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Issue Details

Issue #2
Published August 1983
Frequency Bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec.
Cover Price 1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD
Pages 36
Editing Robin Snyder (Editor); Richard H. Goldwater (Editor-in-Chief)
Notes Numbering continues in Shield - Steel Sterling #3 (Red Circle, 1983).

Cover Details

Characters Shield [Lancelot Strong]; Red Sun
Genre superhero
Pencils Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks Ricardo Villagran (signed)

1 page text article "Under The Gun!"

Characters Steel Sterling
Script Robin Snyder
Letters typeset
Notes A Steel Sterling story index from Zip Comics. Located on the inside front cover.
Reprinted from Zip Comics #1 (February, 1940)

12 page Steel Sterling story "Screen Test For A Tin Hero Chapter One: The Concrete Jungle"

Characters Steel Sterling; Pop Casey; Ms. Samson; the Young Steelers [Asa; Wong; Carmen; Red Wing; April; Arthur] (a group of teenagers); Honcho (Steel's dog); Aunt Annie
Synopsis It's a day in the life of Steel Sterling: he wakes up, feeds the dog, works out at a local gym, meets the Steelers, decides to try out for a movie, and tangles with a group of motorcycle hoods.
Genre superhero
Script Robert Kanigher
Pencils Rudy Nebres
Inks Rudy Nebres
Colors C. Hawk
Letters Bill Yoshida
Notes Intro supporting character Ms Samson, the Young Steelers (a group of teenagers) and Steel's dog Honcho.

2 page letters page "Under The Gun!"

Characters Black Hood (cover reproduction)
Script Robin Snyder
Pencils Alex Toth (cover reproduction)
Inks Alex Toth (cover reproduction)
Letters typeset
Reprinted from Black Hood, The (Archie, 1983 series) #2 [cover]

18 page Shield story "Dark Day of the Red Sun"

Characters Shield [Lancelot Strong]; Dr. Laureen Smith; Dr. Ishida; Red Sun [Toshiyuki Shigeta] (introduction); General Smith; Cameos (as images on a screen): Original Shield [Joe Higgins]; Dusty; Captain Flag; Yank (Flag's pet eagle); Inferno; Comet
Synopsis During World War II, German and Japanese scientists developed a fighting machine called "Red Sun". However, the submarine it was on is sent to the bottom of the ocean after being caught in the atomic blast on Hiroshima. Years later, a young diver finds the sub's wreckage and accidentally activates the suit. Meanwhile, Lancelot and Laureen go out on a date. Later still, The Shield loses control of his powers during a training workout. Nevertheless, he's called to duty when Red Sun attacks San Francisco
Genre superhero
Script Stan Timmons; Rich Buckler
Pencils Michael Chen
Inks Sam DeLaRosa
Colors C. Hawk
Letters Sam DeLaRosa

1 page Steel Sterling illustration "Steel Sterling"

Characters Steel Sterling
Genre superhero
Pencils Rudy Nebres (signed)
Inks Rudy Nebres (signed)