CrossGen Entertainment of Oldsmar launched 26 comic book series during a dynamic five-year run that ended in bankruptcy court. The Walt Disney Co. snagged the rights to all 26 titles at auction last year for $1-million.
Will Disney fare better with CrossGen's intellectual property? We're about to find out.
The entertainment powerhouse recently announced plans to turn one of CrossGen's titles, Abadazad, into a series of chapter books for children ages 9 to 12. Tentatively priced at $9.99 apiece, the books - written as if they were the diary of the main character, Kate - will meld traditional comic book panels, text and other artwork.
From the St. Petersburg Times. Full article here.
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Meridian would make a great movie, and Ruse would make a great television series, but I guess Abadazad would make a bigger killing. At least Alessi got something out of it all, even if his name isn't in the article.