Ian Flynn and Kelsey Shannon are launching a new Mighty Crusaders ongoing comic at Archie in December.
Back in June, during the lead-up to San Diego Comic Con, Bleeding Cool Rumormonger-in-Chief Rich Johnston noticed that Archie Comics had registered a trademark for The Mighty Crusaders. Rich watches comic book company trademark registrations like normal people watch Game of Thrones. He wondered what Archie might have in store for the property, which was last spotted in a Dark Circle one-shot in 2015.
If he were writing this article, he would say "pip pip," but he's not here and we're not going to stoop to that level. We won't even point out that, respectfully, you heard about this first at Bleeding Cool.
Instead, we'll just show you this fine press release specimen from Archie Comics:
Archie Comics returns to the world of superheroes with a new ongoing series from the Dark Circle Comics imprint, THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS, launching in December from fan-favorite writer Ian Flynn (JUGHEAD, MEGA MAN) and artist Kelsey Shannon (JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS).
Two generations of heroes including THE SHIELD, THE COMET, THE WEB, JAGUAR, DARKLING, FIREFLY, and STEEL STERLING must learn how to work together as they join forces to battle deadly new threats.
The book hits stores in November, but that's not all Ian Flynn is up to now that Sega ran off with IDW during San Diego Comic Con and took the Sonic the Hedgehog license with them. He's also relaunching Cosmo The Merry Martian in 2018, with hints that famous Marvel artist TBA could jump ship to Archie:
In space, no one can hear you laugh! Writer Ian Flynn will revitalize COSMO THE MERRY MARTIAN as part of the Archie Action line-up, bringing the classic 1950s space alien into the present day (alongside some new friends) in a new ongoing series!
Flynn showed off the kind of wit we'll be able to expect from this series in the press release:
"We've got some really fun and exciting adventure brewing for Cosmo and his crew!" said Flynn. "I've got high hopes that this will take off. You could say we're…shooting for the stars?"
If you'd like to see more of that — and how could you not — look for Cosmo in stores in early 2018.