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EXCL ART: Jerry Ordway Covers "New Crusaders: Legacy"

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  • Posted on 14th Sep, 2022 23:03 PM

The legendary artist of Superman, Shazam and more brings his talents to Red Circle as Jerry Ordway covers the incoming "New Crusaders: Legacy" trade representing new and classic stories of Archie's heroes.

From its relaunch last year, Archie Comics have made history a major factor in their promotion of the Red Circle line of comics and its flagship "New Crusaders" title. With digital versions of classic Crusaders stories from the '60s to the '80s online and flashback back-up tales in print, the comic chronicling the life of teen heroes under the tutelage of The Shield has never lost sight of where it came from.


Now as Red Circle gets ready for its next wave of projects -including this year's "The Fox" series by Mark Waid and Dean Haspiel and next year's launch of "New Crusaders: Dark Tomorrow" -the publisher is reassembling some more classic Crusader tales with "New Crusaders: Legacy." The July-shipping trade includes new story sequences by "New Crusaders" writer Ian Flynn which will set up some reprints of old school stories with the original generation of Crusaders by the likes of Alex Toth, Steve Ditko, Gray Morrow and more.

In anticipation of the release, Archie shared with CBR an exclusive first look at the cover for the project by legendary artist Jerry Ordway:

Script (new): Ian Flynn

Script (classic): Robert Kanigher, Marty Greim, Chas Ward, Stan Timmons, Bill Dubay, Rich Margopoulos, and David Singer

Art (new): Jerry Gaylord, Kent Archer, John Workman, and Evan Stanley

Art (classic): Steve Ditko, Gray Morrow, Alex Toth, Carmine Infantino, Eduardo Barreto, Dick Ayers, Chic Stone, Rich Buckler, Frank Giacoia, Vicatan, Lou Manna, Rex Lindsey, Alex Nino, Alan Kupperberg, Adrian Gonzales, and Ricardo Villagran

Cover: Ben Bates



6 5/8 x 10 3/16"

Trade Paperback

192pp, Full Color

Direct Market On-sale: 7/10

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