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SHIELD by Mark Lester

Every year, Diamond Comic Distributors puts out a mini-comic book made available to comic shops around Halloween.  Most of these retailers give the comics away for free; some of them sell the comics.  The Crusaders have appeared in two previous editions and once again, they will make an appearance in this year's edition, with art courtesy of Fernando Ruiz.

In the upcoming comic, Archie and his friends are enjoying the premiere of the "Shield Movie."  Dressed in Crusaders costumes to get half-price admission, the teens thrill to the exploits of comics' first patriotic hero.  During the movie, we are treated to a retelling of the Shield origin, an adventure costarring other Crusaders and even an appearance by Dusty!  

Given the framework that this is "only a movie," I took a few liberties (as if having both Dusty and the Crusaders in the movie wasn't liberty enough)!  It gave me an opportunity to spoof how studios make changes in movies based on comics and the fans reactions to those changes.

The best news is, The Shield and other Crusaders take up about 8 of the 12 pages in this story.   I'm sure you'll enjoy it.  Please be sure to tell your local comic shop to get behind this special mini-comic by ordering plenty.


 
AMAZING BOY

AGENT SWIFT

BLACK HOOD

BLACK HOOD II

BLACK HOOD III

BLACK HOOD IV

BLACK JACK

BLACK WITCH

BOB PHANTOM

BOBBY BELL

BOY BUDDIES

BRAIN EMPEROR

CAPTAIN COMMANDO

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CAPTAIN SPROCKET

CAPTAIN VALOR

CAT GIRL

COMET

COMET II

DAN HASTINGS

DARKLING

DOC REEVES

DOC STRONG

DUSTY

FALCON

FIREBALL

FIREBALL II

FIREFLY

FIREFLY ii

FLY

FLY II

FLY GIRL

FLY GIRL II

FOX

FOX II

GHOST FOX

GREEN COBRA

GREEN FALCON

HANGMAN

HANGMAN II

HANGMAN III

HERCULES

INFERNO

JAGUAR

JAGUAR II

KALTHAR

KARDAK

LADY SHIELD

MADAM SATAN

MARVEL

MIGHTY CRUSADERS

MISTER JUSTICE

MISTER MIDNIGHT

MISTER SATAN

NEVADA JONES
NEW CRUSADERS

O VINGADOR

POW-GIRL

PRESS GUARDIAN

QUEEN OF DIAMONDS
RANG-A-TANG

RED RUBE

RED RUBE II

ROCKET

ROY

SCARLET AVENGER

SHADOW

SHE-FOX

SHE-FOX II

SHIELD

SHIELD II

SHIELD III

SHIELD IV

SHIELD V

SHIELD VI

SHIELDMASTER

SLIVER FOX

SPIDERMAN

SLIVER SPIDER

STEEL STERLING

STEEL STERLING II

TURAN

TY-GOR
WAR EAGLES

WEB

WEB II

WEB III

WIZARD

ZAMBINI

 

Created by Rik Offenberger September 18, 2003

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