This comic is intended to be given away at Halloween. It was sold to comic book stores in bundles of 25. "New Crusaders Preview" is the indicia title. Cover title is "New Crusaders" or "New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes".
This issue has variants:
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
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.