Official Press Release
CrossGen Entertainment and Team Red Star, having successfully launched
volume two of the critically acclaimed Red Star series, are amicably ending
their publishing agreement. Formerly released as part of the CGE lineup, Red
Star will now be published solely by Archangel Studios.
“Sometimes you just realize that certain things work best in their original
form,” stated Ian Feller, Managing Editor of Code 6 Comics and CGE. “Team
Red Star has always acted as a fully functioning unit, doing everything on
their own. As our relationship progressed it became apparent that the best
way for both of us to work most efficiently was for Team Red Star to once
again stand on their own.”
“This move was made with the best interests of both parties in mind,”
continued Feller. “We have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for
Team Red Star and we wish them the greatest success. The Red Star is a
top-notch comic and Team Red Star is comprised of top-notch people.
“CrossGen was nothing less than extended family to us; there is no one on
that team that isn’t 100% committed to their craft,” stated Team Red Star’s
Christian Gossett. “Early on, we recognized CrossGen as kindred spirits. But
because Archangel Studios and CrossGen are both fiercely independent
companies, in hindsight, we all realized our relationship grew more from
mutual admiration than an underlying business need and that mutual
separation is in the best interests of both of our studios. A more friendly
parting of ways could not have occurred, and though we are not under the
same banner, we remain committed to working in parallel with CrossGen to
reshape the industry’s standards for quality graphic storytelling. With
greatest sincerity, we wish CrossGen and all who work there the best of
fortune in the future-the comics world could use more people like them;
those with integrity, honesty, and above all vision.”
While Red Star #2 will be printed and distributed with the CGE logo, issue
#3 will be published solely under the Archangel Studios banner.
Readers and retailers should stay tuned for upcoming announcements
concerning new partners currently stepping into the space now made available
for additional publishers at CGE.