Blue Ribbon Comics (Vol. 2)

    (Red Circle, 1983-1984)
™ and ©1983 Red Circle Productions, Inc.

Humor publisher Archie Comics’ response to the periodic fluctuations of interest in super-heroes has been to dust off their aging stable of characters developed in the 1940s, and package them with the look and feel of what’s currently popular. That was the case with Blue Ribbon Comics, one of the “Archie Adventure Series” from the early 1980s, featuring the predictable lineup of The Fox, The Shield, The Fly, the Black Hood, the Web, and the THUNDER Agents. Seasoned comics pros like Dick Ayers, Rich Buckler, Tony DeZuniga and Al Williamson supplied competent artwork, but the by-the-numbers approach failed to generate much enthusiasm, the release of the books coincided with a downturn in the comics market, and the attempt was abandoned after two years.

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#1

  11/1/1983
  $1.50
  $3.00
5 copies available from $2.75
Wraparound coverRed Circle publishesJoe SimonAl Williamson, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon

#2

  11/1/1983
  $1.50
  $3.00
7 copies available from $1.99
  Robin Snyder, Bill DuBayAlex Niño, Trevor Von Eden

#3

  12/1/1983
  $1.50
  $2.75
4 copies available from $1.99
  Robert Kanigher 

#4

  1/1/1984
  $1.00
  $2.25
6 copies available from $0.75
Wraparound cover Stan Timmons, Rich Buckler, Jack C. HarrisTrevor Von Eeden, Rich Buckler, Deryl Skelton

#5

  2/1/1984
  $0.75
  $3.25
5 copies available from $2.50
 All reprinted from The Double Life of Private Strong #1Joe SimonJack Kirby, Joe Simon

#6

  3/1/1984
  $0.75
  $6.00
8 copies available from $4.00
  Rich Buckler, Stan TimmonsTony DeZuniga, Stan Goldberg

#7

  4/1/1984
  $0.75
  $2.75
7 copies available from $0.90
  Rich Buckler, Stan TimmonsDick Ayers

#8

  5/1/1984
  $0.75
  $5.00
5 copies available from $2.00
 Reprints stories from Archie’s Super-Hero Comics Digest Magazine #2Gray Morrow, Neal Adams, Marv ChanningGray Morrow, Al McWilliams, Neal Adams, Alex Toth

#9

  6/1/1984
  $0.75
  $4.00
3 copies available from $4.00
  Marv Channing, Mark ManhartAdolfo Buylla, Malcolm Davis

#10

  7/1/1984
  $0.75
  $3.75
4 copies available from $1.75
    

#11

  8/1/1984
  $0.75
  $4.50
5 copies available from $3.50
  Rich Buckler, Stan Timmons, David AllikasDick Ayers, Carmine Infantino

#12

  9/1/1984
  $0.75
  $4.50
3 copies available from $4.00
 T.H.U.N.D.E.R AgentsJohn Carbonaro, Charlie BoatnerCharlie Boatner, Paul Bonano, Steve Ditko

#13

  10/1/1984
  $0.75
  $20.00
3 copies available from $7.99
    

#14

  12/1/1984
  $0.75
  $8.50
6 copies available from $7.99
  Stan TimmonsLou Manna, Rex Lindsey