(December 2012)

Archie, 2012 Series
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Price
2.99 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
2012-10-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Red Circle Comics
Barcode
762816441445 00211
Editing
Paul Kaminski (editor/executive director of editorial); Victor Gorelick (editor-in-chief)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

New Crusaders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ben Bates (signed)
Inks
Ben Bates (signed)
Colors
Rosario Pena [as R Pena] (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the ashes...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Greg Dickering; Alex Tyler; Johnny Sterling; Kelly Brand; Wyatt Raymond; Ivette Valez; Web [John Raymond]; Steel Sterling [Jack Sterling]; Fly-Girl [Kelly Brand]; Comet [John Dickering]; Fireball [Ted Tyler]; Jaguar [Ralph Hardy]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alex Tyler; Greg Dickering; Johnny Sterling; Kelly Brand; Ivette Valez; Wyatt Raymond

Indexer Notes

Features a recap of last issue, credits for the story, and the different variant covers.

[Ashes to Ashes: Part 2] (Table of Contents: 2)

New Crusaders / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Greg Dickering; Kelly Brand; Johnny Sterling; Wyatt Raymond; Alex Tyler; Ivette Valez; Jack Sterling (picture only); Dora Sterling (picture only); Dustin Simmons (Shield's former sidekick); Joe Higgins; Kim Brand (picture only); Dusty (talking space monkey)
Synopsis
As the news of the Red Circle tragedy spreads, the children of the Mighty Crusaders demand answers. Dustin Simmons, M.L.J. agent and the Shield's former sidekick, shows the children to their rooms. Afterwards, Joe reveals to the children that their parents were the Mighty Crusaders. The children decide to leave, but an obstacle course makes them realize that they can work together and persuades them to stay.

Indexer Notes

This story is full of references to former MLJ/Red Circle publications. The covers to early MLJ issues can be seen in the Shield's shrine, and Top-Notch is a sticker on Wyatt's laptop. The M.L.J. stands for the Military Logistics and Jurisdiction Bureau and is a reference to MLJ Comics.

The Lost Crusade: Prelude (Table of Contents: 3)

Legacy of the Crusaders / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ian Flynn
Pencils
Mike Norton
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Thomas Mason
Letters
John Workman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dustin Simmons; Roy (Wizard's former sidekick); Shield [Joe Higgins]; Kardak; Mr. Justice; Wizard [Blane Whitney]; Jaguar [Ralph Hardy]; Fly-Girl [Kim Brand]; Web [John Raymond]; "Doc" Reeves; Darkling; Comet [John Dickering]; Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Brain Emperor; Colonel Kold; Steel Sterling [Jack Sterling]; Fireball [Ted Tyler]; Fox [Paul Patton]; Deadly Force; Redstone; Mr. Justice; The Hun; Flaky Puff; Dragon Head; Delta 3 agents; Death Monger; Greg Dickering; Kelly Brand; Johnny Sterling; Alex Tyler; Wyatt Raymond; Ivette Valez (all in flashback except Dustin and Roy)
Synopsis
M.L.J. agent Dustin Simmons talks with his boyhood friend Roy about the history of the Mighty Crusaders. It is revealed that when the US Army began to back the Crusaders, other superheroes began to rotate through the group (see Mighty Crusaders #12). The traitor in the group (see Mighty Crusaders #13) created a rift, splitting apart group members and leading to the current lineup. It is also revealed that many of the 80s Red Circle villains were working for Brain Emperor.

Welcome to Red Circle! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

[Ben Bates Interview] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Characters
Johnny Sterling; Dustin Simmons; Alex Tyler; Greg Dickering; Wyatt Raymond; Kelly Brand; Ivette Valez

Indexer Notes

Interview with New Crusaders artist Ben Bates.

Next Issue (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["From the ashes..."]
    New Crusaders
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    New Crusaders
  3. 2. [Ashes to Ashes: Part 2]
    New Crusaders
  4. 3. The Lost Crusade: Prelude
    Legacy of the Crusaders
  5. 4. Welcome to Red Circle!
  6. 5. [Ben Bates Interview]
    Creator Circle
  7. 6. Next Issue
    New Crusaders
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