Author: Ian Flynn
Artist: Ben Bates, Alitha Martinez
Publisher: Archie Comics
First Publication: March 2013
Graphic Novel Challenge #50
My first exposure to the Red Circle heroes was in the Rich Buckler led revival. Buckler drew “The Crusaders” while others did “The Fly”, “The Shield” and others. It was short lived but I liked it. ”Rise of the Heroes” is basically a follow up to that era. The heroes settled down and started raising families. When a threat from the past returns and exacts revenge, the next generation is forced to pick up the torch.
I found this to be a fun return to classic super hero storytelling. The new crew is going through a growing process that will be fun to follow.