As it makes its transition from digital to print, Archie Comics’ Red Circle superhero series “New Crusaders” keeps bringing on guest stars from across the comics field. After last month’s debut of a variant cover by Francesco Francavilla, the publisher today shares with CBR readers an exclusive first look at the variant for December’s issue #6 drawn by “Saga” artist Fiona Staples.
Check out the cover and full solicit for the issue below, and for more on the current prison break story headlining “New Crusaders,” see our interview with series writer Ian Flynn.
NEW CRUSADERS #6
“Trial by Fire” Part Two: The EXPLOSIVE finale to the “Rise of the Heroes”! The M.L.J. is sabotaged, the Brain Emperor commands a small army of super villains, the Z.I.P. prison is in full riot, and the New Crusaders are caught in the middle! Even with the help of some old familiar faces, the battle is intense. And when the deadly Eraser returns, you know not everyone is coming home!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Alitha Martinez, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover by Ben Bates
Variant Cover: Fiona Staples
Mighty Hero Variant: Ben Bates
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 2/6
32-page, full color comic