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SHIELD by Mark Lester

The Mighty Crusaders

Created by:

Jerry Siegel & Paul Reinman

First Appearance:

Fly-Man #31, May 1965

Origin:

Comet, Black Hood and Shield, join Fly-Man and Fly Girl to form the Mighty Crusaders.  Eventually all of the MLJ heroes join the Mighty Crusaders.

History:

Mighty Crusaders No. 1
November 1965
Cover: Shield, Comet, and Black Hood vs. Spy-Lord and other crook; Mighty Crusaders vs. Thornaldo, Bombor, Wax-Man, Electroso, and Force-Man (vignette) //Paul Reinman
Story: “The Brain Emperor” (19 pages)
Editor: Richard Goldwater
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Paul Reinman
Colorist: Vic Gorelick
Feature Characters: The Mighty Crusaders (first named appearance; Fly-Man, Fly-Girl, Shield, Comet, and Black Hood; last appearance for all in FLY MAN #33; team formally organized in this story)
Intro: Operative Z-7 (next appears in issue #3)
Villains: The Brain Emperor (first appearance; next appears in MIGHTY CRUSADERS (2nd series) #1), Thornaldo, Bombor, Wax-Man, Electroso (first appearance for all; all die in this story), Force-Man (first and only appearance)
Comments: Nightmare, the Black Hood’s robot flying horse, is destroyed in this story.
 The team of heroes featured in this story first met in FLY MAN #31 and appeared in FLY MAN #32-33 before adopting their team name in this story.
Synopsis: The Mighty Crusaders formally organize themselves as a team, just in time to face five assorted super-villains and a mind-controlling menace called the Brain Emperor.

Mighty Crusaders No. 2
January 1966
Cover: Fly Man, Fly Girl, Shield, Black Hood, and Comet vs. Inferno the Destroyer //Paul Reinman
Story: “Inferno the Destroyer” (19 pages)
Editor: Richard Goldwater
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Mike Sekowsky
Colorist: Vic Gorelick
Feature Characters: The Mighty Crusaders (Black Hood, Comet, Fly Girl, Fly Man, Shield)
Villains: Inferno the Destroyer and his gang (first and only appearance for all; Inferno is not to be confused with the super-hero Inferno who appears in the next issue)
Synopsis: Inferno, a being of great apparent power, saves the Earth where the Crusaders could not, and claims dominion over the entire planet.

Mighty Crusaders No. 3
March 1966
Cover: Fly Man, Fly Girl, Shield, Black Hood, and Comet vs. “Deathless Smiler” //Paul Reinman
Story: “Evil Lurks Amongt Us” (20 pages)
Editor: Richard Goldwater
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Paul Reinman
Colorist: Vic Gorelick
Feature Characters: The Mighty Crusaders (Black Hood, Comet, Fly Girl, Fly Man, Shield)
Other character: Operative Z-7 (last appearance in issue #1; last appearance)
Cameo appearance: The Eraser, Naija, the Comet Monster, Grq (all in flashback)
Villains: The Wizard (as “The Deathless Smiler” in this story; last appearance in FLY MAN #33), the Hangman (last appearance in FLY MAN #33), the Evil Crusaders (Evil Fly Man, Evil Fly Girl, Evil Shield, Evil Black Hood, and Evil Comet), the Cosmic Creep (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: After battling evil counterparts of themselves, the Mighty Crusaders learn that one of their number is an impostor.

Mighty Crusaders No. 4
April 1966
Cover: Fireball, Firefly, Comet, Wizard (original version), Black Hood, Mr. Justice, Fly Man, Spider, Shield, Bob Phantom, Web, Hangman, Fox II //Paul Reinman
Story: “Too Many Super-Heroes” (24 pages)
Editor: Richard Goldwater
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Paul Reinman
Colorist: Vic Gorelick
Feature Characters: The Mighty Crusaders (Black Hood, Comet, Fly Girl, Fly Man, Shield)
Supporting Character: Paul Brodie (?; next appears in MIGHTY COMICS #?), Rose Raymond (between FLY MAN #36 / 38)
GS: Fireball (last appearance in PEP COMICS #20; last appearance), Inferno (last appearance in BLUE RIBBON COMICS #19; next appears in MIGHTY COMICS #50), Firefly (last appearance in TOP-NOTCH COMICS #27; last appearance), the Web (last appearance in FLY MAN #36), the Fox II (Paul Patton, Jr.; first appearance), Bob Phantom (last appearance in TOP-NOTCH COMICS #25; last appearance), Black Jack (last appearance in ZIP COMICS #32; next appears in ARCHIE’S WEIRD MYSTERIES #?), Zambini (last appearance in ZIP COMICS #35; next appears in MIGHTY CRUSADERS (2nd series) #10), Kardak (last appearance in TOP-NOTCH LAUGH COMICS #29; last appearance), Steel Sterling (last appearance in ZIP COMICS #47), Mr. Justice (last appearance in JACKPOT COMICS #9), Captain Flag (last appearance in BLUE RIBBON COMICS #22), Dusty (last appearance in PEP COMICS #65; last appearance), the Jaguar (last appearance in ADVENTURES OF THE JAGUAR #15), Roy the Super-Boy (called the Mighty-Boy in this story; last appearance in SHIELD-WIZARD COMICS #13; last appearance), the Wizard (original version; last appearance in SHIELD-WIZARD COMICS #13; next chronological appearance in FLY MAN #33)
Other character: The Mighty Minstrel
Intro: Lulu (first and only appearance)
Villains: The Hangman (next appears in FLY MAN #36), the Wizard (next appears in FLY MAN #37), the Spider (last appearance in FLY MAN #31), Beastor (a monster), various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: It is revealed in MIGHTY CRUSADERS (2nd series) #13 that the current Fox is the son of the original Fox.
Synopsis: A horde of super-heroes return from the past to petition for membership to the Mighty Crusaders, but the Wizard and the Hangman plot to destroy them all.

Mighty Crusaders No. 5
June 1966
Cover: Fly-Man, Fly Girl, Comet, Shield, and Black Hood vs. DEMON troops //Paul Reinman
Story: “The Sinister Agents of the Nameless One” (24 pages)
Editor: Richard Goldwater
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Paul Reinman
Colorist: Vic Gorelick
Feature Characters: The Mighty Crusaders (Black Hood, Comet, Fly Girl, Fly Man, Shield)
GS: The Fox II (next appears in MIGHTY COMICS #49), the Web (next appears in FLY MAN #38), Captain Flag (last appearance; all three appear as the Ultra-Men for this story only), Mr. Justice (next appears in MIGHTY COMICS #47), Steel Sterling (next appears in FLY MAN #?), the Jaguar (next appears in MIGHTY CRUSADERS (2nd series) #1; all three appear as the Terrific Three for this story only)
Intro: Jack Desmon (agent of AUNTIE (Amalgamated Universal Network To Inhibit Evil; only appearance)
Villains: The Nameless One, DEMON (Destruction, Extortion, Murder, Oppression, Nefariousness; first and only appearance for all), the Spider (next appears in FLY MAN #38)
Synopsis: The Mighty Crusaders and two new super-groups are captured by the evil Nameless One, but the Spider intervenes to stop him from having the honor of their destruction.

Mighty Crusaders No. 6
August 1966
Cover: Maestro vs. Fly Man, Fly Girl, Shield, Black Hood, and Comet //Paul Reinman
Story: “The Mighty Crusaders’ Blackest Day” (part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2 (6 pages)
 Part 3: “In the Toils of the Maestro” (5 pages)
 Part 4 (5 pages)
Editor: Richard Goldwater
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Paul Reinman
Colorist: Vic Gorelick
Feature Characters: The Mighty Crusaders (Black Hood, Comet (next appears in MIGHTY CRUSADERS (2nd series) #1), Fly Girl, Fly Man (both next appear in FLY MAN #39), Shield)
Intro: The Maestro (only appearance), TRIUMPH
Villains: Various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: The Mighty Crusaders become agents of TRIUMPH in this story, but only remain such till the next issue.
Synopsis: After a day in which everything seems to go wrong for the individual Crusaders, they collectively face a new villain, the Maestro.

Mighty Crusaders No. 7
October 1966
Story: “The Savage Hammerhead” (5 pages)
Editor: Richard Goldwater
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Paul Reinman
Colorist: Vic Gorelick
Feature Characters: The Black Hood, the Shield (both next appear in MIGHTY COMICS #41)
Villain: Hammerhead (first and only appearance)
Comment: This is the last issue of the first series of MIGHTY CRUSADERS.
Synopsis: Two of the Mighty Crusaders encounter a new villain, Hammerhead.

Mighty Crusaders (2nd series) No. 1
March 1983
Cover: Black Hood II, Jaguar, Comet, Shield I, Fly Girl, Fly, Web, Shield (Lancelot Strong) vs. villains //Rich Buckler (signed)
Story: “Atlantis Rising”: Chapter 1 (25 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Letterer: Vic Gorelick
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Characters: The Mighty Crusaders (the Fly (last appearance in FLY MAN #39), Fly Girl, the Comet (last appearance for both in MIGHTY CRUSADERS #6), Shield I (Joe Higgins; last chronological appearance in issue #9 (flashback)), Shield II (Lancelot Strong; last appearance in ADVENTURES OF THE FLY #9), Jaguar (last appearance in MIGHTY CRUSADERS #5), Web (last appearance in MIGHTY COMICS #50), Black Hood II (last appearance in ARCHIE’S SUPER-HERO DIGEST #2)
Supporting Character: Dr. Malcolm Reeves (first appearance)
Intro: Officer Penella (only appearance)
Villains: The Brain Emperor (last appearance in MIGHTY CRUSADERS #1), Cincinnatti Red (dies in this story; next appears, as a ghost, in issue #9), Locke, Lumetta, Penatale, Smiley Laumic, Duke, Bennie the Gip, Fast Fingers, the Mafia (of Earth-MLJ; first and only appearance for all), Eterno (last appearance in FLY MAN #32)
Comments: Story continues in next issue.
 This issue also contains a five-page section written and drawn by Rich Buckler, retelling the origins of Shield I, the Comet, the Web, the Black Hood, the Jaguar, the Fly, and the Shield (Lancelot Strong).
 It is revealed in issue #9 that the current Web is the son of the original Web, but this is probably an error, since he is still shown as married to Rose Wayne Raymond in BLUE RIBBON COMICS V. 2 #50. Therefore, we will assume that this is the same Web who appeared in 1940's MLJ and 1960's Mighty Comics.
Synopsis: The Mighty Crusaders band together again (including new members the Web, the Jaguar, the original Shield, and the second Shield, Lancelot Strong) to take on the combined menace of Eterno and the Brain Emperor.

Mighty Crusaders (2nd series) No. 2
May 1983
Cover: Comet, Jaguar, Fly Man, Fly Girl, Shield I, Web, and Shield (Lancelot Strong) vs. false Captain Flag, Bob Phantom, Steel Sterling, Hangman, Blackjack, Fox, and Firefly //Rich Buckler / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “The Genesis Conspiracy”: Chapter 2 (15 pages)
 Chapter 3: “No More Heroes” (5 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Rich Buckler
Inkers: Frank Giacoia and friends
Letterer: Victor Gorelick
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Characters: The Mighty Crusaders (Black Hood II, Comet, Fly, Fly Girl, Jaguar, Shield I, Shield (Lancelot Strong), Web)
Supporting Character: Dr. Malcolm Reeves
Villains: Eterno, the Brain Emperor, the Malevolent Legion of Juggernauts (false versions of Captain Flag, Bob Phantom, Steel Sterling, Hangman, Blackjack, Fox, and Firefly; first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Eterno creates a super-powered army based on costumed heroes of the past and sets them against the Mighty Crusaders.

Mighty Crusaders (2nd series) No. 3
July 1983
Cover: False Hangman vs. Shield (Lancelot Strong), Jaguar, Fly, Fly Girl, Shield, and Darkling //Rich Buckler (signed)
Story: “The Darkling Ingredient” (19 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Ricardo Villagran
Letterer: Rod Ollerenshaw
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Characters:  The Mighty Crusaders (Black Hood II, Comet (regains original powers and costume in this story and resigns from team), Darkling (first appearance; joins the Mighty Crusaders in this story), Fly, Fly Girl, Jaguar, Shield I, Shield (Lancelot Strong), Web)
Supporting Character: General Smith (last appearance in DOUBLE LIFE OF PRIVATE STRONG #2)
Villains:  Eterno, the Malevolent Legion of Juggernauts (last appearance for all), the Brain Emperor (next appears in BLUE RIBBON COMICS V. 2 #6)
Synopsis: The Mighty Crusaders face off against the Malevolent Legion, Eterno, and the Brain Emperor with the help of a new member, Darkling.

Mighty Crusaders (2nd series) No. 4
November 1983
Cover: Jaguar, Fly Girl, Fly, Web, Shield (Lancelot Strong), Black Hood, and Darkling vs. Dream-Demon, Rogue Star, and Brontosaurus; Shield vignette //Rich Buckler (signed)
Story: “Elimination Game” (20 pages)
Editor: Rich Buckler
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Adrian Gonzales
Inkers: Rich Buckler, Demian Parmeggian
Letterer: Rod Ollerenshaw
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Characters: The Mighty Crusaders (Black Hood II, Darkling, Fly, Fly Girl, Jaguar, Shield (Lancelot Strong), Web)
Supporting Characters: Dr. Malcolm Reeves, Gen. Smith
Villains: Cyrene (last appearance in BLACK HOOD #1), Death-Monger (last appearance in BLACK HOOD #1; next appears in issue #7), the Eliminators (the Druid, Dream-Demon, Lodestone, Rogue Star, and Brontosaurus; first appearance for all), various pirates (first appearance; many die in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Mighty Crusaders are drawn into conflict with a new team of super-villains, the Eliminators, whose leader, the Druid, is after the Jaguar’s belt.

Mighty Crusaders (2nd series) No. 5
January 1984
Cover: Jaguar and Varigon //Rich Buckler / Tony DeZuniga (signed)
Story: “Sacrifice Play”: Chapter 1 (20 pages)
Editor: Rich Buckler
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Adrian Gonzales
Inkers: Rich Buckler, Tony DeZuniga
Letterer: Rod Ollerenshaw
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Characters: Mighty Crusaders (Black Hood II, Darkling, Fly, Fly Girl, Jaguar (origin revealed with new details), Shield (Lancelot Strong), Web; all next appear in issue #7)
Supporting Characters: Robert Hardy, Laura Hardy (Jaguar’s parents; in flashback; first and only appearance), Varigon (first appearance)
Cameo appearance: the Inca serpent (in flashback)
Villains: Cyrene (next appears in issue #7) and her pirates, Eliminators (the Druid, Dream-Demon (both next appear in issue #7), Lodestone, Rogue Star, and Brontosaurus (last appearance for all))
Comment: Story continues in issue #7.
Synopsis: The Crusaders struggle against the Eliminators as Dream-Demon and the Druid (and the Jaguar) learn the truth of the Jaguar’s origin.

Mighty Crusaders (2nd series) No. 7
May 1984
Cover: Fly, Black Hood, Darkling, and Web vs. crooks //Rich Buckler / Ricardo Villagran
Story: “The Untold Origin of the Jaguar” (20 pages)
Editor: Rich Buckler
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Tony DeZuniga
Letterer: Rodd Ollerenshaw
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Characters: Mighty Crusaders (Black Hood II, Darkling, Fly, Fly Girl, Jaguar, Shield (Lancelot Strong), Web;  last appearance for all in issue #5)
Supporting Characters: Varigon, Gen. Smith, Rose Raymond (last appearance in MIGHTY COMICS #50; next appears in BLUE RIBBON COMICS V. 2 #14), Dr. Malcolm Reeves
Intro: The Great Powers, the first Jaguar (only appearance for all)
Villains: Druid, Dream-Demon (last appearance for both in issue #5), Lord Si’ith (first appearance; in flashback), Death-Monger (last appearance in issue #4; last appearance), Cyrene (last appearance in issue #5; last appearance)
Comment: Story continues from issue #5 and continues in next issue.
 The presence of Rose Raymond in this story proves that the Web in this series is the original Web.
Synopsis: The Jaguar learns the true origins of his powers from Varigon as the Druid prepares to sacrifice him and his friends to Lord Si’ith.

Mighty Crusaders (2nd series) No. 8
July 1984
Cover: Darkling, Black Hood II, Web, Malcolm Reeves, Fly //Rich Buckler (signed)
Story: “Unholy Abyss of Agony” (20 pages)
Editor, penciller: Rich Buckler
Writer: Cary Burkett
Layout artist: Adrian Gonzales
Inker: Ricardo Villagran
Letterer: Bill Yoshida
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Characters: Mighty Crusaders (Black Hood II, Darkling (next appears in BLUE RIBBON COMICS V. 2 #13), Fly, Fly Girl, Jaguar, Shield (Lancelot Strong), Web)
Supporting Characters: Dr. Malcolm Reeves, Varigon (last appearance)
Villains: The Druid (probably dies in this story), Dream-Demon, Lord S’ithh (last appearance for both)
Synopsis: Darkling attempts to enable the free Crusaders to save their enslaved comrades as Varigon duels with Lord S’ithh on another plane.

Mighty Crusaders (2nd series) No. 9
September 1984
Cover: Shield in handcuffs as Jaguar, Fly Girl, Web, Darkling, and Fly face protestors //Rich Buckler / Chic Stone (signed)
Story: “Old Legends Never Die” (21 pages)
Editor, penciller: Rich Buckler
Writer: David Singer
Inker: Dick Ayers
Letterer: Rod Ollerenshaw
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Characters: Mighty Crusaders (Black Hood II, Comet (also appears in flashback, chronologically between MIGHTY CRUSADERS (1st series) #6 / issue #1) Fly, Fly Girl, Jaguar, Shield I (also appears in flashback, between FLY MAN #34 / issue #1), Web)
GS: Fox II (last appearance in BLUE RIBBON COMICS V. 2 #6; next appears in issue #11), Hangman (last appearance in MIGHTY COMICS #48), Steel Sterling, Firefly, Captain Flag, Mr. Justice (last appearance in BLUE RIBBON COMICS V. 2 #2; last appearance)
Intro: Mario Cuomo (of Earth-MLJ)
Cameo appearance: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Villains: Brain Emperor (last appearance in BLUE RIBBON COMICS V. 2 #7; next appears in issue #11), various crooks (first and only appearance), Cincinnatti Red (as a ghost; last appearance in issue #1; last appearance)
Comment: The appearance of the “original” Web, who is revealed to be the “father” of the current Web in this issue, is probably erroneous, as the current Web is still shown to be the husband of Rose Wayne Raymond in BLUE RIBBON COMICS V. 2 #14.
Synopsis: The Shield is on trial for killing a crook by accident, and the Mighty Crusaders must prove he was set up by the Brain Emperor.

Blue Ribbon Comics V. 2 No. 13
October 1984
Cover: Thunderbunny, Shield, Fly, Jaguar, and Darkling vs. aliens //Brian Buniak / Joe Sinnott (signed)
Story: “A Is For Alien / B is for Boston / C is for Crusaders” (30 pages)
Editor:
Writer: Martin Greim
Artist: Brian Buniak
Letterer: Dick Ayers
Colorist: Brian Grossman
Feature Character: Thunderbunny
GS: Mighty Crusaders (Darkling, Fly, Jaguar, Shield I, Web)
Supporting Character: Gloria
Villains: Lu-Ta and other aliens (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: At the onset of an alien invasion, Thunderbunny is mistaken for the enemy by the Mighty Crusaders.

Mighty Crusaders (2nd series) No. 10
December 1984
Cover: Black Hood, Fly, Shield I, Web, and Darkling vs. crooks //Rich Buckler / Chic Stone (signed)
Story: “Gridlock” (20 pages)
Editor, inker: Rich Buckler
Writer: Marty Greim
Penciller: Dick Ayers
Letterer: Rod Ollenshaw
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Characters: Mighty Crusaders (Black Hood II, Darkling (last appearance in BLUE RIBBON COMICS V. 2 #13), Fly, Fly Girl, Jaguar, Shield I,  Shield II (Lancelot Strong; last appearance in SHIELD / STEEL STERLING #3), Web)
GA: Zambini (last appearance in MIGHTY CRUSADERS (1st series) #4; last appearance)
Villains: DELTA (last appearance in ORIGINAL SHIELD #3; last appearance), Haney and his gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Mighty Crusaders must stop a gang of crooks from detonating five bombs to cause chaos to cover their robberies.

Mighty Crusaders (2nd series) No. 11
March 1985
Cover: Brain Emperor vs. Fly, Black Hood, Comet, Darkling, Fox II, Fly Girl, Jaguar, Dr. Malcolm Reeves, Web, and Shield I //Dick Ayers / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “And Two In Battle Shall Fall”
 Chapter 1: “A Hero’s Rage” (8 pages)
 Chapter 2: “To Die a Hero” (6 pages)
 Chapter 3: “Reinforcements” (5 pages)
 Chapter 4: “Showdown In Space” (5 pages)
Editor: Vic Gorelick
Writer: Rich Margopoulos
Penciller: Alan Kupperberg
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Letterer: Bill Yoshida
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Characters: Mighty Crusaders (Black Hood I (last appearance in MIGHTY COMICS #50 (?); dies in this story), Black Hood II (adopts the old Black Hood’s costume in this story), Comet, Darkling (last appearance), Fly, Fly Girl, Jaguar, Shield I, Web, Fox (joins the Mighty Crusaders in this story))
Supporting Character: Dr. Malcolm Reeves (dies in this story)
Villains: The Eraser (last appearance in BLUE RIBBON COMICS V. 2 #7; last appearance), Sting, the Buzzard (first and only appearance for both), the Brain Emperor (last appearance in issue #9; next appears in Fox story in next issue)
Comment: Darkling’s mind is stolen by the Brain Emperor and her body is sent through various astral planes in this story.
Synopsis: The original Black Hood is murdered by the Eraser, and his successor convenes the Mighty Crusaders to hunt down his murderer.  But none of the involved parties suspect the master planner behind the entire incident.

Mighty Crusaders (2nd series) No. 12
June 1985
Cover: Comet, Web, Jaguar, Fly Girl, Fox II, Fly, Shield, and Black Hood near Statue of Liberty //Dick Ayers / Chic Stone (signed)
Story: “Liquid Fire”: Chapter 1 (8 pages)
 Chapter 2: “Moving Day” (5 pages)
 Chapter 3: “A Headquarters Is Not a Home” (5 pages)
Editor: Vic Gorelick
Writer: Rich Margopoulos
Penciller: Dick Ayers
Inker: Mike Esposito
Letterer: Bill Yoshida
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Characters: Mighty Crusaders (Black Hood II, Comet, Fly, Fly Girl, Fox, Jaguar, Shield I, Web)
Supporting Characters: General Smith, Col. Mike Kold (first appearance)
Comments: The Mighty Crusaders gain a new headquarters in this story, and it is revealed that one member is a traitor, though his or her identity is never revealed.
 Lancelot Strong is said to be deceased in this story, though that may not be accurate.
Synopsis: After dealing with the menace of a tanker full of hazardous material, the Crusaders set about finding a new headquarters.

Mighty Crusaders (2nd series) No. 13
September 1985
Cover: Redstone vs. Jaguar, Comet, Web, Black Hood, Shield, Fly, Fly Girl, and Fox //Dick Ayers / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: “The Man Who Hated the Crusaders” (Chapter 1; 8 pages)
 Chapter 2: “This Bus Station, This Battlefield” (6 pages)
Editor: Vic Gorelick
Writer: Rich Margopoulos
Penciller: Dick Ayers
Inker: Mike Esposito
Letterer: Bill Yoshida
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Characters: Mighty Crusaders (Comet, Fly, Fly Girl, Jaguar, Shield I, Web (last appearance for all), Black Hood II, Fox II)
Supporting Character: Col. Mike Kold
Villains: Omega Eight (including Jericho Aquitaine, Deadly Force, Redstone; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Mighty Crusaders attempt to stop a drug deal and are thrown into battle with the super-beings of Omega Eight.

Story: “Encore For the She-Fox” (Chapter 1; 5 pages)
 Chapter 2: “Fox Hunt” (5 pages)
Editor: Vic Gorelick
Writer: Rich Margopoulos
Penciller: Dick Ayers
Inker: Mike Esposito
Letterer: Bill Yoshida
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Characters: Mighty Crusaders (Black Hood II, Fox II; last appearance for both)
GS: She-Fox (last appearance)
Supporting Characters: Gen. Smith, Col. Kold (last appearance for both)
Intro: Bert (only appearance)
Villains: Fast Eddy and his gang, a vandal (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This is the last Mighty Crusaders story.
 The subplot of the traitor among the Mighty Crusaders is never resolved.
Synopsis: After a vandal tries to steal the silver hubcaps from the Flying Fox, the Fox and She-Fox go after a chop-shop gang.

Powers & Weapons:

See individual listing.

Checklist:

Mighty/Radio Comics:
Fly-Man 31-39
Mighty Crusaders (vol. 1) 1-6
 

 

Red Circle/Archie Comics:
Blue Ribbon Comics (vol. 2) 13
Mighty Crusaders (vol. 2) 1-13

Archie's Weird Mysteries 3, 14
Mighty Crusaders: Origin of a Super Team

TEXT BY: DarkMark author of War with the Wizard

ART BY: Rudy Nebres

MICRO BY:  and Rik Offenberger

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

CAPTAIN FLAG

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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