(March 1983)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
Published 6 times a year in Jan. , March, May, July, Sept. and Nov.
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Red Circle Productions Inc.
Brand
Red Circle Comics Group [1980's]
Editing
Rich Buckler; Richard H. Goldwater (Editor-In-Chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Crusaders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Rich Buckler (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood; Jaguar; the Web; the Fly; Fly Girl; the Comet; The Shield [Joe Higgins]; the Shield [Lancelot Strong]
Reprints

We're Back! (Table of Contents: 1)

Red Circle News / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
David Singer
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Fly; the Shield [Lancelot Strong]
Synopsis
A brief history of Archie's adventure lines and information about the new Red Circle imprint and its plans.

Indexer Notes

Of the 6 titles announced on this page, The Web is the only one that was never published.

Prologue (Table of Contents: 2)

Mighty Crusaders / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Buckler
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Victor Gorelick

Genre
superhero
Characters
Brain Emperor; The Shield [Lancelot Strong]; The Fly; Fly Girl; Jaguar; The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Black Hood
Synopsis
As the Brain Emperor begins a plan to eliminate Earth's heroes, the 2nd Shield, the Fly, Fly Girl and Jaguar cross paths, thanks to General Ranse Smith. The original Shield stops a jewel heist, and the Black Hood rides his bike to a spot designated by the Comet.
Reprints

Chapter One-Atlantis Rising (Table of Contents: 3)

Mighty Crusaders / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Buckler
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Victor Gorelick

Characters
Eterno; the Brain Emperor; Mighty Crusaders [The Web; the Fly; Fly Girl; the Shield [Lancelot Strong]; Jaguar; Comet; the Shield [Joe Higgins]]; Dr. Malcolm Reeves
Synopsis
The heroes gather together for the first time. Fly, Fly Girl, Jaguar, and the 2nd Shield travel to help the Web against Eterno's marauding giants, while the Comet, the 1st Shield and the Black Hood investigate some strange atmospheric transmissions.
Reprints

The Golden Age Shield (Table of Contents: 4)

the Shield / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rich Buckler
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Rich Buckler
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Victor Gorelick

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Shield [Joe Higgins]

Indexer Notes

One page origin recap of the Golden Age Shield.

The Comet (Table of Contents: 5)

The Comet / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Rich Buckler
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Victor Gorelick

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Comet [John Dickering]

Indexer Notes

1/2 page origin recap of the Comet. On the same page is the Web's origin. Giacoia inks per Nick Caputo, January 2018. Previous indexer credited Rich Buckler.

The Web (Table of Contents: 6)

The Web / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Rich Buckler
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Rich Buckler
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Victor Gorelick

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Web [John Raymond]

Indexer Notes

1/2 page origin of the Web. Appears on the same page as the Comet's origin.

The Black Hood (Table of Contents: 7)

The Black Hood / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Rich Buckler
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Rich Buckler
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Victor Gorelick

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Hood [Kip Burland]

Indexer Notes

One page recap of the Black Hood's origin. Appears on the same page as the Jaguar's origin.

The Jaguar (Table of Contents: 8)

The Jaguar / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Rich Buckler
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Rich Buckler
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Victor Gorelick

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Jaguar [Ralph Hardy]

Indexer Notes

1/2 page recap of the Jaguar's origin. Appears on the same page as the Black Hood's origin.

The Fly (Table of Contents: 9)

The Fly / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rich Buckler
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Rich Buckler
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Victor Gorelick

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Fly [Tommy Troy]

Indexer Notes

1 page recap of the Fly's origin.

Capt. Lancelot Strong: the Shield (Table of Contents: 10)

the Shield / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rich Buckler
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Rich Buckler
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Victor Gorelick

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Shield [Lancelot Strong]

Indexer Notes

1 page recap of the Shield's origin.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Mighty Crusaders / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Rich Buckler (signed)
Colors
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Mighty Crusaders in Action!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mighty Crusaders [The Shield [Joe Higgins]; The Shield [Lancelot Strong]; The Web; Jaguar; The Fly; The Black Hood; The Comet; Fly Girl]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Various panels of the heroes in action, located on the back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Mighty Crusaders
  2. 1. We're Back!
    Red Circle News
  3. 2. Prologue
    Mighty Crusaders
  4. 3. Chapter One-Atlantis Rising
    Mighty Crusaders
  5. 4. The Golden Age Shield
    the Shield
  6. 5. The Comet
    The Comet
  7. 6. The Web
    The Web
  8. 7. The Black Hood
    The Black Hood
  9. 8. The Jaguar
    The Jaguar
  10. 9. The Fly
    The Fly
  11. 10. Capt. Lancelot Strong: the Shield
    the Shield
  12. 11. ["Coming in February!"]
    The Fly
  13. 12. ["The Mighty Crusaders in Action!"]
    Mighty Crusaders
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