Rob Liefeld and Archie Reimagine Archie’s Mighty Crusaders
Archie Comics has announced a new, four-issue Mighty Crusaders comic book series by world-renowned best-selling author/writer/artist, Rob Liefeld. Liefeld is best known as the creator of iconic characters like Deadpool, Cable, X-Force, Brigade, and more.
The four-issue series, slated to launch next year, will reimagine Archie’s vast and iconic library of superheroes, including characters like the Shield, the Comet, the Jaguar, Fly-Girl, and more. Liefeld is no stranger to daring and modern takes on iconic heroes, having worked on franchise characters like Captain America, The Avengers, and, most recently, G.I. Joe’s Snake Eyes, all to great sales and critical response.
Mighty Crusaders will also serve as an important, vital first step toward reintroducing Archie’s essential superhero IP to a modern readership and viewership. Known mainly for their teen humor, romance, and YA-focused titles like Archie, Betty & Veronica, and Sabrina, this creative partnership will be the first step toward placing the spotlight on this important and vibrant part of the Archie library. As fans have learned with the recent success of shows like Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and Katy Keene, the beloved Archie concepts and characters are ripe for adaptation, and the media company’s untapped superhero library will be next.