All Ages

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Disney gets CrossGen

Publishers Weekly has confirmed rumors that a Cal Publishing Inc., a subsidiary of Disney Publishing Worldwide has acquired CrossGen's assets including the rights to publish the all-ages series ABAZADAD.

From the article:
"DPW president Deborah Dugan immediately announced plans to develop Abadazad, a fantasy series about a young girl's search for her lost brother, under its Hyperion Books for Children imprint. Dugan also said selected CrossGen graphic novel properties will likely also be considered for development into motion pictures, TV productions and games."

Hyperion traditionally publishes novels and whether or not ABAZADAD will continue to be published as graphic novels or be converted to traditional novels with some comics pages, a la Disney's W.I.T.C.H. series remains to be seen. Curious to see what CrossGen properties will be developed into other media and whether or not they'll be altered to reach a more mass market audience.

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