Fw: CrossGen news.
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> Subject: CBG Express 1554.1: CrossGen Comics Become DVDs!
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> > NEWS: CROSSGEN COMICS BECOME DVDS
> > CrossGen Director of Marketing and Communications Bill Rosemann told
> "The San Diego crowd seemed to be ready to take them home right then andcomics-based
> > Rosemann was reporting reactions to the company's new line of
> DVDs. He said fans had been drawn to the monitor, as they walked pastfeature
> CrossGen's booth, when the company introduced the DVDs based on Meridian,
> Scion, Way of the Rat, Negation, and Sojourn.
> > Starting in September, DVD versions of the comic-book series will
> the first six issues of each - except for Meridian, which will feature thepage-by-page
> first seven - for $9.99 each.
> > Mark Stanley, vice president of marketing for Intec Interactive, the
> company producing the DVDs, said, "The comics are broken down,
> and panel-by-panel, so that they can be filmed as if they were animaticsor
> storyboards for a film, complete with motion, voice tracks, digital soundlike
> effects, and music. They play off the DVD just like a movie and - just
> other DVDs - they will be loaded with extras and special features."Make
> > Besides conventional DVD players, the DVDs will also be playable on the
> PC, Macintosh, Playstation 2, and DVD-equipped Xbox hardware.
> > Rosemann said, "Visitors to the CrossGen booth at San Diego seemed to be
> pleasantly surprised when they saw the DVDs with their own eyes. Those who
> were new to comics liked how they possessed a cartoon-like quality, while
> veteran readers admired how the key aspects of comics (panels, word
> balloons, etc.) were maintained, not to mention such extras as 'How to
> a Comic Book.' "your
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