George Perez pencils 'Sojourn/Lady Death' shipping in May

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[Sojourn/Lady Death 1]They're strong, skilled and sexy--and when they collide, George Pérez willdeliver all the action!

Hot on the heels of JLA/Avengers, the legendary artist known forillustrating comics' greatest superhuman slugfests will pencil SOJOURN/LADYDEATH, an electrifying event pitting Arwyn's mystical bow against thesupernatural spitfire's enchanted steel blade. On sale May 12th, thetwo-issue miniseries features a colossal creative team completed byco-writers Chuck Dixon (EL CAZADOR) and Lady Death creator Brian Pulido.

Star of the best-selling fantasy series SOJOURN, the avenging archer Arwynseeks to destroy Mordath, the wicked warlord responsible for the death ofher family. Battling beasts in the pages of LADY DEATH: A MEDIEVAL TALE, theyoung woman named Hope uses her magical powers to help the two races thathave rejected her. Both warrior women oppose evil...so why is Arwyn aimingher exploding arrows at the ghostly gal who defied the grave? Blame Mordath,who figures if one alluring adventurer is challenging his grip on the worldof Quin, why not destroy her with her own dark twin?

"I love writing clashes like this," Dixon stated. "Since they're 'fish outof the pond' stories, they allow you to stir up the emotions that areflowing beneath the fight."

"It's a natural. Lady Death and Arwyn are both fantasy butt kickers, butthey have vastly different motivations for--and approaches to--kicking saidbutt," Pulido explained. "On the creative side, Chuck, who was instrumentalin relaunching LADY DEATH at CG, brings powerful, character-driven action toanything he breathes on. And I've been a big fan of George since back in the'70s."

"Believe me, after working on a book with hundreds of lead characters it'llbe a pleasure to narrow my focus to such a beautiful pair of heroines,"Pérez admitted. "Drawing beautiful women is never work, it's just greatfun."

"I'm loving every second of this," Dixon revealed. "Two great heroes whopromise trouble when they meet, a co-writer who knows what his audiencewants, and an artist who strains the special effects budget on every page.It's gonna be a blast!"

"It's an honor to work with George, and a dream come true to see him drawLady Death," Pulido added. "Plus, Arwyn vs. Lady Death is like a cat-fightbetween Nicole Kidman and Rebecca Romjin-Stamos! How can you lose?"

"After getting to draw so many comely super heroines in my oh-so-longcareer, it will be a pleasure to add Lady Death and Arwyn to my résumé,"Pérez stated. "And working with Chuck and Brian just adds that little extrazest. Ah--babes, blades and battles--what more can one red-blooded maleartist want?"

Three titanic talents, two combustible characters and one main eventthat--instead of interrupting each character's respective title--deliversthrills in a standalone, new-reader-friendly miniseries. It all adds up to aspectacle that comics do best. So...Arwyn or Lady Death...who will win? Withthese creators involved, the readers will...so place your bets!

SOJOURN/LADY DEATH #1 is scheduled to reach stores on May 12th. The 32-page,$2.95 debut issue will be available for order in the March issue ofDiamond's Previews catalog.

About CrossGen Entertainment, Inc.

CrossGen Entertainment is based just outside of Tampa, Florida. Since itspublication launch on May 24, 2000, CrossGen has grown into one of the comicindustry's leading print publishers, with its entire line of storiesrepresented in 34 countries and 12 languages. The company has a long-termexclusive development deal with Branded Entertainment, a film and televisionproduction company helmed by long-time Batman film and animated featureexecutive producer Michael Uslan. The CrossGen comics Brath, El Cazador, TheCrossovers, Crux, DemonWars, The First, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Lady Death,Meridian, Mystic, Negation, The Path, Route 666, Ruse, Scion, Sigil,Sojourn, Solus and Way of the Rat are available as comic books and graphicnovels in comic book specialty stores and bookstores everywhere, withAbadazad launching in March. CrossGen has launched its landmark Internetservice, www.comicsontheweb.com, with partners including America Online,Lycos, Ifilm, Clear Channel Radio Interactive, ucomics.com, and many others.CrossGen announced a variety of film and television deals that will see manyof its properties developed over the next few years by such talent as Oscar®winning director Robert Zemeckis, Wes Craven (Scream, Nightmare on ElmStreet), Chuck Russell (The Mask, Eraser, The Scorpion King), Frank Darabont(The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile), Bob Gale (Back to the Future),Threshold Entertainment (Mortal Kombat) and many others. Intec Interactiverecently released 10 Digital Comic Books featuring CrossGen series on DVD.

Additional information about CrossGen Entertainment can be found atwww.crossgen.com.

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