Official Press Release
TAMPA, FL., April 1, 2002 - Continuing its worldwide expansion, CrossGenComics has signed a publishing deal with Egmont Serieförlaget to publishCrossGen's comics for the newsstand, comic shop and bookstore market in thecountries of Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. Each edition will betranslated into that area's native language of Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish,and Danish. This new publishing agreement means CrossGen Comics are nowavailable in at least 30 foreign countries and in nine foreign languages.
The first issue will be released under the title of Magic Fantasy #1 andwill contain the first issues of CrossGen's four monthly titles, Sojourn,Mystic, Scion and Meridian. Starting with issue #2, Magic Fantasy willcontain subsequent issues of these four titles in sequence. Following therelease of Magic Fantasy, Egmont Serieförlaget will publish a tradepaperback containing the first six issues of Sigil.
Publication of Magic Fantasy by Egmont Serieförlaget will begin in May 2002and each issue will ship bi-monthly. The contract also provides for thetranslations of CrossGen's titles to be used in its Comics on the Weboffering, as well.
Ulf Granberg, Editor-in-Chief of Egmont Serieförlaget is eager to getstarted.
"We at Egmont Serieförlaget in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland areexcited about this opportunity to bring the CrossGen line of products to aScandinavian audience," said Granberg. "We really believe in this material."
According to James Breitbeil, CrossGen's Director of Marketing andDistribution, the signing of this agreement is further proof of CrossGenworldwide acceptance.
"Having our comics published in 30 foreign countries and in at least nineforeign languages adds fuel to an already blazing-hot fire," said Breitbeil."With the worldwide initiatives we have been announcing the past 60 days orso, we're ecstatic that readers in these four countries will now be able toparticipate."