When his father was frozen in suspended animation due to the Eraser's "Ion Weapon," Bill Higgins found a spare uniform and continued the original Shield's legacy. He fought alongside the Mighty Crusader's as a hero, but his civilian life was difficult, as he would often shuffle from job to job, and never felt worthy of following in his father's footsteps.
When Bill finally asked for help to "cure" his father's condition, the Comet used his "Altroxian Science" to reverse the Ion Weapon's effects, and the original Shield came back to life. With his father in action again, Bill retired his Shield identity and joined the Armed Forces.
- Bill Higgins had a girlfriend who worked at a job agency. Her name was Nancy Zenith and she was constantly trying to find him employment.
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