(December 1983)

Archie, 1983 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec.
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Red Circle Productions Inc.
Brand:
Red Circle Comics Group [1980's]
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Robin Snyder (Editor); Richard H. Goldwater (Editor-in-Chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Baxter interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Last issue with the Shield. Numbering continues in Steel Sterling #4 (Red Circle, 1984)


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shield / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Alan Weiss (signed)
Inks:
Alan Weiss (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Lancelot Strong]; Negatron; Dr. Laureen Smith

Indexer Notes

wrap around cover

Under The Gun! (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robin Snyder
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Steel Sterling

Indexer Notes

Continues the Steel Sterling checklist. Includes an unpublished cover from Steel Sterling #1 (Mighty Comics, 1966). The story for that cover was used in Mighty Crusaders #7 (Mighty Comics, 1966)

Dark Day of the Red Sun II Target: USA (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Alex Nino [as Nino]
Inks:
Alex Nino [as Nino]
Colors:
Ken Feduniewicz
Letters:
Adam Kubert

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Lancelot Strong] (dies in this story); Red Sun (also called the Souless Samurai-- dies in this story); Negatron (also called Deathstar -- dies in this story); Dr. Laureen Smith; Professor Ishida (dies in this story); Dr. Malcolm Fleming and his wife (cameo- in flashback); Steel Sterling; General Smith
Synopsis:
As a sick Shield goes in for what appears to be routine surgery, the doctors realizes he sicker than he knows. Using the last of his powers, he goes to stop the Souless Samurai and Deathstar, sacrificing his life in the process.

Indexer Notes

Continued from last issue. Letterer and colorist credits submitted by Derek Reinhard via the GCD Errors List (August 2007). Vs Red Sun and Deathstar (from #1).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robin Snyder
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Steel Sterling

Indexer Notes

Includes 4 thumbnail sized black and white cover reproductions from Zip Comics.

Screen Test for a Tin Hero Chapter Three: Showdown at Sunrise (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Eduardo Barreto; Bill Dubay (page 1 only)
Inks:
Eduardo Barreto; Bill Dubay (page 1 only)
Colors:
Ken Feduniewicz
Letters:
Victor Gorelick

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Steel Sterling; Gayla Gaynor; Mr. von Zeller; Ms. Samson; Honcho; the Young Steelers
Synopsis:
Steel Sterling makes short work of the motorcycle gang, meets some more of the neighborhood folk, interferes with a CIA sting, and auditions for the Tin Man movie.

Indexer Notes

Continued from last issue. The series begins to take on a strong human-interest, and human-scale point of view. Letterer and Colorist credits submitted by Derek Reinhard via GCD Errors List (August 2007).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield
  2. 1. Under The Gun!
  3. 2. Dark Day of the Red Sun II Target: USA
    Shield
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Screen Test for a Tin Hero Chapter Three: Showdown at Sunrise
    Steel Sterling
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Peter Croome
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregg Whitmore