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Marvel Comics Launches CrossGen as a New Imprint

Marvel Comics announced today that it will be relaunching CrossGen as a new comic book imprint in March 2011. Originally an independent publisher created in 1998, CrossGen published a shared universe of comics known as the Sigilverse, and was purchased by Marvel’s parent company Disney in 2004 after filing for bankruptcy. Former CrossGen titles Ruse and Sigil will be resurrected as the first two launch titles for the imprint, with Ruse written by Mark Waid — who previously scripted a number of CrossGen titles, including the original Ruse — with art by Mico Pierfederici and Sigil written by Mike Carey with art by Leonard Kirk. According to Marvel SVP of Sales and Circulation David Gabriel, all CrossGen titles will be priced at $2.99.

Marvel had previously teased the return of CrossGen at Comic-Con in San Diego this July, with a video that showed the old CrossGen logo erupting into flames, and burning away to reveal an updated logo, which appears on the cover images released today. Check out larger images and the teaser video after the jump.Are you excited about CrossGen returning as a Marvel imprint? What CrossGen titles would you like to see resurrected? Tell us in the comments.

Legendary scribe Mark Waid (Amazing Spider-Man) and rising star artist Mirco Pierfederici (Tron: Original Movie Adaptation) present Ruse #1, the mystery series that’ll leave you breathless! Simon Archard is the world’s greatest detective, but when he crosses paths with the enigmatic Emma Bishop, the smartest man may have met his equal…and find himself embroiled in the greatest mystery of his career!
In the war for forever, time is only a small obstacle as the greatest warriors jump from century to century to ensure victory! Enter Samantha Rey, a 16 year old girl from present-day South Carolina who discovers a mysterious symbol on her chest granting her the power to turn the tide of this war. But will she save us or damn all of creation? New York Times best-selling scribe Mike Carey (Age of X, The Unwritten) and Leonard Kirk (New Mutants) begin the next great comic epic in Sigil #1.

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