(November 1983)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Price:
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD
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]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Rich Buckler; 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

The Elimination Trilogy (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 [Fly Girl; Jaguar; the Fly; the Web; the Shield [Lancelot Strong]; Darkling; the Black Hood]; the original Shield (inset); the Eliminators [Rogue Star; Dream Demon; Brontosaurus]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Crusader Comments / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Rich Buckler
Pencils:
? (cover reprint); Carl Taylor (Captain Flag illustration)
Inks:
? (cover reprint); Sam de la Rosa (Captain Flag illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Shield [Joe Higgins]; Captain Flag

Indexer Notes

Includes a cover reprint of Pep Comics #1. Located on the inside front cover and continues to the inside back cover.

Elimination Game (Table of Contents: 2)

Mighty Crusaders / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Burkett
Pencils:
Adrian Gonzales; Rich Buckler
Inks:
Adrian Gonzales; Rich Buckler; Demian Parmeggiani (inking assist)
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Rod Ollerenshaw [as Rod G. O'Shaw]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mighty Crusaders [the Shield; the Web; Fly Girl; the Fly; Darkling; Jaguar; Black Hood]; Cyrene; Death-Monger; the Druid; the Eliminators [Rogue Star; Demon Dream; Lodestone; Brontosaurus]; Dr. Malcolm Reeves; Phil Martin; General Smith; Red Bunyan
Synopsis:
After stopping an attempt to steal equipment, the Crusaders become the target of Death-Monger and Cyrene. The Druid then appears and offers to eliminate the Crusaders -- for a price.

Indexer Notes

Start of a second multi-issue story, ending in #8. This story reveals the Jaguar's origin, concluding in #8.

Power Unleashed-Chapter 2 (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:
Joe Higgins [The Shield]; Don Phelps; Lisa Carvin (an FBI director); Colonel Boyle; Boroff; Delta 3; Tory Newton; Professor Newton (Tory's father)
Synopsis:
The map Joe recovered proves to be 1/2 of a document leading to a meteor than can be utilized as a powerful energy source. Now everyone is looking for Professor Newton, who has the 2nd 1/2 of the map and has been studying a sliver of the meteor -- called 42642 after the month, day and year it was discovered.

Indexer Notes

Re-intro: an aged Sgt. Boyle (as Col. Boyle) as a continuing supporting character.

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

Mighty Crusaders / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mighty Crusaders [Web; Comet; Jaguar; Fly; Shield [Joe Higgins]; Shield [Lancelot Strong]; Fly Girl]

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Elimination Trilogy
    Mighty Crusaders
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Crusader Comments
  3. 2. Elimination Game
    Mighty Crusaders
  4. 3. Power Unleashed-Chapter 2
    Original Shield
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Mighty Crusaders
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