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SOLUS #4 (Jul 2003) CrossGen Comics

cover:  George Perez
Rick Magyar
SOLUS #4
Date: Jul 2003
Cover Price: $2.99
Publisher: CrossGen Comics

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Released 18 Jun 2003.

Mysteries in Space! What happens when a Sigil-Bearer makes the ultimate mistake? Lindy just learned an important truth about Andra Radiant, and now she's about to pay the price when one misstep threatens a whole world.

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    Credits
    "Title" (23 pages)
    writer:  Barbara Kesel
    art:  George Perez
    Rick Magyar
    colors:  Larry Molinar
    letters:  Dave Lanphear
    editor:  N/A
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     January 23, 2004 | Entire Perez's Solus on COW
    From Vu

    SOLUS #1
    SOLUS #1 (Apr 2003)
    CrossGen Comics
    SOLUS #2
    SOLUS #2 (May 2003)
    CrossGen Comics
    SOLUS #3 SOLUS #3 (Jun 2003)
    CrossGen Comics
    SOLUS #4 SOLUS #4 (Jul 2003)
    CrossGen Comics
    SOLUS #6 SOLUS #6 (Oct 2003)
    CrossGen Comics
    SOLUS #7 SOLUS #7 (Nov 2003)
    CrossGen Comics
    For $2, you can view George Pérez's entire SOLUS issues on CrossGen's Comics on the Web. The first issue is free to view, so definitely check it out.

    Also note that CROSSGEN CHRONICLES #2, CROSSGEN CHRONICLES #3, CROSSGEN CHRONICLES #4, and CROSSGEN CHRONICLES #5 are also available on C.O.W.

    >>>
    solus

    Long ago, a plan was formed.

    Conceived and guided by one being who pretended to advise another,

    it was succeeding, gaining momentum against the growing danger it was intended to negate.

    But then it was discovered...

    AVAILABLE ISSUES
  • Solus 1
  • Solus 2
  • Solus 3
  • Solus 4
  • Solus 5
  • Solus 6
  • Solus 7

  •  October 27, 2003 | CG's Digital Comic Books
    From Vu

    MERIDIAN vol 2 (Sep 2003), Intec Interactive
    I picked up Intec Interactive's DIGITAL COMIC BOOK: MERIDIAN vol 2 (Sep 2003) at Game Stop at the local mall today, which had a selection of the CrossGen DVDs. They were all released on 9/15/2003 and retails for $9.99.

    Each episodes (8-14), which was originally published as MERIDIAN #8-14 , features voice actors and sound effects and runs for 118 minutes (with extras). Although there are word bubbles, no reading is actually required because of the voice actors. In fact, I am listening to CHAPTER 13 as I'm typing this...

    From the looks of it, all the Digital Comics have the same "Special Features" ("How Comic Books Are Made", Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, and Digital Comic Book trailers), with the exception of the character bios.

    Anyway, I have have included some random screen captures of what the actual comic book looks like. You must imagine that the camera is usually panning and that there are special background music as well as sound effects.

    CHAPTER 11, art by Steve McNivens / Tom Simmons CHAPTER 13, art by Derec Aucoin DEREN BEQ Biography

    The "How Comic Book Are Made" featurette is probably the best part of the DVD. The featurette includes interviews with Chuck Dixon (writer), Bart Sears (penciler), Rick Magyar (inker), Laura DePuy (colorist), Dave Lanphear (letterer), and narrated by Bill Rosemann.

    Here are quotes from people who have worked with George Pérez:

      RICK MAGYAR

    "I'm pretty adaptable to whatever is thrown at me. I'm not an inker who sort of says 'This is the way I do things. I'm always going to do it the same, whoever I work over'. I like the variety of working with different pencilers, because you learn something and you take away a little bit from the person you ink and it becomes part of your inking style, as it were. That's why I love about CrossGen, we do have a variety of things to do. Hopefully, at some point, I can dip into quite a range there of over the years. But I've had some good opportunity already, working on CRUX and now SOLUS. It doesn't really matter what you throw at me, pretty much I just love the form in general."

    DAVE LANPHEAR

    "We have to look very closely at what the artist have done. They establish a flow on the page. We always try to be careful to the fact that there are images in each panel that the reader needs to see in order to understand the story. I'm always looking for ways to place the word balloons in different areas to bring the readers from left to right or top to bottom."

    The inker segment of the documentary features a few pages of SOLUS #1-4, and showed Rick inking page 10 of SOLUS #4.

     July 16, 2003 | Solus #4, Lowest Book Sold by Perez?
    From Brian Pate

    Although it's rather negative, George does get a mention in this Newsarama article:

    >>>
    LOOKING AT JUNE'S NUMBERS
    posted 07-14-2003 11:25 PM by MattBrady

    (excerpt)

    "Solus #4 ranked at #122 (19,349). It’s likely that this is the lowest a book illustrated by George Perez has ever sold."

     July 13, 2003 | Solus #4 in Top 300
    From Comic Book Resources

    MARKET SHARE, TOP 300 COMICS, TOP 50 GRAPHIC NOVELS ACTUAL SALES FOR JUNE, 2003
    Posted: July 11, 2003 by Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer

    Below you'll find Market Shares based on actual sales of product shipped in June, 2003, as provided by Diamond Comics Distributors.

    (excerpt)

    June 2003 Previews Actual Sales, Market Share

    Qty. Rank Retail Rank Index In Stock Code Title Price Pub.
    122 124 11.92 APR032125 SOLUS #4 $2.95 CRO
     July 4, 2003 | SBC's Reviews for July 4th
    From Silver Bullet Comics

    LINE OF FIRE REVIEWS
    Friday, July 4

    Solus #4
    Posted: Friday, June 27
    By: Paul Dale Roberts

    Creative Force: Barbara Kesel, George Perez, Rick Magyar, Larry Molinar
    Publisher: CrossGen

    The scenery in Solus is something out of the Wizard of Oz! Colorful and gorgeous! One of the centralized characters Andra is on the world of Abyelos and when she goes to other worlds, the worlds change her appearance.

    A very unusual aspect that Andra accepts, since she is pleased with her appearance on any world she visits. There is some chaos going on in this story, as the populace of this world was turned into salt by the Sigil's power. Miko is the guilty sigil bearer and he has much to learn about his powers.

    Avengers #483
    Posted: Saturday, June 28
    By: Tim Hartnett

    Writer: Geoff Johns
    Artists: Olivier Coipel and Andy Lanning

    (excerpt)

    I really miss what Kurt Busiek and George Pérez did on the title. At least the characters could be told apart, rather than just random "heroes" who rarely use their powers. Marvel needs to wake up and realize that this is supposed to be a positive book that praises the works of its heroes, and does not draw out a half-worthy story. My last few reviews have been shorter than normal, but there's not a whole lot I can really say about some of the recent Marvel efforts.

     June 27, 2003 | Off the Presses: Solus #4
    From Scoop

    OFF THE PRESSES: Solus #4
    Friday, June 27, 2003
    CrossGen; $2.95

    With JLA/Avengers finally being announced on the schedule, you can bet anything else artist George Perez does will be getting a lot of attention. Solus, his regular assignment at CrossGen, will be one of the books getting some overdue attention because of the hype. Perez, Barbara Kesel and Rick Magyar have been creating wonderment together for a few issues now...and it seems like they're just getting started.

     June 19, 2003 | CrossCurrents (Jun 03)
    From SOLUS #4

    SOLUS #1
    SOLUS #1 (Apr 2003)
    CrossGen Comics
    SOLUS #2
    SOLUS #2 (May 2003)
    CrossGen Comics
    SOLUS #3 SOLUS #3 (Jun 2003)
    CrossGen Comics
    SOLUS #4 SOLUS #4 (Jul 2003)
    CrossGen Comics
    CROSSCURRENTS (Jun 2003)
    By Gina M Villa

    You've waited. You've wondered. And now it's payoff time. It's also True Confessions time. We've always said that all our books stand alone, that you need not read all of them to understand and enjoy one and while that promise remains unbroken, we've also added something special to the mix: one book that illuminates all others. A book called SOLUS.

    If you're a longtime George Pérez fan, you certain can read only this book to enjoy his art. And if you love Barbara Kesel's ability to weave dense mysteries, you can also read it to enjoy a star-spanning story of a woman searching for herself, but you'd be missing out. There's so much more. In all honesty, SOLUS is the linchpin title to our entire universe. If you're a loyal reader, a fan that's followed our saga since it began, then you need to read this book. You'll want to read it. You owe it to yourself to read it. So, yes, all of our books stand on their own two feet… but SOLUS it the rock that anchors the ground they all stand on.

    As you can imagine, we've been asked: "Why did you put George Pérez - an artist who will attract readers who have never picked up a CrossGen title - on a book so enmeshed in your overarching uber-story?"

    Simply put, you guys are the best, most faithful, fans in the world - bar none - and you deserve the best we can give you. Sure, we like to think we do that every issue, every month, but as we planned for this big "Year in Reveals" in the CrossGen Universe, we wanted to do something extra special for those of you who have followed and supported us from the beginning. We decided that the best way to do that was to have one of the best artists in the world draw the book that will be a the primary vehicle used to bring together the many threads we've been weaving up to this point. We're grateful to you, we owe you that, and you deserve it. Thus, you have SOLUS, penciled by the legendary George Pérez (and beautifully enhanced by Rick Magyar and Larry Molinar).

    Take my word for it: something big is on the way. The mysteries you've been pondering are about to be divulged. The secrets are about to be revealed. And SOLUS is where it's gonna happen!


    (Vu: Background image is from the cover of MODERN MASTERS #2: GEORGE PEREZ.)

     June 16, 2003 | Perez... In Space!
    From Bill Rosemann

    CG SNEAK PEEK: SOLUS #4!
    George Pérez...In Spaaaaace!

    So far we've seen him draw virtual reality chaos, hellish hounds and barbarian battles... now George Pérez continues his tour through the CrossGen Universe with a standalone sci-fi thriller in the pages of SOLUS #4! Comics Buyer's Guide gave this series an "A", and now -- on June 18th -- you can join Pérez, writer Barbara Kesel, inker Rick Magyar and colorist Larry Molinar as the enigmatic Andra Radiant continues to steal sigils and drop jaws!

    (Vu: Preview pages previously available from From June 1, 2003 | PCS Preview of Solus #4)

     June 9, 2003 | Shipping List For June 11 & 18
    From Diamond Comics

  • SCION #2: BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD (Traveler Edition)
  • SOLUS #4 SOLUS #4 (Jul 2003)
    CrossGen Comics
    Shipping Next Week: June 11

    The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores next week. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.

    APR032093 SCION TRAVELER VOL 2 BLOOD FOR BLOOD $9.95

    Shipping Next Week: June 18

    The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores next week. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.

    APR032125 SOLUS #4 $2.95

     June 1, 2003 | PCS Preview of Solus #4
    From Pop Culture Shock, thanks to Jason Grey

    PCS PREVIEW: Solus #4

    What happens when a Sigil-Bearer makes the ultimate mistake? Lindy just learned an important truth about Andra Radiant, and now she’s about to pay the price when one misstep threatens a whole world.

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  •  May 17, 2003 | Kesel Answers Questions
    From CGE Forums

    Topic: The writer speaks! (spoilers)
    posted 05-17-2003 08:36 AM by Beeber

  • LINDY KARSTEN, aka RADIANT, first appearance in SOLUS #1 (Apr 03)
  • HOUND, first appearance in SOLUS #1 (Apr 03)
  • INFOE, first appearance in SOLUS #1 (Apr 03)
  • INFOE (Attack Mode), first appearance in SOLUS #1 (Apr 03)
  • Will we see Infoe again?
    Maybe...I've got one future storyline that might go an "a" or "b" route. We'll see.

    Will more Sigil-Bearers lose sigils and power to Andra?
    Oh yeah, you betcha.

    Will we go to the Ruse or Mystic worlds anytime soon?
    We'll visit one of the two before issue 12.

    Will we see the world of the "blue furry guy?"
    You do realize that it's blue furry GUYS, right? No plans to go there just yet.

    Where does energy of dead Danik avatars go?
    Back to the store of universal energies Danik refers to as "the Whole." While Danik is a specific manipulator of energy, the actual energy used by all characters is the same. It's the application of that energy (the manifestation, aka their "powers") and the level of energy each character can store and manipulate that's different.

    More Lindy?
    Of course.

    Is the Hound Danik's Lawbringer?
    Not exactly. Charon created the Lawbringers out of his own emotions bound to power and given autonomy (well, autonomy with a leash...) while the Hound was created as the agent of one task: find "it." It was created by Danik, not OF Danik...

    Why were the five Sigil-Bearers in issue one chosen?
    Those five are just a representative sample of the very many more Sigil-Bearers who each received a piece of Andra's memories.

    And I think that catches me up with this batch of questions! See ya...

     April 2, 2003 | CG for June Online
    From Vu

    Larger scans of VECTOR #15 and SOLUS #4 available on the CrossGen/Code 6 website.

    SOLUS #4 SOLUS #4 (Jul 2003)
    CrossGen Comics
    VECTOR #15 (Errata) (June 2003)
    CrossGen Comics
     March 27, 2003 | Solus #4 & Vector #15 Cover
    From PREVIEW vol 13, #4 (Apr 03)

    SOLUS #4 SOLUS #4 (Jul 2003)
    CrossGen Comics
    VECTOR #15 (Errata) (June 2003)
    CrossGen Comics
    SOLUS #4
    by Barbara Kesel, George Pérez, Rick Magyar, & Larry Molinar

    Andra Radiant is putting the pieces of her life back together. The problem is, they're all scattered on different worlds! Watch as Andra goes from pulp hero to barbarian warrior, changing identities as she tours the worlds of the CrossGen Universe in search of herself. The answers she finds will change her life - and the universe - forever!

    Mysteries in Space! What happens when a Sigil-Bearer makes the ultimate mistake? Lindy just learned an important truth about Andra Radiant, and now she's about to pay the price when one misstep threatens a whole world.
    FC, 32pg $2.95
    on sale June 18

    VECTOR #15
    The best deal in comics just got better, with a spine-popping 208 page special edition to kick off the summer! First you've got Chapter One of CHIMERA, printed simultaneously in Forge #15. Then there are the regular monthly installments of THE FIRST (Chapter 30), MYSTIC (Chapter 35), RUSE (Chapter 19), SCION (Chapter 35), SIGIL (Chapter 35), WAY OF THE RAT (Chapter 12), and SOLUS (Chapter 2).
    SC, 5x8, 192pg, FC $7.95
    On sale June 25

     March 18, 2003 | CG Solicitation for Jun 03
    From CG Universe

    SOLUS #4
    by Barbara Kesel, George Pérez, Rick Magyar, & Larry Molinar

    Mysteries in Space! What happens when a Sigil-Bearer makes the ultimate mistake? Lindy just learned an important truth about Andra Radiant, and now she's about to pay the price when one misstep threatens a whole world.
    FC, 32pg $2.95

    VECTOR #15
    The best deal in comics just got better, with a spine-popping 208 page special edition to kick off the summer! First you've got Chapter One of CHIMERA, printed simultaneously in Forge #15. Then there are the regular monthly installments of THE FIRST (Chapter 30), MYSTIC (Chapter 35), RUSE (Chapter 19), SCION (Chapter 35), SIGIL (Chapter 35), WAY OF THE RAT (Chapter 12), and SOLUS (Chapter 1). (Should be SOLUS Chapter 2)
    SC, 5x8, 192pg, FC $7.95

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