CrossGen's response to 'The Red Star' moves

Mon, March 17th, 2003 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

Official Press Release

CrossGen Entertainment and Team Red Star, having successfully launched

volume two of the critically acclaimed Red Star series, are amicably ending

their publishing agreement. Formerly released as part of the CGE lineup, Red

Star will now be published solely by Archangel Studios.

"Sometimes you just realize that certain things work best in their original

form," stated Ian Feller, Managing Editor of Code 6 Comics and CGE. "Team

Red Star has always acted as a fully functioning unit, doing everything on

their own. As our relationship progressed it became apparent that the best

way for both of us to work most efficiently was for Team Red Star to once

again stand on their own."

"This move was made with the best interests of both parties in mind,"

continued Feller. "We have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for

Team Red Star and we wish them the greatest success. The Red Star is a

top-notch comic and Team Red Star is comprised of top-notch people.

"CrossGen was nothing less than extended family to us; there is no one on

that team that isn't 100% committed to their craft," stated Team Red Star's

Christian Gossett. "Early on, we recognized CrossGen as kindred spirits. But

because Archangel Studios and CrossGen are both fiercely independent

companies, in hindsight, we all realized our relationship grew more from

mutual admiration than an underlying business need and that mutual

separation is in the best interests of both of our studios. A more friendly

parting of ways could not have occurred, and though we are not under the

same banner, we remain committed to working in parallel with CrossGen to

reshape the industry's standards for quality graphic storytelling. With

greatest sincerity, we wish CrossGen and all who work there the best of

fortune in the future-the comics world could use more people like them;

those with integrity, honesty, and above all vision."

While Red Star #2 will be printed and distributed with the CGE logo, issue

#3 will be published solely under the Archangel Studios banner.

Readers and retailers should stay tuned for upcoming announcements

concerning new partners currently stepping into the space now made available

for additional publishers at CGE.

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