Archie Comics is going to give a go at resurrecting their superhero characters again, but instead of handing the reins over to DC Comics again (as they did in the 90’s with !mpact Comics as well as more recently) they are going it alone this time under the also resurrected Red Circle Comics imprint. The New Crusaders is going to feature a group of teen superheroes that pick up the mantle from their famous forebearers under the tutelage of The Shield. Sounds like it could be a nice ‘light read’ to add to my virtual pull-box over at Comic Break.com, but I won’t be reading it.
I won’t be reading it because I want Archie Comics to stay in business. Seriously.
I have developed a knack for reading comics that just don’t last for very long and have even had entire companies go out from under me. Here’s the hit list so far.
- Tekno Comix
- Malibu Comics/Ultraverse
- Valiant Comics
- Impact Comics
- Dreamwave Productions
And the books:
- ExoSquad (only one issue!)
- Buck Rogers XXVc by TSR Comics
- William Shatner’s TekWar (twice! Once at Epic and another at Blue Water)
- The Tick New Series
- DC’s recent reboot of the Red Circle characters
- Dark Horse’s reboot of Magnus Robot Fighter and Solar Man of the Atom
Those are just the ones I can name off the top of my head, I’m sure if I go through my comic boxes I can find the remains of other promising books that I had liked but in doing so also gave them the kiss of death.
If I didn’t know any better, I think I just might be a supervillain. But yeah, I actually like Archie Comics and I’m already pressing their luck by reading their current Mega Man comic, so I don’t want to tempt fate even more. Just sayin’.