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CITY OF HEROES NOVEL #1: WEB OF ARACHNOS (Oct 2005) CDS Books/Perseus Books

cover:  George Perez
ISBN: 159315206X
Date:Oct 2005
Cover Price:  $6.99
Publisher: CDS Books/Perseus Books

Paperback Book (384 pages)

writer: Robert Weinberg
editor: James Lowder

New cover by George Pérez

The fabled Well of the Furies holds the power to transform ordinary men and women into heroes -- or villains -- mighty enough to rival the demigods of Greek myth.

In 1930, as economic catastrophe and political chaos flourish around the world, two friends uncover the well's secret. The two men will become bitter enemies as well as legends -- one a renowned champion of justice known as Statesman, the other a reclusive criminal mastermind whose diabolical schemes will shake the globe.

Their epic conflict begins in Paragon City, a once-great American metropolis brought low by the Depression and crippled by corruption. But the battle cannot be won by Statesman alone.

For justice to triumph, Paragon will have to become a city of heroes . . . .

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    News: City of Heroes Novel Available

    October 18, 2005 05:55 am
    Un roman basé sur l'univers de City of Heroes aux US et au Canada
    FixB le 18/10/2005

    Le premier roman reprenant le background de City of Heroes vient de paraître aux Etats-Unis et au Canada. Ce roman, The Web of Arachnos décrit l'histoire de Paragorn City des années 30 en relatant les aventures de son premier Super Héros : Statesman, et du conflit qui l'oppose au Super Vilain Lord Recluse.

    Personnellement, je ne connais pas l'auteur : R. Weinberg, mais il a apparemment écrit plusieurs bouquins/comics sur les super héros... De toute manière, la disponibilité en France n'est pas à définie (ni prévue ?).



    Web of Arachnos, first City of Heroes novel, now available!
    Monday, October 17, 2005

    We are thrilled to announce that the first City of Heroes novel, The Web of Arachnos, is on store shelves now and available for your reading pleasure!

    The Web of Arachnos tells the story of Paragon City’s iconic hero Statesman, and his archnemesis, Lord Recluse, the leader of Arachnos.

    It explores their humble origins and charts the depths of their animosity. Set in the 1930s, it also details the founding of the Freedom Phalanx and describes the shadowy beginnings of some of Paragon City’s first villain groups.

    The once glistening metropolis of Paragon City is broken by the Great Depression and rotted through with corruption. Two men will fight over its destiny, but the battle cannot be won by Statesman alone. For justice to triumph, Paragon will have to become a city of heroes…

    The Web of Arachnos was written by Robert Weinberg, with cover art by George Pérez. It retails for $6.99 US/9.99 CAN CAN – track down a copy at your local bookstore today, hero!

    News: City of Heroes Novels Updates

    July 23, 2005 10:59 am
     From James Lowder

    CDS Books/Perseus Books

    CDS Books/Perseus Books

    CITY OF HEROES NOVEL #3: THE RIKTI WAR (Unpublished) (2007)
    CDS Books/Perseus Books

    The info on the Web of Arachnos cover you have is incorrect. It's not the cover for a comic book from Blue King. It's the cover for the first City of Heroes novel, The Web of Arachnos, written by Robert Weinberg and published by CDS Books/Perseus Books Group. The book is due out in October 2005.

    Amazon link

    Mr. Perez will be doing the cover for the second novel--The Freedom Phalanx, to be written by Robin Laws--and the third, though the title and the author of the third have not yet been announced.

    News: Web of Arachnos Cover in Games Quarterly #5

    June 24, 2005 06:37 am
     From Vu
    GAMES QUARTERLY #5 (Spring 2005) was released two months ago, but I finally looked inside of it the other day. I was surprised to see the full and complete cover of CITY OF HEROES: WEB OF ARACHNOS #1.

    The novels are written by Robert Weinberg.

    The two-page article on City of Heroes is called "The City that Never Sleeps".

    If you are a hardcore Pérez collector and wants a copy of this magazine, they have three copies at my comic store. You can send me the cover price $3.95, plus postage (another $1.50).

    News: City of Heroes: Web of Arachnos Cover

    June 22, 2005 07:28 am
     From Ilke Hincer  

    CDS Books/Perseus Books
    Check out George's City Of Heroes 'Arachnos' cover at:

    News: From George Pérez (Feb 2005)

    February 20, 2005 12:00 am
     From George Pérez

    CDS Books/Perseus Books
    I am currently inking the incredible Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez on a project written by Phil Jimenez, who is also the cover penciler, with me inking Phil. Unfortunately, beyond that, I'm not at liberty to reveal what the project is so I've been calling it "The EZ Company Project" since all three creators share the same last two letters in our family names. DC Comics should be making an announcement relatively soon and it will be a relief to finally be able to talk about it openly.

    Contrary to solicitations I have indeed drawn the cover for FALLEN ANGELS #20. Due to a mix-up in the scheduling it initially appeared that I couldn't do the cover, so the regular team was told to go ahead and draw the cover. When Peter David found out about that he reminded the editor that the deadlines had been pushed back and even though the book had been solicited with another cover, Peter figured few would be bummed out to find that there was a Pérez cover after all.

    I have also drawn a cover for a Marvel Visionaries book spotlighting my 1970's run on FANTASTIC FOUR. Tom Smith colored that piece and, as usual, did a wonderful job.

    I am currently drawing a variant cover for Top Cow's CITY OF HEROES #1 and will be drawing the cover for a CITY OF HEROES novel called "Web of Arachnos". This should be the first of three covers for a series of CoH novels. And since I just mentioned Top Cow, I should also announce that I will be participating in a special 10th Anniversary edition of WITCHBLADE. I will be drawing three pages written by Ron Marz. And as I draw those pages I will be filmed by a video crew for TwoMorrows' DVD companion to its MODERN MASTERS book series.

    There have been other offers, including some covers for Dynamic Forces' RED SONYA and ARMY OF DARKNESS. I also will be providing a cover for DF's STORYTELLER, yet another retrospective on my career. (I am definitely being over-exposed). A cover for ForceWerks' B.A.B.E. FORCE is also on my schedule. There have been other one-shots I've been offered that I'm not yet free to discuss, or yet to accept, but after "The EZ Company Project" I will be primarily focusing my attention on completing GAMES: THE TITANS GRAPHIC NOVEL. Inker Mike Perkins has already started on some pages and Tom Smith has 30 pages ready to start so it's up to me to get busy so that Marv Wolfman can start dialoguing the first half of the book.

    As for conventions this year, here's my schedule for 2005 so far.
    February 25-27: Mega Con in Orlando, FL.
    March 18-20: Wizard World Los Angeles in Long Beach, CA
    April 22-24: Pittsburgh Comicon in Monroeville, PA (I even provided the T-Shirt art)
    July 14-17: Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA
    September 13-17: Comic Book Festival in Avilés, Spain

    Those are the confirmed shows. There is a possibility of more, but I'm trying to limit my time away from the drawing board this year.

     June 28, 2004 07:32 pm | Perez Influences
    From Vu (email)
    Subject: Perez Influences (3 links)
    Date: Tue Jun 22, 2004 9:55 pm

    CITY OF HEROES (Game) Interview
    Tuesday, March 09, 2004 12:26:08 PM


    There are a wealth of comic books around which must have been a major source of ideas for the game. Are these also where some of the ideas for the CoH story arcs will draw inspiration from? Are there any writers, stories or comic books in particular which you would cite as favourites?
    Jack Emmert (lead designer): My personal inspirations have been George Perez and Marv Wolfman's New Teen Titans, and John Byrne and Chris Clairemont's Uncanny X-Men. I think that these comics were the first to take into consideration the adult reader. Instead of being perfect, heroes were portrayed as regular, normal people with abnormal powers.