The Mighty Crusaders are very near and dear to me. It was with great excitement I learned that the Crusaders were returning to Archie. Even more exciting is that Ian Flynn will be writing the series. He had an incredible on Sonic and developed a huge fan following. Although it is several months until the Mighty Crusaders launch this December, Ian was nice enough to stop by First Comics News and let our readers know what to expect from the upcoming series.
Ian Flynn: That’s the active team, but the Mighty Crusaders are more than just that. Other veteran heroes are involved, and even more heroes operate outside of the team. It’s a big, exciting super-hero world out there!
1st: I have to ask about three characters hard core fans will want to know about. Any chance we will see The Fly, Young Joe Higgins or Lancelot Strong?
1st: Is this an all new start or a continuation of the New Crusaders?
Ian: We’re focusing on the current adventures of this incarnation of the team. Fans of the New Crusaders will get some answers though; a bit of closure.
Ian: I’m aiming for a familiar “cape book” feel and a bit of the direct-to-home animated movies we’ve seen so much of lately. The team loves super-hero stories, so we’re producing the book we want to read.
1st: The Mighty Crusaders in some shape or form have been around since the Golden Age of comics. How much history do fans need to know going in to Mighty Crusaders #1?
Ian: I’m sure long-term fans will be going “how are they going to approach this” throughout and be pleasantly surprised.
1st: You did an amazing job building a Universe with Sonic, What type of Universe do you have planed for the Mighty Crusaders?
Ian: Something truly epic! I’d love to weave the sci-fi and mystical elements all together into one giant cosmos. But first thing’s first – we’ve got to start small to go big.
Ian: There was a town called “Red Circle.” Past tense.
Ian: Maybe not in this book but….
1st: What makes the Mighty Crusaders so cool no true comic fan should miss the first issue?
Ian: This is a super-hero comic for fans of the genre. It has all the action, drama and spectacle we’ve loved for years but with zero baggage. It’s just a good “cape book” – nothing more satisfying than that!