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Matt McGloin

Marvel Crossgen: Ruse and Sigil This March


The info fans have been waiting for since the SDCC has finally been made known - two new Crossgen series will be coming out from Marvel this March, Ruse and Sigil, according to Mike Carey and Leonard Kirk will be on Sigil which is described as, "stars Samantha Rey, a 16-year-old girl from South Carolina who gets swept up in a war beyond her understanding and may possess the power to turn the tide in the form of a mysterious symbol on her chest even she doesn't understand." On Ruse, as suspected, Mark Waid will be writing and artist Mirco Pierfederic is on the art. Ruse, "plants you in the heart of mystery as the world's greatest detective, Simon Archard, meets the alluring and enigmatic Emma Bishop, a woman who may well be his match and launches him into the greatest caper of his career." For more head on over to including comments from writers Mark Waid and Mike Carey. Here's the official Press Release: Marvel Announces New Imprint!   Marvel is proud to announce the all-new Crossgen imprint, launching in March 2011 with two series—Ruseand Sigil. Featuring some of today’s most acclaimed talents and crossing all genres, Crossgen brings Marvel’s incomparable storytelling sensibilities to new characters, new concepts and new audiences. 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. 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! “Crossgen is one of the biggest comic book imprint launches this century,” said David Gabriel, SVP of Sales & Circulation. “You’ve seen Marvel redefine super heroes and now we’re taking on every popular genre you can imagine, with some of the most unique and compelling new series you’ll find in 2011, each priced at only $2.99 per issue. You’ve never read Marvel comics like these!”   SIGIL #1 (of 4) Written by MIKE CAREY Penciled by LEONARD KIRK Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURJEVIC Variant Cover by ED McGUINNESS Rated T+ …$2.99 ON SALE IN MARCH   RUSE #1 (of 4) Written by MARK WAID Art by MIRCO PIERFEDERICI Cover by BUTCH GUICE & MIKE PERKINS Variant Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER Rated T+ …$2.99 ON SALE IN MARCH