(December 1983)

Archie, 1983 Series
 
Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
Bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec.
On-sale date
1983
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Red Circle Productions Inc.
Brand
Red Circle Comics Group [1980's]
Editing
Robin Snyder (editor); Richard H. Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Baxter interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Last issue with the Shield. Numbering continues in Steel Sterling #4 (Red Circle, 1984).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shield / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Alan Weiss (signed)
Inks
Alan Weiss (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Lancelot Strong]; Negatron; Dr. Laureen Smith

Indexer Notes

wrap around cover

Under the Gun! (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robin Snyder
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Letters
typeset

Characters
Steel Sterling

Indexer Notes

Continues the Steel Sterling checklist. Includes an unpublished cover from Steel Sterling #1 (Mighty Comics, 1966). The story for that cover was used in Mighty Crusaders #7 (Mighty Comics, 1966).

Dark Day of the Red Sun II Target: USA (Table of Contents: 2)

Shield / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Alex Niño [as Nino]
Inks
Alex Niño [as Nino]
Colors
Ken Feduniewicz
Letters
Adam Kubert

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shield [Lancelot Strong] (dies in this story); Red Sun [Soulless Samurai] (villain, death); Negatron [Deathstar] (villain, death); Dr. Laureen Smith; Professor Ishida (death); Dr. Malcolm Fleming (cameo flashback); Mrs. Fleming (cameo flashback); Steel Sterling; General Smith
Synopsis
As a sick Shield goes in for what appears to be routine surgery, the doctors realizes he sicker than he knows. Using the last of his powers, he goes to stop the Souless Samurai and Deathstar, sacrificing his life in the process.

Indexer Notes

Continued from last issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robin Snyder
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Steel Sterling

Indexer Notes

Includes 4 thumbnail-sized black and white cover reproductions from Zip Comics.

Screen Test for a Tin Hero Chapter Three: Showdown at Sunrise (Table of Contents: 4)

Steel Sterling / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Eduardo Barreto; Bill Dubay (page 1 only)
Inks
Eduardo Barreto; Bill Dubay (page 1 only)
Colors
Ken Feduniewicz
Letters
Victor Gorelick

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling; Gayla Gaynor; Mr. von Zeller; Ms. Samson; Honcho; the Young Steelers
Synopsis
Steel Sterling makes short work of the motorcycle gang, meets some more of the neighborhood folk, interferes with a CIA sting, and auditions for the Tin Man movie.

Indexer Notes

Continued from last issue. The series begins to take on a strong human-interest, and human-scale point of view. Letterer and Colorist credits submitted by Derek Reinhard via GCD Errors List (August 2007).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shield
  2. 1. Under the Gun!
  3. 2. Dark Day of the Red Sun II Target: USA
    Shield
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Screen Test for a Tin Hero Chapter Three: Showdown at Sunrise
    Steel Sterling
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Nick Caputo
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregg Whitmore