New Crusaders #1 [Sketch Variant by Mike Norton]
(October 2012)

Archie, 2012 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
2012-09-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Red Circle Comics
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Paul Kaminski (Editor/Line Editor); Victor Gorelick (Editor-In-Chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy paper
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Limited series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

New Crusaders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Norton (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

New Crusaders (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ian Flynn ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Web [John Raymond]; Fox [Paul Patton]; Firefly [Harley Hudson]
Synopsis:
Features an introduction to the story, the credits for the story, and the different variant covers.

[Ashes to Ashes: Part 1] (Table of Contents)

New Crusaders / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Ian Flynn
Pencils:
Ben Bates
Inks:
Gary Martin
Colors:
Matt Herms
Letters:
John Workman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Joe Higgins [Shield]; John Raymond [Web]; Rose Raymond [Pow-Girl]; Kim Brand [Fly-Girl]; Ted Tyler [Fireball]; John Dickering [Jaguar]; Ralph Hardy [Jaguar]; Jack Sterling [Steel Sterling; Red Circle mayor]; Thelma Dickering; Dora Sterling (formerly Dora Cummings); Johnny Sterling (Jack's son); Alex Tyler (Ted's nephew); Kelly Brand (Kim's daughter); Greg Dickering (John's adopted son); Ivette Valez (Orphan, Ralph Hardy's apprentice); Wyatt Raymond (John & Rose's son); Brain Emperor
Synopsis:
Years ago, the Mighty Crusaders rid the world of all evil and built a town for themselves called Red Circle. Joe Higgins is invited to a party in celebration of the town's birth, and attends. Just before dinner is served, Brain Emperor attacks the Mighty Crusaders, while the Shield takes the children of the Mighty Crusaders to his house. Meanwhile, all of the other Mighty Crusaders are killed. Being unable to find The Shield, Brain Emperor leaves the town.
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Indexer Notes

Story title is never shown and this title is taken from the official Archie Comics solicit. This story takes place approximately 27 years after the Mighty Crusaders series from the 1980s. The DC Impact line is not featured as part of the continuity. The Mighty Crusaders do not appear in costume, but superhero names are given for identification.

Welcome to Red Circle! (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.4 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Kaminski
Pencils:
Ben Bates
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Jack Sterling; Shield [Joe Higgins]; Comet [Greg Dickering]; Ivette Valez [Jaguar]; Alex Tyler [Fireball]; Johnny Sterling [Steel Sterling]
Synopsis:
Introduction to the Red Circle line, its history, and its characters.

[Ian Flynn Interview] (Table of Contents)

Creator Circle / text article / 0.6 page (report information)

Script:
Ian Flynn
Pencils:
Ben Bates
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Joe Higgins; Jack Sterling; Ted Tyler; John Dickering; Brain Emperor; Wyatt Raymond
Synopsis:
An interview with New Crusaders writer Ian Flynn.

["Log on and get connected!"] (Table of Contents)

New Crusaders / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ben Bates
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Wyatt Raymond [Web]
Synopsis:
Advertisement for the Red Circle website.

Legacy of the Crusaders (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ian Flynn ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Hun; Dusty; Kardak; Mr. Justice; Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Roy
Synopsis:
An introduction to the Legacy of the Crusaders feature, a series of comics showcasing the Mighty Crusaders.

[Shield Saves Hundreds!] (Table of Contents)

Legacy of the Crusaders / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Marty Greim
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Rich Buckler
Colors:
Digikore Studios; Matt Herms
Letters:
typeset; Bill Yoshida

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shield [Joe Higgins]; Colonel Boyle; Boroff (flashback, in a news photograph)
Synopsis:
A short story, made to look like an article from a 1940 issue of Life Magazine showcasing The Shield. The story ends with a conversation between Joe and Col. Boyle.
Reprints:

[Next Issue] (Table of Contents)

New Crusaders / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ian Flynn ?
Pencils:
Ben Bates
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Joe Higgins; Brain Emperor; Greg Dickering; Alex Tyler; Ivette Valez; Wyatt Raymond; Johnny Sterling; Kelly Brand

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for the next issue.

[The Critics Have Spoken!] (Table of Contents)

New Crusaders / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ben Bates
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
New Crusaders: Joe Higgins [Shield]; Greg Dickering [Comet]; Alex Tyler [Fireball]; Kelly Brand [Fly-Girl]; Ivette Valez [Jaguar]; Johnny Sterling [Steel Sterling]; Wyatt Raymond [Web]

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Reviews of the New Crusaders from Ain't It Cool News, iFanboy, AOL Comics Alliance, Buzzfeed, Comic Book Resources, and Pop Matters.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    New Crusaders
  2. 1. New Crusaders
  3. 2. [Ashes to Ashes: Part 1]
    New Crusaders
  4. 3. Welcome to Red Circle!
  5. 4. [Ian Flynn Interview]
    Creator Circle
  6. 5. ["Log on and get connected!"]
    New Crusaders
  7. 6. Legacy of the Crusaders
  8. 7. [Shield Saves Hundreds!]
    Legacy of the Crusaders
  9. 8. [Next Issue]
    New Crusaders
  10. 9. [The Critics Have Spoken!]
    New Crusaders
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