(March 1985)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD; 1.00 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
Published 6 times a year in Jan., March, May, July, Sept. and Nov.
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Adventure Series
Barcode
?
Editing
Victor Gorelick
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue contains several changes in the storyline as a result of the new editor.


[Wrath Of The Brain Emperor] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Crusaders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mighty Crusaders [the Fly; Black Hood; Fly Girl; Jaguar; Shield; the Web; Fox; Darkling; Comet]; Dr. Malcolm Reeves; Brain Emperor

Indexer Notes

The Black Hood is shown wearing his original blue and yellow outfit.

A Hero's Rage Chapter One (Table of Contents: 1)

Mighty Crusaders / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Alan Kupperberg
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Joe Giella
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mighty Crusaders [Black Hood [Kip Burland]; the Fly; Fly Girl; Jaguar; Shield; the Web; Darkling]; Dr. Malcolm Reeves; Matt Burland (the original Black Hood) (dies in this story); The Riot Squad [Buzzard; Sting; Eraser]
Synopsis
Finding his uncle has been murdered, Kip Burland --the current Black Hood-- takes his uncle's costume and wears it out of respect. He then contacts the Crusaders to aid him in finding the Eraser and bringing him to justice. A tracking device sewn into the Black Hood's costume leads a trio of super-villains to the Crusaders headquarters, including the Eraser.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Giella assisted Giacoia on inks. info per Nick Caputo, January 2018.

To Die A Hero...! Chapter 2 (Table of Contents: 2)

Mighty Crusaders / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Alan Kupperberg
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Joe Giella
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mighty Crusaders [Black Hood; the Fly; Fly Girl; Jaguar; Shield; the Web; Darkling]; Dr. Malcolm Reeves (is fatally injured in this story); The Riot Squad [Buzzard; Sting; Eraser]; the Brain Emperor
Synopsis
A battle between the Crusaders and the Buzzard, Sting, and the Eraser destroys the Crusaders' headquarters. It ends quickly when the Brain Emperor appears and takes control of the Crusaders. Dr. Reeves doesn't fall under the Emperor's control and is mortally wounded by Sting's toxic venom. Also Darkling disappears just prior to the Brain Emperor showing up.

Indexer Notes

Giella assisted Giacoia on inks. info per Nick Caputo, January 2018.

Reinforcements - Chapter 3 (Table of Contents: 3)

Mighty Crusaders / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Alan Kupperberg
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Joe Giella
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fox; Comet; Darkling; Dr. Malcolm Reeves (dies in this story)
Synopsis
Escaping from the Brain Emperor, Darkling recruits the Fox and the Comet to aid her in freeing the Crusaders. Traveling to the remains of the Crusaders headquarters they find Malcolm Reeves, who gives them a clue to the missing heroes whereabouts before he passes away. The Comet then cremates the body with his disintegration vision.

Indexer Notes

Giella assisted Giacoia on inks. info per Nick Caputo, January 2018.

Crusader Comments (Table of Contents: 4)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor Gorelick
Letters
typeset

Showdown In Space Chapter 4 (Table of Contents: 5)

Mighty Crusaders / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Alan Kupperberg
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Joe Giella; ? (see notes)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mighty Crusaders [Black Hood; the Fly; Fly Girl; Jaguar; Shield; the Web; the Fox; the Comet; Darkling (disappears forever in this story)]; The Riot Squad [The Buzzard; Sting; Eraser]; the Brain Emperor
Synopsis
Darkling teleports the Fox and the Comet to the Comet's ship, which has been taken over by the Brain Emperor and his cronies. The Brain Emperor mindwipes Darkling as she disappears into a mystic dimension. The Fox then battles everyone as the Comet takes on the Brain Emperor. The Comet then frees the Crusaders and sets the ship to explode, possibly killing the Buzzard, the Eraser, and Sting.

Indexer Notes

Giella assisted Giacoia on inks. Unknown inks on first page. info per Nick Caputo, January 2018.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Wrath Of The Brain Emperor]
    Mighty Crusaders
  2. 1. A Hero's Rage Chapter One
    Mighty Crusaders
  3. 2. To Die A Hero...! Chapter 2
    Mighty Crusaders
  4. 3. Reinforcements - Chapter 3
    Mighty Crusaders
  5. 4. Crusader Comments
  6. 5. Showdown In Space Chapter 4
    Mighty Crusaders
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Luke A.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregg Whitmore