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First (2000) comic books

  • Issue #1
    First (2000) 1

    On the eve of his army's last stand, the warlord Todosi begs for a sign from the gods, but he gets more than he bargained for when the First show up on the battlefield in this untitled tale. Written by Barbara Kesel. Art & cover by Bart Sears & Andy Smith. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #2
    First (2000) 2

    by B. Kesel, Sears, & A. Smith; colored by Mike Atiyeh. When the hunt for a Sigil-Bearer turns tragic, the First decide to abandon their hunt and return to their homeworld, Elysia, while a new character with orange eyes is left behind... along with a Sigil-Bearer who vows to destroy the gods for what they have done. Once home, Seahn plots to overthrow his House, while Persha schemes to unite the two. FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #3
    First (2000) 3

    by B. Kesel, B. Sears, A. Smith, & M. Atiyeh. The story of Altwaal, the original Leader of the First. The reappearance of his "lost" weapon has sparked a number of questions. Seahn investigates the mystery of Altwaal by going to the best source for rumors about the elder First... but her knowledge may come with a price he's not ready to pay. While Persha seeks answers from the mystic Orium, her quest may be cut short when Ingra finds out her daughter wants to form an alliance with the other House. FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #4
    First (2000) 4

    by Kesel, Sears, Smith, & Atiyeh. The story of Altwaal, the first leader of the First, continues, but a new set of players has taken up the tale, and a new level is added to the mystery of what happened to the legendary warrior. And why is the question being raised again, after so many centuries, of what happened to Altwaal? FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #5
    First (2000) 5

    by Kesel, Sears, Smith, & Atiyeh. For centuries, the First have thought that their original leader, Altwaal, perished during the creation of the Eidolon rift. Now things are happening that may tie his disappearance into the Eidolon to murder. FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #6
    First (2000) 6

    by Kesel, DiVito, Smith, & Atiyeh. All about Seahn! During a remembrance ceremony for Kerspan, Seahn plots his revenge on the elders who "forced" Kerspan's death to happen. This issue touches on Seahn's history, the formation of his group of friends, and his strange power to sense opportunity, as he looks for the new opportunity here. Meanwhile, Persha tries to work her way around Ingra's spell of compulsion. Orium gave her a lot of information, but she can't share it with anyone. FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #7
    First (2000) 7

    by B. Kesel, Sears, & A. Smith; Atiyeh. Gannish, plagued by the unexplained phenomenon he witnessed ? the creation of a new being by Enson ? now makes the difficult journey to the far side of the Eidolon rift to question him about it. Meanwhile, Ingra's set her sights on Seahn, thinking that they might be useful to each other. FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #8
    First (2000) 8

    by Barbara Kesel, Bart Sears, Andy Smith, and Michael Atiyeh. Gannish and Yala's discreet relationship is the biggest open secret in the history of the First, but now Persha threatens to make it public. Meanwhile, Ingra's becoming discontent with ruling only half the First, and she begins to recruit the players who will help her overthrow Pyrem's side: Braag, who made this mistake once before; and that new rebel Seahn. FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #9
    First (2000) 9

    by B. Kesel, Sears, & A. Smith. There's a stranger running wild through Elysia, and the event sends shockwaves through the entire city! Among the few not caught up in the disturbance are Gannish, Yala, and Persha, meeting to exchange secrets, yet Yala may not let Persha leave with hers... Meanwhile, an even greater event occurs ... the alliance of Seahn and Ingra. FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #10
    First (2000) 10

    by B. Kesel, Sears, & A. Smith. Persha and her father have never met face-to-face. So she slips through the Eidolon to stage a meeting that will change both their lives. Meanwhile, Seahn "convinces" a few of his fellow First to join his crusade to overturn Pyrem's rule, no matter what it takes, and Gannish's quest leads him to a small, semi-populated world battling the Negation.FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #11
    First (2000) 11

    Written by Barbara Kesel. Art and Cover by Bart Sears and Andy Smith. Persha and Pyrem, father and daughter, meet for the first time. Ingra's kept them apart -- what will it mean when Pyrem can't deny the truth? Seahn and Enson have a little secret in an underground lair...one that could change the power structure of House Dexter. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #12
    First (2000) 12

    Written by Barbara Kesel. Art and Cover by Andrea DiVito and Rob Hunter. Gannish faces a shocking revelation that confirms his darkest suspicions about the existence of others on a par with the First. Persha learns an important truth from Pyrem, and Seahn's efforts to take over House Dexter from the inside gain him a small army. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #13
    First (2000) 13

    by Kesel, Sears, Smith, & Atiyeh. What caused the animosity between Gannish and Ingra? Now that Gannish has new knowledge about the nature of the First, can he find the strength to defy her wishes? On the other side of Elysia, Pyrem finds himself preparing to make a heavy decision: do the needs of the many outweigh the life of one? Seahn is conspiring to oust Pyrem, and Persha plans her next move... the hunt for Altwaal. FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #14
    First (2000) 14

    by Kesel, Sears, Smith, & Atiyeh. The dissent among the Secundae has come to the attention of the Dexter High Council. Their children are plotting against them, and the only way to quell the movement may be a violent clash of Leaders... Seahn vs. Pyrem, the new versus the old! FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #15
    First (2000) 15

    by Kesel, Di Vito, Hunter, & Schwager. Presenting the new art team on The First! CrossGen discovery Andrea Di Vito is joined by inker Rob Hunter and colorist Rob Schwager to make The First worth a second reading! Pyrem allows himself to be drawn into the Eidolon for a meeting, but finds he has been drawn into something much more menacing! Will House Dexter be brought down by treachery within its own borders? FC, 32pg$2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #16
    First (2000) 16

    by Kesel, Di Vito, Hunter, & Schwager. Pyrem's been stolen, so his loyal friends Trenin and Yala put aside their differences to figure out a way to get him back. Persha has been searching for Altwaal, and now she's found a way to track him down. Ingra tries to decide how she should treat her "guest," and Gannish can't resist a return trip to "that world." FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #17
    First (2000) 17

    by Kesel, Di Vito, Hunter, & Schwager. The First lose power when they cross the Eidolon to the other side, so how will Trenin and Yala rescue Pyrem from House Sinister? Now that Seahn's friends have seen his true colors, will they stay by his side? And, Persha's long hunt is rewarded with success. FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #18
    First (2000) 18

    by Barbara Kesel, Andrea Di Vito, Rob Hunter, & Rob Schwager. All of House Sinister has lived in fear of Ingra's wrath. When the battle between Pyrem's rescuers and his Sinister captors turns tragic, an opportunity is presented that proves too attractive to resist. Will the Leader of House Sinister find herself dethroned? FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #19
    First (2000) 19

    by Kesel, Di Vito, & Hunter; colored by Schwager. Seahn revels in the new opportunities that have become available to him as part of House Sinister. In fact, he and his ally Braag intend to make quite a few renovations to that House, starting with its Leader! Meanwhile, Persha loses hope when her quest meets a dead end... FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #20
    First (2000) 20

    by Kesel, Di Vito & Hunter, & Schwager. Trenin has set off on a hunt for Seahn, determined to bring down the renegade Secundae just as he did Seahn's mother, centuries before. Both stories are woven together as the hunter stalks his prey. FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #21
    First (2000) 21

    by Kesel, A. Smith, & Vancata; Colored by Jason Lambert. Long ago, Trenin used the right bait to bring Tulity out of hiding?It's all a matter of knowing what your adversary wants. Persha's doing some baiting of her own, although her target is more elusive than Seahn. FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #22
    First (2000) 22

    by Kesel, Di Vito, & Hunter; Colored by Schwager. Trenin's using Tulity's child to flush her out of hiding. Will a mother's love prove stronger than self-protection? It does for Pyrem, who heads off to rescue Ingra, unwisely going alone... FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #23
    First (2000) 23

    by Kesel, Di Vito, & Hunter; Colored by Schwager. Ingra was captured by Ervulsh and Pyrem rushes to her rescue... but who's really in danger? Seahn was forced to witness a terrible event long ago which will come back to haunt him...er...hunt him. FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #24
    First (2000) 24

    by Barbara Kesel, Andrea Di Vito, Rob Hunter, & Rob Schwager. When events begin to spiral out of control, it's up to House Sinister's first Leader to set them right. Will a House already mired in chaos be destroyed by a madman? Seahn faces his own madman...one determined to end the trouble caused by the renegade Secundae's defection to House Sinister. FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #25
    First (2000) 25

    by Kesel, Smith, & Hunter. A NEW BEGINNING! If you've ever been curious about The First but didn't know here to start, this is the issue for you! The First #25 is your gateway to all the majesty and machinations of CrossGen's leading citizens, as new series penciler Andy Smith takes the reins of the book he was destined to draw. This special issue defines the players and the powers of CrossGen's most cosmic saga. This is a key episode for new readers and faithful fans alike! FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #26
    First (2000) 26

    Written by Barbara Kesel, art by Andy Smith & Rob Hunter, colors by Sumi Pak. Driven apart by immortal intrigue and titanic treachery, the rival houses of the godlike First must reunite to avert doomsday. Heirs to world-shaking power, Persha and Seahn each seek to lead the pantheon toward a glorious destiny. But will it be Persha's Golden Age... or Seahn's Epoch of Evil? The last time Ingra set foot on the House Dexter side of Elysia, it was part of a conspiracy that brought down the Golden Age of the First. Now she returns.... Will the deposed Leader of House Sinister bring doom to House Dexter from within? FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #27
    First (2000) 27

    Written by Barbara Kesel , art by Al Rio & Drew Geraci, colors by Laura Villari. Driven apart by immortal intrigue and titanic treachery, the rival houses of the godlike First must reunite to avert doomsday. Heirs to world-shaking power, Persha and Seahn each seek to lead the pantheon toward a glorious destiny. But will it be Persha's Golden Age... or Seahn's Epoch of Pain? When the beloved Leader of House Dexter arrived home with Sinister's Leader at his side, the normally peaceful House Dexter threatened to become as volatile as the self- centered Sinister side. Now Pyrem must make peace with his decision in order to restore it to his House. 32 pages full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #28
    First (2000) 28

    Written by Barbara Kesel, art by Andy Smith & Rob Hunter, colors by Sumi Pak. Driven apart by immortal intrigue and titanic treachery, the rival houses of the godlike First must reunite to avert doomsday. Heirs to world-shaking power, Persha and Seahn each seek to lead the pantheon toward a glorious destiny. But will it be Persha's Golden Age... or Seahn's Epoch of Evil? Even under Seahn's rule, Ingra's absence from House Sinister has left a void in the power hierarchy and a new coalition rises to take advantage. Ihroe knows what she wants, how to get it, and what secrets must be revealed to get it for her. 32 pages full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #29
    First (2000) 29

    Written by Barbara Kesel, art by Andy Smith & Rob Hunter, colors by Sumi Pak. Driven apart by immortal intrigue and titanic treachery, the rival houses of the godlike First must reunite to avert doomsday. Heirs to world-shaking power, Persha and Seahn each seek to lead the pantheon toward a glorious destiny. But will it by Persha's Golden Age... or Seahn's Epoch of Evil? Seahn killed his father, but Braag has returned to taunt the new Leader of House Sinister. How many deaths will it take until Seahn can rest easy in his new home? Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #30
    First (2000) 30

    Written by Barbara Kesel, art by Andy Smith & Rob Hunter, colors by Sumi Pak. Driven apart by immortal intrigue and titanic treachery, the rival houses of the godlike First must reunite to avert doomsday. Heirs to world-shaking power, Persha and Seahn each seek to lead the pantheon toward a glorious destiny. But will it be Persha's Golden Age... or Seahn's Epoch of Evil? Persha and Ingra have different plans. One wants to unite the First, and the other won't reveal her true intentions. As the passionate natures of mother and daughter collide, the world of Elysia will tremble. FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #31
    First (2000) 31

    Written by Barbara Kesel, art by Andy Smith & Rob Hunter, colors by Sumi Pak. Driven apart by immortal intrigue and titanic treachery, the rival houses of the godlike First must reunite to avert doomsday. Heirs to world-shaking power, Persha and Seahn each seek to lead the pantheon toward a glorious destiny. But will it be Persha's Golden Age... or Seahn's Epoch of Evil? If you cross Orium, the Master of Tides, be prepared to drown in the waves of his disappointment. One woman brought down the former Leader of Sinister. This time, he's prepared... 32 pages full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #32
    First (2000) 32

    by Barbara Kesel, Ron Wagner, Armando Durruthy, & Dean White. Easy target! Seahn has taken control of House Sinister, but there's one thing over which he lack complete control...his own temper. He's placed his trust in a beautiful friend, not realizing her goals are not in synch with his own. FC, 32pg. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #33
    First (2000) 33

    Barbara Kesel (w), Andy Smith (p), Rob Hunter (i), Sumi Pak (c) Will the shocking secret of The First be exposed? Returning to immortal intrigue of Elysia, the tortured Gannish is driven to share his world-shattering discovery with the one man who can act on the knowledge: the leader of House Dexter, Pyrem! But when truth is a heavy burden, even a god can fall! 32 pgs, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #34
    First (2000) 34

    Barbara Kesel (w), Andy Smith (p), Rob Hunter (i), Morry Hollowell (c). The secret of the First: revealed! When Andra?straight from the pages of SOLUS #5? exposes the origin of the First to Pyrem, even a god can break! And the Houses aren't going to like the results! Be there as the seeds of destruction finally explode! "Political drama + power struggles + gods = THE FIRST!" ?411Mania.com 32 pgs, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #35
    First (2000) 35

    Barbara Kesel (w), Andy Smith (p), Robin Riggs (i), Morry Hollowell (c). From the pages of SOLUS, here comes the Hound! You've wondered about their true nature ? and now the enigmatic Enson and Wyture battle a side of themselves that they can no longer control! Plus: Trenin the Hunter takes aim at the upstart Seahn! FC, 32pg. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #36
    First (2000) 36

    Barbara Kesel (w), Ron Wagner (p), TBD (i), Morry Hollowell (c). The great exodus! With the barrier between their two Houses shattered, the First flee Elysia ? and wage war on each other! Be there as chaos erupts, schemes collide, and the series' biggest battle explodes! 32 pgs, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #37
    First (2000) 37

    Barbara Kesel (w), Andy Smith (p), TBD (i), Morry Hollowell (c). Senses-shattering series conclusion! At long last, Atwaal returns-and the first of the First will change Elysia and its mighty inhabitants forever! Be there as the saga of THE FIRST-after three wild years-reaches a climactic crescendo! FC, 32pg. Cover price $2.95.