History of the Mighty Crusaders – Episode 3 – “The Red Circle Relaunch!”
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!
Welcome to part three of our special five-part mini-series, this time revisiting one of the most beloved relaunches of The Mighty Crusaders, The Red Circle Comics line! We’ll investigate the impact this run had on a generation of comic fans and creators; analyze the line’s unfortunate fall and cancelation and examine The Mighty Crusaders influence on Alan Moore’s Watchmen as we jump into the ’80s with “The Red Circle Relaunch!”