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Posted by Gambit1024

Hm... I always thought of Cadmus as the SHIELD equivalent. STAR could work also, I guess. They seem more like Horizon Labs to me, though.

Posted by superstay

thanks

Posted by JediXMan

Checkmate, I thought.

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Posted by Afro_Warrior

Checkmate is DC's closest SHIELD like entity in DC. Star Labs, is usually just portrayed as a place where alien tech and villains are taken after the Superhero's have saved the day. I've never seen S.T.A.R. actually participate in protecting anyone, like SHIELD do.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@superstay@Gambit1024@Afro_Warrior: I'm pretty sure Blackhawks is
Posted by Afro_Warrior

@spiderbat87:

I haven't been reading the title is it an organisation as well as a team?

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@Afro_Warrior said:

@spiderbat87:

I haven't been reading the title is it an organisation as well as a team?

It's an international task force set up by the UN, they have a giant air base called the Erie and the series focuses on the Alpha Team of Blackhawk agents 
Posted by Dernman

I forget where but it was said that there are several International organisations who are fighting for control. 
 
Checkmate is one. 
Blackhawks is another. 
and that organisation in Firestorm. 
A couple more also.

Posted by superstay

@Dernman:

Oh, because I'm new to comics I just always liked the DCU and MU, and this question kept coming to mind.

Posted by Illuminatus

The DCU's equivalent(s) of SHIELD isn't nearly as centralized as most of the prominent incarnations of the Marvel Comics organization, mostly because it's not hit over the reader's head that SHIELD is Big Brother with a heart and penchant for getting superheroes killed (looking at you, Ult. Fury). Checkmate is...meh. They don't really ever do much besides call up superheroes and say, "Do this for us and yadda yadda." SHIELD is often the same way, but at least the characters within the organization are interesting and have legitimate arcs.

Posted by superstay

I never really understood what SHIELD was exactly

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

To start with it was a UN peace keeping force but now it seems to be a US securty agency