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Saturday, June 29, 2002
THE RED STAR TO CROSSGEN
CrossGeneration Comics' new publishing imprint, CG Entertainment, will begin publishing The Red Star starting with issue #10, the beginning of the book's newest story arc, scheduled for release in November.
The Red Star will be the first independent comic to carry CG Entertainment's logo, and be solicited and distributed to the direct market under the new CGE label. CG Entertainment is a publishing entity owned by CrossGen Comics that would publish non-CrossGen Universe comic book projects.
Diamond Comic Distributors has allowed CrossGen to assign its publishing Supply Agreement to CGE and allow CrossGen to publish and distribute non-CrossGen continuity titles - such as The Red Star - through CGE, as well.
"The Red Star is one of the most beautiful comics being published today, and what Team Red Star has been going through in order to get their book to market is a perfect illustration of why CGE exists," CrossGen's Mark Alessi said. "The fact that these guys have had to work so hard to get this book on shelves is ridiculous. We believe in their book, we believe in their commitment to quality and we believe that together we can pave the way for a long and prosperous run with one of the highest quality comics on the market today."
Team Red Star's new publishing imprint, Archangel Studios, will provide CGE with the finished product, which CGE will solicit, distribute and market.
"CGE is exactly what we've been looking for," said Christian Gossett, creator of The Red Star and co-owner of Archangel Studios. "We have had nothing but respect for the way CrossGen has approached the comics industry, and as independent creators, we feel that CGE allows us to tap into the best of both worlds. We get to create The Red Star the way we always have, but then we also get to benefit from the market strength and marketing ingenuity of one of comics' movers and shakers."
The Red Star was previously published by Image Comics.
CAPTAIN MARVEL PREVIEW
Marvel Comics' relaunched Captain Marvel series will feature a new coloring technique.
"In addition to re-evaluating the series direction and story content, we've also taken a look at the way we've been approaching the artwork, and adjusted accordingly," editor Tom Brevoort said. "So here are two preview images from Captain Marvel #1, showing off the new, more 'painterly' look the book will take on. Pencils continue to be provided by ChrisCross, with the fully-painted artwork executed by Chris Sotomayor."
Marvel also released one of the alternate covers by Joe Jusko.
Captain Marvel #1 goes on sale on Sept. 18.
According to The WB, it will air episodes of Smallville on both Monday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 16.
The July 15 episode will be the second rebroadcast of "Metamorphosis," which served as the second part of the season opener.
In Smallville's regular time period on July 16 will be a repeat of "Stray."
In the episode, after Martha (Annette O'Toole) accidentally hits a young boy with her car, the Kents take him in until they can locate his parents, unaware that the boy can read minds and has unlocked the secret thoughts of Lex (Michael Rosenbaum), Lana (Kristin Kreuk), Jonathan (John Schneider) and Martha, which puts Clark's (Tom Welling) secret in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Lex must decide if he wants to take his father (guest star Lionel Luthor) up on his job offer and move back to his old life in Metropolis.
Paul Shapiro directed the episode, which was written by Philip Levens. An image from the episode is posted above.
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