Spanish-Language Version of CrossGen Comics to be featured on Internet

Mon, November 11th, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Matthew Povey, News Associate

Press Release

CrossGeneration Entertainment and Yahoo! en espaol, a leading Spanish-language Internet portal today announced a deal to carry CrossGeneration's Comics in select areas of the portal. The

agreement expands the reach of Comics on the Web to Spanish-speaking

audiences around the world and provides Yahoo! en espaol a unique

subscription content service that will continue to grow.

The comics will be featured prominently in the "Juegos" (Games) and Noticias (News) sections of Yahoo! en espaol and will be available for downloading by users who purchase an online subscription with CrossGeneration Comics. To give consumers a feel for Comics on the Web, there will be a free sample chapter posted. Current CrossGen offerings include 146 comics in its subscription section with 24 in Spanish, including popular titles, such as, Mystic, Scion and Sojourn. Additional Spanish-language comics will be added weekly.

"Comics are a global medium, and this milestone arrangement is a testimony to that fact," said Tony Panaccio, CrossGen's vice president of product development. "CrossGen's stories have been specifically designed without the typical Western prejudices that sometimes prevent American comics from being exported to other countries. Without the typical geographic biases, cultural biases and gender biases, CrossGen's stories are relevant to a much broader audience of diverse cultures and backgrounds. After all, one of the most universal concepts in literature is the classic hero."

"We are pleased to add CrossGen's well-known and quality comics to our slate of product offerings on Yahoo! en espaol," said Fernando Battaglia, Yahoo! en espaol entertainment producer. "Yahoo! en espaol remains committed to providing its users the products and services they want and value."

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