Comic Book Icon Rob Liefeld Leaves Archie’s Crusaders Project Forcing New The Shield Plan By Publisher! (Sans Spoilers)

Last month Rob Liefeld left Archie’s The Crusaders one-shots initiative over a variant cover leak that spoiled a major plot point from The Shield #1 one-shot.

The variant cover in question was authorized by Archie and drawn by Tone Rodriquez.

Archie then announced their plan for the completed Rob Liefeld art for the Shield #1 one-shot.

Writer David Gallaher to script The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1 One-Shot

Archie Comics is pleased to announce that David Gallaher (Only Living Girl, High Moon) will script a new story for THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS: THE SHIELD #1 based on Rob Liefeld’s artwork.

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 is available for pre-order now from the Archie Comics Online Store.

More here.