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Post Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:05 am
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Archie Comics To Launch Digital Subscription Service With New Red Circle Super-Hero Stories

http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/10/10/archie-red-circle-new-crusaders-digital-subscription

Archie Comics will revive its former stable of Red Circle imprint super-heroes his spring via a monthly digital subscription service that will give users access to both new, regularly released six-page stories and an archive of previously-published Red Circle comics. Archie Co-Chief Executive Jon Goldwater said the subscription fee for the service, which is powered by iVerse, would be comparable to cost of a current single issue comic.

According to The New York Times, the new super-hero series, New Crusaders, will be written and illustrated by Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog veterans Ian Flynn and Ben Bates. The book will star a team of young legacy heroes -- lead by the team's former head, The Shield -- who take over for their aging superheroic relatives after their suburban community, the Red Circle, is attacked by villains. Goldwater compared the tone of the new series to The Incredibles and made it clear that readers won't have to read th former Red Circle titles to understand the new series.

Archie co-chief executive Jon Goldwater also compared the digital subscription strategy to using Netflix, and stated that the service will gives users access to "thousands and thousands" of pages of content.

From NYT:
The price, which has not been set, is another important consideration. "Value, value, value. That's what we want to give at Archie Comics," said Mr. Goldwater, who said he expected the subscription fee to be no more expensive than a regular comic book ($2.99 or $3.99). "We're very conscious of what's going on in the economy right now. We want to be recession busters. We don't want to gouge our fans."

It's a bit unclear whether the upcoming digital subscription service will include the licensed Red Circle books published by DC in the '90s through its Impact line, and/or the 2009-2010 books that were in the process of being folded into the main DCU. It doesn't seem likely that content that directly crossed over with the DCU will be included, but stranger things have happened.

Check out the first piece of New Crusaders art work below:

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Post Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:27 am
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Told you it was great news. Can't wait to see what the new series will be like. I wonder if the Fly will return????

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No Fly or Private Strong but everyone else.

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Great! I can go back to enjoying comics again!

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:( Why is the Fly not returning? I'm still very excited about the return of the Mighty Crusaders. Will there be hardcopies of the comics?

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Archie doesn't own the Fly anymore. So no Fly. Digital Copies at first then is sales are good TPB paper copies.
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FLOOD1976 wrote:
:( Why is the Fly not returning? I'm still very excited about the return of the Mighty Crusaders. Will there be hardcopies of the comics?


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Archie doesn't own the Fly anymore. So no Fly.


But a Fly-Girl to judge by the promo pic!


Digital Copies at first then is sales are good TPB paper copies.


This is good news for me - digital downloads (to support the line) then hopefully tpb's simply because I prefer the print format.
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Fly Girl is an Archie-created & owned property. The character was 're-imagined' as a Web franchisee & featured prominently in DC's Red Circle Mighty Crusaders mini-series.

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Joe Simon only got rights to Fly 1-4 and Private Strong 1-2.
So he didn't get Flygirl.
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Can't wait for the New Crusaders to be released

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But Joe Simon owns the rights/copyright to any new Fly material, correct? Is it true that only Organic Comix, the French publisher, has shown interest in reviving the Fly character?

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Organic is the only one publishing the Fly no idea is anyone else is interested
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Do we expect/think/believe* (* delete as applicable) that there will be other New Crusaders initially besides Comet, Jaguar (presumably, unless it is a new Cat Girl), Fly Girl, Inferno (?) and Steel Sterling?
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From the NYCC Archie Panel (CBR story here):

...The first project discussed was "New Crusaders" which was announced just before the convention, and Goldwater said this new project will be released digitally first and then later collected as a graphic novel. Mike Pellerito made it clear that while Archie has been publishing superhero comics for seventy years, readers should not expect "dark, gruesome stuff like in other superhero comics." More than just releasing this new series digitally, the company will also be releasing older superhero stories featuring work by numerous comics legends such as Jack Kirby and Alex Toth, many of which have never been reprinted before....


...Next year will see a number of other new projects from the company including Stan Lee Comics and "The Mighty 7," though except for a cover image, little about the book was revealed...
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