Official Press Release
TAMPA, FL., April 1, 2002 – Continuing its worldwide expansion, CrossGen
Comics has signed a publishing deal with Egmont Serieförlaget to publish
CrossGen’s comics for the newsstand, comic shop and bookstore market in the
countries of Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. Each edition will be
translated into that area’s native language of Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish,
and Danish. This new publishing agreement means CrossGen Comics are now
available in at least 30 foreign countries and in nine foreign languages.
The first issue will be released under the title of Magic Fantasy #1 and
will contain the first issues of CrossGen’s four monthly titles, Sojourn,
Mystic, Scion and Meridian. Starting with issue #2, Magic Fantasy will
contain subsequent issues of these four titles in sequence. Following the
release of Magic Fantasy, Egmont Serieförlaget will publish a trade
paperback containing the first six issues of Sigil.
Publication of Magic Fantasy by Egmont Serieförlaget will begin in May 2002
and each issue will ship bi-monthly. The contract also provides for the
translations of CrossGen’s titles to be used in its Comics on the Web
offering, as well.
Ulf Granberg, Editor-in-Chief of Egmont Serieförlaget is eager to get
“We at Egmont Serieförlaget in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland are
excited about this opportunity to bring the CrossGen line of products to a
Scandinavian audience,” said Granberg. “We really believe in this material.”
According to James Breitbeil, CrossGen’s Director of Marketing and
Distribution, the signing of this agreement is further proof of CrossGen
“Having our comics published in 30 foreign countries and in at least nine
foreign languages adds fuel to an already blazing-hot fire,” said Breitbeil.
“With the worldwide initiatives we have been announcing the past 60 days or
so, we’re ecstatic that readers in these four countries will now be able to
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