When Captain America was assassinated way back in 2007 after Marvel's event Civil War, some body had to carry on his legacy, patriotism and of course, the shield! What better person personaified those ideals then Mr. Stephen Colbert. While hosting The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, then Marvel Editor Joe Quesada presented him with Cap's shield.
Since then, Colbert has gone to take up anouther mantel, legacy as the New Late Show host. Along his side is of course the famous shield.
On Monday night's show, Colbert welcomed Novak Djokovic, the new U.S. Open Men's Singles Champion. It announced that part of his prize was not only gaining the title and a trophy but getting to serve tennis balls, as fast as he could at Colbert. Of course, he had his trusty shield to protect him.
Colbert also revealed that this was a tradition among talk show hosts, like when Ed Sullivan stood before tennis player Rod Laver and his serves...
You really to had it to Colbert and his staff for their attention to detail; note that WWII version of the shield that Ed Sullivan is hosting. Colbert is a fan of comics and continuity!
We finally get to see Colbert use the shield in this clip from Monday's show. Check it out!