EXCLUSIVE: Archie's "New Crusaders" Debut Print Editions At CCI

Fri, June 15th, 2012 at 10:28am PDT

Comic Books
Kiel Phegley, News Editor
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Archie Comics' team of "New Crusaders" have been teaming up for over a month as part of the publisher's Red Circle Comics App for digital devices. And while it's been known for a while that hardcopy editions would eventually make an appearance, the question of when remained unanswered.

Today, the publisher revealed exclusively to CBR that the first print component for the series will debut at Comic-Con International at San Diego this July. Below, we present the two covers along with a breakdown of the issues' contents and creative teams, and for those attending CCI, maybe a sketch from series artist Ben Bates is in the offing.

NEW CRUSADERS: RISE OF THE HEROES - Series Premiere SDCC EXCLUSIVE COVER
Red Circle Comics proudly presents the next generation of super heroes: THE NEW CRUSADERS! From the ashes of the past – a new generation must RISE! Get acquainted with the most exciting group of young super heroes that comic books have to offer in this FREE introduction. Get THE NEW CRUSADERS!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Ben Bates, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Comic Con Exclusive Cover: Mike Norton and Matt Herms

NEW CRUSADERS: RISE OF THE HEROES #1 SDCC EXCLUSIVE COVER
Red Circle Comics presents "Ashes to Ashes" Part One: Our world demands heroes – a new generation must RISE! Over a decade ago, the super hero team known as 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 settled down to the small town of Red Circle to start families, unwind and take a much-deserved rest. When the quiet town is rocked by the return of the ultimate evil, the super hero residents are obliterated! It’s up to their heirs to fight for justice and crusade against evil. They are our last, best hope. They are: THE NEW CRUSADERS! Get the Comic Con Exclusive Limited Edition Sketch Cover featuring artwork by Ben Bates!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Ben Bates, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Limited Edition Sketch Cover: Ben Bates

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