PREVIEW: CrossGen's 'Mark of Charon' #1

Wed, March 26th, 2003 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

Official Press Release

[Mark of Charon #1]You gotta love creepy villains. Those bad guys that make your skin crawl and

your knees shake. Take Charon, for instance, the God-Emperor of the Negation

Empire. Yes, he commands a dark universe that threatens everyone in nearly

every CrossGen book out there...but he also simply wants the best for us.

Just listen to writer Tony Bedard and you'll see that Charon isn't your

typical ne'er do well:

"Rather than make him a mustache-twirling villain, we made him a calm,

paternal figure with godlike powers who only wants to do what he thinks is

best for humankind...whether we want it or not. Charon's detached calm in

the face of ludicrous cosmic bloodshed makes for some pretty whacked-out


And if you're in the mood for some "whacked-out scenes", then just pick up

MARK OF CHARON #1 this week...because it's full of them! See, Charon's ready

to kick his plans into overdrive--but he needs some help to get everything

done...even if that help is dead and buried!

Yep, if you crave creepy villains, the creative team of Bedard, penciler Joe

Bennett, inker Jonathan Glapion, and colorist Dave McCaig are definitely

delivering the goods. And if you need a little something extra, word has it

that this five-issue mini-series will also expose the secret origins of the

Negation and decide the future of the entire CrossGen Universe! See? Charon

loves you!

Your Friend @ CrossGen,

Bill Rosemann

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