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In 2000, CrossGen Comics launched. Founded by millionaire Mark Alessi, CrossGen sought to expand the comics industry by forgoing super-hero titles and focusing on the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Victorian Mystery, and Sword and Sorcery genres. Each of CrossGen’s titles stood on their own but was tied to a greater mythology thanks to a Sigil, which was the source of many characters powers. 

The “sigil bearers” were supposed to join forces against a cosmic threat called the Negation in the mini-series, NEGATION WAR that would cap off four years of stories. Unfortunately, CrossGen went out of business after the second issue shipped? So what would’ve happened? Only NEGATION WAR writer Tony Bedard knew, until now…

I reached out to Tony to find out his plans for NEGATION WAR. Who’d live? Who’d die? How would the series end? Click to find out.  (more…)

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When I go swimming I think about things. Today, I was thinking about how DC Comics has been reviving old Hanna-Barbera cartoons and giving them a “mature” makeoverThe Flintstones is now social commentary, Wacky Races in an post-apocalyptic wasteland, the Hanna-Barbera action heroes getting a shared universe, and of course Scooby Apocalypse. I thought about  who else could use a “mature makeover” and it hit me: Captain Planet!  (more…)

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Ultimus

Kind, compassionate, level headed, strong, and fierce. Ultimus is the embodiment of the Centurion cause. A determined leader who is out to preserve freedom from Tyrannis’ tyranny. The Centurions are loyal to Ultimus because not only is he strong and wise but he has a father-like compassion and is willing to sacrifice himself to protect his weakest soldier. Ultimus is a thinker and while he knows he has to stop Tyrannis he doesn’t understand how the war he’s been fighting since birth started. He wonders why he’s always fighting. He wonders why he can’t enter the Beyond. He wonders if he has a purpose other then fighting Tyrannis.

The alliance with the Princesses unlocks hidden memories in Ultimus. Memories about his creation and purpose in life.

Doe Ultimus get his questions answered? Back us on Kickstarter to find out!

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Art by Nicolas Chapuis

Artelia

Age 16

Kingdom: Yahira

Private, testy, and extremely intelligent, Artelia lives by the motto, “Knowledge is Power.” When she is not attending royal affairs, Artelia can be found in the Royal Library reading up on Harmonian history. Artelia is very loyal to kingdom and wants to restore it as the most powerful kingdom in Harmonia like it was before the Days of Fire. Artelia has done extensive research into the cause of the Days of Fire and the appearance of the robots is allowing her to fill in gaps.

What does Artelia learn? Back us on Kickstarter to find out!

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Art by Rod Espinosa

 

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Art by Nicolas Chapuis

Penelope
Age 16.

Kingdom: Pierotte.

“Pretty” Penelope is the daughter of Queen Aleta and High King Phillip and is the current High Princess of the Five Kingdoms. Originally from the Valley kingdom of Pierotte, Penelope comes across as a judgmental elitist. The reason she’s elitist is because that’s what she’s been raised to be. All her life she’s been told, “a princess must do this…” and be an obedient wife and queen. She wants to win the Midsummer Recital so she can make a statement that she’s an individual, not a doll on a pedestal. To bring some excitement into her life she disguises herself and sneaks out of the palace from time to time to see what the people she’s ruling are actually like.

So how does the robot invasion change Penelope? Back us on Kickstarter to find out.

 

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Clarisse

Age: Age 14

Kingdom: Castillia.

Shy but loyal, Clarisse is the perfect best friend. She’s always ready to help out her friends and is good at keeping secrets. (Especially Zara’s) Clarisse is also clever and can come up with clever solutions at a snap of the finger. Which comes in handy during a fight with giant robots. When she’s not covering for Zara, Clarisse enjoys drawing and painting.

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Wheeler

Wheeler is a Decimator who is sick of the war he’s engaged in with the Centurions. Coming off the assembly line smaller then his fellow Decimators made Wheeler less effective in combat so the Decimator Warlord Tyrannis made him his whipping bot. Sick of Tyrannis’ cruelty Wheeler runs away to the Beyond (or to humans, the Forbidden Woods).

Wheeler gets turned into a robot dragon when he hears Zara’s song. He makes a deal to be her animal for the Midsummer Recital if she’ll change him back. Zara agrees and Wheeler makes his first friend. However, things don’t go as planned. And Tyrannis hates defectors.

Want to see the rest of Wheeler’s story. Back us on Kickstarter.

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Zara:

Age: 13

Kingdom: Tanglewylde

Zara is a bright, spirited, thirteen-year-old girl with red hair and brown eyes. Zara is a daydreamer and go getter always leaves an impression on people with her charming but stubborn personality. Zara idolizes her ancestor Queen Kyra, who saved the five kingdoms of Harmonia during the “Days of Fire” as the last dragon rider. This, along with a desire to upstage her fellow princesses, is she journeys to the Forbidden Woods to find a baby dragon for the Midsummer Recital.

There she meets Wheeler and discovers a destiny that will make her just as important (perhaps greater) then her ancestor, Kyra.

Want to see Zara’s story? Please check out our Kickstarter.

 

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