(February 1984)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.75 USD; 1.00 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Enterprises Inc.
Brand:
Archie Adventure Series
Editing:
Robin Snyder
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; 1-4 high-quality baxter paper; 5-14 standard newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The book is a 1-for-1 reproduction of the Double Life Of Private Strong #1, except for the Fly story that appears in the original book.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shield / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Rich Buckler (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Lancelot Strong]
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Under The Gun / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robin Snyder
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Partial letters page and a continuation of the Golden Age Blue Ribbon Comics index by Robin Snyder. Located on the inside front cover. Letters by Joseph Addison (Italy), Ian Forrest (Costa Messa, Ca), Lou Henken (Flushing, NY), John Diesel (Palm Beach), Georgia Schultz (Lincoln, NE), Pam Miller (Clayton, OH)

Meet Lancelot Strong (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Colors:
Barry Grossman (reprinted story)
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A brief intro page to the character. Writing credit of Joe Simon shown in the previous article.

The Double Life of Private Strong (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Colors:
Barry Grossman (reprinted story)
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Roger Fleming also known as Lancelot Strong] (origin); Professor Fleming (dies in this story); Abel Strong; Martha Strong
Synopsis:
Professor Fleming explores his uncharted brain theories on his young son Roger. Soviet spies want the professor, the son and the theories behind the reality. But they run the professor and the boy off of a road during a car chase and leave them for dead. The professor dies but the boy survives and wanders off. Soon Roger is found by Abel Strong. Abel and his wife Martha adopt the lost child, and name him "Lancelot".
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Under The Gun / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robin Snyder
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Robin talks about the early days of comic fandom.

Spawn of the "X" World (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Lancelot Strong]; Spud (is gravely injured in this story)
Synopsis:
Lancelot and Spud find Professor Fleming's wrecked car years after the accident. Lancelot also finds Fleming's notes, eqiupment and a costume that fits him perfectly. The costume seems to activate his powers. As soon as he dons it, he defends the earth against a gigantic alien invader.
Reprints:

Mystery of the Vanished Wreckage (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Colors:
Barry Grossman (reprinted story)
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Lancelot Strong]; Agent four (a Soviet spy); Klaut (a Soviet spy); Abel Strong; Martha Strong (cameo); Spud
Synopsis:
Lancelot goes back to the wreckage, but finds it has been removed. Concentrating, Lancelot sees his life in reverse, remembering his real father and his experiments. He dons his Shield costume and follows the tire tracks to a Soviet spy ring-- the same one that killed his father 15 years earlier.
Reprints:

The Menace of the Micro-Men (Table of Contents)

Shield / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Colors:
Barry Grossman (reprinted story)
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Private Lancelot Strong]; Sergeant Griper; Dr. Diablq; Colonel Smith; Georgia Smith (the Colonel's niece)
Synopsis:
After being drafted into the army, Private Strong stops a suposedly unmanned atomic tank from accidently killing Colonel Smith and his niece. But the three of them and the tank are shrunk by Dr. Diablq, who has grand designs for the tank.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Under The Gun
  3. 2. Meet Lancelot Strong
    Shield
  4. 3. The Double Life of Private Strong
    Shield
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Under The Gun
  6. 5. Spawn of the "X" World
    Shield
  7. 6. Mystery of the Vanished Wreckage
    Shield
  8. 7. The Menace of the Micro-Men
    Shield
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregg Whitmore