New Crusaders

By Ian Flynn; Ben Bates (Illustrator)
(Dark Circle, Paperback, 9781936975310, 160pp.)

Publication Date: April 9, 2013

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Led by the original patriotic superhero The Shield, the New Crusaders defend the city of Red Circle from evil in the tradition of the Mighty Crusaders, America’s greatest superhero team!

Over a decade ago, The Mighty Crusaders did the impossible: they won. Successful in their battle against evil and finding they'd made the world a better place, the heroes founded the town of Red Circle to start families, unwind and take a much-deserved rest. For all their kids (and some of their spouses!) know, these everyday people have spent their entire lives as accountants, teachers, lawyers and handymen--totally normal.

Until now.

When a vicious and deadly villain from their past returns, the heroes vanish, their families shattered, and only one of them remains standing: the Shield.

The Shield collects the remaining children of the lost Red Circle heroes and ushers them to safety in an underground bunker--the last remaining vestige of their parents' past lives--to reveal the truth about their parents, the monster that took them, and their own unique super-powers.

"You are our last, best hope. You are the New Crusaders."




About the Author

IAN FLYNN is the chief writer for Archie's popular and record-setting Sonic the Hedgehog comics and graphic novels, its sister title Sonic Universe, the new hit Mega Man comic, and the acclaimed super hero series New Crusaders. He is also responsible for writing the headline-grabbing Sonic / Mega Man: Worlds Collide storyline and graphic novels, the first ever meeting of video game legends Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man.




Praise For New Crusaders

"A genuinely entertaining story that honors the legacy of the source material while still feeling exciting and new." --Ain't It Cool News

"An amazing mixture of classic four-color adventure and a touch of that teenage angst." --Ain't It Cool News

"Get on board now and enjoy the sense of wonder and fun that makes comic books worth reading." --Ain't It Cool News

"One really entertaining comic book story" --AOL's Comics Alliance

"Flawless artwork." --Pop Matters

"[Red Circle's] next step in the digital frontier" --The New York Times

"Reborn with a 21st Century twist." --Comic Book Resources

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