RED CIRCLE SPOTLIGHT

As a part of working out plots for the Crusaders All-New Adventures covers I started compiling lists of all of Archie’s heroes (as all good geeks do). You wouldn’t know it by glancing at any of their series but Archie actually have a whole mess of heroes. So many so that even including as many as I could in the Crusaders ideas there were still lots left out. As my idea with the Crusaders covers was to continue and “expand” the Archie universe it struck me that a companion series, like Marvel Spotlight, would be a perfect way to showcase folks. Lots of bad title ideas later the obvious hit me and Red Circle Spotlight it was.

All this transpires AFTER THE CRUSADERS…

RED CIRCLE SPOTLIGHT #1
In the wake of the devastating attack by the Gladiator’s Legion of Juggernauts, the US government decides that the country could use another group of heroes, just in case. So Lt. Mark Harris is given the mantle of Captain Flag and the task of recruiting an all-new version of the Ultra Men. Can Flag’s motley group of heroes – the mysterious Shadowwoman and Golem, the seemingly eternal Red Ruby, heroic heirs Green Falcon II and Black Jack II as well as the brand new Fireball II – come together in time to stop the nefarious plans of the Nameless One and the Mad Gadgeteer?? A double-sized adventure for only 75¢!
Writer: Kevin Moorhead
Artist: MC Wyman
Colorist: Javi Salones
Letterer: Christopher Ivy
Cover: MC Wyman (The Nameless One, the Gadgeteer and the Metal Witch flaunt their villainy over the Ultra Men – Shadowwoman, Fireball II, Red Ruby, the Golem, Green Falcon II, Captain Flag II and Black Jack II.)
Shipping: 1/15/2016
Price: 75¢

 

RED CIRCLE SPOTLIGHT #2
When Ashtoreth, the maddening elemental, threatens to return to earth it’s up to the mysterious young sorceress known as Shadowwoman to gather Archie’s greatest magical champions to defend the planet. But can the combined powers of Shadowwoman, Zambini the Miracle Man, Darkling, Kardak the Mystic, Gabriel the Rejected, Fu Chang and Mister Justice himself be enough to save the day?
Writer: Kevin Moorhead
Artist: Adam Huntley
Letterer: Christopher Ivy
Cover: Adam Huntley (Clockwise Shadowwoman, Zambini, Darkling, Kardak, Gabriel the Rejected, Fu Chang and Mister Justice.)
Shipping: 1/29/2016
Price: 75¢

 

RED CIRCLE SPOTLIGHT #3
What happens when She-Fox gets caught up in Spy-Lord and the Abominable Schemer’s dastardly plans? She calls her friends, of course! Witness the rebirth of Archie’s Terrific Three as She-Fox, Fly-Girl and Pow-Girl join forces to take down Spy-Lord and the Schemer, and anyone else foolish enough to get in their way!
Writer: Kevin Moorhead
Artist: Mike Bowden
Colorist: Javi Salones
Letterer: Christopher Ivy
Cover: Mike Bowden (The All-New Terrific Three! Fly-Girl, She-Fox and Pow-Girl!)
Shipping: 2/12/2016
Price: 75¢

 

RED CIRCLE SPOTLIGHT #4
The adventurer from the future Dan Hastings. Soldier of fortune Captain Valor. The enigmatic masked man Liberty. And Keith Kornell the West Pointer. When some of history’s greatest champions find themselves trapped in the present they band together not only to protect the world and explore the unknown but also to find a way home. Now, from their hidden science sanctuary in the Andes, the call goes out – the Bird-Men have returned – and Time’s Crusaders leap into action!
Writer: Kevin Moorhead
Artist: TJ Frias
Letterer: Christopher Ivy
Cover: TJ Frias (Keith Kornell the West Pointer, Liberty, Dan Hastings and Captain Valor posing in the foreground as Dr. Gendron and Professor’s Kuhl, Rollands and Tyne work in the upper gallery.)
Shipping: 2/26/2016
Price: 75¢

 

RED CIRCLE SPOTLIGHT #5
Captain Valor recounts an adventure he and Gypsy Johnson had during the days of WWII. Asked to rescue the crew of a downed courier jet that had been traveling across Africa the two soldiers of fortune soon find themselves on a very different kind of mission. Stumbling across a world lost to time, a world of living dinosaurs and giant gorillas, our heroes find that they’ve not only got to rescue the crew but are forced to struggle to just stay alive!
Writer: Kevin Moorhead
Artist: Anthony Summey
Letterer: Christopher Ivy
Cover: Anthony Summey (Gypsy Johnson and Captain Valor explore Africa’s Lost World.)
Shipping: 4/29/2016
Price: 75¢

 

RED CIRCLE SPOTLIGHT #6
Of Times Past …
The original golden age Bob Phantom, Inferno and War Eagle tell a tale of their early years to their modern day counterparts.
Dateline! Washington DC. With the country dealing with the turmoil of the Second World War an attack on the nation’s capital brings a trio of America’s greatest to her defense! But when Bob Phantom, Inferno and War Eagle arrive they find that they have more to deal with than they expected! A trio of giant mechanical marauders are steaming in from the sea and are attacking the city. Can our dashing heroes save the day? Read on!
Writer: Kevin Moorhead
Artist: MC Wyman
Letterer: Christopher Ivy
Cover: MC Wyman (Bob Phantom, the golden age War Eagle, and Inferno taking on one of Eterno’s giant robotic sentinels.)
Shipping: 5/13/2016
Price: 75¢

 

RED CIRCLE SPOTLIGHT #7
… And Times Present
As the Green Gargoyle & his crew attack DC using some of Eterno’s abandoned Megalith sentinels the original Bob Phantom, War Eagle and Inferno finish telling their tale of fighting Eterno’s robots during WWII. Tune into as a new generation of Archie’s heroes takes the center stage! How did the new Inferno get her powers? Who is this new mysterious Bob Phantom?? And what is the connection between the new War Eagle and the Primal Power Lady Inan’a???
Writer: Kevin Moorhead
Artist: MC Wyman
Letterer: Christopher Ivy
Cover: MC Wyman (The new Bob Phantom, War Eagle, and Inferno taking on one of Eterno’s Megaliths.)
Shipping: 5/27/2016
Price: 75¢

 

RED CIRCLE SPOTLIGHT #8
What Ever Happened to Bobby Bell?
When T.R.I.U.M.P.H. (The Reigning International United Military Protection Hierarchy) finds out that D.E.M.O.N. (Divine Eternal Monarchy Of the Nameless One) is about to launch an attack on NATO headquarters they call up their best agent – Robert Bell, the new Captain Commando! Can the Captain stop the Nameless One’s plans to disrupt the mid-east peace talks?
Writer: Kevin Moorhead
Artist: MC Wyman
Letterer: Christopher Ivy
Cover: MC Wyman (The new Captain Commando takes on some D.E.M.O.N. agents.)
Shipping: 7/1/2016
Price: 75¢

 

RED CIRCLE SPOTLIGHT #9
It’s past versus future when the mysterious eternal warrior Red Ruby squares off against the despot from the future – Doctor Evil! What is the connection between these two powerhouses? Could it possibly be true what Doctor Evil is saying? That in the future Red Ruby will become such a threat to the world? Such a threat that Evil’s traveled to the present to kill him?
Writer: Kevin Moorhead
Artist: MC Wyman
Letterer: Christopher Ivy
Cover: MC Wyman (Doctor Evil quite literally throttling Red Ruby.)
Shipping: 7/15/2016
Price: 75¢

 

RED CIRCLE SPOTLIGHT #10
Earth-Alpha’s Hercules suddenly finds himself on Alter-Earth! Who, or what is behind his amazing feat? Could it be Herc’s old nemesis Professor Kosmos or possibly the Abominable Schemer? When he finds himself face to face with is Alter-Earth self, though, things become much more complicated. Can the Alter-Earth version of Hercules help our hero get home? Maybe, if they don’t end up killing each other first!
Writer: Kevin Moorhead
Artist: MC Wyman
Letterer: Christopher Ivy
Cover: MC Wyman (The Earth-Alpha Hercules and Alter-Earth Hercules mix it up.)
Shipping: 8/5/2016
Price: 75¢

 

RED CIRCLE SPOTLIGHT #11
On a mission in deep space ex-Crusader, Mister Midnight is confronted by the cosmic terror of the Red Shadow! Reformed an more powerful than ever! The Red Shadow, driven by its memories, its need, to kill the Shield is heading toward the earth! And Mister Midnight is all that stands in the way of its mission of vengeance!!
Writer: Kevin Moorhead
Artist: MC Wyman
Letterer: Christopher Ivy
Cover: MC Wyman (Mister Midnight in the clutches of the newly reborn Red Shadow!)
Shipping: 9/9/2016
Price: 75¢