Back in 1997 or so, I happened upon a box containing a complete set of the mid-80’s Red Circle comics featuring the Archie heroes.  I was already a fan of the !mpact Comics versions, but this carton of comics was like stumbling onto a new comics world, as broad as Marvel, as old as DC, but unexplored and untamed.  As Archie Comics prepares their new all-digital Crusaders revival, I find myself ready to whole-heartedly commit to the digital comics revolution for the first time, just for New Crusaders.

The MS-QOTD, Faithful Spoilerites, is this:  What characters, creators or concepts could convince you to try an entirely new format?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. I am all on board for the Crusaders as well. I too really enjoyed the Impact line, especially the concept of the Black Hood.
    A return to the Charlton Line of Blue Beetle and his cohorts would also interest me. Additionally, I would love to see Grendel and Christine Spar return.

  2. Writers/Artists: Doug TenNapel, Dean Trippe, Brian K Vaughan, Jonathan Hickman, and/or Grant Morrison.

    Characters: Atomic Robo, Ultimate Spider-Man, and The Doctor

    I will go anywhere they do.

  3. Booster Gold and Ted Kord Blue Beetle.
    I will follow them (when well-written) to the ends of the Internet.

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