Archie Comics has announced a two-issue mini-series in June pitting the Archie Superteens, who are as the name suggests Archie characters as superheroes, against the Crusaders, a team of regular superheroes published by Archie Comics. The creative team consists of Ian Flynn, David Williams, Gary Martin, Kelsey Shannon, David Williams, Gary Martin, and Jack Morelli with a cover by Williams, Martin, and Shannon, a variant by Williams, and a pencil variant by Tom Grummett.
CBR had the EXCLUSSSIVE first look at this stunning announcement, the covers, and some preview art, so Bleeding Cool has EXCLUSSSIVELY copied and pasted it here. They also obtained a quote from Ian Flynn, who said, "It's been a while since we've seen the 'Superteens,' so it's fantastic to see them jumping back into action. And folks will likely still be hungry for more Mighty Crusaders goodness. The meeting of these two super-teams has been a long time coming and it's got all the fun and excitement you could expect from a collision of these two properties!"
Check out the solicit and artwork below:
ARCHIE SUPERTEENS VS. CRUSADERS #1
Riverdale High's new substitute teacher is very odd. Snubbed by the scientific community, he plans his revenge—on the students of Riverdale High! It's going to take a team of people with some mighty powers to stop him. Archie Comics' two most renowned superhero teams are going to meet up for the first time ever in this special mini-series! Features cover 1 of 2 special connecting main covers!
Script: Ian Flynn, David Williams, Gary Martin
Art: Kelsey Shannon, David Williams, Gary Martin, Jack Morelli
Cover: David Williams, Gary Martin, Kelsey Shannon – Connecting Cover 1
Variant Covers: David Williams – Pencil Variant, Tom Grummett
On Sale Date: 6/20
32-page, full color comic • $3.99 U.S.