Perez Draws CrossGen Catfight!
We're only a little embarassed about our excitement...
Perez had supposedly left the company, but really, it was
just to finish up JLA/Avengers. Aren't you glad?
still a shame that Negation War doesn't have his art, thereby
ruining the veteran artist's perfect record for drawing company-wide
crossovers. However, market forces meant that CrossGen had
to pull the trigger on that one a little bit sooner than originally
planned, and Perez just didn't have the time.
strong, skilled and sexy--and when they collide, George Pérez
will deliver all the action!
the heels of JLA/Avengers, the legendary artist known for
illustrating comics' greatest superhuman slugfests will pencil
SOJOURN/LADYDEATH, an electrifying event pitting Arwyn's mystical
bow against the supernatural spitfire's enchanted steel blade.
On sale May 12th, the two-issue miniseries features a colossal
creative team completed by co-writers Chuck Dixon (EL CAZADOR)
and Lady Death creator Brian Pulido.
the best-selling fantasy series SOJOURN, the avenging archer
Arwyn seeks to destroy Mordath, the wicked warlord responsible
for the death of her family. Battling beasts in the pages
of LADY DEATH: A MEDIEVAL TALE, the young woman named Hope
uses her magical powers to help the two races that have rejected
her. Both warrior women oppose evil...so why is Arwyn aiming
her exploding arrows at the ghostly gal who defied the grave?
Blame Mordath, who figures if one alluring adventurer is challenging
his grip on the world of Quin, why not destroy her with her
own dark twin?
love writing clashes like this," Dixon stated. "Since
they're 'fish out of the pond' stories, they allow you to
stir up the emotions that are flowing beneath the fight."
a natural. Lady Death and Arwyn are both fantasy butt kickers,
but they have vastly different motivations for--and approaches
to--kicking said butt," Pulido explained. "On the
creative side, Chuck, who was instrumental in relaunching
LADY DEATH at CG, brings powerful, character-driven action
to anything he breathes on. And I've been a big fan of George
since back in the '70s."
me, after working on a book with hundreds of lead characters
it'll be a pleasure to narrow my focus to such a beautiful
pair of heroines," Pérez admitted. "Drawing
beautiful women is never work, it's just great fun."
loving every second of this," Dixon revealed. "Two
great heroes who promise trouble when they meet, a co-writer
who knows what his audience wants, and an artist who strains
the special effects budget on every page. It's gonna be a
an honor to work with George, and a dream come true to see
him draw Lady Death," Pulido added. "Plus, Arwyn
vs. Lady Death is like a cat-fight between Nicole Kidman and
Rebecca Romjin-Stamos! How can you lose?"
getting to draw so many comely super heroines in my oh-so-long
career, 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 extra zest.
Ah--babes, blades and battles--what more can one red-blooded
male artist want?"
titanic talents, two combustible characters and one main event
that--instead of interrupting each character's respective
title--delivers thrills in a standalone, new-reader-friendly
miniseries. It all adds up to a spectacle that comics do best.
So...Arwyn or Lady Death...who will win? With these creators
involved, the readers will...so place your bets!