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Crux (2001) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Crux (2001) 1
    Published May 2001 by CrossGen Comics.
    • Signed by writer Mark Waid and artist Steve Epting with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    By Mark Waid, Steve Epting, and Rick Magyar. How does Earth relate to the CrossGen Universe? Who is buried there, waiting to be revived? Superstars Mark Waid, Steve Epting, and Rick Magyar bring the newest CrossGen epic to life! On a planet long dead, the sleepers of an ancient race lie beneath the ocean's surface, patiently awaiting their resurrection. For millennia, they have dreamed only of recapturing the peaceful, happy lives they abandoned long ago. Unfortunately, the world into which they awaken isn't a dream, but a nightmare - a horror of chaos and destruction which will transform them either into heroes... or into corpses. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #2
    Crux (2001) 2

    By Mark Waid, Steve Epting, and Rick Magyar. The human race has disappeared, leaving behind an Earth weirdly littered with jigsaw pieces of times past. How can 21st Century Times Square, 13th Century Beijing, the land of the Norse Vikings, and Ancient Greece exist side-by-side? Are Capricia and her teammates caught in a time vortex, a dimensional fracture... or is there an even more startling explanation? FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #3
    Crux (2001) 3

    By Mark Waid, Steve Epting, Rick Magyar, and Frank D'Armata. Caught between the malefic attacks of the Negation, the mounting tension between her teammates, and the cryptic disdain of their benefactor, Capricia nevertheless manages to pull her team together - unaware that Verityn has learned a secret that could tear it apart! FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #4
    Crux (2001) 4

    By Mark Waid, Steve Epting, and Rick Magyar. Gammid and Galvan can pool their power to raise the continent of Atlantis - but not without leaving themselves totally defenseless against the Negation! That leaves Capricia, Tug and Zephyre to handle an alien invasion of unprecedented proportion - and those are NOT good odds! FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #5
    Crux (2001) 5

    By Mark Waid, Steve Epting, and Rick Magyar. In order to reconnect with friends and loved ones, each of the lost Atlanteans must undergo a Ritual of Memory - a remembrance of times past that will stir within each of them either a cherished moment of joy... or a grim tragedy that can never be forgotten. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #6
    Crux (2001) 6

    Written by Mark Waid. Art and Cover by Paul Pelletier and Mark Farmer. Capricia has finally had enough of the taciturn mystery man who's been pulling the team's strings. It's not anger that drives her to the breaking point, though -- it's guilt. What has she done to jeopardize her fellow Atlanteans...and what price will she pay? 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #7
    Crux (2001) 7

    By Waid, Epting, Magyar, and D'Armata. The responsibility for last issue's disaster falls squarely on the shoulders of Capricia - and the rest of the team knows it only too well. What ancient Atlantean alchemy will Capricia unveil in order to regain all that she has lost? FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #8
    Crux (2001) 8

    By Waid, Epting, Magyar, and D'Armata. Brothers Galvan and Gammid take center stage as the search for the lost human race becomes more focused - and more imperative. Does Danik know more than he's admitting about humanity's whereabouts? FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #9
    Crux (2001) 9
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    By Waid, Epting, Magyar, and D'Armata. With Geromi's help, the team has at last found others on Earth who claim some knowledge of what happened to the human race - information that will not be given freely. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #10
    Crux (2001) 10

    By Waid, Epting, Magyar, and D'Armata. No more "bugs." Now that they've learned to take Capricia's team seriously, the Negation has sent their best assassin after them. His mission: bring the Atlanteans back dead... not alive! FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #11
    Crux (2001) 11
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    By Mark Waid and Jeff Johnson. The disaster in Australia has catapulted Verityn and Danik back through the millennia to very familiar territory, giving them a chance to put right what once went wrong. Can they change the sequence of events that originally sank Atlantis... and, more importantly, should they? FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #12
    Crux (2001) 12

    By Waid, Epting, Magyar, and D'Armata. At the end of last issue, Capricia suddenly became privy to one of the most important secrets in the CrossGen Universe - and learned just how much she's been manipulated and deceived by one of her best friends since her awakening. Too bad she may not live long enough to get an apology. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #13
    Crux (2001) 13

    By Chuck Dixon, Steve Epting, Rick Magyar, and Frank D'Armata. The first issue by new Crux scribe Chuck Dixon! The Atlantean heroes are still stalked by the Negation bounty hunter and one will suffer at his hands. Galvan receives a strange communication from his twin with surprising news. In a dream Verityn visits the prehistoric past of Atlantis and his vision sets our heroes on a new trail. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #14
    Crux (2001) 14

    By Chuck Dixon, Steve Epting, Rick Magyar, and Frank D'Armata. Jeopardy at every turn as the largest Negation attack of all leaves one of the Atlanteans near death. Danik returns with a startling revelation. Geromi is solo against a Negation hit team. Tug and Verityn revive a legendary Atlantean warrior but to do that they must also free his greatest enemy. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #15
    Crux (2001) 15

    By Chuck Dixon, Steve Epting, Rick Magyar, and Frank D'Armata. The Atlanteans are separated and in grave danger. The Negation have wounded Zephyr and captured Galvan. Capricia is pulled away by Danik while Tug and Verityn face the mystery of a long-dead Atlantean warrior and a monster from a lost race of interstellar travelers. Also, Geromi faces the Negation alone! FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #16
    Crux (2001) 16

    By Chuck Dixon, Steve Epting, Rick Magyar, and Frank D'Armata. The story of Thraxis. He's big, he's hairy, he's got lots of teeth. He also has a tale to tell that reaches from the farthest star to the towers of ancient Atlantis. It's a story that will impact the future of our heroes and those who still sleep in the city of Atlantis. But to hear it Capricia must do battle with the beast man and win. Also, Galvan's dreams take a deadly turn. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #17
    Crux (2001) 17

    By Dixon, A. Smith, and Vancata. Colored by Lewis. Aristophanes has followed the latest Negation invasion back through their own portal. Now he's trapped in their universe with no way back. Or is it the other way around? The warrior-priest from ancient Atlantis is surrounded on all sides by murderous beings set to kill him. That means he's got them right where he wants them! But what will the fate of Galvan be? And you'll never guess who shows up for a guest appearance! FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #18
    Crux (2001) 18

    By Dixon, A. Smith, Epting, and D'Armata. With the help of the Atlanteans, Thraxis frees the buried alien spacecraft and pilots it to Atlantis. Tug and the others work to free the hundreds of their comrades still in millennia-long slumber. Meanwhile, Geromi has some very unusual friends he wants Zephyre and Verityn to meet. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #19
    Crux (2001) 19

    By Chuck Dixon, Steve Epting, Rick Magyar, and Frank D'Armata. Zephyre and Verityn go to the Old West portion of Terra Cognito to visit Geromi. But it turns out to be more than a trip to a theme park as Gannish and Yala arrive to make things more interesting for everyone. It's a deadly game of Cowboys vs. Aztecs for the unsuspecting Atlanteans. FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #20
    Crux (2001) 20

    By Chuck Dixon, Steve Epting, Rick Magyar, and Frank D'Armata. Verityn, and Geromi are in deep trouble as Ganish and Yala continue their deadly game. They must call on the other Atlanteans for help. But what nasty surprise is Aristophanes preparing for them on their return? FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #21
    Crux (2001) 21

    Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Ivan Reis and Roland Paris, colors by Caesar Rodriguez. The human race has vanished without a trace! Five mighty Atlanteans awaken from the sleep of ages to solve the disappearance of an entire species. But to answer this riddle, their leader Capricia must confront an invading universe of evil, and discover the shocking fate that destiny has in store for her. A hundred thousand years later and it's an Aristophanes and Thraxis rematch! While Capricia and the others are away, the legendary warrior priest of ancient Atlantis is up to no good. And only the 10-foot-tall not-so-cuddly furball from another planet can stop him! What is Aristophanes plotting and how will it change the future forever? Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #22
    Crux (2001) 22

    Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Steve Epting and Rick Magyar, colors by Frank D'Armata. Capricia and the others return to Atlantis but aren't safe even there! They are being stalked by old rivals in this landmark issue. For new readers this is the perfect place to start as the saga of CRUX begins a bold new chapter. For regular readers the issue ends in surprise that will shock you. 32 pages full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #23
    Crux (2001) 23

    Written by Chuck Dixon. Art and Cover by Steve Epting and Roland Paris. Aristophanes has awakened a quartet of Atlanteans who share his worldview. And that means trouble for Tug, Verityn and the others, especially now that Capricia has been taken away by Danik. Plus: Thraxis uncovers a massive Negation incursion that threatens to destroy Atlantis from the sea! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #24
    Crux (2001) 24

    Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Steve Epting and Roland Paris, colors by Frank D'Armata. The human race has vanished without a trace! Five mighty Atlanteans awaken from the sleep of ages to solve the disappearance of an entire species. But to answer this riddle, their leader Capricia must confront an invading universe of evil and discover the shocking fate that destiny has in store for her. Terra Cognito wants Earth back and only the Atlanteans stand in the way. Also, the greatest Negation invasion force ever assembled marches for Atlantis. But Aristophanes and his villainous new allies have banished Tug, Zephyre and the others from their home. Does Danik hold the key to saving them from destruction? Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #25
    Crux (2001) 25

    Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Steve Epting and Roland Paris, colors by Frank D'Armata. The human race has vanished without a trace! Six mighty Atlanteans awaken from the sleep of ages to solve the disappearance of an entire species. But to answer this riddle, their leader Capricia must confront an invading universe of evil, and discover the shocking fate that destiny has in store for her. Verityn and Geromi go for a ride in a vintage 20th Century fighter plane. But what starts as a joyride turns to terror as an airborne menace from the Negation threatens to hunt them down and kill them. At the same time a vast Negation force marches on Atlantis. Will Thraxis survive long enough to warn the Atlanteans? Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #26
    Crux (2001) 26

    Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Paul Ryan and Pablo Marcos, colors by Laura Villari. Terra Cognita returns in force to take the Earth back from the Atlanteans. But these aren't the same ancient philosophers they faced before. Aristophanes and his newly awakened comrades are in charge now and have no tender feelings for anyone who opposes them. It's a war for planet Earth! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #27
    Crux (2001) 27

    By Chuck Dixon, Paul Ryan, Pablo Marcos, and Laura Villari. Flashpoint! Galvan rebels against his betrayers as Aristophanes brings the war with Terra Cognito to the massive orbiting battle station. The Negation army is nearing Atlantis. The humans are preparing to destroy the ancient city from space. It's a flashpoint for the heroes of Atlantis and the only way to victory is to risk the unthinkable! FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #28
    Crux (2001) 28

    Chuck Dixon (w), Sergio Cariello (p), Roland Paris (i), Laura Villari (c). The next chapter in the CRUX epic begins here! Atlantis is under attack by the largest Negation force ever, and the famous city's only chance is a risky experiment that will change the world... forever! Jump on board as the arrival of Sergio Cariello (Azrael) kicks this apocalyptic Sci-Fi adventure into overdrive! 32 pgs, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #29
    Crux (2001) 29

    Chuck Dixon (w), Sergio Cariello (p), Rob Hunter (i), Laura Villari (c). Status quo-changing issue! With his city facing annihilation both from human and Negation invaders, Tug makes a decision that will rock Atlantis?and the entire CrossGen Universe?to its core! 32 pgs, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #30
    Crux (2001) 30

    Chuck Dixon (w), Sergio Cariello (p), Rob Hunter (i), Laura Villari (c). Atlantis vs. the Negation - it's all-out war! The newly reinforced Atlanteans collide with the endless hordes of Negation amphibian monsters... and to the victor goes Earth itself! FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #31
    Crux (2001) 31

    Chuck Dixon (w), Paul Ryan (p), Rob Hunter (i), Laura Villari (c). The long-slumbering Atlanteans are finally awake... now what? The tearful reunions are over, but can the once-great nation rebuild - and rule - this brave new world? Plus: Capricia is back... and she's not happy about what she finds in Atlantis! Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #32
    Crux (2001) 32

    Chuck Dixon (w), Sergio Cariello (p), Rob Hunter (i), Laura Villari (c). It's Atlantean vs. Atlantean.for the fate of Earth! The elder named Udates wants to bring order to the legendary city of Atlantis-but Capricia and Galvan stand in his way! Now, for the first time, see the full extent of their power as these uberbeings go to war.with each other! Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #33
    Crux (2001) 33

    Chuck Dixon (w), Sergio Cariello (p), Rob Hunter (i), Laura Villari (c). Revelation issue! As Atlantis is torn asunder in a bloody civil war, the enigmatic Danik appears - and reveals the true threat to the city! 32 pgs. Cover price $2.95.