Originally Posted by Rorschach2012
Superman took up the black shield in the comics after 9/11.
I totally forgot about this but this is exactly the reason why I thought the black shield was a good idea (other than the nod to the Fleisher logo).
BTW I edited the image with a few tweaks (black gauntlets to match the shield, full black piping wasn't really conclusive though). I was bothered by a few funny proportions so I fixed that too.
Next step is the World's Finest.