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The SHIELD by Rob Liefeld and David Gallaher has Sold Out at Diamond

The star-spangled action-packed Archie Comics one-shot starring The Mighty Crusaders: The SHIELD has officially sold out at Diamond Comic Distributors.

The SHIELD, originally introduced in 1941’s Pep Comics #1, months ahead of Captain America’s debut, is the first superhero to feature elements of the American flag in its costume design. Various iterations of the character have appeared over the years under the Red Circle Comics imprint and the character’s costume even made an appearance in The CW’s Riverdale TV series.

The Mighty Crusaders: The SHIELD One-Shot is a high-octane adventure filled with intrigue and mystery. The issue is by artist Rob Liefeld, writer David Gallaher, and letterer Jack Morelli. You can read our review.

Review: The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield

The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield

Archie Comics latest attempt at making the Mighty Crusaders characters work has brought Rob Liefeld into the fold to try and launch this into something that sticks around. If The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield is any indication of how it’ll fare, I doubt Rob or this attempt will be on long.

The original Shield is lost in time. There are others who have carried the name. The Shield that is leading the Mighty Crusaders is telling the rest of the team of another. The latest is a man with little memory but enough to know he’s a near-invincible hard-ass who can eat bullets like they are nothing and just smash some random people who bust in his house for an unknown reason. And that’s it!

The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield seems to come off as a story drawn out first and then they had to add some story pages and that’s probably being generous. Sadly, I think the visuals are pretty bland. It has the feel of a book of pin-up shots with a story being secondary. Liefeld does some good work explaining all the different people who were The Shield and there’s enough mystery with this current person who has taken up the mantle. I do think the art is decent and the coloring and lettering work well but Rob’s writing isn’t helping this much.

I’m not looking to take shots on someone in the industry but I just don’t feel like The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield is a great comic or really good use of Liefeld’s art. I do think The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield ends up recycling a lot of his poses and typical artistic foibles. Archie Comics just doesn’t stick to anything that’s not the Archie digests and I would not be surprised if this newest launch just disappears. I guess you can just enjoy The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield while it lasts but I doubt this is going to last long at all.

Story: Rob Liefeld Script: David Gallaher Art: Rob Liefeld Letterer: Jack Morelli
Story: 4.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 5.0

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Preview: The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield

THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS: THE SHIELD (ONE SHOT)

Script: Rob Liefeld, David Gallaher
Art: Rob Liefeld, Jack Morelli
Cover: Rob Liefeld
Variant Covers: Francesco Francavilla, Aaron Lopresti, David Mack, Jerry Ordway, Rob Liefeld (Top Secret), Sketch Variant
On Sale Date: 6/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

THE SHIELD IS BACK! America’s first patriotic superhero, The Shield, has persevered through countless challenges and always manages to come out on top! But what happens when forces beyond anyone’s control threaten The Shield’s legacy of fighting for truth and justice? Follow Joe Higgins as The Shield (and get ready for some surprises!) in this new one-shot comic featuring art by Rob Liefeld and a story by David Gallaher.

THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS: THE SHIELD

Preview: Everything’s Archie #1

EVERYTHING’S ARCHIE #1 (ONE-SHOT)

Script: Fred Van Lente
Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Covers: Ben Caldwell, Rian Gonzales, Aaron Lopresti
On Sale Date: 6/9
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Finally, Archie declares his TRUE LOVE . . . and it’s a very expensive guitar! So, Archie picks up a few extra jobs to make some cash, what could go wrong?! Spies, TV execs, tech warfare, nothing in Riverdale will be the same! No place is safe when Everything’s Archie!

EVERYTHING’S ARCHIE #1

A Hero Returns in this The SHIELD #1 Preview

THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS: THE SHIELD #1 (ONE-SHOT)

Script: Rob Liefeld, David Gallaher
Art: Rob Liefeld, Jack Morelli
Cover: Rob Liefeld
Variant Covers: Francesco Francavilla, Aaron Lopresti, David Mack, Jerry Ordway, Rob Liefeld (Top Secret), Sketch Variant 
On Sale Date: 6/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

THE SHIELD IS BACK! America’s first patriotic superhero, The Shield, has persevered through countless challenges and always manages to come out on top! But what happens when forces beyond anyone’s control threaten The Shield’s legacy of fighting for truth and justice? Follow Joe Higgins as The Shield (and get ready for some surprises!) in this new one-shot comic featuring art by Rob Liefeld and a story by David Gallaher.

THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS: THE SHIELD #1 (ONE-SHOT)

David Gallaher to script The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1 for Archie

Archie Comics has announced that David Gallaher will script a new story for The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1 based on Rob Liefeld‘s artwork. The comic’s future was unknown when Liefeld announced through social media that he was no longer a part of the project. The comic goes on sale in comic shops and digital platforms on June 30.

Below is the updated solicit text as well as a look at the issue:

THE SHIELD IS BACK! America’s first patriotic superhero, The Shield, has persevered through countless challenges and always manages to come out on top! But what happens when forces beyond anyone’s control threaten The Shield’s legacy of fighting for truth and justice? Follow Joe Higgins as The Shield (and get ready for some surprises!) in this new one-shot comic featuring art by Rob Liefeld and a story by David Gallaher.

Retailer orders for all covers placed by FOC date will be 100% returnable (no minimum)

Script: Rob Liefeld, David Gallaher
Art: Rob Liefeld, Jack Morelli
The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1 CVR A Main Cover: Rob Liefeld
The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1 CVR B Var: Francesco Francavilla
The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1 CVR C Var: Aaron Lopresti
The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1 CVR D Var: David Mack
The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1 CVR E Var: Jerry Ordway
The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1 CVR F Var: Top Secret Rob Liefeld
The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1 CVR G Var: Rob Liefeld Sketch Variant
On Sale Date: 6/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

It’s Archie vs. The Gig Economy in this FOC preview of Everything’s Archie #1!

EVERYTHING’S ARCHIE #1

Script: Fred Van Lente
Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Covers: Ben Caldwell, Rian Gonzales, Aaron Lopresti
On Sale Date: 6/9
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Finally, Archie declares his TRUE LOVE . . . and it’s a very expensive guitar! So, Archie picks up a few extra jobs to make some cash, what could go wrong?! Spies, TV execs, tech warfare, nothing in Riverdale will be the same! No place is safe when Everything’s Archie!

EVERYTHING'S ARCHIE #1

ComiXology Delivers 7 New Comics For you to get right now

There’s seven new comics available on comiXology right now. You can get comics from Marvel, Harlequin, and AAM-Markosia. Check out the individual issues below!

Captain Marvel Vol. 2: Coven

Written by Peter David
Art by Kyle Hotz, Ivan Reis
Cover by Claudio Castellini
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Collects Captain Marvel (2002) #7-12.

Karl Coven is a serial killer sentenced to die for his crimes, and Rick Jones the star witness in the prosecution’s case. Claiming to be an alien not subject to our laws, Coven’s argument is dismissed, but he gets the last laugh by promptly returning back to life immediately after his death sentence is executed. When a loophole in the legal system requires Coven to be set free, he comes to the attention of Captain Marvel, who’s intrigued by the mysterious figure not only because of his apparent resurrection and immunity to Genis’ Cosmic Awareness, but by the peculiarities of the judicial system that let the killer go free. Rather than annihilate Coven, he suggests that they become the law: Coven to be prosecution, and Marvel to be judge.

Captain Marvel Vol. 2: Coven

Captain Marvel Vol. 3: Crazy Like A Fox

Written by Peter David
Art by Paul Azaceta, Michael Ryan
Cover by Neal Adams
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Collects Captain Marvel (2002) #13-18.

The complications continue to pile up for Captain Marvel as the return of his long-thought-dead mother and the arrival of a new female Captain Marvel force Genis to re-evaluate his life and role in the universe.

Captain Marvel Vol. 3: Crazy Like A Fox

Captain Marvel Vol. 4: Odyssey

Written by Peter David
Art by Keith Giffen, Aaron Lopresti
Cover by Tony Harris
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Collects Captain Marvel (2002) #19-25.

It’s the long-awaited return of Rick Jones’ wife, Marlo. But her arrival may not be the upbeat event Rick had been hoping for…especially when the first thing she attempts to do is annihilate the new Captain Marvel! In trying to head off the horrible fate awaiting Marlo, Marv begins an odyssey into the future – where he immediately discovers he’s the only being in the universe capable of saving the Earth from a conquering, power-hungry alliance of the Kree, Skrull and Shi’ar!

Captain Marvel Vol. 4: Odyssey

Elektra Vol. 1: Introspect

Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Joe Bennett, Greg Horn, Carlo Pagulayan
Cover by Greg Horn
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Collects Elektra (2001) #10-15.

Acclaimed crime novelist Greg Rucka takes on Elektra! Who has set out to destroy the assassin’s career – and why? Elektra is determined to discover the truth – that is, if she doesn’t go mad first!

Elektra Vol. 1: Introspect

Küsse, berauschend wie Champagner

Written by Kat Cantrell
Art by Nami Akimoto
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Ein geheimes Wochenende in Las Vegas, wild und verrückt, wie aus ihren verruchtesten Fantasien. Danach hat Meredith den unwiderstehlich attraktiven Geschäftsmann Jason Lynhurst nie wiedergesehen. Bis sie schockiert feststellen muss, dass ihre im Rausch geschlossene Ehe tatsächlich rechtsgültig ist. Obwohl sie Jason gegen ihren Willen immer noch heiß begehrt, muss sie sich auf der Stelle von ihm scheiden lassen – sonst ist ihre Karriere im konservativen Familienunternehmen ein für alle Mal ruiniert! Doch wider Erwarten sagt Jason Nein zu ihrem Plan …

Küsse, berauschend wie Champagner

L’enfant Née de L’amour Secret du Milliardaire Italien

Written by Cathy Williams
Art by Masami Shinohara
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Un été, la jeune Charlotte rencontre Riccardo et tombe amoureuse. Elle découvrit alors qu’il est le fils d’une famille noble d’Italie, ne faisait que profiter de ses amours d’été. La dévotion de son cœur et de son corps se terminèrent en tragédie. Quelques années plus tard, les regards méchants de Riccardo la hantent encore et la font souffrir. Aujourd’hui agent immobilier, Charlotte est choquée lorsqu’elle découvre que son prochain client n’est autre que l’inoubliable Riccardo !

L'enfant Née de L'amour Secret du Milliardaire Italien

Monument #3

Written by Richard Perry
Art by RH Stewart
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As Nicole and DCI Venn learn that they have a common enemy, it becomes apparent that Nicole has encountered this new gang over 350 years previously. DCI Venn and Nicole understand that the only way to solve the recent murders in East London is to work together.

Monument #3

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America’s first patriotic superhero returns in June from Rob Liefeld and Archie Comics

America’s first patriotic superhero The Shield returns this June in a new one-shot comic that kicks off a re-imagined Mighty Crusaders mini-series from Archie Comics and legendary writer/artist Rob Liefeld.

The four-issue series of one-shots spanning the Mighty Crusaders assortment of superhero characters begins on June 30 with the launch of The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1, featuring variant covers by Liefeld and a host of renowned industry talent.

This series of action-packed one-shots will shine a spotlight on the deep bench of superhero characters in the Archie Comics library, who share a long and storied history alongside the company’s more familiar teen & romance publications, while remaining open and accessible to new readers.

Archie Comics is working with comic shop retailers to host virtual events, create exclusive variant covers for their stores, and deliver unique one-of-a-kind items timed to The Shield One-Shot’s launch.

The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1 features covers by Rob Liefeld, Francesco Francavilla, Aaron Lopresti, David Mack, Jerry Ordway, a Top Secret Rob Liefeld variant, as well as sketch and black variants.

Fred Van Lente and Dan Parent celebrate Archie’s 80th Anniversary with Everything’s Archie

Mixing new trends and pop culture fads while retaining a timeless aesthetic and storytelling style has been a longtime hallmark of Archie Comics and that continues this June in an all-new one-shot comic celebrating Archie’s 80th Anniversary! Everything’s Archie #1 by writer Fred Van Lente and artist Dan Parent presents an all-new story told in the traditional Archie Comics art-style, the perfect treat for longtime fans and new readers.

Van Lente, making his Archie Comics debut, and veteran Archie artist Dan Parent, who is celebrating his 35th year with the company, will be joined by longtime collaborators inker Bob Smith, colorist Glenn Whitmore, and letterer Jack Morelli on the first of this series of classic-styled one-shots comics.

Archie 80th Anniversary One-Shot: Everything’s Archie #1 arrives in comic shops on June 9th, 2021. It features covers by Parent, Ben Caldwell, Rian Gonzales, and Aaron Lopresti.

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