With the release of the Captain America: The First Avenger in July 2011, audiences got their first cinematic taste of the superhero in red, white and blue. Steve Rogers was introduced in the comics in 1941, first appearing in Captain America Comics #1. He became an American super soldier designed to fight the Axis of power during World War II. His character immediately became a beacon a champion for the people. Simultaneously, Cap’s shield became one of the most iconic symbols in all the Marvel universe. The shield is Cap’s primary weapon and defense. It can be found attached to his back or his arm as he runs into battle.
The most well-known of his shields is a disc shaped object. It has a white five-pointed star design in the center within blue, red, and white concentric circles. Rogers uses this disc against his enemies by throwing it at them. He can also perform truly mind bogglingly impossible tricks and feats of physics with it during battle. It is considered virtually indestructible.
What is really know about Cap’s shield? It turns out that Marvel has been burying many secrets over the years about his disc. For example, the disc is not as impervious to scuff. It has gone further than that. The shield has been broken and reformed. There have also been times when Cap used other variations of the disc, like one made of light. There are numerous alternatives in the past, present and future. It is not made of pure vibranium like fans have been led to believe. This is just the start of it. Check out the rest to find out the truth.