'Captain America' Shield Clip Debut (VIDEO)

07/14/2011 07:30 pm ET | Updated Sep 13, 2011

Sure, his tight blue suit and angel winged mask are essential items in Captain America's legendary costume, but one item in his decades-old inventory stands out from all the rest.

Which is what happens when it's used to take down rows of Nazis at a time.

In this new clip from the upcoming epic Marvel comic-to-big screen adaptation, "Captain America: The First Avenger," we get our first good glimpse at the iconic star-spangled shield that has protected Steve Rogers, national hero, since the 1940s.


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