History Of The Mighty Crusaders – Episode 1 – “All The Way With MLJ!”
You’ve heard of The Avengers. The Justice League. The X-Men, Teen Titans, Guardians of the Galaxy, Defenders, The Legion of Superheroes. Even The Watchmen. But what if we told you that there was another team of colorfully clad heroes that you’ve never heard of who are equally as influential to comic books and the industry as a whole? Who is this mystery team, you ask? Archie Comics very own stable of masked heroes; The Mighty Crusaders!
During this five episodes podcast miniseries, we will breakdown the complete history of these unsung heroes from their beginnings in the late 1930’s with MLJ Comics, through their formative years at Archie and Red Circle to their current incarnations at Dark Circle Comics, and dive into the impact they have had on the world of comic books.
Welcome to part one of our series, where we’ll discuss the beginnings of these characters, take an in depth look at their first ten years in comics and celebrate the 80th anniversary of some of the greatest heroes you’ve likely never heard of as we go “All The Way, With MLJ”!