It’s been three months since Dark Circle Comics’ The Shield chapter one and, next month, our favorite hero returns! Our friends at Dark Circle Comics provided a preview of The Shield #2, out in comic shops February 17th. Much like Frank Tieri and Felix Ruiz’ The Hangman (chapter two is out now), the wait will almost certainly be worth it.
The Shield by Dark Circle Comics was one of our most anticipated of titles last year. When we first learned of it back in April 2015, and saw the first artwork in a Free Comic Book Day special, we knew it was going to be good.
Victoria Adams, The Shield, is written to have superhuman strength, invulnerability, the ability to hear those that are in peril, along with fantastic gymnastic prowess. Writers Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig have created an exciting super hero for readers, new and old alike. Most interestingly is that The Shield is yet another character within the Dark Circle Comics universe that is strikingly different from the one before it. What makes the character of Victoria Adams work in such an interesting way is that she’s “not [just]a girl”, but a woman that is a fully realized one and not a hero whom the writers have swapped gender for the sake of it. Christopher and Wendig have undoubtedly given some thought into the reworking of the superhero and they’ve presented it in a way that already feels as if it could be developed as a feature film.
“The original patriotic hero” returns in Chapter Two: Daughter of the Revolution and writers Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig promise that The Shield’s origin will be revealed a bit more. “With issue 2 we not only reveal another slice of the Shield’s 1776 origin, but we find out a little more about the factions who have been waiting for her arrival today – and the Shield has a big decision to make.” – Christopher said.
We could not be more excited for The Shield
Chapter Two and if you haven’t read issue one, check out our review – “The Shield is Our Kind of Hero”
and be sure to pick up The Shield
on February 17th. Find a comic book store near you using the Comic Shop Locator Service
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THE ORIGINAL PATRIOTIC HERO RETURNS THIS FEBRUARY IN THE SHIELD #2!
As Victoria Adams finds herself on the run in present day Washington D.C., dark secrets are revealed about her origins tied to the birth of the United States! With her memories gone and facing attacks from all sides, just whose side is THE SHIELD really on? Writers Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig connect with artists Drew Johnson, Ray Snyder, Al Barrionuevo, colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick and letterer Rachel Deering to bring the next thrilling issue of THE SHIELD to life!
Promising further reveals as to the mystery of The Shield’s origin, co-writer Adam Christopher explained, “With issue 2 we not only reveal another slice of the Shield’s 1776 origin, but we find out a little more about the factions who have been waiting for her arrival today – and the Shield has a big decision to make.”
Co-writer Chuck Wendig says THE SHIELD #2, “goes a little deeper both into The Shield herself, and the Secret History of the United States — a secret history whose origins are tied explicitly to the Shield’s own beginning.”
Pre-order THE SHIELD #2 from Dark Circle Comics with your local comic book shop today!
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“Daughter of the Revolution, Part 2”
Running out of places to hide, the Shield discovers she is not without allies. Detective Nicole Simmons seems to know exactly who—and what—the Shield is, but with the enigmatic government agent Walter Chase closing the noose, the pair faces two difficult questions: why is the Shield back now… and whose side is she really on?
Script: Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig
Art: Drew Johnson, Ray Snyder, Al Barrionuevo, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick
The Shield #2 CVR A Reg: David Williams
The Shield #2 CVR B Variant: Steve Rude
The Shield #2 CVR C Variant: Evan Shaner
The Shield #2 CVR D Variant: Wilfredo Torres
On Sale Date: 2/17
32-page, full color comic