He-Man is fighting Skeletor... in your back pocket! MVCreations will begin
their rollout of CGE projects on July 9th with MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE vol.
1: THE SHARD OF DARKNESS, a 112-page trade paperback printed in CrossGen Entertainment's
innovative 8" x 5" Traveler format. The debut volume marks the first
time that CGE will publish a collected edition in the portable and affordable
format for its initial print run.
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Reprinting the four-issue miniseries originally published by Image Comics,
THE SHARD OF DARKNESS opens as strange events trouble the mighty Masters of
the Universe. Determined to unearth the cause of the calamity, the heroic He-Man
sets forth on a dangerous quest to end the crisis--but the sinister Skeletor
and his merciless minions have other ideas! Writer Val Staples, penciler Emiliano
Santalucia, and inker Marco Failla return readers to a world of science and
sorcery, as the '80s phenomenon is reborn for a new era!
"We had seen and heard a lot of positive feedback about the Traveler-sized
collections from CGE," stated MVCreations President Val Staples. "In
a day and age where trades are becoming more and more popular, the Travelers
are priced to move, and a brilliant way to give readers a lot of bang for their
"While the Travelers format may be small in size, embracing it as a go-to
format is a huge move," stated CrossGen Entertainment Director of Marketing
& Communications Bill Rosemann. "Some of the first comics that I ever
read as a child were paperback-sized reprints of superhero titles--and my friends
and I loved the fact that we could stick them in our book bags. For years readers
wondered why publishers didn't bring back this handy option. That's why it's
so cool to see CrossGen resurrect and revamp the format with superior printing
and paper. And thumbs-up to MVCreations for delivering all-ages adventure in
a package that young readers crave!"
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE vol. 1: THE SHARD OF DARKNESS will be solicited in
the CrossGen Entertainment section of the April issue of Diamond Comics Distributors