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Mighty Crusaders (1983 Red Circle/Archie) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Mighty Crusaders (1983 Red Circle/Archie) 1

    Cover art by Rich Buckler. A brief introduction on the return of the MLJ heroes. Prologue, script and pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Frank Giacoia; As the Brain Emperor begins a plan to eliminate Earth's heroes, the 2nd Shield, the Fly, Fly Girl and Jaguar cross paths, thanks to General Ranse Smith; The original Shield stops a jewel heist, and the Black Hood rides his bike to a spot designated by the Comet. Chapter One-Atlantis Rising starring the Mighty Crusaders, script and pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Frank Giacoia. Origin recaps of the Golden Age Shield, the Comet, the Web, the Black Hood, the Jaguar, the Fly, Capt. Lancelot Strong: the Shield. 36 pgs. $1.00. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #2
    Mighty Crusaders (1983 Red Circle/Archie) 2

    Wraparound cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Frank Giacoia. A quick introduction to the new managing editor, Rich Buckler. Atlantis Rising Chapter Two-The Genesis Conspiracy, script and pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Frank Giacoia and friends; As the Web, Jaguar, the Fly, Fly Girl, and the Shield defeat Eterno's gigantic androids, the Black Hood, the original Shield and the Comet take the battle to the Brain Emperor's satellite. Atlantis Rising Chapter Three: No More Heroes!, script and pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Frank Giacoia and Friends; The Mighty Crusaders are attacked and defeated by the Malevolent Legion of Juggernauts. Warriors of Omri! starring Mister Midnight, script by Rich Buckler, pencils by Willie Blyberg, inks by Sam de la Rosa. 36 pgs. $1.00. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #3
    Mighty Crusaders (1983 Red Circle/Archie) 3

    Cover art by Rich Buckler. Atlantis Rising Final Chapter: The Darkling Ingredient, script and pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Ricardo Villagran; As Eterno's androids take the defeated Crusaders to Atlantis, the Shield, the Web, and the Black Hood regroup to save their fellow Crusaders with some unexpected help: the Comet, now sporting his original outfit and powers, and Darkling, a mysterious woman with the ability to teleport; Together they save their other members, then defeat Eterno; Darkling joins the Crusaders just as the Comet quits for personal reasons. Chapter 1 American Shield starring the Original Shield, script by Martin L. Greim, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Tony deZuniga. 36 pgs. $1.00. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #4
    Mighty Crusaders (1983 Red Circle/Archie) 4

    Cover art by Rich Buckler. Elimination Game, script by Cary Burkett, pencils by Adrian Gonzales and Rich Buckler, inks by Adrian Gonzales, Rich Buckler, and Demian Parmeggiani (inking assist); After stopping an attempt to steal equipment, the Crusaders become the target of Death-Monger and Cyrene; The Druid then appears and offers to eliminate the Crusaders -- for a price. Power Unleashed-Chapter 2 starring the Original Shield, script by Martin L. Greim, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Tony deZuniga; The map Joe recovered proves to be 1/2 of a document leading to a meteor than can be utilized as a powerful energy source. 36 pgs. $1.00. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #5
    Mighty Crusaders (1983 Red Circle/Archie) 5

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Tony deZuniga. Sacrifice Play!, script by Cary Burkett, pencils by Adrian Gonzales and Rich Buckler, inks by Tony deZuniga; 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. Chapter 3 Rendezvous with Death starring the Original Shield, script by Martin L. Greim, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Tony deZuniga; 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. 36 pgs. $1.00. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #6
    Mighty Crusaders (1983 Red Circle/Archie) 6

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Ricardo Villagran. Chapter 4 - Flaky Puff (Isn't Sweet), script by Martin L. Greim, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Tony deZuniga; As the Shield and Tory attempt to free themselves from a collapsed abandoned mine, the Hun and Flaky Puff attack the FBI office, looking for the 2nd half of the 42642 map. Pick a Card, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; A rich woman gets her fortune told in a gypsy tea room. 36 pgs. $1.00. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #7
    Mighty Crusaders (1983 Red Circle/Archie) 7

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Ricardo Villagran. The Eliminators Chapter 2: The Untold Origin of the Jaguar, script by Cary Burkett, pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Tony deZuniga; As the remaining Crusaders try to locate their missing members and the Druid, the Jaguar learns more of his powers' origins; Finally, the Druid succeeds in awaking Lord S'Ithh and bringing on a new Age of Reptiles, and turns the captured Crusaders into zombies. Goodbye, Dali, script by Marty Greim, art by Brian Buniak; A piggish-looking art collector wants his Dali original to increase in value, and informs one of his underlings to go spray the other paintings in a museum with thick paint to ruin them; The plot is foiled by Thunder Bunny. 36 pgs. $1.00. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #8
    Mighty Crusaders (1983 Red Circle/Archie) 8

    Cover art by Rich Buckler. Unholy Abyss of Agony, script by Cary Burkett, pencils by Adrian Gonzales (layouts), inks by Rich Buckler; Ricardo Villagran; The remaining Crusaders -- with Darkling's help-- manage to save the possessed Crusaders and battle against dinosaurs brought to life by Lord S'Ithh. Jaguar then defeats Lord S'Ithh -- now possessing the Druid's body -- with a small amount of help from Lord Varigon. Shield Saves Hundreds! starring the Original Shield, script by Marty Greim,pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Rich Buckler. 36 pgs. $.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #9
    Mighty Crusaders (1983 Red Circle/Archie) 9

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Chic Stone. Old Legends Never Die, script by David M. Singer, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Rich Buckler; The Shield is arrested for using excessive force during a jewel heist; Thomas Troy (The Fly) defends him, but the case goes badly until the Crusaders find out that the Brain Emperor was trying to frame him. Necklace of Eesalu, script by Marv Channing [miscredited to Tom deFalco], art by Doug Wildey; western story. 36 pgs. $.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #10
    Mighty Crusaders (1983 Red Circle/Archie) 10

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Chic Stone. Grid Lock!, script by Marty Greim, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Rich Buckler; The Fly learns of a criminal plot to set off a series of bombs during a Crusaders' public appearance causing a gridlock and mayhem in the city, allowing the crooks to loot the downtown area during the chaos. War Wind, script by Steve Bissette, art by Rick Veitch; A young French boy and his friend--a Nazi Army deserter-- help a wounded U.S. soldier during World War II. 36 pgs. $.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #11
    Mighty Crusaders (1983 Red Circle/Archie) 11

    Cover pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Frank Giacoia. A Hero's Rage Chapter One, script by Rich Margopoulos, pencils by Alan Kupperberg, inks by Frank Giacoia; 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. To Die A Hero...! Chapter 2; A battle between the Crusaders and the Buzzard, Sting, and the Eraser destroys the Crusaders' headquarters. Reinforcements - Chapter 3. Showdown In Space Chapter 4. 36 pgs. $.75. Cover price $0.75.