(December 1983)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Volume
2
Price
1.50 USD; 1.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1983-09-13 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Red Circle Productions Inc.
Brand
Red Circle Comics Group [1980's]
Editing
Robin Snyder (Editor); Richard H. Goldwater (Editor-in-Chief)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #32.

The Startling Secret Origin of Steel Sterling (Table of Contents)

Steel Sterling / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alan Weiss (signed as Weiss)
Inks
Rudy Nebres (signed as Nebres)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling

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

Under the Gun! / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robin Snyder
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Captain Flag

Indexer Notes

Robin Snyder's index of the golden age Blue Ribbon Comics series continues.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher (credited)
Pencils
Eduardo Barreto (credited as Barreto)
Inks
Tony DeZuniga (credited as DeZuniga)
Colors
Ken Feduniewicz (credited as K. Feduniewicz)
Letters
Victor Gorelick (credited as V. Gorelick)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling; Honcho (Steel's Dog); Aunt Annie
Synopsis
Steel stops a bag lady from being kidnapped. But everything isn't as it seems.
Reprints

Chapter Two: Trial by Fire! (Table of Contents: 3)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Eduardo Barreto (credited as Barreto)
Inks
Tony DeZuniga (credited as DeZuniga)
Colors
Ken Feduniewicz (credited as K. Feduniewicz)
Letters
Victor Gorelick (credited as V. Gorelick)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling (origin recap); Honcho; Pop Casey; Ms. Samson; Gayla Gaynor; The Young Steelers; Mr. Sterling (Steel's father, flashback); Mrs. Sterling (Steel's mother, flashback); Meg Sterling (Steel's sister, flashback)
Synopsis
Steel works out at the gym. Then a press agent comes to interview him after he wins a movie competition. His thoughts then drift back to his family including his father's murder and his sister's paralysis.
Reprints

Chapter Three: Light from a Strange Star! (Table of Contents: 4)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher (credited)
Pencils
Eduardo Barreto (credited as Barreto)
Inks
Tony DeZuniga (credited as DeZuniga)
Colors
Ken Feduniewicz (credited as K. Feduniewicz)
Letters
Victor Gorelick (credited as V. Gorelick)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling (origin recap); Ms. Sterling; Meg Sterling; Gayla Gaynor; Honcho; Ms. Samson; The Young Steelers; Maria Ramirez
Synopsis
Steel remembers how he got his powers, his family and friends, and the vow he made to his dad to help those who cannot help themselves.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued in Lancelot Strong, The Shield (Archie, 1983 Series) #1

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Under the Gun! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robin Snyder
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers: Jay Elliot, Daniel Louie, Lou Henken

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Steel Sterling / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alan Weiss (signed as Weiss)
Inks
Rudy Nebres (signed as Nebres)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling

Indexer Notes

backcover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Startling Secret Origin of Steel Sterling
    Steel Sterling
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Under the Gun!
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling
  4. 3. Chapter Two: Trial by Fire!
    Steel Sterling
  5. 4. Chapter Three: Light from a Strange Star!
    Steel Sterling
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Under the Gun!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Steel Sterling
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Luke A.
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mark Coale
  • Steve Coates
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Clayton Graham
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregg Whitmore