The First Appearance of the Shield

#1 Posted by Hellstormer (284 posts) - - Show Bio

When did Captain America first don the classic disc shield we all know and love? Was there a reason he switched?

#2 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

it was in Captain America Issue 2 I believe...in Issue 1 (his first appearance) the Shield had a different shape

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#3 Posted by Hellstormer (284 posts) - - Show Bio

Was there a reason for the switch?

#4 Posted by kalasag (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Yup the reason for the switch is that the shape of the 1st shield was looking a lot like The Shield (superhero January 1940) a comic book superhero by publisher MLJ (makers of archie comics)due to their complains the shield from Captain America #1 March 1941 was replaced by the discus shaped shield in Captain America #2.

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