(January 1984)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly in Jan., March, May, July, Sept., and Nov.
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Red Circle Productions Inc.
Brand:
Red Circle Comics Group [1980's]
Editing:
Rich Buckler (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

Sacrifice Play (Table of Contents)

Mighty Crusaders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks:
Tony deZuniga (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jaguar; Varigon

Crusader Comments (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
Rich Buckler
Pencils:
Geof Isherwood (signed)
Inks:
Geof Isherwood (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Fly

Indexer Notes

Letters from fans, with replies from Rich Buckler. Located on the inside front cover and continued on the inside backcover.

Sacrifice Play! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Cary Burkett
Pencils:
Adrain Gonzales; Rich Buckler
Inks:
Tony deZuniga
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mighty Crusaders [Black Hood; Fly; Web; Darkling; Jaguar [Ralph Hardy]; Fly Girl; Lancelot Strong]; the Eliminators [Brontosaurus; Lodestone; Rogue Star; Dream Demon]; Cyrene; Druid; Varigon
Synopsis:
Jaguar, Fly Girl and Lancelot Strong are kidnapped by the Druid, while the rest of the Crusaders fight Cyrene, her mercenaries and the Eliminators. Jaguar's origin further unfolds and he meets Varigon, the force behind the Jaguar Belt which gives Ralph Hardy his powers.

Indexer Notes

Story continues in #7.

Chapter 3 Rendezvous with Death (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

Characters:
The Shield [Joe Higgins]; Tory Newton; Boroff; Lisa Garvin; Don Phelps
Synopsis:
Following an explosion in Dr. Newton's lab, Boroff kidnaps the Newtons and wires Tory with an explosive choker. He then sends her to the FBI's office in order to get the 2nd 1/2 of the map the shows where 42642 is located.

Indexer Notes

Continues in issue #6, an all Original Shield issue.

Lancelot Strong the Shield (Table of Contents: 4)

Lancelot Strong the Shield / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lancelot Strong the Shield

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sacrifice Play
    Mighty Crusaders
  2. 1. Crusader Comments
    Crusader Comments
  3. 2. Sacrifice Play!
    Mighty Crusaders
  4. 3. Chapter 3 Rendezvous with Death
    Original Shield
  5. 4. Lancelot Strong the Shield
    Lancelot Strong the Shield
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