(November 1965)

Archie, 1965 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale Date
1965
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Radio Comics, Inc.
Editing
Richard Goldwater
Color
Four Color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint interior; glossy covers
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

The Origin of the Shield (Table of Contents)

The Mighty Crusaders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mighty Crusaders [Shield; Black Hood; Comet; Fly Man; Fly Girl]; Thornaldo; Bombor; Wax-Man; Electroso; Force-Man; Spy-Lord
Reprints

The Mighty Crusaders Vs. the Brain Emperor (Table of Contents: 1)

The Mighty Crusaders / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Joe Giella
Colors
Victor Gorelick ?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mighty Crusaders [Fly-Man [Thomas Troy]; the Comet [John Dickering]; The Shield [Bill Higgins]; Black Hood [Matthew Burland]; Flygirl [Kim Brand]]; Thornaldo; Bombor; Wax-Man; Electroso; Force-Man; Brain Emperor; Nightmare (Black Hood's robot horse); Operative Z-7
Synopsis
During the official formation of the Mighty Crusaders, the heroes are attacked by five aliens and their leader, The Brain Emperor.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story-line continues from Fly-Man, where the team debuted. Giacoia inks, likely assisted by Joe Giella, per Nick Caputo.

Two part story, part one pages are numbered 1-8, part two pages are numbered 1-11.

The Mighty Crusaders (Table of Contents: 2)

The Mighty Crusaders / illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Reinman (illustration)
Inks
Paul Reinman (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Comet; The Shield; Fly-Man; The Black Hood

Indexer Notes

"Filler" material below the general Mills Trix ad which was only three-quarters of a page instead of the normal full page. Appears after page 6 of Part two.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Archie; Bendix Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Mighty Readers / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard Goldwater
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment about The Mighty Crusaders appearance in Fly Man #31 by Robert Bowler, Russ Jones, Robert Flach, Carlos Revera Jr., Kent Garringer, Steven Maurer, Steve Landman, and Harvey James.

The Fly-Man's Ultra Pals (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Fly-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Origin of the Shield (Table of Contents: 6)

Shield / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Victor Gorelick ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield; Eraser; cameos: Fly Man; Fly Girl; Comet; Black Hood; the original Shield
Synopsis
The Eraser comes out of retirement to finish a job he thought he'd completed years ago: the elimination of the Shield.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Shield's origin. This story reveals that the current Shield is really the son of the original Shield.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Origin of the Shield
    The Mighty Crusaders
  2. 1. The Mighty Crusaders Vs. the Brain Emperor
    The Mighty Crusaders
  3. 2. The Mighty Crusaders
    The Mighty Crusaders
  4. 3. ["Dig this, gang!"]
    Archie; Bendix Corporation
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Mighty Readers
  6. 5. The Fly-Man's Ultra Pals
    Fly-Man
  7. 6. The Origin of the Shield
    Shield
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Bill Devine
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregg Whitmore