Chris Fluit's News posts – May 2010 Archive (5)

Newish Number Ones: Kill Shakespeare, Fevre Dream and Ultimate X

One of the things that I love about comic books is discovering something new: meeting new characters, exploring new universes and finding new titles. Over the past couple of months, I’ve been scouring for something new to love. That doesn’t mean I’m dissatisfied with my current titles. I’ve been having a great time with Green Lantern, I’m excited about the X-Men and…

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Added by Chris Fluit on May 28, 2010 at 1:31pm — 10 Comments

Memories of Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler One of my favorite characters- for almost as long as I’ve been reading comics- is Kurt Wagner, aka Nightcrawler.



The funny thing about it is that Nightcrawler wasn’t even in the first issue of X-Men

that I bought- Uncanny X-Men #202. His first…

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Added by Chris Fluit on May 21, 2010 at 1:00pm — 28 Comments

Where Are They Now: CrossGen Part III

CrossGen continued to hire new talent and add new titles in 2002. They eventually expanded to a robust line of twelve monthly titles at which point they seemed poised to become a major player in the comic book industry. However, their continued expansion in 2003 led to a bloated line, increased debt and decreasing individual sales. Though this series of articles hasn’t been entirely chronological in nature, this third entry includes many of the…

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Added by Chris Fluit on May 14, 2010 at 6:59am — No Comments

Where Are They Now: CrossGen, Part II

CrossGen launched its comic book line in the summer of 2000 with four titles: Meridian, Mystic, Scion and Sigil. That initial success demonstrated that they were a legitimate, viable comic book company and it allowed them to attract even more big-name creators. In that first year of publishing, CrossGen added veteran artists Butch Guice and Bart Sears and popular writer Mark Waid. However, their biggest splash came when they announced that they…

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Added by Chris Fluit on May 8, 2010 at 11:16am — 2 Comments

Where Are They Now: CrossGen

In the year 2000, a new comic book company entered the scene. They would eschew the superhero fare that was typical of most comic books and concentrate on underrepresented genres such as science-fiction and fantasy. They would borrow corporate techniques, developing an in-house art studio and attracting veteran comic book creators with benefits and health plans. They garnered a very loyal audience of fans and grew quickly-…

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Added by Chris Fluit on May 1, 2010 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

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