Archie Comics has provided CBR a first look at Eisner Award-winning cover artist Francesco Francavilla's variant cover to "New Crusaders" #5, the print edition of the superhero digital series reviving and revitalizing the classic Red Circle characters. "New Crusaders" takes a dramatic turn in January as the teen team battles a prison break.
NEW CRUSADERS #5
"Trial by Fire" Part One: The Brain Emperor has invaded the Z.I.P. prison and unleashed a massive riot! The only ones who can act in time are the untested, untrained New Crusaders. Do they have what it takes to contain the chaos? And what sinister old foes does the Brain Emperor seek to awaken?
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Alitha Martinez, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover by Martinez, Martin, Workman, and Herms
Variant Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Character Variant Cover: Ben Bates
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/2
32-page, full color comic