Led by the original patriotic superhero The Shield, the New Crusaders defend the city of Red Circle from evil in the tradition of the Mighty Crusaders, America’s greatest superhero team!
Over a decade ago, The Mighty Crusaders did the impossible: they won. Successful in their battle against evil and finding they'd made the world a better place, the heroes founded the town of Red Circle to start families, unwind and take a much-deserved rest. For all their kids (and some of their spouses!) know, these everyday people have spent their entire lives as accountants, teachers, lawyers and handymen--totally normal.
When a vicious and deadly villain from their past returns, the heroes vanish, their families shattered, and only one of them remains standing: the Shield.
The Shield collects the remaining children of the lost Red Circle heroes and ushers them to safety in an underground bunker--the last remaining vestige of their parents' past lives--to reveal the truth about their parents, the monster that took them, and their own unique super-powers.
"You are our last, best hope. You are the New Crusaders."
About Ian Flynn
Ian Flynn (born May 31, 1982), also known by his Internet pen name Ian Potto, is an American comic writer. He has been the chief writer for Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog comic since issue #160. Flynn obtained the writing position on the comic by sending in unsolicited proposals, after a long participation in unofficial creation of comics about Sonic. He is notable for being a rare case of making a transition from active amateur to pro. He gained initial recognition for a fan comic known as Other M. His stories contain heavy usage of prior continuity and returning characters.
"A genuinely entertaining story that honors the legacy of the source material while still feeling exciting and new." --Ain't It Cool News
"An amazing mixture of classic four-color adventure and a touch of that teenage angst." --Ain't It Cool News
"Get on board now and enjoy the sense of wonder and fun that makes comic books worth reading." --Ain't It Cool News
"One really entertaining comic book story" --AOL's Comics Alliance
"Flawless artwork." --Pop Matters
"[Red Circle's] next step in the digital frontier" --The New York Times
"Reborn with a 21st Century twist." --Comic Book Resources
New Crusaders by Ian Flynn - Author, Ben Bates - Illustrator