The New Crusaders

The Middle Ground #103 | How did I get here?

Looking through the previews of Archie's New Crusaders revival the other day, I had this odd reaction that took me awhile to work through. My first impulse was a sense of… dissatisfaction, perhaps, that it looked too "cartoony" and aimed towards kids, which was immediately followed by its own backlash as I remembered, oh that's right: that's what they're supposed to be.

The Middle Ground #73 | Kindly Sign Me Up?

To absolutely no-one's surprise, I keep circling around Archie Comics' announcement of their revival of their Red Circle characters in something approaching a mix of confusion and awe. There's something there that seems compelling, but I'm not quite sure if I can work out what it is, just yet. Instead, I'm just thinking in bullet points.