CrossGen Launches Comics On The Web 3.0

Official Press Release

Just a year and a half after the initial launch of CrossGen's Comics on theWeb online subscription content service, CrossGen has launched the secondenhanced version that has generated thousands of members, dozens of Webpartner sites and companion sites in Spanish and in Korean.

CrossGen has also signed an agreement with America Online, the world'sleader in interactive services, which establishes an AOL Keyword forCrossGen. America Online Keyword: CrossGen will drive more traffic toCrossGen's site while at the same time provide hundreds of pages of comicscontent for free use by AOL's members.

Comics on the Web Version 3.0 features an easier-to-use front end, whilealso providing translated front ends in other languages, such as Spanish,French, German, Italian and Japanese. The service features comics translatedin all those languages, as well. A key shift from one-bit to two-bitlanguage support enabled CrossGen to incorporate character-sets from Asianlanguages into its online service. Other features include:

  • Alternate audio track support including voice-overs andcreator commentary

  • Asian language support e.g., Japanese/Korean
  • Automatic balloon movement synced with audio track
  • New Code 6 titles, including Brian Pulido's Lady Death and R.A. Salvatore's DemonWars
  • Shortened movement from stand date to online release, reduced from six to three months

CrossGen has also established a partnership with ecomix, the most popularonline comics portal in South Korea

Finally, CrossGen also has established a Germany-based portal, as well.

"With sites ringing the world, a partnership with AOL and a whole new sitefueled by nearly 350 issues, we're honored to help bring comics to newaudiences," said Courtland Whited, CrossGen's Director of InformationTechnology. "The key to making it all work is quality comics, and no matterthe medium, that will always be at the center of CrossGen."

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