Real Name: Joe Higgins
Bio: Joe was born to Tom Higgins, a chemist and U.S. agent, in the years leading up to World War II. Tom Higgins died confronting enemy spies before he could complete his greatest work: the S.H.I.E.L.D. formula. Joe finished school and then completed his father’s work. A combination of the super-serum and a specialized suit of Joe’s design turned him into the Shield! Wearing the colors of the American flag, the Shield became the F.B.I.’s top agent, answering directly to J. Edgar Hoover.
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