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10th Muse, Demonslayer Pair Up in First Avatar/Image Crossover

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10th Muse, Demonslayer Pair Up in First Avatar/Image Crossover

Official Press Release

[Demonslayer/10th Muse]

Demonslayer and Alan Moore’s Glory artist Marat Mychaels
adds another high-profile project to his schedule with the
announcement of 10th Muse / Demonslayer, the first official
crossover involving Avatar Press and Image. The face off
between the TidalWave Studios Rena Mero-inspired character
and Mychaels’ popular Demonslayer will be released as a full
color one-shot with issue 1/2 prelude written by Robert
Lugibihl, drawn by Mychaels, and featuring Robert Jones inks
and Nimbus colors (both also of Alan Moore’s Glory). 10th
Muse / Demonslayer is scheduled to ship in April from Avatar

“I love Marat’s artwork,” says Playboy magazine star and
former WWF champ Rena Mero. “He did a great job with my
character the Muse. I can’t wait to see more.” Mero’s
involvement with the 10th Muse character she inspired has
helped make that title one of the most successful new comic
launches in recent memory, with the debut issue weighing in
at 6th on Diamond’s monthly sales charts, and her continued
participation has brought the title a substantial audience
outside of the traditional comics market as well.

“Getting involved in a project with the lovely Ms Mero would
have been the only reason I needed to green-light this
crossover,” laughs Avatar Press editor-in-chief William
Christensen. “But there are a number of other elements that
are going to make this a great book for fans of both 10th
Muse and Demonslayer. Marat Mychaels, Robert Jones, and
Nimbus Studios have been working together for several months
on Alan Moore’s Glory and everybody on that team is hitting
on all cylinders creatively, as Glory readers know.”

“It’s also cool to be doing a crossover with an Image book
after all this time,” notes Christensen. “Although Avatar
has published a number of titles that Image has also
published, this is the first actual Image/Avatar crossover.
Working with Darren Davis and TidalWave has resulted in a
project that’s going to please comic fans as well as Rena’s
legion of fans outside of comics.”

“This is the first crossover we have done with another
company,” explains TidalWave Studios editor-in-chief Darren
Davis. “I am looking forward to sharing the Muse with
another fanbase at Avatar. I think DemonSlayer is a cool
concept and cant wait to see her interact with the Muse.
From what I have seen so far, the production value on these
books are top notch.”

“I’ve been a big fan of Rena Mero, so naturally working on a
Demonslayer crossover with 10th Muse is something I jumped
at the chance to do,” adds artist/writer Marat Mychaels.
“I’m putting the same sort of love into the pages as I did
on Alan Moore’s Glory and I am very proud with how this book
is turning out.”

Rena Mero-inspired Emma Sonnet, the forgotten Muse, uses the
power of her birthright to battle evil in the courtroom by
day and in the shadows at night. Demonslayer is the story
of Jaclyn Hayes, an archeologist trained in both mind and
body by a group of enigmatic monks in fulfillment of an
ancient prophecy.

Avatar Press has carved a niche for itself as a publisher
that pushes the boundaries between mainstream and
independent with titles such as Strange Kiss and Dark Blue
from Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis and John McCrea’s Bigger
Dicks, Steven Grant’s Mortal Souls, Alan Moore’s Glory,
company-owned characters such as Pandora and Webwitch, other
high-profile titles such as Avengelyne and The Coven, and
long-running anthology title Threshold. Now in its fifth
year, Avatar has published over 300 comic books since 1997.

10th Muse / Demonslayer is a one shot with issue 1/2 prelude
story coming in April 2002 from Avatar Press. The full
color saga will be written and drawn by Marat Mychaels,
inked by Robert Jones, and colored by Nimbus. For more
information, email or see our website

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