THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS

After the end of the second volume of Mighty Crusaders, Kevin Moorhead continued the story, commissioning covers for the series long after Archie had ceased publication.

All this transpires AFTER THE CRUSADERS

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 14
In This Issue …
Coming off of the attack by the mysterious Omega Eight organization a truly momentous moment in Crusaders history has arrived! Called together by the great of the Crusaders, the Golden Age and Modern Shield’s a veritable army of superheroes descends upon the team’s New York City headquarters. The reason? To expand the team’s roster to help deal with the new threats the team faces. The problem? The team’s newly signed contract with the US Government! Agent Sheridan arrives to let the team know that there is a limitation on their membership. Who stays? Who goes? You’re going to have to read to the last page to find out! (And who’s that shadowy figure in that last panel? That would be telling!)
This Issue’s Cover …
Starting with the Agent Sheridan in the center sitting next to the golden age Shield, it’s Fly-Girl, the Fly, Darkling, the Web, Firefly, She-Fox, Red Ruby, Pow Girl, Mister Justice, Jaguar, the Comet, the Modern Age Shield – Lancelot Strong, Steel Sterling, Doc Reeves, the Green Cobra, Mister Midnight, Bob Phantom, the Fox, the Black Hood, Zambini and the Hangman.
Mitch Ballard (Penciller)
Javi Solanes (Colorist)
Mitch Ballard (Inker)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 15
In This Issue …
As the Crusaders announce their new line-up to the public after last issue’s turmoil – the Comet, Darkling, Fly-Girl, Jaguar, She-Fox, the Golden Age Shield, the Modern Shield and Steel Sterling – they find their press conference overtaken by Mother Nature herself. It doesn’t take long before the team discovers what’s going on – it’s the return of their recent nemesis the Druid. You were wondering who that shadowy figure was at the end of the last issue – now you know! But he’s not alone. The Druid has reformed his Eliminators with a new line-up of Dream Demon, the Eraser, the Gadgeteer, Iron Fist and Mighty Man. But as the fighting continues the Crusaders finds they have some questions they must answer – like, why is Darkling acting so strange? and why are the Druid’s powers acting so funny? Can the Mighty Crusaders prevail against the Druid’s new version of the Eliminators?!? Read on!
This Issue’s Cover …
At the top you’ve got the Druid himself while flying over the group is the Gadgeteer and on the ground, you’ve got Iron Fist, Dream Demon, the Eraser and Mighty Man.
Mitch Ballard (Penciller)
Javi Solanes (Colorist)
Mitch Ballard (Inker)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 16
n This Issue …
Things begin to pick up speed as answers to recent questions begin to unfold. While the Druid and his Eliminators are brought down it’s not by the hand of the Crusaders but by an old, forgotten foe. Phantasmon! The otherworldly sorcerer was able to tap into the Druid’s earth-based powers using them to free himself from his imprisonment in the Pit of Monsters. Revealed as the reason behind Druid’s problems controlling his powers there is an even bigger revelation to come – Phantasmon is Darkling’s father! Will this be a case of “like father, like daughter”? Or will Darkling be able to break from Phantasmon’s influence to help her fallen comrades?
This Issue’s Cover …
On this issue’s cover, you’ve got Darkling posing with Phantasmon and Jaguar, She-Fox, the Golden Age Shield and the Comet lying unconscious on the ground.
Mitch Ballard (Penciller)
Javi Solanes (Colorist)
Mitch Ballard (Inker)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 17
In This Issue …
This is it. The final issue of the 1980’s Mighty Crusaders relaunch. The team has been battered and bruised in their recent battles with the Eliminators and Phantasmon but know they learn the truth. It was the Brain Emperor himself who was orchestrating things all along! The Crusaders first foe has returned and he will have vengeance! The entire team – the Comet, Darkling, Fly-Girl, Jaguar, She-Fox, the Golden Age and Modern Shield’s as well as Steel Sterling are the only things standing between the Emperor and his total domination of the world! Also, what is the secret last page reveal and what does it say about the future of the Crusaders?!?!
This Issue’s Cover …
The entire team is held in the thrall of the Brain Emperor. You have the Golden Age Shield, Fly-Girl, and Jaguar on the left. Brain Emperor in the middle. And on the right are Steel Sterling, She-Fox, and the Modern Shield.
Mitch Ballard (Penciller)
Javi Solanes (Colorist)
Mitch Ballard (Inker)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 18
In This Issue …
The Start Of A Bold New Era! The promise at the end of issue 17 has been fulfilled! After a few months hiatus, the Mighty Crusaders are back and better than ever!
Even though the team is no more after the events of the last issue, when D.E.M.O.N. agents begin stealing a variety of high tech equipment it doesn’t take long before Lancelot Strong – the Shield, the original Shield and the Comet to begin investigating. When the trail leads to a D.E.M.O.N. stronghold the trio calls in their comrade-in-arms the Jaguar, who arrives fresh from one of his archaeology digs with Brazil’s own O Vingador in tow. Things get strange, though, when it’s revealed that D.E.M.O.N. are trying to pierce the dimensional barriers. When the experiment goes awry things go from bad to worse – until help arrives in the form of former member Darkling and the mysterious Mister Midnight. The group is able to thwart terrorist organization’s plans, but not before the machine reaches into the depths of time and pulls a she-devil out of time, CatGirl! Sensing a moment, the original Shield makes and offer … and the Mighty Crusaders are reborn! But what is this great cosmic threat that Mister Midnight is alluding to and what has driven O Vingador to join the Crusdaers?
This Issue’s Cover …
The new line-up of Darkling, the Comet, Lancelot Strong – the Shield, the original Shield, O Vingador, the Jaguar, Mister Midnight and CatGirl.
TJ Frias (Penciller)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 19
In This Issue …
The Gladiator From Tomorrow Returns!
As the new team starts to settle into their Greenwich Village headquarters the calm is shattered by the return of Ashur Khan, the Gladiator from Tomorrow! Once defeated and humiliated by the 1960’s Shield, the Gladiator has been biding his time, upgrading the weaponry in his battle suit and laying in wait for the right time to strike. The new Crusaders find themselves tested to their limits by this man-at-arms from the future. Maybe more importantly, who – or what! – is the huge, shadowy figure seen on the final page and what is the big event that is promised for the Crusaders’ next issue??
This Issue’s Cover …
The Crusaders – the original Shield, Jaguar, CatGirl, O Vingador and Mister Midnight react to the appearance of the Gladiator.
TJ Frias (Penciller)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 20
In This Issue …
Get ready for the greatest Mighty Crusaders thrill ride of them all as the Crusaders encounter the monstrous evil of the Deathless Smiler and the shocking secret of Alter-Earth!
The Crusaders’ world is rocked when the shadowy figure from last issue is revealed to be the Deathless Smiler! Once only thought only to be an identity assumed by the evil Wizard the team learns to their dismay that he is very, very real. The Deathless Smiler, the cosmic sorrow itself, has come to the Crusaders’ world seeking vengeance against the Wizard for impersonating him. Can the team stand against this ancient, universal force? But that’s only the beginning of the surprises as the true origin of the evil Wizard and Hangman that the team fought in the 60’s is revealed. For the first time ever the Crusaders journey across the dimensions to Alter-Earth, home to the evil Wizard and Hangman as well as the noble British versions of the Shield and the Black Hood! Will things ever be the same?
This Issue’s Cover …
The Deathless Smiler glowering over Crusaders Comet, O Vingador, Darkling and Lancelot Strong – the Shield.
TJ Frias (Penciller)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 21
In This Issue …
You Can Run But You Can’t Hide! Part 1
Recent events have driven the team to take a more direct roll in dealing with the world’s super-villains. After some heated arguments, the Crusaders set out to capture -all- the villains currently on the loose. Things go well to start but is there something dangerous on the horizon?
This Issue’s Cover …
Lancelot Strong – the Shield issuing his call to action before mugshots of:
The Destructor, Mr. Menace, an Acro-Bat, Mighty Man
The Wizard, Doctor Evil, the Metal Witch, Lodestone
Dream-Demon, the Knave, Gadgeteer, Dragonfly
Radiation Rogue
TJ Frias (Penciller)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 22
In This Issue …
You Can Run But You Can’t Hide! Part 2
Things take a horrible turn for the worst as the super-villains strike back! The Crusaders’ greatest foes band together not only to free those villains already imprisoned but to strike directly at the team itself! And when things can’t seem to be able to get any worse the evil mystics summon the dreaded Deathless Smiler itself! And what’s this?? Next month debuts the first ever King-Sized Mighty Crusaders Special! Who is the villain from the earliest days of the Archie comics returning to bring death and destruction to an unsuspecting world? Tune in next month to find out!
This Issue’s Cover …
Mister Midnight, CatGirl, the Shield and the Jaguar are on the run from the Crusaders’ greatest foes: the Eraser, the Druid, the Wizard, the Brain Emperor, Phantasmon, Eterno, Doctor Evil and the Deathless Smiler.
TJ Frias (Penciller)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 23
In This Issue …
Homecoming!
After the devastating attack from the arch-villains last issue the Crusaders are left homeless and distinctly aware of the dangers posed by having their headquarters right in the heart of Manhattan. So what else is the team to do but go house hunting! After looking at several site the team settles upon Bannerman’s Castle, the old Hudson River arsenal warehouse. Unfortunately, the old rumors and legends of the Castle being haunted turn out to be all too true. As they begin to move in the daemon Thu-Gheemith, the Green Ghoul, is loosed upon the unsuspecting team! Not seen since the days of WWII when the Ghoul battled Mr. Justice himself, can the team stave off this attack from beyond? More importantly, what is the significance of the crates marked Burris Laboratories that are being moved into the Castle. Also, beginning this issue – the mystery of how Lancelot Strong and Darkling survived their seeming deaths! Oh, and one more thing – who is the unknown figure recruiting villains from the shadows??
This Issue’s Cover …
The Comet, Mister Midnight, Darkling and O Vingador battle the Green Ghoul as it hovers over Bannerman’s Castle.
Andy Fish (Art)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 24
In This Issue …
D.E.M.O.N.S!
The team is called in when D.E.M.O.N. launches an attack on New York City. It doesn’t take long for them to find out what’s going on- Monster-Master has been hiding out in one of Spy-Lord’s old bases, on the run from D.E.M.O.N.. He was foolish enough to steal some secret weapon from the Nameless One himself and now he has sent his agents to get it back. A race across the world ensues as the team decides that anything the Nameless One wants that bad he shouldn’t have. When D.E.M.O.N. captures Monster-Master the team decides that they have no choice but to assault the D.E.M.O.N. citadel itself. On top of all that action in this issue we learn why O Vingador joined the Crusaders. To exact revenge on D.E.M.O.N. for the death of his wife. Also – the mystery of how Lancelot Strong and Darkling survived deepens. And even more – that mystery figure is still recruiting villains. But for what purpose?? Could it maybe have something to do with the fact that the next issue is the double sized 25th???
This Issue’s Cover …
The face of the evil Nameless One hovers above his citadel as the original Shield, Jaguar, CatGirl and O Vingador race into battle.
Mariano Navarro (Penciller)
Javi Solanes (Colorist)
Mariano Navarro (Inker)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 25
In This Issue …
The Malevolent Legion of Juggernauts!
Malevolence Part I
This is it! The big #25! The mystery figure from the last two issues is finally revealed as Ashur Khan, the Gladiator from Tomorrow! And his nefarious plans are all too clear – having gathered the world’s most powerful villains he is leading them against the Mighty Crusaders in revenge against the Shields! It’s an epic 40 page slugfest as the two teams go head to head! And this is only the first chapter!
This Issue’s Cover …
The Ashur Khan’s Legion – Mr. Menace, Dovi, Brontasaurus, Deadly Force, Outcast, the Metal Witch, Redstone, the Gladiator, the Amoeba Man, Radiation Rogue, the Dimensionoid, Lady Spider, the Eraser, Karate Master and Mighty Man. Flying above are Sting, Lodestone and Rogue Star.
Val Semeiks (Penciller)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 26
In This Issue …
Revenge!
Malevolence Part II
After reeling from the attack last issue by Ashur Khan and his Malevolent Legion of Juggernauts the Crusaders are in full retreat! As the heroes continue to fall left and right Lancelot Strong makes a call to the Agents of Atlantis for their help as the Shield unpacks that crate from Burris Laboratories – revealing the late Dr. Havden Burris’s time machine! (from Chilling Adventures In Sorcery #3 – not that we needed to tell you that) Reaching into the future and across the dimensions themselves the Shield calls upon that great hero from the year 2039 Doc Strong and the god Hercules himself from Alter-Earth! Even with all these heroes gathered can the Crusaders stand against the Juggernauts? Can the Shield overcome the power of Ashur Khan? And why is Darkling acting so strange?
This Issue’s Cover …
Steel Sterling, Nebula, the Shield, Doc Strong and Hercules have their game faces on.
Christopher Ivy (Penciller)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 27
In This Issue …
Fallen Son
Malevolence Part III
It’s the final chapter of Malevolence! With Ashur Khan’s Juggernauts finally defeated it’s time to turn to the wounded and begin the clean-up. Doc Strong and Hercules return to their respective times and the Crusaders say good-bye to the Agents of Atlantis. As the clean-up at the Castle begins, the team takes time out to visit the Shield, still hospitalized after this injuries sustained last issue. Plus, CatGirl is faced with the question – with the aid of Hayden Burris’s time machine she can finally return home but will she?
This Issue’s Cover …
The worried faces of Lancelot Strong, CatGirl, O Vingador, Jaguar, and Darkling hover over the broken body of the original Shield.
William Grapes (Art)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 28
In This Issue …
It’s a question that’s been lurking since issue #14 – just how did Lancelot Strong survive his seemingly deadly fall into the center of the earth in Shield #3? A dark chapter in Strong’s life unfolds as it’s revealed that it was that despot from the future, Doctor Evil, who saved him. Pulled from the timestream into Evil’s future timeline he offered Strong his life in exchange for helping him crush a series of rebellions that had risen up against him. But now, returned to the present, Strong must wrestle with his conscience about what he has done. What happens when Doctor Evil returns to blackmail him? Plus, who has the good Doctor brought with him?
This Issue’s Cover …
Wracked with guilt, Lancelot Strong stands before the villainous Doctor Evil! A memory of his “fall to death” behind him.
Nicholas Foster (Penciller)
Christopher Ivy (Inker)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 29
In This Issue …
When Doctor Evil returned last issue he brought with him Steel Sterling’s old sparing partner the robotics genius Monster-Master with him. When Lancelot Strong refuses Evil’s attempt to blackmail him the good Doctor sends Monster-Master after the Crusaders to cause trouble. And the inventor unleashes his miniature army of Micro-Men on the team. Also this issues – changes are coming to the team as CatGirl takes this opportunity to say good-bye and return to her own time. Also, racked by guilt over what he has done for Doctor Evil, Lancelot Strong decides that he too is going to leave the team. And who is that figure in shadow visiting the still hospitalized Shield?
This Issue’s Cover …
The Micro-Men swarm like ants over our heroes Lancelot Strong, Jaguar, CatGirl, Mister Midnight, O Vingador and Darkling.
Alex Garcia (Penciller)
Alex Garcia (Inker)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 30
In This Issue …
Changes continue to rock the team as the Crusaders look to deal with Lancelot Strong and CatGirl leaving last issue as well as the continued absence of the Shield, still hospitalized. Things only get worse when the reason for Darkling’s miraculous return in issue #14 is finally explained. The villainous Queen of Hearts, Queen Cleopatra, herself a disembodied spirit found Darkling floating in Limbo and possessed her unconscious body. You didn’t think that Darkling would really betray the team back in issue #16, did you?. But over time Darkling’s own mind has been gathering strength and the two personalities have reached their final face-off. As the weakened team calls for help from the mystic Kardak they are surprised when he arrives with help – the mysterious Shadowwoman and the being known as Gabriel, the Rejected. Can they help exorcise the malevolent Queen of Hearts from their teammate? And, if they can, what will be the cost? One bright spot for the Crusaders as Bill Higgins, the son of the original Shield, steps in to fill his father’s shoes as the Shield!
What is this all leading to? Tune in next month and check out the first ever Mighty Crusaders Annual!
This Issue’s Cover …
Gabriel, Shadowwoman, the Shield and Kardak encircle an unconscious Darkling, the disembodied form of the Queen of Hearts rising.
Alex Garcia (Penciller)
Alex Garcia (Colorist)
Alex Garcia (Inker)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 31
In This Issue …
A single issue spotlight on the Black Hood. Investigating a series of troubling execution-style murders the Black Hood finds none other than the mysterious Green Cobra to be behind the killings! Can the Hood stop the Cobra’s bloody vengeance? And, more importantly, can he keep himself from being possessed by the Cobra’s spirit?
This Issue’s Cover …
The Green Cobra stands over a fallen Black Hood.
Adam Huntley (Penciller)
Adam Huntley (Inker)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 32
In This Issue …
The first part of a two-part adventure. Rising up from the golden age is the evil of Ra-Hotep, the Mummy! Drawn by an overpowering sense of evil Mister Justice leads the team to a new exhibit at Chicago’s Oriental Institute. Investigating, the Crusaders discover that one of the sarcophagi belongs to Firefly’s old foe The Mummy! A wizard from the time of King Tut who had conspired against the pharaoh, Ra-Hotep was put to death and mummified. Now, in the present day, his sarcophagus is re-opened and Ra-Hotep rises from the dead! Already powerful, Ra-Hotep only becomes more dangerous once he steals the exhibit’s magical Khepresh helmet. But can the Crusaders stop him before he obtains the Sekhem Scepter and becomes all-powerful?
This Issue’s Cover …
Nebula, the Shield, and the Fox react in horror to the opening of an ancient sarcophagus.
TJ Frias (Penciller)
Christopher Ivy (Colorist)
TJ Frias (Inker)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 33
In This Issue …
Continuing the action from last issue! Having now obtained the magical Khepresh helmet and the Sekhem Scepter has the Mummy, Ra-Hotep, truly become all-powerful? But as the Mummy and Mr. Justice face off at Chicago’s Ohare Airport the team finds that they have an additional problem. Mr. Justice appears to be both far more powerful than ever before but also much colder and more distant. What’s come over the team’s resident specter?
This Issue’s Cover …
The Mummy and Mr. Justice face off in front of a fearful Pow-Girl, Shield, and Jaguar.
TJ Frias (Penciller)
Christopher Ivy (Colorist)
TJ Frias (Inker)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 34
In This Issue …

Jeff Slemons (Penciller)
Jeff Slemons (Inker)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 35
This Issue …
The thrilling conclusion to last issue’s epic! The Crusaders head off to the moon to rescue their kidnapped comrade, the Jaguar, from the clutches of the White Apes! But what happens when the team finds that the Apes have created their own civilization and that without the Jaguar it could end in catastrophe? How can the Crusaders save both their team mate and the Apes?? And what’s that odd looking meteor hurtling towards the earth?
This Issue’s Cover …
Nebula, the Fox, Pow-Girl, and the Shield are trying to sneak into the White Apes’ kingdom but it appears that someone’s already found them! Look out Nebula!
Jeff Slemons (Penciller)
Jeff Slemons (Inker)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 36
In This Issue …
A meteor crashes into the Adirondack Mountains and a whole county goes dark. Just back from their trip to the moon the team finds themselves called in to investigate. Things get wild, though, when an old enemy returns. Once again, a spawn of the “X” world walks the earth! Can the team defeat this otherworldly juggernaut? Especially now that Mr. Justice has disappeared?? Where has the Royal Wraith gone and how does it connect to next month’s King-Sized Mighty Crusaders Special???
This Issue’s Cover …
The Wizard, Steel Sterling, Jaguar, and Pow-Girl face off against the monstrous Spawn of the “X” World!
Jim Taylor (Penciller)
Jeff Autin (Inker)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The All-New Adventures of the Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Issue 1 Fly, Jaguar, Fly-Girl, the Modern Shield, the Golden Age Shield, the Comet, the Black Hood and the Web
Greg Kirkpatrick (Penciller)
Gerry Turnbull (Colorist)
Greg Kirkpatrick (Inker)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

 

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 King Sized Special 01
In This Issue …
Evil Reborn!
From out of the past comes one of MLJ’s earliest golden age villains, the Skull! While the original Skull had been one of the Black Hood’s nemesis’s he was eventually caught and sent to the electric chair. His son, taking up his father’s mantle, sought vengeance for his father’s death. But how did the son survive to the present day and what are his plans? And more importantly, how did he come into the possession of the Light of Death? One of the most powerful weapons the world has ever known! With the Crusaders teetering on the brink after last month’s all-out assault from the villains and their headquarters battered can they rally in time to save the world itself from the Skull’s plans?
This Issue’s Cover …
The Gadgeteer, the Skull and the Negatron-Man standing tall with the Skull holding the Light of Death high.
Kevin West (Art)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 King Sized Special 02
Part 2 of 2! When Calls The Destroyer!
Continued from Red Circle Spotlight #12. After falling at the hands of Red Shadow last issue, our heroes realize that they have only one hope: to try to summon the evil from the dawn of time, the eternal chaos – the Cosmic Destroyer! But can even the legendary Destroyer defeat the Red Shadow? And if he can, will our heroes be strong enough to keep him from annihilating the earth itself?? Guest staring the Ultra Men!
This Issue’s Cover …
The evil from the dawn of time himself, the Cosmic Destroyer, breaks into the cosmos as the Golem, Shield, the Fox, Shadowwoman and Pow-Girl look on.
Jim Taylor (Penciller)
Jeff Autin (Inker)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)

 

The Mighty Crusaders vol.2 Annual 01
In This Issue …
After all that’s happened since the attack of Ashur Khan’s Legion the Crusaders finally reach their breaking point. Darkling, while surviving her exorcism last issue, is now in the hospital recuperating along with the Shield, still dealing with his injuries at the hands of Khan. CatGirl and Lancelot Strong have left and the team’s ranks shrink even more when Mister Midnight is recalled to his squadron. Sensing what is happening O Vingador also decides to take his leave, returning to Brazil.
At a crossroads Jaguar seeks out Bill Higgins, who had taken over the roll of the Shield again from his father last issue, and asks him to help form a new Crusaders team. Bill agrees to take up the challenge, though he returns to the version of the Shield costume he himself wore in the 60’s. Jaguar seeks out Steel Sterling and the Fox to ask them to join while Comet, wanting to have a sense of continuity with the team, asks the original Wizard to join. While he turns the Comet down he does introduce him to his granddaughter, the all-new Wizard! At first the Comet is skeptical but when the young Wizard is able to conjure Mister Justice himself and convince him to join the new line-up Comet has to admit he’s impressed. Shield contacts Pow-Girl and the Web to see if they would like to join. The Web passes but Pow-Girl jumps at the chance to join the team. A final moment of sadness as the Comet also announces he has chosen to leave is balanced by the team being contacted by Nebula of the Agents of Atlantis. Having heard what’s going on she asks to join. A final moment of tradition as the Shield recites the Crusaders’ pledge – and a new Crusaders team is born!
This Issue’s Cover …
The original Crusaders above, Comet, the Shield, Fly-Girl, the Fly and the Black Hood, and the new Crusaders below, Pow-Girl, the new Wizard, the Shield, the Fox, Mister Justice, Nebula, Steel Sterling and Jaguar.
Alex Garcia (Penciller)
Alex Garcia (Colorist)
Alex Garcia (Inker)
Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Kevin Moorhead (Editor)