(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]
Barcode:
?
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.


["I Have Destroyed The Crusaders!"] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Crusaders / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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.

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.

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.

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:
  • 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