(April 2000)

Archie, 2000 Series
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Price:
1.99 USD
Pages:
36
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?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
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Brand:
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ISBN:
?
Barcode:
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Editing:
J.F. Gabrie; Victor Gorelick (managing editor); Richard Goldwater (editor-in chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[Mighty Guest Stars!] (Table of Contents)

Archie's Weird Mysteries / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (?)
Inks:
Fernando Ruiz (?)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mighty Crusaders [Shield; Black Jack; Steel Sterling; Comet; the Web]

Guest Starring (Table of Contents)

Archie's Weird Mysteries; Mighty Crusaders / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Castiglia
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz
Inks:
Rich Koslowski
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
Vickie Williams

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Black Jack; Vignettes: Shield; Comet; Web; Steel Sterling

Indexer Notes

Opening Splash is a tribute/homage to the cover from Amazing Fantasy (Marvel, 1962 series) #15 (August, 1962), the first appearence of Spider-Man.

A Mighty Weird Crusade (Chapter One) (Table of Contents)

Archie's Weird Mysteries / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Castiglia
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz
Inks:
Rich Koslowski
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
Vickie Williams

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Moose Mason; Mighty Crusaders [Shield; Comet; Web; Black Jack; Steel Sterling]; Brain Emperor; Buzzard; Dream Demon; Eraser; Brontosaurus; Eterno; Lodestone
Synopsis:
At a comic convention, Archie, Jughead and Moose find some of their favorite comics. Mr. Weatherbee sells Archie a large box of Mighty Crusaders books. Later, as Archie is reading them, the Mighty Crusaders appear outside his house, fighting a malevolent legion of juggernauts.

Know Your Heroes! (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Castiglia
Pencils:
Steven Butler
Inks:
Bob Wiack
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Steel Sterling

Indexer Notes

One page origin recap of Steel Sterling.

A Mighty Weird Crusade (Chapter Two) (Table of Contents)

Archie's Weird Mysteries / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Castiglia
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz
Inks:
Rich Koslowski
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
Vickie Williams

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Mighty Crusaders [Shield; Comet; Web; Black Jack; Steel Sterling; Black Hood; Jaguar]; Brain Emperor; Buzzard; Dream Demon; Eraser; Brontosaurus; Eterno; Rogue Star; Deadly Force; the Druid; Sting; Lodestone
Synopsis:
As the battle continues on Archie's front yard, the Brain Emperor realizes he cannot survive in Archie's world. Seeking out someone strong in body but weak in mind, the Emperor possesses Moose!

Indexer Notes

Many of the character appearences here are cameos.

Vile Villains of the Mighty Crusaders (Table of Contents)

Mighty Crusaders' Foes / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks:
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Brain Emperor; Sting; Lodestone; Rogue Star; Buzzard; Deadly Force; Eterno; Eraser; Dream Demon; Brontosaurus; unnamed others

Indexer Notes

This is a combination pin-up/coloring page.

A Mighty Weird Crusade (Chapter Three) (Table of Contents)

Archie's Weird Mysteries / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Castiglia
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz
Inks:
Rich Koslowski
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
Vickie Williams

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Mighty Crusaders [Shield; Comet; Web; Black Jack; Steel Sterling; Jaguar; Black Hood; Captain Flag; Inferno; Fox; Firefly; Bob Phantom; Fireball; the Wizard; Mr. Justice]; Brain Emperor; Buzzard; Dream Demon; Eraser; Brontosaurus; Eterno; Rogue Star; Sting; Lodestone; Deadly Force
Synopsis:
The fight continues as the Crusaders get weaker and a mind-controlled Moose aids the villains in their war. Archie then calls upon other Crusaders to help the first team, including Mr. Justice.

Indexer Notes

Many of the character appearences here are cameos.

A Mighty Weird Crusade (Chapter Four) (Table of Contents)

Archie's Weird Mysteries / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Castiglia
Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz
Inks:
Rich Koslowski
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
Vickie Williams

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Mighty Crusaders [Shield; Comet; Web; Black Jack; Steel Sterling; Jaguar; Black Hood; Captain Flag; Inferno; Fox; Firefly; Bob Phantom; Fireball; the Wizard; Mr. Justice]; Brain Emperor; Buzzard; Dream Demon; Eraser; Brontosaurus; Eterno; Rogue Star; Sting; Lodestone; Deadly Force; Hammerhead; various Riverdale monsters
Synopsis:
Mr. Justice then calls up the supernatural creatures of Riverdale to aid the Crusaders in defeating the villainous horde. Not waiting for the inevitable, the Brain Emperor releases Moose and escapes with the villains in his rocketship. Mr. Justice orders the creatures back to their supernatural world, then transports the Crusaders back to their world, leaving Archie, Jughead and a confused Moose to remember the adventure.

Indexer Notes

Many of the character appearences here are cameos. Next appearance for many of the superheroes and villains is in the New Crusaders (Archie, 2012 series) series at one point.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Mighty Guest Stars!]
    Archie's Weird Mysteries
  2. 1. Guest Starring
    Archie's Weird Mysteries; Mighty Crusaders
  3. 2. A Mighty Weird Crusade (Chapter One)
    Archie's Weird Mysteries
  4. 3. Know Your Heroes!
    Steel Sterling
  5. 4. A Mighty Weird Crusade (Chapter Two)
    Archie's Weird Mysteries
  6. 5. Vile Villains of the Mighty Crusaders
    Mighty Crusaders' Foes
  7. 6. A Mighty Weird Crusade (Chapter Three)
    Archie's Weird Mysteries
  8. 7. A Mighty Weird Crusade (Chapter Four)
    Archie's Weird Mysteries
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