Without time to produce another, Marvel had to put Captain America's shield on display with a giant crack in it.
While Marvel's San Diego Comic Con presence has been relatively well received this year, one snafu with their Avengers: Age of Ultron display left a black mark on an otherwise stellar performance. One of the centerpieces of the display, a replica of Captain America's shield, was broken into several pieces when an intern tasked with setting up accidentally dropped it.
"They tell me, Vlad, put symbol of American imperialism in glass display case," said Marvel's lead comic con prop intern Vlad Kozinkerov. "So that is what I do."
Except, that's not what Vlad did. On his way to place the shield in the case, Kozinkerov slipped on an errant Infinity Gauntlet replica and lost control of the shield, which shattered on the hard, concrete floor.
"Oh no! How could Infinity Gauntlet break Captain America's shield?" said Vlad. "Whatever character possesses such power would be fearsome foe indeed. I could see an entire movie being made about such a battle."
Unfortunately, with no time to create a replacement prop, Marvel had no choice but to put the pieces back together with krazy glue and set it up anyway, causing confusion amongst congoers who now mistakenly think the cracked shield will be relevant in Avengers: Age of Ultron. At press time, Marvel denied plans of punitive action against Vlad, since he performs about 90% of their workload and they don't have to pay him.
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