New Crusaders #5 [Alitha Martinez Cover]
(February 2013)

Archie, 2012 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
2013-01-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Red Circle Comics
Barcode:
76281644144500511
Editing:
Paul Kaminski (Editor/Exec. Director of Editorial); Victor Gorelick (Editor-In-Chief); Vincent Lovallo (assistant editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy paper
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Limited series

[Prison Break!] (Table of Contents)

New Crusaders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alitha Martinez (signed)
Inks:
Gary Martin (signed)
Colors:
Matt Herms (signed)

Genre:
superhero; teen
Characters:
New Crusaders [Jaguar; Fireball; Steel Sterling; Web; Comet; Fly-Girl; Shield]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero; teen
Characters:
Greg Dickering; Ivette Velez; Wyatt Raymond; Dusty (monkey); Johnny Sterling; Alex Tyler; Kelly Brand; Joe Higgins
Synopsis:
Recap of the previous four issues, plus credits for the story and pictures of the variant covers.

Trial By Fire Part One: Jailbreak (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ian Flynn
Pencils:
Alitha Martinez
Inks:
Gary Martin
Colors:
Matt Herms
Letters:
John Workman

Genre:
superhero; teen
Characters:
New Crusaders [Jaguar; Fireball; Steel Sterling; Web; Comet; Fly-Girl; Shield]; Brain Emperor; Steve Dickering [Hangman]; Martin Reeves [Deadly Force]; Kip Burland [Black Hood]; Dusty (monkey); Flaky Puff; Lodestone; Rogue Star; Red Stone; Sting; Dustin Simmons; Eraser; Buzzard
Synopsis:
When the Brain Emperor starts a jailbreak at the Zenith Institution and Penitentiary (Z.I.P.), he releases all of its super-villains with the intent to kill the New Crusaders. Meanwhile, the New Crusaders hold back the rioters with the help of a new Riot Squad.

Indexer Notes

Flaky Puff's last appearance was in Mighty Crusaders (Archie, 1983 series) #6. Lodestone and Rogue Star's last appearances were in Mighty Crusaders (Archie, 1983 series) #5. Redstone, Buzzard, Black Hood, and Deadly Force's last appearances were in Mighty Crusaders (Archie, 1983 series) #13. Sting and Eraser's last appearances were in Mighty Crusaders (Archie, 1983 series) #11. Hangman's last appearance was in The Comet (Archie, 1983 series) #2.

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

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Web [Wyatt Raymond]
Synopsis:
Advertisement for the Red Circle website.

Black Hood (Table of Contents)

Legacy of the Crusaders; Black Hood / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gray Morrow
Pencils:
Gray Morrow
Inks:
Gray Morrow
Colors:
Barry Grossman; Thomas Mason
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Uncle Matt [former Black Hood]; Damian Doyle (Kip's weapons outfitter and electronics expert)
Synopsis:
Kip Burland learns of his inheritance of the Black Hood name and prepares for his first battle with crime.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Only the first 5 pages of the original 8 page story are reprinted here. Kip's cigarette is removed on page 5.

Brian Storm: The Emperor's Puzzling Plan (Table of Contents)

Red Circle Revealed / character profile / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Brian Emperor; Dusty (monkey); Darkling
Synopsis:
A look at the history of the Brain Emperor.

Welcome to Red Circle! (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Dusty (monkey)
Synopsis:
Article encouraging reader response.

Dusty's Mailbag (Table of Contents)

letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Dusty (monkey)
Synopsis:
"Dusty" answers letters from readers and shares some New Crusaders-related tweets.

Next Issue (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Jaguar [Ivette Velez]; Fireball [Alex Tyler]; Web [Wyatt Raymond]; Steel Sterling [Johnny Sterling]; Comet [Greg Dickering]; Fly-Girl [Kelly Brand]; Shield [Joe Higgins]
Synopsis:
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

Characters:
Jaguar [Ivette Velez]; Fireball [Alex Tyler]; Web [Wyatt Raymond]; Steel Sterling [Johnny Sterling]; Comet [Greg Dickering]; Fly-Girl [Kelly Brand]; Shield [Joe Higgins]
Synopsis:
Reviews of the New Crusaders from Ain't It Cool News, iFanboy, AOL Comics Alliance, Comic Book Resources, and Pop Matters.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Prison Break!]
    New Crusaders
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    New Crusaders
  3. 2. Trial By Fire Part One: Jailbreak
    New Crusaders
  4. 3. ["Log on and get connected!"]
    New Crusaders
  5. 4. Black Hood
    Legacy of the Crusaders; Black Hood
  6. 5. Brian Storm: The Emperor's Puzzling Plan
    Red Circle Revealed
  7. 6. Welcome to Red Circle!
  8. 7. Dusty's Mailbag
  9. 8. Next Issue
    New Crusaders
  10. 9. The Critics Have Spoken!
    New Crusaders
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