Powers: SHIELD Agents generally have advanced training in espionage and are also armed with a variety of weapons
This Incarnation: Classic
First Appearance: Strange Tales #135 (SHIELD the organization)
Founded to combat technologically advanced threats on world security (specifically the menace of HYDRA), S.H.I.E.L.D. has, throughout the years, remained on the frontlines fighting terrorism and extraterrestrial menaces working as an international intelligence agency. In its original incarnation, S.H.I.E.L.D. stood for "Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-enforcement Division," and the organization was a branch of the United States government. Veteran spy and soldier Col. Nick Fury had created the blueprints for the idea some time after World War II, but decided not to act upon them, since he felt the U.S. government would deny such a request. A United Nations-based international group somehow obtained the plans, and presented them to the U.S. government as a viable countermeasure against the nascent threat of HYDRA. Fury first realized that his brainchild had been made reality when he was approached by the founders of the group to act as its second Public Director, as his predecessor Rick Stoner had met an untimely end. While Fury acted as the operational head of the agency, he answered to these founders, the Executive Board, whose identities were hidden even from him. Otherwise, Fury was the highest ranking agent in an eight-rank tier. Some suspect that Tony Stark, billionaire playboy and the superheroic Iron Man, may have been one of the Board. As director, Colonel Fury took a very active hand in SHIELD operations, often going into the field himself on their most important missions. Supporting him, aside from the thousands of rank-and-file SHIELD agents around the world, were a core group of capable officers.
Superhero Squad Edit
The SHIELD Agent currently has appeared in the Superhero Squad line one time:
- A blonde haired SHIELD Agent appeared in the Skrull Soldier and Shield Agent 2-Pack