Shield 9 and 10

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The Shield #9
Written by Eric Trautmann
Art by Marco Rudy
Co-Feature by Brandon Jerwa
Art by Michael Avon Oeming

The Shield teams up with the JSA in this issue as Baron Gestapo and new villain Dragonfly attack Happy Harbor. Having him team up with the JSA seems so obvious I am surprised I never thought about it. This was pretty good and it makes me sad the book is ending. I could see The Shield as a member of the JSA. The Fox gets his superhero name in the back-up but decides to give up being Tokyo’s hero only to find his girlfriend murdered. It was rushed but this back-up is still very strong, especially when compared to the previous Inferno back-up.

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The Shield #10
Written by Eric Trautmann
Art by Marco Rudy
Co-Feature by Brandon Jerwa
Art by Michael Avon Oeming

Baron Gestapo is defeated along with Dragonfly in the final issue of this series. It is too bad that the Mighty Crusaders isn’t going to be an ongoing because I think it would be more successful then these solo books. I hope the Shield sticks around in the DCU as it has been fun following his adventures. In the Fox back-up the Dragon’s Head is defeated and the mentor is revealed as a villain, it looks like the Fox will be returning to America after this – perhaps as a Mighty Crusader. This was a great back-up.

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Stealth

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The Shield #8
Written by Eric Trautmann
Art by Cliff Richards
Co-Feature by Brandon Jerwa
Art by Michael Avon Oeming

 

There really is no end to what The Shield’s War Suit can do – it is pretty amazing. I like the stealth abilities and tissue regrowth. That was a nice touch by Trautmann. Other then that, I wasn’t exactly blown away by this issue. I am not sure why. Maybe it is the replacement artist? Maybe because military stories never really interest me? I really don’t know it wasn’t bad just wasn’t good either. The Fox Co-Feature was more enjoyable, I continued to be impressed with it. This part wasn’t as good as the first but it was still intriguing and I want to learn more about this character.

Partnered With The Brain Emperor

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The Shield #7
Written by Eric Trauttman
Art by Marco Rudy
Co-Feature by Brandon Jerwa
Art by Michael Avon Oeming

 

So the Brain Emperor is going on a mission with the Shield to take out the Black Seven – a group selling WMD’s on the open market. It’s an interesting idea and I look forward to learning more about the Brain Emperor – he is a really gross looking character haha but lots of potential. Sad that this book is ending soon, but I have a feeling DC is going to launch a mighty crusaders ongoing or something. They can’t be giving up that easy. The New Co-feature features The Fox – a character I find much more interesting then Inferno. I like the whole Japanese thing being set up in this issue and the mystery about his father’s death. It should be fun while it lasts.