. And to think Ultron has a more powerful weapon than a god is pretty ridiculous as you say.

#14 Posted by TDK_1997 (14891 posts) - - Show Bio

It's like the Harlem Shake,if one writer does it all should do it.

#15 Posted by PowerHerc (83461 posts) - - Show Bio

Another example of Marvel diluting it's once great foundations in the name of short term shock and possible sales.

#16 Posted by TheGodofThunder (598 posts) - - Show Bio

AoU has been underwhelming so far. Issues one and two could've been in one issue and cap just crying there was so out of character. And where is thor? Looks like his treatment in events is still crap.

#17 Posted by tg1982 (2715 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer: @Lvenger: In all fairness I don't think The Serpent couldn't have broke it when it had the uru, he never got the chance so it's not really indicating of Ultron's power level over Serpent. But that being said, what was the F'ing point of the whole uru addition if it breaks again?

Here's what's going to happen at the end of Age of Ultron Ironman will repair it...AGAIN and this time add adamantium (Cap's shield is vibranium, an unknown steel alloy and uru. No adamantium just for those who didn't know) from Ultron like he did with the uru in Fear Itself.

Ironman- "Well Cap we added adamantium aswell as the uru from last month to make it even stronger...you know...until some OTHER writer gets a hair up his butt and decides to break it again to show how tough and awesome and powerful the next big villian is..."

Cap- "Uh...thanks...I guess"

There are other ways to show power, how about Wolverine's leg or some other adamantium bone gets broke? It's just as durable and indestructable as Cap's shield, well as Cap's shield is SUPPOSED to be anyways...

It's just a cheap ploy by lazy writers to try to hype up what ever villian of the month they're fighting... but then again given who the writer is...I'm not suprised.

My rant is over now. Thank you for listening. :-)

#18 Posted by krauser99 (826 posts) - - Show Bio

Cap needs to grab a cosmic cube and will a shield that is generated by his pure will.
 
That bitch will never break.

#19 Edited by Uncommon (377 posts) - - Show Bio

I totally agree with you on that it shouldn't be broken, EVER, but it does add a bit of intensity to that steaming pile of sh*t Age of Ultron

#20 Posted by RisingBean (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

And people wonder why comics are on the decline. @veshark: You forgot that Cap's shield also broken during Waid's run in volume 3. He lost it in issue 2, and when they dug it out of the ocean it shattered. Just like my heart does everytime I see the name Bendis, or Loeb.

#21 Edited by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@risingbean said:

And people wonder why comics are on the decline. @veshark: You forgot that Cap's shield also broken during Waid's run in volume 3. He lost it in issue 2, and when they dug it out of the ocean it shattered. Just like my heart does everytime I see the name Bendis, or Loeb.

Ooh good catch, I forgot about that one time.

#22 Posted by RisingBean (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark: And that goes to show you, that if you are forgetting the times the shield has been broken, then it has happened too often and is no longer an event.

I hope somebody takes Tamabone's idea and makes it official. Because Adamantium does not impress me much anymore.

#23 Edited by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@risingbean said:

@veshark: And that goes to show you, that if you are forgetting the times the shield has been broken, then it has happened too often and is no longer an event.

I hope somebody takes Tamabone's idea and makes it official. Because Adamantium does not impress me much anymore.

Indeed. What irritates me most is that this happened right after such a recent event, and at the end of Fear Itself, the shield got some uru enchantments or something to make it stronger.

All that being said.........do we actually know how it was broken yet? If I remember, Age of Ultron #3 just came out.

#24 Edited by RisingBean (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark: I recall hearing about the uru enchantments and how the crack was around for about an issue before disappearing.

I don't know how it has broken, because I 1. Read in trades and 2 have not been keeping up with Marvel's circle jerk as much lately.

#25 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@risingbean

Yeah, everyone basically forgot about the scar after that event.

Neither do I, which was why I was asking. I'm a wait-for-trader too ;)

#26 Posted by JimTheSurfer (560 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn, dude, I don't know.

#27 Posted by Captainamerica119 (200 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought in the original comics Thanos broke the shield as well

#28 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought in the original comics Thanos broke the shield as well

He had the Infinity Gauntlet on at the time.

#29 Posted by nut34 (39 posts) - - Show Bio

He is right, some years ago the shield was indestructible, big guys tried to broke it but they couldn 1. Now every time cap battle a powerfull guy the shield is broken. I think that now you can t call it indestructible.

#30 Posted by Charlemagne (6969 posts) - - Show Bio

@tamabone said:

You notice that cap's shield only started breaking every other day AFTER he died and came back. I still believe that Tony Stark never gave back the original shield , and that the one that keeps on breaking is a copy that Tony created as a prototype of a reverse engineered shield alloy. Tony still has the original somewhere, UNBROKEN. He has been trying to duplicate the metal since Civil War ended . He wants to build an indestructable suit of armor made out of shield alloy, but even he has not been able to find the alloy formula. The REAL shield is hidden away somewhere in a secret Stark lab. Just my opinion.

thats a badass idead actually

#31 Posted by Spideysense44 (3456 posts) - - Show Bio

needs to be made from admantanium instead

#32 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8096 posts) - - Show Bio

Its okay the new pics for the cap movie paint the shield Silver and Blue :P

#33 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

at first i thought you meant the tv show, then s.h.i.e.l.d.. finally cap's shield. but yeah, too much symbolism.

#34 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

This doesn't surprise me, Marvel just keeps getting worse and worse and for some reason people keeping buying. I quit reading Marvel in protest of Superior Spider-man but from the crap I'm hearing I may as well just stay quit even when that crap is over. The kids can have it if this is the kind of s**t they need to do to keep in business.

#35 Edited by spider11211 (1141 posts) - - Show Bio

Another example of Marvel diluting it's once great foundations in the name of short term shock and possible sales.

That is the Marvel marketing plan.

Shock...bump in sales

decline

Shock....bump in sales

decline

Shock (new costume)...bump in sales

decline

Shock (major even crossover)...bump in sales

decline

Shock....guest appearances...bump in sales

decline

Shock.....get the idea

It would be nice just to have a good story.

#36 Posted by Oscars94 (2507 posts) - - Show Bio

@tamabone: Isn't Black Panther's armour Vibranium?

#37 Posted by SlimJ87D (9894 posts) - - Show Bio

@oscars94 said:

@tamabone: Isn't Black Panther's armour Vibranium?

Yes, but there are different kinds of Vibranium. Steve's shield isn't complete Vibranium, it's alloy.

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#38 Posted by Tigerstriper (455 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be nice just to have a good story.

Yes, I've been thinking this for quite a while now. Big events used to be special, now they're just cheap, overused, and like you said shock value to get a bump in sales. Whatever happened to

Because Adamantium does not impress me much anymore.

Yeah, it's like Kryptonite. It used to be something rare and awe-inspiring. Now it seems like the villain of the month can go buy some at the Dollar Store.

#39 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a fancy discus.

That's all it was.

That's all it ever will be.

#40 Posted by RisingBean (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@tigerstriper: While I find it annoying how easily it is obtained, my biggest issue is that it keeps getting destroyed. It is billed as unbreakable. But it isn't. Lets make Villain X really impressive the writers say, let him break Wolverine's femur. Or Cap's shield, So on and forth.

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