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 has been the chief writer for Archie's popular and record-setting SONIC THE HEDGEHOG comic for more than five years, including the headline-grabbing SONIC: GENESIS storyline and graphic novel. He is the main writer of its sister title SONIC UNIVERSE and accompanying graphic novels since the title's inception, and is also the writer of Archie's MEGA MAN series, another critical and popular hit. Flynn also helmed the historic meetings of Sonic and Mega Man in the hugely popular SONIC/MEGA MAN: WORLDS COLLIDE and WORLDS UNITE storylines, and wrote the critically-acclaimed NEW CRUSADERS series, Archie's return to the superhero genre.
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"An amazing mixture of classic four-color adventure and a touch of that teenage angst." --Ain't It Cool News
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"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