New Crusaders #1
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New Crusaders #1

Writer: Ian Flynn Artist: Ben Bates Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: May 16, 2012 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 17, 2012

    I think the most telling part of this issue comes in the fact that the 12 pages feel like a complete chapter of story, with some compact but effective character work, and a lot of intriguing questions raised throughout. All the kids' personalities are sketched out for us, and even though there's no actual combat in the issue, the artists still give us some nice action work during a touch football game, and each character has a unique and definitive face and body structure. The art is really good, and the coloring manages to channel the classic comic book look and feel without feeling flat or retro. New Crusaders #1 is an impressive start for the new adventures of old friends, nailing a classic all-ages superhero vibe without being childish or simple, earning 5 out of 5 stars overall. There's nothing not to like here... Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Sep 4, 2012

    *** Note – for more New Crusaders check out the Red Circle Gazette podcast, available from the podcast menu above or subscribe through iTunes! *** Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 16, 2012

    While none of the "New Crusaders" appear in costume in this story, the adventure is just beginning. The Red Circle characters have a new lease on life and a new vehicle to find readers. While the set-up is very similar to a standard "digital comic" in basically being a PDF of what would be printed, the price point and delivery schedule combined with the environment and supporting structure around the new comic line offers readers a richer experience than a simple digitized version of a printed comic possibly could. Archie Comic Publications has a well-assembled fine offering with "New Crusaders." Now that it's started, I hope we see it investigate and expand into the greater capabilities of this platform. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Oct 12, 2012

    I fully acknowledge it's pretty dreadful stuff, yet, inexplicably, it still appeals to me. There's just something about these doomed to fail characters… Read Full Review

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