NEWSARAMA talks to Red Circle Comics/Archie President Mike Pellerito about NEW CRUSADERS comic shop initiative
By Steven Scott
This September, the NEW CRUSADERS will make their first appearance in comic shops with NEW CRUSADERS: RISE OF THE HEROES #1. NEWSARAMA spoke to Archie Comics president Mike Pellerito about the print edition of the series and the basics behind the innovative and critically-acclaimed new team of heroes.
“Big, bright, amazing colors, superheroes you want to root for, a couple of supervillains, a couple people die along the way, and I think we struck that right balance here with New Crusaders.” The important thing that Pellerito drives home is that New Crusaders isn’t wiping the slate clean. Continuity from the previous Mighty Crusaders series will carry over, upholding the longstanding history of the Crusaders, but isn’t going to alienate new readers if you’re going in fresh.
“The cool thing about comic books is it has this tremendous legacy that goes back forever, and all these stories that keep evolving,” Pellerito explains. “We think it makes the characters richer when they still have these histories.”
Want to make sure you get a copy of NEW CRUSADERS: RISE OF THE HEROES #1? Call your local retailer and reserve your copy! You can use the Comic Shop Locator to find your nearest comic shop.
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