Archie Comics & June 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Rob Liefeld’s Mighty Crusaders Kicks Off, But NOT As Expected?!

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Archie Comics and June 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Rob Liefeld’s Mighty Crusaders Kicks Off, But NOT As Expected?!

Archie reports.

America’s first patriotic superhero returns in June from Rob Liefeld and Archie Comics

America’s first patriotic superhero THE SHIELD returns this June in a new one-shot comic that kicks off a re-imagined MIGHTY CRUSADERS mini-series from Archie Comics and legendary writer/artist Rob Liefeld.

The four-issue series of one-shots spanning the MIGHTY CRUSADERS assortment of superhero characters begins on June 30 with the launch of THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS: THE SHIELD #1, featuring variant covers by Liefeld and a host of renowned industry talent.

This series of action-packed one-shots will shine a spotlight on the deep bench of superhero characters in the Archie Comics library, who share a long and storied history alongside the company’s more familiar teen & romance publications, while remaining open and accessible to new readers.

Archie Comics is working with comic shop retailers to host virtual events, create exclusive variant covers for their stores, and deliver unique one-of-a-kind items timed to THE SHIELD ONE-SHOT’s launch. Additional information for retailers will arrive in an upcoming Archie Comics Retailer Newsletter blast.

THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS: THE SHIELD #1 is available for pre-order now from the Archie Comics Online Store.

Archie also released some teaser preview pages.

There are two other pages for the book that we shared earlier, but are not include in Archie’s announcement that are re-shared below.

The announcement concludes as follows.

FIRST ISSUE IN AN ALL-NEW SERIES OF MIGHTY CRUSADERS ONE-SHOTS BY ROB LIEFELD! Legendary, best-selling author and comic creator Rob Liefeld reimagines Archie’s iconic Mighty Crusaders library of characters in this new comic book series, starting with America’s first patriotic superhero: The Shield!

Script: Rob Liefeld
Art: Rob Liefeld, Jack Morelli
CVR A Main Cover: Rob Liefeld
CVR B Var: Francesco Francavilla
CVR C Var: Aaron Lopresti
CVR D Var: David Mack
CVR E Var: Jerry Ordway
CVR F Var: Top Secret Rob Liefeld
CVR G Var: Sketch Variant
CVR H Var: Blank Variant
On Sale Date: 6/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

While we knew Liefeld was tackling the Mighty Crusaders, what’s the unexpected [part is that it’s a series of four one-shots. It is not clear if any of the one-shots will show the team together. It is possible that three of the one-shots will feature a different iconic Mighty Crusaders member with the last one being a book with the full team. However, all four one-shots may feature each team member solo and if the sales are good then Liefeld comes back for a team book(s) feature of some kind? Tim will tell. I am intrigued nonetheless.


John is a long-time pop culture fan, comics historian, and blogger. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief at Comics Nexus. Prior to being EIC he has produced several column series including DEMYTHIFY, NEAR MINT MEMORIES and the ONE FAN'S TRIALS at the Nexus plus a stint at Bleeding Cool producing the COMICS REALISM column. As BabosScribe, John is active on his twitter account, his facebook page, his instagram feed and welcomes any and all feedback. Bring it on!