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  • Issue #1
    Meridian (2000) 1

    By Kesel, Middleton, and Vines. There used to be only one tragedy in Sephie's life: losing her mother. But that was before her Uncle Ilahn came to visit. Now he has set in motion events that will change everything about Sephie's peaceful life on the floating sky-city of Meridian. Ilahn, Minister of Cadador, rules the strongest city-state and has his eyes on the entire world. The only one who can stop him is his niece. They may share a bloodline, and they may both bear the Sigil, but Sephie must prove they aren't the same! Written by Barbara Kesel (Hawk & Dove) with artwork by stellar newcomer Joshua Middleton, inks by Dexter Vines (Wolverine), and colors by Mike "Killer" Atiyeh. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1DFSIGNED
    Meridian (2000) 1DFSIGNED
    Meridian (2000) #1DFSIGNED
    Published Jul 2000 by CrossGen Comics.

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    Signed by Barbara Kesel, Joshua Middleton, Dexter Vines, and Mike Atiyeh, with Certificate of Authenticity. Special limited series of 500 copies.

  • Issue #1REVIEW
    Meridian (2000) 1REVIEW
    Published Jul 2000 by CrossGen Comics.

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  • Issue #2
    Meridian (2000) 2
  • Issue #3
    Meridian (2000) 3

    By Kesel, Middleton, and Vines. Sephie's been tossed into a strange new city-state and a frightening new level of responsibility, but she's coming to realize that the man mentoring her may not be the loving uncle she's always assumed he was. Tempers flare, and Sephie and Ilahn find themselves in a clash of powers. Meanwhile, on Meridian, the survivors of the Minister's staff are forced into hiding as the Cadadorian troops take control. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #4
    Meridian (2000) 4

    By Kesel, Middleton, and Vines. Sephie runs away from Cadador, but her escape puts her in greater danger than the evil influence of her Uncle Ilahn. Ilahn knows Sephie will go home to Meridian, so he takes steps to ensure she'll never get there. On Meridian, The High Council realizes that the best way to save their floating island home... is to abandon it. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #5
    Meridian (2000) 5

    By Kesel, Middleton, and Vines. The attempted recapturing of Sephie by the Cadadorian soldiers has left her plummeting toward a certain death! Even if Sephie survives the fall, her Uncle Ilahn has sent messengers to every floating island warning them of the price they'll pay if they offer Sephie aid. Her only hope lies in the strange marking on her head... but will the power of the Sigil save her? FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #6
    Meridian (2000) 6
  • Issue #7
    Meridian (2000) 7

    By Kesel, Middleton, and Vines. Colored by Morry Hollowell. Ilahn's met his match in an ambitious newcomer to Cadador, but is he charming her, or the other way around? Meanwhile, down in Akasia, Sephie discovers the cruel secret of the dye factory and finds herself its prisoner! Akasia's Minister knows what Sephie can do and wants to keep those powers in her city. And Jad, in Cadador, hears the awful news of Sephie's death... FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #8
    Meridian (2000) 8

    By B. Kesel, M. Wieringo, R. Stull, & P. Mounts. Special guest penciler Mike Wieringo, along with Rob Stull and Paul Mounts, step in to add the next chapter of Sephie's story as she battles the foul and smelly menace of the dye vats of Akasia! Finding herself a "special guest" of the surface city, Sephie must help with the work while figuring out a way to help the workers and then plan her own escape. Meanwhile, Uncle Ilahn is on his way to retrieve her... FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #9
    Meridian (2000) 9

    By Kesel, Middleton, Vines, and Hollowell. Sephie is alone against a deadly menace on Akasia. How can the power of her sigil help her against a frenzy of teeth and claws? If she survives this monster, a bigger one awaits... Ilahn has come to Akasia to retrieve Sephie, and he's not happy to find they've lost her... FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #10
    Meridian (2000) 10

    By Kesel, Middleton, Vines, and Hollowell. The people of Meridian build ships made from the buoyant wood of the surface forests, but Sephie's never seen the forest for those trees. The cowboy loggers who wrestle the wild wood have never seen anything like Sephie, either. She's out to build an army to take on Ilahn, and she may have just won over her first recruits. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #11
    Meridian (2000) 11

    By Kesel, McNiven, and Hollowell. Sephie's path back to Meridian takes a turn in a different direction, guided by a friendly logger with bright orange eyes. In a meeting arranged by the Muse of Giatan, Ilahn meets a being from another world, a world of gods and palaces - everything he's ever wanted to be and control. He's offered all the power he's ever wanted... all he has to do is make himself the servant of a god. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #12
    Meridian (2000) 12

    By Kesel, McNiven, and Hollowell. In the mysterious caverns beneath the surface of Meridian, Sephie finds a link to her past and a hint of her future. Meanwhile, Reesha tests her limits and Ilahn's patience, while the refugees from Meridian set foot on their new home and Jad helps mark the occasion with a wedding. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #13
    Meridian (2000) 13

    By Barbara Kesel, Derec Aucoin, Derec Aucoin, and Morry Hollowell. Sephie comes face to face with a legacy from her family, learns more about the secret being nurtured in the caverns, and meets a young man who might make her forget about Jad. Up on Cadador, it's just good business to know your competition, so Ilahn gets his wish and is whisked away to the heavenly place his new "friend" comes from... a land called Elysia. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #14
    Meridian (2000) 14

    By Kesel, McNiven, and Simmons. Ilahn runs amok through "Heaven," to the consternation of Rho Rhustane, who must save Elysia from the Sigil-Bearer. Hesperia, the new home of the refugees from Meridian, faces its first crisis and finds at the heart of the trouble... the Muse of Giatan? And Sephie gives the cavern-dwellers a gift from their past, and receives from them a gift from hers... and a symbol that will define her future. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #15
    Meridian (2000) 15

    By Kesel, McNiven, and Simmons. Jad receives a strange summons that forces him to leave Hesperia behind. Sephie's crusade picks up steam and a new crew of volunteers, including the fiery Sabette, all willing to risk the wrath of Ilahn to pursue the dream of a Demetria open to free trade. Ilahn, meanwhile, has returned from "Heaven" with plans for Demetria that start with the destruction of Meridian. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #16
    Meridian (2000) 16

    Written by Barbara Kesel. Art and Cover by Steve McNiven and Tom Simmons. The line has been drawn -- Cadador is blockaded and its trade ships are being conscripted into the growing resistance army. It's war as Sephie's pirates take on Cadadorian ships in an all-out air battle, but the biggest danger is the plans created by the new alliance of Ilahn, Rho and Reesha. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #17
    Meridian (2000) 17

    By Kesel, McNiven, Simmons, and Hollowell. Sephie and her crewmates continue the active blocking of Cadadorian ships. They spread the word... Ilahn can no longer guarantee protection. Cadador's rule will end. So Ilahn's decided he must demonstrate to Sephie the price of her rebellion, even though she's not the one who will have to pay. And Sephie is reunited with the one person she misses most... FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #18
    Meridian (2000) 18

    By Kesel, Aucoin, and Lambert. Sephie's enjoying the greatest triumph of her new career as a pirate. The Cadadorian ships are falling under their attacks and word is spreading of Sephie's accomplishments. Her crew is growing and success seems near. Then word comes of an island in trouble... this might be a problem her powers can't fix. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #19
    Meridian (2000) 19

    By Kesel, McNiven, Simmons, and Hollowell. Sephie and her crew race to the site of an impending disaster, hoping that they can help to keep Torbel from falling into the waves below... but time is not on their side. Meanwhile, Ilahn prepares his crews to clean up the mess. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #20
    Meridian (2000) 20

    By Kesel, McNiven, Simmons, and Hollowell. Sephie and her growing pirate fleet face off against the mighty armada of Cadador. This may be the definitive battle of the growing rebellion, a fight made even more interesting by a surprise Ilahn's had prepared...and another surprise he had nothing to do with. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #21
    Meridian (2000) 21

    By Kesel, McNiven, Simmons, and Hollowell. Until now, the only thing that could explode on Demetria has been the ore that makes the islands float. Sephie's world is about to change forever, and the cost will be more than she ever expected. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #22
    Meridian (2000) 22

    By Kesel and Smith. Sephie takes on a god as Rho Rhustane finds out the hard way just how determined a 16-year-old can be in defending her world. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #23
    Meridian (2000) 23

    By Barbara Kesel, Steve McNiven, Tom Simmons, and Morry Hollowell. Sephie was spirited away from Meridian in issue #1 and has been on her way home ever since. Now she's finally going to get back to Meridian only to prepare her battered island to be the site of Ilahn's defeat. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #24
    Meridian (2000) 24

    By Kesel, McNiven, and Simmons. Colored by Hollowell. Trapped in a sudden assault in the tunnels inside Meridian, Jad leaps in to protect his father, but the price may be high because the person threatening Jon is Reesha, who possesses fire from the gods! Meanwhile, Sephie faces a powerful nemesis of her own... FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #25
    Meridian (2000) 25

    By Kesel, McNiven, Simmons, and Hollowell. Sephie's bittersweet return to Meridian continues as she finds herself forced to battle Ilahn to save the island from his destructive touch. It's the two Sigil-Bearers in one all-out battle! The outcome of this devastating event will affect them both as profoundly as the granting of their sigils. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #26
    Meridian (2000) 26

    By Kesel, McNiven, and Simmons. Colored by Hollowell After last month's devastating battle, there's lots of clean-up work to do on Meridian. But it's no longer the home that Sephie left... and it may not be her home for much longer. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #27
    Meridian (2000) 27

    By Kesel, Brigman, Geraci, and Staples. Sephie exercises rusty skills in the halls of Cadador as she wields political might against the most powerful force known to that city's people... their city council! Meanwhile, a stranger appears in the city, someone who will threaten Cadador's newly- declared Minister! FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #28
    Meridian (2000) 28

    By Barbara Kesel, June Brigman, Tom Simmons, and Morry Hollowell. He was her best friend and possibly more, but now Sephie must mourn the loss of Jad Takarty while trying to take the reins of Demetria's most powerful city-state. Luckily, there's someone else for her to turn to... FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #29
    Meridian (2000) 29

    By Barbara Kesel, Steve McNiven, Tom Simmons, and Morry Hollowell. Convinced she's done nothing right, Sephie finds reassuring words in a message from her father, captain of the first expedition of the sunship. The story seems to come to life beneath her fingers... FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #30
    Meridian (2000) 30

    By Kesel, McNiven, Simmons, and Hollowell. Sephie's been on the wrong side of the law. As a pirate, she used force to change the waves of trade. So what happens when she finds herself on the other side of the diplomatic equation when refugees from Torbel come to Cadador - armed and ready to take the island for their own. Since Ilahn of Cadador let Torbel fall, they feel it's only fair that they be given the island of Cadador in payment for their tragedy. Does Sephie side with the pirates, or the island she now governs? FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #31
    Meridian (2000) 31

    Written by Barbara Kesel, art by June Brigman and Tom Simmons, colors by Morry Hollowell. A princess's fairy-tale childhood is shattered by the death of her father... and a gift of terrifying power. Branded by marks of supernatural origin, Sephie and her wicked uncle Ilahn will either bring renewal or destruction to the poisoned world of Demetria. Young Sephie must now grow into the role of global savior, but will defeating her uncle cost her her innocence? Reesha makes her triumphant return to Cadador! Since she considers the island more hers than Sephie's, she'll do what it takes to knock the Sigil-Bearer from power. Ambition, charisma and a little lightning - a gift of power from one of the First ? have brought Reesha to this point. Now a secret ally will help ensure she gets what she wants! FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #32
    Meridian (2000) 32

    Written by Barbara Kesel, art by Steve McNiven & Tom Simmons, colors by Morry Hollowell A princess's fairy-tale childhood is shattered by the death of her father...and a gift of terrifying power. Branded by marks of supernatural origin, Sephie and her wicked uncle Ilahn will either bring renewal or destruction to the poisoned world of Demetria. Young Sephie must now grow into the role of global savior, but will defeating her uncle cost her her innocence? Sephie solved one political problem by giving away an island. Now she's out to tie up one last loose end...by returning to the captive children of Akasia. But revenge and disappointment glow hot...endangering the ones she came to save. 32 pages full color, on sale January 29$2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #33
    Meridian (2000) 33

    Written by Barbara Kesel. Art and Cover by Steve McNiven and Tom Simmons. Jad's been abandoned on the surface with no way to get back up into the sky. Now he's got one shot, but the castaway's in for the fight of his life! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #34
    Meridian (2000) 34

    Written by Barbara Kesel, art by Steve McNiven and Tom Simmons, colors by Morry Hollowell. A Key Issue! Sephie of Meridian is a teenaged girl from a fantasy world beset by real- world problems. Receiving the Sigil propelled her into a dizzying whirl of grown-up decisions and responsibilities. Join Sephie of Meridian as she sets her crew on a course that will lead to the most difficult choice of her young life. On sale March 26. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #35
    Meridian (2000) 35

    Written by Barbara Kesel, art by Steve McNiven and Tom Simmons, colors by Morry Hollowell. A princess's fairy-tale childhood is shattered by the death of her father... and a gift of terrifying power. Branded by marks of supernatural origin, Sephie and her wicked uncle Ilahn will either bring renewal or destruction to the poisoned world of Demetria. Young Sephie must now grow into the role of global savior, but will defeating her uncle cost her her innocence? Ilahn of Cadador, the greatest businessman his world has ever known, has put aside the ruling of his island in order to prepare his revenge against his errant niece. How much is he willing to destroy just to cause Sephie pain? FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #36
    Meridian (2000) 36

    Written by Barbara Kesel, art by Steve McNiven and Tom Simmons, colors by Morry Hollowell. A princess's fairy-tale childhood is shattered by the death of her father... and a gift of terrifying power. Branded by marks of supernatural origin, Sephie and her wicked uncle Ilahn will either bring renewal or destruction to the poisoned world of Demetria. Young Sephie must now grow into the role of global savior, but will defeating her uncle cost her her innocence? Join Sephie and the crew of the sunship as they journey to a new island-one that harbors a troublesome secret-and gain a new crew member, one who forces Crenner to take a dangerous chance. Meanwhile, Jad reaches Meridian, one step behind Sephie, too late to catch her. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #37
    Meridian (2000) 37

    By Barbara Kesel, Luke Ross, Tom Simmons, and Morry Hollowell. Deren's back! Nescoan used to be a quiet city with a serene populace. Now Deren Beq's in town, and the dark underbelly of the elegant island is about to explode...Meanwhile, Sephie's negotiations are nearly as explosive. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #38
    Meridian (2000) 38

    Barbara Kesel (w), Luke Ross (p), Tom Simmons (i), Morry Hollowell (c). A young princess struggles to become a global savior?but who will tell her tale? The unity voyage of the sunship continues?and the task of chronicling the troubled teen's amazing deeds falls to the unlikeliest person of all! 32 pgs, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #39
    Meridian (2000) 39

    Barbara Kesel (w), Vincenzo Cucca (p), Don Hillsman II (i), Sumi Pak (c). Future star Vincenzo Cucca makes his CrossGen debut! Jad searches for Sephie, but finds something deadly instead! Meanwhile, Sephie's in danger, too... but she may not want to be rescued! "Remarkable stuff... Just because the lead character is a young woman doesn't mean that only young women can read and enjoy MERIDIAN!" - HeroRealm.com 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #40
    Meridian (2000) 40

    Barbara Kesel (w), Vincenzo Cucca (p), Don Hillsman II (i), Sumi Pak (c). Desert storm! En route to Sheristan, Sephie flies directly into a sandstorm... of a decidedly unnatural origin! FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #41
    Meridian (2000) 41

    Barbara Kesel (w), Vincenzo Cucca (p), Don Hillsman II (i), Sumi Pak (c). What are the secrets of Sheristan? Alone in the darkness, can Sephie solve the hidden city's ancient mystery? 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #42
    Meridian (2000) 42

    Barbara Kesel (w), Greg Tocchini (p). Featuring guest-pencils by rising superstar Greg Tocchini! Deep within Sheristan, Sephie learns an important secret about the Sigils! Meanwhile, Ilahn makes powerful new friends from different worlds! FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #43
    Meridian (2000) 43

    Barbara Kesel (w), Vincenzo Cucca (p), Don Hillsman (i), Sumi Pak (c). Sephie falls! Ilahn's allies may have taken the battle too far?he wanted the pleasure of killing Sephie! FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #44
    Meridian (2000) 44

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    Written By Barbara Kesel, penciled by Vincenzo Cucca. Series Finale! In an ultimate test of her abilities, Sephie faces off against the strike squad handpicked by Ilahn - and the ending will deliver drastic changes both for our young hero and her scheming uncle! FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.95.