CrossGen Comics Solicitations for product shipping October, 2003

Wed, July 23rd, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

CrossGen Comics has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for product shipping October, 2003. Note that these solicitations were released late last week, but our coverage of Comic-Con International got in the way of our chance to post them. We present them now for those who missed them and for archive purposes.

BRATH #9
Chuck Dixon (w), Andrea Di Vito (p),


Roland Paris (i), Rob Schwager (c)


All-out gladiator action! Betrayed by fate, Brath must face the horrors of the arena! Battling man and beast, can the Hammer of Ure defeat all - or will the coliseum sands run crimson with his own blood? Writer Chuck Dixon promises that this will be the most ferocious issue yet - and if you've followed his career, you know that's no idle threat! "Excellent…One of the best historical fiction comics I've ever read!" -411Mania.com


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 29 $2.95

BRATH TRAVELER Vol. 1:
HAMMER OF VENGEANCE


Chuck Dixon (w), Andrea Di Vito (p),


John Dell (i), Rob Schwager (c)


A new portable & affordable collection! An evil empire marches across the world - but one warrior defies them! Outnumbered and out armed, can war chief Brath Mac Garen possibly lead his barbarian clan to victory against an endless enemy? Chuck Dixon (Conan the Barbarian) and Andrea Di Vito unleash hell as we reprint BRATH PREQUEL - BRATH #6 at a nice price!


192 pgs, full color, Traveler-sized trade paperback,


on sale Oct. 1 $9.95

CRUX #31
Chuck Dixon (w), Paul Ryan (p),


Rob Hunter (i), Laura Villari (c)


The long-slumbering Atlanteans are finally awake…now what? The tearful reunions are over, but can the once-great nation rebuild - and rule - this brave new world? Plus: Capricia is back… and she's not happy about what she finds in Atlantis!


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 22 $2.95

EL CAZADOR #2
Chuck Dixon (w), Steve Epting (p & i),


Nick Bell (c)


Mutiny on El Cazador? Now that they've sobered up, will Captain Sin have to battle her own crew? If so, can she survive an onslaught by entire ship of pirates? Featuring bloodthirsty buccaneers, beautiful art and one brutal babe, if you've ever wanted to try a CrossGen comic, jump onboard this continuity-free thrill-ride!


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 1 $2.95

THE FIRST #36
Barbara Kesel (w), Ron Wagner (p),


TBD (i), Morry Hollowell (c)


The great exodus! With the barrier between their two Houses shattered, the First flee Elysia - and wage war on each other! Be there as chaos erupts, schemes collide, and the series' biggest battle explodes!


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 1 $2.95

MERIDIAN #41
Barbara Kesel (w), Vincenzo Cucca (p),


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


What are the secrets of Sheristan? Alone in the darkness, can Sephie solve the hidden city's ancient mystery?


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 29 $2.95

MYSTIC #41
Tony Bedard (w), Aaron Lopresti (p),


Matt Ryan (i), Wil Quintana (c)


Will Giselle lose her Sigil? First she stole Brath's mark of power - now Solusandra has come to Ciress seeking the source of our hero's magical might! Be there as Giselle faces a shocking turning point!


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 8 $2.95

SOLUS #8
Barbara Kesel (w), Leonard Kirk (p),


Andrew Pepoy (i), Larry Molinar (c)


MYSTIC match-up! Solusandra and Lindy head to Ciress…home to a certain mistress of the magical arts! First she stole Brath's Sigil - is Giselle's next?


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 22 $2.95

NEGATION #23
Tony Bedard (w), Paul Pelletier (p),


Dave Meikis (i), Laura Martin (c)


Guest-starring the Ligis-Bearers from MARK OF CHARON! Javi used to hang with Kaine's crew, but now the ex-surgeon has his own super-powered team - and he's going to use them to destroy his former friends! "A rip-roarin' roller coaster of a read!" -Comics International


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 15 $2.95

NEGATION (GRAPHIC NOVEL) Vol. 3: HOUNDED
Tony Bedard (w), Paul Pelletier (p),


David Meikis (i), James Rochelle (c)


Trapped in a twisted universe, an ordinary man fights for freedom! Hunted by a relentless foe, can Obregon Kaine survive a planet that promises death to all who visit? And how can one dog tip the scales of galactic power? Reprinting NEGATION #13 - #18!


160 pgs, full color, trade paperback, on sale Oct. 15 $15.95

Also Available!


NEGATION Vol. 1 1-931484-30-9 $19.95


NEGATION Vol. 2 1-931484-59-7 $15.95

THE PATH #20
Ron Marz (w), Matthew Smith (p),


Mark Pennington (i), Michael Atiyeh (c)


The rebellion erupts! The uprising against the mad Emperor Mitsumune begins as Obo-san leads his forces into battle! But can the former monk withstand the might of the imperial samurai army? "Get your swordplay and bloodshed quota filled right here!" -Wizard


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 29 $2.95

THE PATH (GRAPHIC NOVEL)
Vol. 3: DEATH AND DISHONOR


Ron Marz (w), Matthew Smith (p),


Mark Pennington (i), Michael Atiyeh (c)


In a land of samurai, one monk challenges the gods! Honor-bound to protect his people, the only way Obo-san can save his nation is to rebel against its insane leader! But is even the mighty Weapon of Heaven enough to overthrow centuries of tradition? Reprinting THE PATH #13 - #18!


160 pgs, full color, trade paperback, on sale Oct. 8 $15.95

Also Available!


THE PATH Vol. 1 1-931484-32-5 $19.95


THE PATH Vol. 2 1-931484-60-0 $15.95

ROUTE 666 #17
Tony Bedard (w), Karl Moline (p),


Drew Geraci (i), Nick Bell (c)


The fearsome finale to our haunted heartland story-arc! Cassie and Cisco unravel the shocking secret of the fundamentalist farmers - and then confront the new dark spirit who may prove to be the worst kind of ally! "The best horror comic to hit the stands since Alan Moore's run on Swamp Thing!" -AintItCoolNews.com


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 22 $2.95

ROUTE 666 (GRAPHIC NOVEL)
Vol. 2: THREE-RING THRILLER


Tony Bedard (w), Karl Moline (p),


Drew Geraci (i), Nick Bell (c)


Psychic savior…or psycho killer? Wanted for murder, escaped mental patient Cassie Starkweather claims to have uncovered a supernatural invasion. Now, the evil Adversary has sent his most powerful minions to destroy her - and Cassie's only chance for survival is a family of circus freaks! Reprinting ROUTE 666 #7 - #12!


160 pgs, full color, trade paperback, on sale Oct. 22 $15.95

Also Available!


ROUTE 666 Vol. 1


1-931484-56-2 $15.95

RUSE #25
Scott Beatty (w), Paul Ryan (p),


TBD (i), Frank D'Armata (c)


Theophilus Dare returns - and transforms our detective duo into a troubleshooting trio! The dashing adventurer is back, and he's leading Simon Archard and Emma Bishop on a mad race across the wilds of Arcadia! Waiting ahead: the Enigmatic Prism, ballooning buccaneers and brawling warrior leprechauns! "A highly entertaining mix of mystery and humor!" -Publisher's Weekly


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 29 $2.95

RUSE TRAVELER Vol. 2:
THE SILENT PARTNER


Mark Waid & Scott Beatty (w), Butch Guice (p),


Mike Perkins (i), Laura Martin (c)


A new portable & affordable collection! In times of trouble, the Victorian city of Partington looks to its favorite son: Simon Archard, the world's greatest sleuth! But Simon was once the apprentice of another detective - who's returned with a vengeance of climactic proportions! Reprinting RUSE #7 - #12 for a nice price!


160 pgs, full color, trade paperback, on sale Oct. 1 $9.95

Also Available!


RUSE TRAVELER Vol. 1


APR032089 E $9.95

RUSE: ARCHARD'S AGENTS -- THE CASE OF THE PUZZLED PUGILIST
Chuck Dixon (w), Mike Perkins (p & i),


Laura Martin (c)


From the pages of RUSE comes a two-fisted one-shot written by Chuck Dixon (Batgirl: Year One)! Foul murder has fallen across a country estate - but Simon Archard is nowhere to be found! Now it's up to pugilistic Pete to capture the criminal…but can a punch-drunk plugger become a master sleuth? Put up your dukes, Agatha Christie!


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 8 $2.95

SCION #41
Ian Edginton (w), Luke Ross (p),


John Dell (i), Jason Keith (c)


World War! The full-scale Tigris invasion begins as thousands of robotic shock troops lay siege to the already bombarded Raven and Heron capitals! Meanwhile, Ethan and Ashleigh have problems of their own as a Tigris occupation force seeks to transform Tournament Isle into a command center!


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 22 $2.95

SCION TRAVELER Vol. 3: DIVIDED LOYALTIES
Ron Marz (w), Jim Cheung (p),


Don Hillsman II (i), Justin Ponsor (c)


A new portable and affordable collection! In a world whose medieval culture melds with high-tech, a young prince fights to liberate his world! Ethan wields immense power, but will he use it to aid his kingdom's struggles - or to erase the scourge of slavery from his war-torn world? Reprinting SCION #15 - #21 for a nice price!


160 pgs, full color, Traveler-sized trade paperback, on sale Oct. 29 $9.95

Also Available!


SCION TRAVELER Vol. 1 $9.95


SCION TRAVELER Vol. 2 $9.95

SIGIL #41
Chuck Dixon (w), Dale Eaglesham (p),


Andrew Hennessy (i), Andrew Crossley (c)


Emergency evacuation! When Sam reunites with Zanni on her home world of Delassia, it should be a happy day, right? So how come no one is smiling? Maybe it's because Sam is forcing the planet's population to flee! So why is he doing this - and what is Zanni's secret? Plus: the return of Trouble!


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 15 $2.95

SOJOURN #28
Ian Edginton (w), Greg Land (p),


Jay Leisten (i), Justin Ponsor (c)


SOJOURN goes Survivor! The good news: the uncharted island that Arwyn, Gareth and Cassidy are shipwrecked on has buried treasure. The bad news: it also has zombies! "Features breathtakingly beautiful art by Greg Land!"


-RevolutionSF.com


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 15 $2.95

SOJOURN (GRAPHIC NOVEL) Vol. 4: THE THIEF'S TALE
Ron Marz (w), Greg Land (p),


Jay Leisten (i), Justin Ponsor (c)


A major new character debuts in the latest chapter of this acclaimed fantasy epic! Arwyn and Gareth's quest to end the fiery reign of the undead warlord Mordath takes them deep into the deadly deserts of Quin! Surrounded by danger, can they trust the thief named Cassidy - who happens to be one of Gareth's former lovers? Reprinting SOJOURN #19 - #24!


160 pgs, full color, trade paperback, on sale Oct. 22 $15.95

Also Available!


SOJOURN Vol. 1


1-931484-15-5 $19.95


SOJOURN Vol. 2


1-931484-34-1 $15.95


SOJOURN Vol. 3


1-931484-65-1 $15.95

WAY OF THE RAT #18
Chuck Dixon (w), Jeff Johnson (p),


Tom Ryder (i), Chris Garcia (c)


The creepy conclusion to the "Haunted Zhumar" story-arc! Trapped in Old Mother's house by an army of evil ghosts, things get even worse for Boon and Po Po thanks to the arrival of Kung Kung Yi! Who is this powerful spirit - and why do even the undead fear him?


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 8 $2.95

CODE 6 COMIC BOOKS

THE CROSSOVERS #10
Robert Rodi (w), Joe Staton (p),


Ernie Colon (i), Mark McNabb (c)


A new family member debuts in part 1 of "Crossed Paths"!


Meet Aunt Cartimandua, a.k.a. the sorceress supreme! She's sweeping half the clan off on an other-dimensional quest, leaving the others behind to face unexpected perils! Meanwhile, Perry meets the aliens…Chris meets Archetyke…and something goes wrong in Eradika!


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 22 $2.95

BRIAN PULIDO'S LADY DEATH: A MEDIEVAL TALE #9
Brian Pulido (w), Fabrizio Fiorentino (p),


Ted Pertzborn (i), Chris Blythe (c)


Battle in the Borderlands! On dangerous ground, Lady Death and Wolf discover a rebel group dedicated to overthrowing the iron rule of the Eldritch! But will they welcome Hope as a friend…or fight her as a foe? Plus: what's up with the sword known as Blackheart?


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 15 $2.95

CGE COMIC BOOKS

DON BLUTH'S DRAGON'S LAIR #3 (of 6)
Andy Mangels (w), Fabio Laguna (p & i),


Tony Washington (c)


Based on the hit Don Bluth fantasy video game! Within the Graveyard of Gloom, Dirk the Daring faces saber-rattling skeletons, ghoulish crypt creeps and the flesh seeking undead! Can Dirk survive this scare to stop the dreadful dragon Singe and rescue Princess Daphne? Lead on, adventurer…your quest awaits!


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 8 $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 #3 (of 6)
Robert Kirkman (w), Paulo Borges (p & i), Pat Duke (c)


Based on the hit Don Bluth Sci-Fi video game! Trapped on a planet of junk, Ace keeps randomly transforming into young Dexter and elderly Old Ace! Elsewhere in space, the villainous plans of twin terrors Borf and Gorf are revealed!


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 22 $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.

JOHN CARPENTER'S SNAKE PLISSKEN CHRONICLES #3
William O'Neill (w), Tone Rodriguez (p),


Digital Chameleon (i), Chris Blythe (c)


Cover A by Tone Rodriguez


Cover B by Travis Smith


What could be so difficult about stealing JFK's limo from the top of an 80-story tall casino? Everything! With Mr. Marrs, the casino security and the local cops after Snake, our anti-hero takes a joy ride that's going to take a few planks out of the Atlantic City boardwalk! (Retailers: See the special incentive in the Order Form!)


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 1 $2.99

JOHN CARPENTER'S SNAKE PLISSKEN CHRONICLES is TM and 2003 Hurricane Ent. and Snake World, LLC. Snake Plissken is TM and 2003 Snake World, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: HE-MAN & THE RISE OF THE SNAKE MEN #1 (OF 3)
Val Staples (w), Jonboy Meyers (p & i),


Tony Washington (c)


Just in time for Season Two of the hit cartoon comes a new saga! Imprisoned deep within the bowels of Snake Mountain is the most evil menace to ever plague Eternia: the sinister Snake Men! Their escape now a reality, He-Man and the Masters rush to stop the horror from spreading! If they fail, no one - not even Skeletor - will be safe! Be there to get a sneak peek into the new season of the cartoon that's earning blockbuster ratings on Cartoon Network!


32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 15 $2.95

Note: Not available outside the U.S. and Canada.

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

ROB ZOMBIE'S SPOOK SHOW INTERNATIONAL #1 (of 5)
Rob Zombie (w), Gene Colan, Kieron Dwyer,


Will Conrad, Eddy Barros & Dan Brereton (p, i & c)


Cover by J. Scott Campbell & Val Staples


Just in time for Halloween, music superstar Rob Zombie pens four tales of horror, comedy and suspense! First, witness the wrath of the Evil Zombie - drawn by the legendary Gene Colan! Next, you've seen House of 1,000 Corpses, now read two stories that made the movie a cult hit! Finally, Kieron Dwyer (Avengers) pencils a tale of monsters, espionage…and strip clubs! Who is Super Spy El Superbeasto? Plus: a petrifying painted pin-up by Dan Brereton!


40 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 29 $3.50

ROB ZOMBIE SPOOK SHOW INTERNATIONAL™ and associated trademarks designated by ™ are U.S. trademarks of Rob Zombie 2003. All Rights Reserved.

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