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Crux #1
November 26th, 2017 by Rusty

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Crux #1 cover

Crux #1

Date: May 2001
Publisher: CrossGen Comics
Cover Price: $2.95
2017 Price: $3
Stats: 29 color pages plus creative team bios and house ads
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Steve Epting, Rick Magyar, Frank D’Armata and Troy Peteri
Notable Notes: The Sigil comes to Earth!

CrossGen on Earth

Back around the turn of the century, in 2000 and 2001, I was a big fan of the newly created CrossGen Comics. The fantastic artwork and intricate, inter-leaved story lines really impressed me. I collected a lot of their titles, and really enjoyed nearly all of them. But I had not read one issue of this series, Crux, until today! I picked up the first four issues of the series on the cheap after the company folded, but just now got around to reading them. Sheesh – what a slacker I am! Oh well, it was worth the wait, because this turned out to be one cool comic book!


This story begins on Earth, in the year 10,000 B.C. – in the city of Atlantis. A beautiful, highly refined and cultured city it is about to experience a cataclysmic event known as The Transition. The Atlanteans are divided into two groups – those who will rise up to meet The Transition, and those who will stay behind. The leader of those who are staying behind, a woman known as Capricia, is just entering her stasis cradle when The Transition happens, and just before she passes out she sees the city collapse into the sea. Eventually she is awakened – underwater and in the midst of an alien attack – by a strange and powerful man who also revives some of her comrades. They are barely able to defeat the aliens before being transported to the land, where they see a decaying human city and learn that they have been “asleep” for 100,000 years!

How I Rate This Issue:

  • Story: 4 stars – The first part of the issue was a bit wordy and philosophical, but the rest was way more interesting – what with the aliens and the passing of so many years!
  • Art: 5 stars – Nearly all the CrossGen titles have amazing art, and this issue is no exception. Beautiful scenery and people with amazing colors – it was a joy to behold!
  • Fun Factor: 4 stars – The slow, wordy pages at the beginning were really the only downside to this otherwise excellent and fun issue. I am looking forward to reading more!

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