Real Name: Joseph Cartelli
Dual Identity: Secret
Current Occupation: Security director for Project: Pegasus
Former Occupation: Crimefighter masquerading as a mobster
Citizenship: United States of America
Legal Status: No Criminal Record
Place of Birth: Bronx, New York
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Frank and Anita Cartelli (father and mother)
Current Group Membership: Project: Pegasus
Former Group Membership: Barrigan crime family
Extent of Education: High School Graduate
Weight: 180 lbs.
Other Distinguishing Features: None
|Powers and Abilities
Strength: Enhanced Human
Speed: Enhanced Human
Stamina: Enhanced Human
Agility: Enhanced Human
Reflexes: Enhanced Human
Fighting Skills: Streetfighting techniques, boxing, judo, gymnastics
Special Skills and Abilities: None
Superhuman Physical Powers: Ability to generate a protective force field around his body which enables him to withstand heat, punctures, concussion and extreme temperatures, the precise limits of which were unrevealed. The force field also filters our unwanted particles in the air giving him immunity to gases and phermones.
Superhuman Mental Powers: None
Special Limitations: None
Source of Superhuman Powers: Formely, the Blue Shield wore a microcircuity lined belt of unrevealed origin and power source which artifically enhanced his physical powers and generated a force field around his body. Long-term exposure to the belt's fiels has apparently altered his genetic structure and he no longer needs the belt to produce these effects.
Costume Specifications: Formely synthetic stretch fabric, currently armor
Personal Weaponry: None
Special Weaponry: None
Other Accessories: None but the armor may augment his abilities, allow him more control over his powers or some other unknown use.
Design and Manufacture of Paraphernalia: The identity of the designer of his original force-field apparatus has not yet been revealed. His new armor is thought to be the creation of Project: Pegasus or a variation of the Guardsman armor.
First Appearance: Dazzler #5
Origin Issue: Dazzler #5
History: Click on the title to see a cover scan.
Dazzler #5: Along side Dazzler, fought mobsters.
Dazzler #14: Almost shot accidently at a Dazzler concert. Beat-up the shooter.
Contest of Champions #3: Just a pic of him on one of the pages.
Captain America #352: Attempted to join the Avengers
Quasar #8: Resigned as security director from Project: Pegasus
Marvel Super Heroes Vol. 3 #3: Reinstated as Pegasus security director
Avengers Vol. 3 #3: Still Pegasus security director