Official Press Release
TAMPA, FL., August 2, 2001 - CrossGen Comics and Dynamic Forces have become partners in producing licensed products based on the characters of the CrossGen Universe.
The partnership is what is expected to be a long-term relationship between the two companies. In the short-term it will begin with the creation of lithographs, portfolios, and statues with more licensed products to be announced.
"Though our fans have long been asking for products, we felt it appropriate to wait until we could find the right partner to produce them at the quality level that the fans deserve and expect," said Ian M. Feller, CrossGen's Director of Corporate Communications. "In Dynamic Forces we have found just that. Our fans won't be disappointed."
The tentative release schedule for product is as follows:
November 2001: Scion lithograph, Meridian lithograph
December 2001: Mystic lithograph, The First lithograph
January 2002: The Heroines of CrossGen portfolio
May 2002: Arwyn statue, Ashleigh statue
"We are proud to be partners with CrossGen, a company that has taken its time choosing licensees," said Nick Barrucci, President of Dynamic Forces. "They only work with the best in the industry and we are honored that CrossGen feels that way about Dynamic Forces. We always strive for the best, as does CrossGen, so this partnership is perfect for both of us."
Dynamic Forces, a New Jersey corporation based in Runnemede, New Jersey is the comic book industry's top producer of signed and numbered limited edition comic books and lithographs. A licensee of CrossGen Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Top Cow Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Universal Studios, Paramount Studios and others, Dynamic Forces exciting consumer products line includes action figures, vinyl and resin statues, lunchboxes, trading cards, T-shirts and much more.
CrossGeneration Comics is based just outside of Tampa, Florida. Since their initial launch on May 24, 2000, CrossGen Comics has set unprecedented sales records for a new start-up comics publisher by debuting their first six releases on the comic book industry distributor's Top 100 sales list. Since then they have grown into the comic industry's fifth largest publisher. They were recently awarded the Diamond Gem Awards for Comic Publisher of the Year (2000) Under 5% Market Share and New Publisher of the Year (2000). CrossGen Comics is unprecedented in that their entire line of comics is currently published in three foreign languages and in at least 11 foreign countries. Their unique and innovative approach to comic book publishing is sure to make them a company to watch out for well into the new millennium. The CrossGen Comics, The First, Mystic, Sigil, Scion, Meridian, Crux, and Sojourn are available now in comic book specialty stores everywhere, with a different one on sale each Wednesday. Their next monthly title, Ruse, will be released in October 2001, followed by Negation in November, and The Path in February.