According to Sideshow Collectibles, the upcoming Captain America movie will feature three different shields (two 1940s versions and one 1960s). So, question: Is this a fickle American free to assume arms and changing them at will? Or do we reckon Captain America’s were actually granted by the government? Perhaps an escutcheon of office? Hmmmmm. We’ll have to ask TIOH while there next month.
I was never particularly taken with our Canadian version, Captain Canuck.
Maybe if he had a shield…and that’s a segue to this earlier comic (and back to a tenuous connection to heraldry):
Perhaps our most heraldic superhero is Fleur-de-Lys from Quebec(appearing here on a 1995 stamp):
For my part, I kinda hope they feature the 1940s style more. I never did like the "bullseye".
There was also a British variant, Captain Midlands. He had a round shield with a lion rampant Royally crowned all Or.
I preferred the round shield, seemed less cliche. Though I must admit that I never was too fond of Captain America, anyways.
Never heard of Captain Midlands and I can’t imagine a superhero with a Brummie accent. Captain Britain is the one I recall
Don’t ever recall a shield.
On my bookshelf the only hero captain adventuring in panels is the one and only Captain Kentucky. He gets the idea for the fleur-de-lis from a logo for an establishment called the River City Mall.
The reason i’ve got to know this super hero is the creator Don Rosa. The man is very popular in Finland for his suberb Donald Duck comics.