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New Crusaders
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Publication information
Publisher Archie Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Ongoing series
Genre Superhero
Publication date May 2012 - present
Number of issues ongoing
Creative team
Writer(s) Ian Flynn
Penciller(s) Ben Bates
Inker(s) Gary Martin
Letterer(s) John Workman
Colorist(s) Matt Herms

The New Crusaders is a fictional superhero team published by Archie Comics. A reboot of the previously published Mighty Crusaders title, New Crusaders follows the sons and daughters of the original Mighty Crusaders as they acquire their own powers and attempt to become superheroes. The series is written by regular Sonic the Hedgehog writer Ian Flynn. [1]

Publication History[]

The first issue of New Crusaders was released digitally on May 16, 2012, through Archie Comics' Red Circle app, with print publication set to begin monthly on September 5, 2012. [2]


The Shield[]

The Shield is the only member of the original Mighty Crusaders still active in the New Crusaders. After saving his colleagues' children from the Brain Emperor's attack in the series' first issue, The Shield took it upon himself to train the teenagers to harness their parents' powers and become a new team of superheroes. His powers grant him near invulnerability and heightened physical abilities. [3] [4] [5]

The Comet[]

Greg Dickering is the adopted son of the original Comet. His powers grant him the ability to fly, as well as the ability to emit destructive laser beams from his eyes. [6] [7] [8]


Alex Tyler spent a portion of his adolescence in juvenile hall due to his regular lashing out. His uncle, Ted Tyler, the original Fireball, had offered to help straighten him out when the Brain Emperor attacked . As his name suggests, Fireball's powers grant him control over fire. [9] [10] [11]


Daughter of the original Flygirl, Kelly Brand stepped up to continue her mother's legacy. Using advanced technology, she possesses heightened physical abilities, flight, and a projectile stun gun. [12] [13] [14]


Ivette Velez spent her whole life in an orphanage after her parents died when she was still a baby. While there, Ralph Hardy, the original Jaguar, took her under his wing as her mentor. Jaguar's animalistic powers originate in the mystical jaguar helmet that Ralph discovered for her. [15] [16]

Steel Sterling[]

Johnny Sterling is the son of the original Steel Sterling and Mayor of Red Circle, Jack Sterling. His powers, including super strength and near invulnerability, come from skin made from a nanobot framework. [17] [18]

The Web[]

Wyatt Raymond is the son of the original Web and Powgirl.Wyatt possesses a "Strand Sense," which allows him to see shining blue connections between people. Wyatt wears technologically advanced suit to amplify his physical abilities. [19] [20]