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Crux

Zephyr_FateZephyr_Fate Registered User regular
edited June 2007 in Graphic Violence
Anyone read this comic? To me, it was probably the best thing to come out of Crossgen when it was still around. Yeah, I read your Scion, Sigil, The First, and what-have-you. The one that came closest to Crux, IMO, was Sojourn.

Anyways, Crux featured beautiful artwork coupled with my favorite atmosphere: a post-apocalyptic world.


For those not in the know:

Crux was based around a group of Atlanteans, who came from the assumed city of Atlantis and escaped the "Ascension" to a higher plane. They were put in escape pods and sealed off for 100,000 years. Then, a man awakens a young woman, Capricia, who has the power to metamorph/shapeshift. He tells her to pick outfive other talented individuals from their respective schools of teaching. He then tells the group that an alien presence called the Negation has all but wiped out humanity, and that they are the only ones that can stop it.

And then the story went on...for about 33 comics. The ending was horrible, rushed, and stupid, because that was the time Crossgen filed bankruptcy. Also, the jump between artists decreased the comic's quality, especially in the last six issues(where an artist who apparently loves women with disproportionately huge breasts took over).

Anyways, I truly love the series and I recommend it to any comics fan who still remembers who the hell Crossgen is.

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    KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I was a big fan of most of the stuff coming out of Crossgen and was upset when money problems surfaced and pretty much ended most series mid run or with rushed endings.

    I think most got put off CG by it not being Marvel or DC and none of the books were "supers in capes beating each other up". It had multiple genres which were rarely used let alone good in American comics. I loved how all the books were interlinked, but did not in any way require you to read the other books to understand them.

    Id have to agree about Crux and its rushed ending / poor art for last couple issues. It was still enjoyable despite the dip in quality for last few issues, but at least it had a pseudo ending as opposed to several other books that got left hanging with no ending in site. My personal favorites were Negation, Crux, The Path, Meridian and Sojourn, although I read several others they published as well.

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    Zephyr_FateZephyr_Fate Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I would have gotten into Meridian but the setting turned me off a little. However, I deeply enjoyed Sojourn and it's Celtic/Irish influences.

    I agree, there was a lot of different settings rarely used in comics, like Ruse or Route 666.

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    DayfatDayfat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2007
    I loved Ruse. I've been slowly buying back issues from after the second trade to the end of the series. I never really got into any of the other series, though. Is Crux worth tracking down the trades, or will the rushed ending ruin it all?

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    Zephyr_FateZephyr_Fate Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    The first 26 issues are amazing stuff. I definitely recommend tracking it down. Once it switches to big-boob-big-ass-generic-artist the series falls flat.

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    DMACDMAC Come at me, bro! Moderator mod
    edited June 2007
    The writing on Scion was pretty standard fantasy fare but Jim Cheung's art really came into its own on that series. I read a few issues of Ruse and enjoyed them but haven't been able to find back issues.

    The only thing that kind of annoyed me with Crossgen was the whole sigil/"chosen one" thing tying all of the books together. It felt a little shoehorned in.

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    Zephyr_FateZephyr_Fate Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Meh, I think it was done rather well. I think some of the comics didn't even have to do with that, because their stories were so outside the standard Crossgen works.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I read the first two trades of The Path and thought it was pretty cool.

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    AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I miss CrossGen :cry:

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    Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Apparently Route 666 is being brought back.

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    AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Mai-Kero wrote: »
    Apparently Route 666 is being brought back.

    great

    Would LOVE for Cgs later series like El Cazador and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang to make a come back.

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    Zephyr_FateZephyr_Fate Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    That does spring hope for Crux being brought back, too. :(

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