CrossGen solicitations for product shipping September, 2003

Tue, June 24th, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

CROSSGEN COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

BRATH #8
Chuck Dixon (w), Andrea Di Vito (p),


Roland Paris (i), Rob Schwager (c)


At the feet of the Emperor, Brath receives the shock of his life! Meanwhile, when you see what the treacherous Mac Dools do in this issue, your blood will boil! "Beautiful…reminiscent of classic films such as Braveheart and Lord of the Rings." -Zentertainment.com


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 24 $2.95

CRUX #30
Chuck Dixon (w), Sergio Cariello (p),


Rob Hunter (i), Laura Villari (c)


Atlantis vs. the Negation - it's all-out war! The newly reinforced Atlanteans collide with the endless hordes of Negation amphibian monsters…and to the victor goes Earth itself!


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 17 $2.95

EL CAZADOR #1
Chuck Dixon (w), Steve Epting (p & i),


Nick Bell (c)


Beginning a wild epic of piracy and plunder! When a fiery Spanish donessa runs afoul of a villainous armada, she sets sail with vengeance in her heart - reborn as Captain Sin! Meet CrossGen's next major hero in a savage tale of the days when cannons roared, cutlasses clashed, and the seas were stained blood red! Be there as writer Chuck Dixon, artist Steve Epting and colorist Nick Bell unleash a wicked world of battles, brutality and Buccaneers! Featuring 32 pages of historically accurate action and adventure!


48 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 3 $2.95

THE FIRST #35
Barbara Kesel (w), Andy Smith (p),


Robin Riggs (i), Morry Hollowell (c)


From the pages of SOLUS, here comes the Hound! You've wondered about their true nature - and now the enigmatic Enson and Wyture battle a side of themselves that they can no longer control! Plus: Trenin the Hunter takes aim at the upstart Seahn!


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 3 $2.95

MERIDIAN #40
Barbara Kesel (w), Vincenzo Cucca (p),


Don Hillsman II (i), Sumi Pak (c)


Desert storm! En route to Sheristan, Sephie flies directly into a sandstorm…of a decidedly unnatural origin!


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 24 $2.95

MERIDIAN TRAVELER Vol. 3: TAKING THE SKIES
Barbara Kesel (w), Steve McNiven (p),


Tom Simmons (i), Morry Hollowell (c)


Can one girl change the fate of an entire planet? Sephie, still mastering her amazing powers, defies her scheming uncle Ilahn by taking to the skies with a small band of freedom fighters! A tragic event will mold them into a true army…but will it also end her innocence? Find out in the Traveler that reprints MERIDIAN #15 - #20!


160 pgs, full color, Traveler-sized graphic novel,


on sale Sept. 10 $9.95

MYSTIC #40
Tony Bedard (w), Paul Pelletier (p),


Roland Paris (i), Wil Quintana (c)


Featuring guest-art by NEGATION's Paul Pelletier! Giselle and her erstwhile ally travel to the Tantric Lands on the trail of the traitorous Vashua…but can she trust the mystery man leading the hunt?


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 3 $2.95

NEGATION #22
Tony Bedard (w), Dave Ross (p),


Tom Simmons (i), TBD (c)


Guest-penciler Dave Ross (Batman: Gotham Knights) kicks off a new story arc! In the aftermath of their costly rescue attempt, the squad that Obregon Kaine fought so hard to pull together is now coming apart at the seams!


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 10 $2.95

THE PATH #19
Ron Marz (w), Matthew Smith (p),


Mark Pennington (i), Michael Atiyeh (c)


Jump on as a new story begins! Obo-san attempts to flush out a traitor as he challenges the Storyteller about his true nature - leading to a devastating confrontation with the awesome power of the Weapon of Heaven!


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 24 $2.95

SCION #40
Ian Edginton (w), Luke Ross (p),


John Dell (i), Jason Keith (c)


Key Issue! Instead of fighting each other, can the Heron and Raven kingdoms fight side-by-side? They better…because the robotic empire of Tigris is on the attack! With the new creative team of Ian Edginton (Batman/Aliens II) and Luke Ross kicking off a new story arc, now is the perfect time to join the SCION saga!


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 17 $2.95

SCION Vol. 5: THE FAR KINGDOM
Ron Marz (w), Jim Cheung & Jim Fern (p),


Don Hillsman II (i), Jason Keith (c)


Prince Ethan has carved out an island home for the former slaves of his world…but can he protect it? Seeking an ally, Ethan and Ashleigh journey to the faraway land of Tigris. But will this strange realm choose to be friend or foe? Find out as we reprint SCION #28 - #33!


160 pgs, full color, trade paperback, on sale Sept. 3 $15.95

ROUTE 666 #16
Tony Bedard (w), Karl Moline (p),


Drew Geraci (i), Nick Bell (c)


In their nation's heartland, Cassie Starkweather and Sheriff Cisco seek sanctuary with an enclave of fundamentalist farmers - but the secret they harbor is a supernatural magnet to Cassie's powers of paranormal perception! "Wickedly funny and twisted!" -TheFourthRail.com


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 17 $2.95

RUSE #24
Scott Beatty (w), Butch Guice (p),


Mike Perkins (i), Laura Martin (c)


The Enigmatic Prism nearly killed Simon Archard and Emma Bishop - and now history may repeat itself! The mysterious gemstone is missing, and little do our daring detectives know that the cursed crystal lies at the focus of several seemingly unrelated crimes!


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 24 $2.95

SIGIL #40
Chuck Dixon (w), Dale Eaglesham (p),


Andrew Hennessy (i), Andrew Crossley (c)


He's a battle-scarred soldier who just wants to live his life out of the spotlight…but to save the universe from the horrors of the Negation, Sam will have to make a huge decision! "A science fiction epic…that rivals Star Wars!" -411Mania.com


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 10 $2.95

SIGIL Vol. 5: DEATH MATCH
Chuck Dixon (w), Scott Eaton (p),


Andrew Hennessy (i), Andrew Crossley (c)


Humanity's last hope for survival is a grizzled galactic mercenary, and to save us all, Samandahl Rey must face the mighty Saurian Weaponsmaster! But what will Sam have to unleash to achieve victory? Find out in the graphic novel that reprints SIGIL #27 - #32!


160 pgs, full color, trade paperback, on sale Sept. 17 $15.95

SILKEN GHOST #5 (of 5)
Chuck Dixon (w), Will Rosado (p),


Chuck Gibson (i), Michael Atiyeh (c)


From the pages of WAY OF THE RAT! The remaining ghost warriors finally reach the mountain fortress of their master - and find that their greatest enemy has become more powerful than ever! After their taxing trials, can they possibly defeat the lethal Laughing Ghost?


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 10 $2.95

SOJOURN #27
Ian Edginton (w), Greg Land (p),


Jay Leisten (i), Justin Ponsor (c)


Arwyn gets wet & wild! Sick of the desert sand, our fearsome foursome sets sail for Skarnhime - but no one warned them about sea serpents! Surrounded by waves and beasts, can Arwyn, Kreeg and Gareth truly trust the thief called Cassidy?


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 10 $2.95

SOLUS #7
Barbara Kesel (w), George Prez (p),


Rick Magyar (i), Larry Molinar (c)


Another sigil stolen! First she took the mark from the barbarian warrior Brath - now Andra Radiant captures a new piece of her past! How will this acquisition rock Andra? "Grade: A" -Comics Buyer's Guide


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 17 $2.95

WAY OF THE RAT #17
Chuck Dixon (w), Jeff Johnson (p),


Tom Ryder (i), Chris Garcia (c)


When the Silken Ghost discovers a weapon that can save the city of Zhumar from the ghost of Judge X'ain, Boon Sai Hong once again leaps into the crossroads of destiny! "Delivers action, martial arts fantasy and more laughs than a barrel full of talking monkeys!" -BrokenFrontier.com


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 3 $2.95

CODE 6 COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS:

R.A. SALVATORE'S DEMONWARS: EYE FOR AN EYE #5 (of 5)
R.A. Salvatore & Scott Ciencin (w), Greg Tocchini (p),


Andrew Pepoy (i), Tad Ehrlich (c)


Concluding the DemonWars tale that reveals events from before R.A. Salvatore's novels! When a murderer is revealed the barbarian ranger Andacanavar must choose between administering justice - or taking bloody revenge! Meanwhile, only Grave Mungo, Ketsuo and Sagara stand between Corona and an invasion of a dark djinn's demonic legions!


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 3 $2.95

BRIAN PULIDO'S LADY DEATH: A MEDIEVAL TALE #8
Brian Pulido (w), Fabrizio Fiorentino (p),


Ted Pertzborn (i), Chris Blythe (c)


Can Lady Death cross the bridge of the borderlands and infiltrate the realm of the enigmatic Eldritch? Will Thorm Gara lead the troops of Aglarond into war with the human kingdoms? And what are the Archbishop's devastating plans for both sides of this wicked war?


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 10 $2.95

THE CROSSOVERS #9
Robert Rodi (w), Joe Staton (p),


Ernie Colon (i), Mark McNabb (c)


"Cross Your Hearts" part 3 of 3! The Goddess of Discord is still playing havoc with everyone's love life… a battle-mad GargantuJuan attacks Archetype's young protg… and unless Eradika shows up soon, the Bellekosin will dissolve into chaos! Plus: a startling revelation about Cubby! "Good natured fun!" -Peter David


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 17 $2.95

THE CROSSOVERS Vol. 1: CROSS CURRENTS
Robert Rodi (w), Mauricet (p),


Ernie Colon (i), Mark McNabb (c)


It's a whole comics universe - living under the same roof! Meet Carter Crossover, the superhero known as Archetype… his wife Calista, a fourth-generation vampire slayer… daughter Chris, a.k.a. the warrior princess Eradika… and son Clifford, UFO abductee and alien collaborator. Can a family survive the rigors of four genres, and only one bathroom? Find out in the graphic novel that reprints THE CROSSOVERS #1 - #6!


160 pgs, full color, Traveler-sized trade paperback, on sale Sept. 24 $9.95

CGE COMICS:

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE - ICONS OF EVIL: TRI-KLOPS #1
Robert Kirkman (w), Diogenes Neves (p & i),


Bill Crabtree (c)


Continuing the ICONS OF EVIL one-shots, revealing key chapters in the lives of He-Man's most fearsome foes! Deep in the heart of Eternia's Dark Hemisphere lies a fortress containing vast amounts of untapped technology…and Keldor wants it! But what bizarre events transformed this noble swordsman who guards the castle's secrets into the villainous Tri-Klops? Find out in a standalone story perfect for fans of the famous toys and cartoons!


48 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 17 $4.95

HE-MAN LITHOGRAPH: 20 YEARS OF POWER!
MVCreations presents an 18" x 24", full-color lithograph featuring every version of He-Man from throughout his 20-year history! Limited to only 1,500 copies!


On sale Sept. 3…$19.99

SKELETOR LITHOGRAPH: 20 YEARS OF POWER!
MVCreations presents an 18" x 24", full-color lithograph featuring every version of Skeletor from throughout his 20-year history! Limited to only 1,500 copies!


On sale Sept. 3…$19.99

Note: Masters of the Universe products are not available outside the U.S. and Canada.

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE™ and associated trademarks designated by ™ are U.S. trademarks of Mattel, Inc. 2003 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

TALES OF THE REALM #1 (of 6)
Robert Kirkman (w), Matt Tyree (p & i),


Mike Garcia (c)


Fantasy meets reality! What if the amazing elements of sword & sorcery were blended with the familiar hustle and bustle of modern life on Earth? Find out as we follow three actors as they fight to make it big in a slightly different Hollywood on the hit TV show "Tales of the Realm!" It's the light-hearted adventure that dares to ask: is sharing a dressing room next to a sludge troll fun? And what's the best dragon to ride to work?


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 3 $2.95

TALES OF THE REALM™ and associated trademarks designated by ™ are U.S. trademarks of and. 2003 Matt Tyree and MVCreations. All Rights Reserved.

DON BLUTH'S DRAGON'S LAIR #2 (of 6)
Andy Mangels (w), Fabio Laguna (p & i),


Tony Washington (c)


Based on the hit Don Bluth fantasy video game! On his valiant quest to save his true love, Dirk the Daring has ventured into the Grim Dingy Swamps - as the Lizard King waits in the shadows! Meanwhile, what does the great dragon Singe have planned for Princess Daphne?


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 10 $2.95

DRAGON'S LAIR™ and associated trademarks designated by ™ are U.S. trademarks of Dragon's Lair LLC and The Bluth Group. 2003. All Rights Reserved.

DON BLUTH'S SPACE ACE #2 (of 6)
Robert Kirkman (w), Paulo Borges (p & i), Pat Duke (c)


Based on the hit Don Bluth Sci-Fi video game! Commander Gorf has come looking for his twin brother Borf - and now Ace will have to face the effects of both the Infanto Ray and the Geezero Ray!


32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 24 $2.95

SPACE ACE™ and associated trademarks designated by ™ are U.S. trademarks of Dragon's Lair LLC and The Bluth Group. 2003. All Rights Reserved.

 
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