(July 1983)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly in January, March, May, July, September, and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Red Circle Productions Inc.
Brand:
Red Circle Comics Group [1980's]
Editing:
Robin Snyder (Editor); Victor Gorelick (Production Manager); 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

Issue Notes

The original Shield is written out as of this issue and doesn't re-appear with the Crusaders again until #9. Snyder credit per Gary Usher's Robin Snyder Comic Book List. Previous indexer credited Rich Buckler.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Crusaders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks:
Rich Buckler (signed); Rudy Nebres (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I Have Destroyed The Crusaders!
Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mighty Crusaders [Shield [Lancelot Strong]; the Shield [Joe Higgins]; Jaguar; Fly Girl; The Fly; Darkling]; the Hangman

Indexer Notes

Front cover is from Darkling's point-of-view. The back cover is the same scene from Hangman's point-of-view. Nebres inks on the back cover.

Crusader Comments (Table of Contents: 1)

letters page / 1.6 pages (report information)

Script:
Robin Snyder
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Located on the inside front cover and continued on the inside back cover.

Atlantis Rising Final Chapter: The Darkling Ingredient (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Rich Buckler
Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Ricardo Villagran
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
O'Shaw [Rod Ollerenshaw ?]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mighty Crusaders [Shield [Lancelot Strong]; the Fly; Fly Girl; the Web; Jaguar; the Comet; Black Hood; Shield [Joe Higgins]; Darkling]; Brain Emperor; Malevolent Legion of Juggernauts (androids of the Hangman, Bob Phantom, The Fox, Steel Sterling, Blackjack, Captain Flag, Firefly under Eterno's control)
Synopsis:
As Eterno's androids take the defeated Crusaders to Atlantis, the Shield, the Web, and the Black Hood regroup to save their fellow Crusaders with some unexpected help: the Comet, now sporting his original outfit and powers, and Darkling, a mysterious woman with the ability to teleport. Together they save their other members, then defeat Eterno. Darkling joins the Crusaders just as the Comet quits for personal reasons.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Introduction and first appearance of Darkling, who joins the Crusaders. This is a character who was and is still owned by Rich Buckler.

Chapter 1 American Shield (Table of Contents: 3)

Original Shield / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin L. Greim
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Tony deZuniga
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Victor Gorelick

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Don Phelps (FBI agent); Boroff (a Russian spy); Delta 3; Mighty Crusaders [Black Hood; Jaguar; Web; Comet; Fly; Fly Girl; Shield [Joe Higgins]; Shield [Lancelot Strong](cameo, all as a picture on a monitor)]
Synopsis:
Joe Higgins and Don Phelps stop Boroff - an old Russian spy-- from getting a secret map for a mysterious organization called Delta 3.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is Joe Higgins, who is later revealed to be the father of Bill Higgins, the 1960s Shield. Story continues in issues #4-6.

The Darkling Ingredient (Table of Contents: 4)

Mighty Crusaders / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks:
Rudy Nebres (signed)
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mighty Crusaders [Fly Girl; the Fly; Jaguar; The Shield [Joe Higgins]; the Shield [Lancelot Strong]; Darkling]; the Hangman

Indexer Notes

Front cover done from Hangman's point of view.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I Have Destroyed The Crusaders!"]
    Mighty Crusaders
  2. 1. Crusader Comments
  3. 2. Atlantis Rising Final Chapter: The Darkling Ingredient
    Mighty Crusaders
  4. 3. Chapter 1 American Shield
    Original Shield
  5. 4. The Darkling Ingredient
    Mighty Crusaders
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Nick Caputo
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Katie
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregg Whitmore