Archie’s SuperTeens Return In Special Crossover This June

by James Ferguson

One super team is just not enough for Archie Comics as The Mighty Crusaders are going to get some company this June. Archie’s SuperTeens are set to return in a special two-issue crossover event called Archie SuperTeens vs. Crusaders. Riverdale’s most unlikely heroes will meet Archie Comics’ flagship hero team. The comic will be written by Ian Flynn, David Williams, and Gary Martin and illustrated by Kelsey Shannon, Williams, and Martin.

The limited series event features a new and rather odd substitute teacher at Riverdale High who has been snubbed by the scientific community. As a result, he plans his revenge…on the students! It’s going to take a team of people with some mighty powers to stop him.

Ian Flynn said:

It’s been a while since we’ve seen the SuperTeens so it’s fantastic to see them jumping back into action. And folks will likely still be hungry for more Mighty Crusaders goodness. The meeting of these two super-teams has been a long-time coming and it’s got all the fun and excitement you could expect from a collision of these two properties!

The SuperTeens date back to Life With Archie #42 by Frank Doyle and Bill Vagoda in 1965. It began, of course, with Archie and his alter ego, Pureheart the Powerful. The rest of the Riverdale gang followed suit later on including Super Teen (Betty Cooper), Evilheart (Reggie Mantle), Captain Hero (Jughead Jones), and Miss Vanity (Veronica Lodge).

Archie SuperTeens vs. Crusaders will feature special connecting covers by David Williams, Gary Martin, and Kelsey Shannon. Look for the first issue on June 20th, 2018.