(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.
Reprints

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.
Reprints

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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