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CrossGen Comics reaches 100

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CrossGen Comics reaches 100

Official Press Release

[CrossGen]

TAMPA, FL., November 8, 2001 – With the release of Mystic #18, The First #13
and Negation Prequel on Wednesday, November 7, CrossGen Comics has published
its ninety-eighth, ninety-ninth and one hundredth consecutive on-time
issues.

In just 17 months, CrossGen Comics has proven itself to be the only comic
publisher to continuously meet its scheduled ship dates. In an industry in
which on-time publishing is no longer the norm, these 100 consecutive issues
is an unmatched feat.

“We were very proud when we announced we had gone one full year without
missing a ship date,” said CrossGen Publisher Mark Alessi. “Even after some
considerable growth, we are still meeting our commitment to the fans and
retailers. Now, eventually we will miss a ship date, but it is our
commitment to staying on time that is really important. These people work
very hard to get these books out and 100 in a row is an amazing
accomplishment. I’m especially proud to announce this milestone just a few
weeks after eight of the Top 20 best-ordered books for October have been
announced as shipping late. Not to pick on any specific publisher, since
everyone seems to ship late these days, but I do see our timely shipping and
high quality production values as a vindication of our in-house development
system. Perhaps the other industry majors will shift over to our in-house
development system to alleviate these late shipping concerns. If so, we
would be pleased to share with them how we set up our in-house development
processes and what type of personnel are best suited to function effectively
in that type of environment. After all, we too, wish nothing but success for
all the members of this beleaguered publishing and retailing community.”

The 100 consecutive on-time issues are as follows:

The First #1-#13

Mystic #1-#18

Sigil #1-#17

Scion #1-#17

Meridian #1-#17

Crux #1-#7

Sojourn Prequel and #1-#4

Ruse #1

Negation Prequel

CrossGen Chronicles #1-#4

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 four foreign languages and in at least 11 foreign countries.
They recently struck a long-term development deal with Branded
Entertainment, a film and television production company helmed by long-time
Batman film and animated feature executive producer Michael Uslan. The
company has also opened the first publisher-owned online mall for its
licensed apparel, products, collectibles and comics at www.crossgen.com.
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, Sojourn,
Ruse and Negation are available now in comic book specialty stores
everywhere, with a different one on sale each Wednesday. Their next monthly
title, The Path, is on-sale February 2002.

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