Red Circle Comics debuted images from NEW CRUSADERS today, the first title launched under the Red Circle Comics mobile app, an immersive, universe-spanning super hero experience featuring some of the most recognizable and engaging comic book characters ever created.
Launching May 16, the Red Circle Comics “newsstand” app – created in partnership with iVerse Media – will allow subscribers to get weekly, six-page installments of new super hero adventures, starting with NEW CRUSADERS chapters 1 and 2, which are free to initial subscribers. For 99 cents a week, fans will be given six pages of fresh NEW CRUSADERS material a week and access to “The Vault” – a collection of never-before reprinted classic comics featuring the entire library of Red Circle Comics’ 70-plus year history, expanded and updated weekly to complement the new stories. In short, an immersive, interactive and forward-thinking comic book experience, which some have dubbed “Netflix comics.”
“This is modern comics for the modern comic book fan,” said Mike Pellerito, President of Red Circle Comics. “We’ve created a way to plug into an entire universe of characters and put our best foot forward with some of our best creators to create the kind of super hero comics we know people want to read: fun, entertaining and daring. The future of comics starts
here, and we couldn’t be prouder.”
NEW CRUSADERS will be written by critically acclaimed author Ian Flynn, best known for his top-selling work on Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man. Joining Flynn is up-and-coming artist Ben Bates, who brings a clean, energetic art style to the launch series.
“We put our best guys on our top book,” said Paul Kaminski, Executive Director of Editorial of Red Circle Comics. “We are all in on this project. These are fresh, modern and new takes on characters that are recognizable around the world. We’re taking some of the classic elements from the best‐loved super hero sagas and making them available for anyone who’s missed having a comic that’s fun, exciting and compelling. Every panel of every page counts, and every chapter will make you desperate for the next. That’s what comics should – and will – be.”
Fans looking for print editions of the NEW CRUSADERS adventures will see NEW CRUSADERS: RISE OF THE HEROES #1 launch in August in comic shops and newsstands, along with graphic novel collections in bookstores in coming months.
ABOUT RED CIRCLE COMICS
Red Circle Comics, the super-hero and adventure imprint of Archie Comics, is the home to some of the most recognizable super hero properties in the world, including The Shield, the first patriotic super hero, The Comet, The Jaguar, The Web, Steel Sterling, Fireball and The Mighty Crusaders. Red Circle Comics’ debut title, NEW CRUSADERS, will be available to Red Circle app subscribers and in print form in comic shops, bookstores and newsstands.