James Mattoon Higgins
William Higgins (father)
Lieutenant Joe Higgins was station in Afganistan, where he and his platoon were ambushed, and Higgins was mortally wounded. He was flown to a medical facility where medical specialists saved his life by cybernetically enhancing him. Two of the specialists, as it was revealed, were Higgins' father and Robert Dickering [Red Circle: The Shield #1].
After recouperating, Higgins was sent back into the service in Afganistan. He was given the name The Shield, but his identity was publicly known to boost morale among the soldiers [Red Circle: The Shield #1].
Skills & abilities:
Enhanced strenght, speed and endurance, some degree of invulnerability, limited flight capability, enhanced sight with access to the spectrum from infrared to ultraviolet, and the ability to monitor radio frequencies.
post-crisis New Earth/Earth-0
Green Arrow/Black Canary #20 (2009)
Country of origin:
J. Michael Straczynski