Forge #4
(August 2002)

CrossGen, 2002 Series
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Price
11.95 USD
Pages
260
On-sale date
2002-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
CrossGeneration Comics, Inc.
Brand
Crossgen Compendia Series; CG Entertainment
ISBN
1-931484-20-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781931484206 51195
Editing
Chris Oarr
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S. (issues 1-8); 5 3/8" x 8 1/4" (issues 9-13)
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Glossy
Binding
Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the previous issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crux / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Steve Epting
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Rick Magyar
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Frank D'Armata

Genre
science fiction
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Indexer Notes

Reprint picture from page 14 of the story in Crux #9.

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Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

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Chapter 9 (Table of Contents: 4)

Crux / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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Steve Epting
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Rick Magyar
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Frank D'Armata
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Genre
science fiction
Characters
Samakar; Capricia; Verityn; Gammid; Zephyre; Tug; Galvan
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The Story Thus Far... (Table of Contents: 5)

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Capricia; Tug; Zephyre; Galvan; Gammid; Verityn

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Crux / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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Mark Waid
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Steve Epting
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Rick Magyar
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Frank D'Armata
Letters
Dave Lanphear

First Line of Dialogue or Text
... the first time, for example, we were almost there.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Druran; Samakar; Galvan; Gammid; Zephyre; Capricia; Tug; Danik; Verityn; Geromi
Synopsis
The Australians explain their curse.
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Chapter 10 (Table of Contents: 7)

Crux / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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Steve Epting
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Rick Magyar
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Frank D'Armata
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science fiction
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Tug; Capricia; Zephyre
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Crux / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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Mark Waid
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Steve Epting
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Rick Magyar
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Frank D'Armata
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Dave Lanphear

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wish I cared more about his situation.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Geromi; Capricia; Zephyre; Tug; Galvan; Gammid; Samakar; Danik; Verityn
Synopsis
The Atlanteans in Australia are on the run from the Negation troops.
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Chapter 21 (Table of Contents: 10)

Meridian / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve McNiven
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Tom Simmons
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Morry Hollowell
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Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sephie; Deren Beq
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Far away.... (Table of Contents: 11)

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Sephie; Ilahn; Jad Takarty; Deren Beq; The Muse of Gaitan; Reesha Teramu; Rho Rhustane [Rhorf]

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Meridian / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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Barbara Kesel
Pencils
Steve McNiven
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Tom Simmons
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Morry Hollowell
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Troy Peteri

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is that? Does anyone know?
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sephie; Cotson; Daneyn; Hindell; Deren Beq; Rho Rhustane [Rhorf]; Feabie; Zouka; Isago; Ilahn; Reesha Teramu
Synopsis
Sephie faces Rho and his new weapon.
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Chapter 22 (Table of Contents: 13)

Meridian / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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Andy Smith
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Tom Simmons
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Morry Hollowell
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Genre
fantasy-supernatural
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Sephie; Rho Rhustane [Rhorf]
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Barbara Kesel
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Andy Smith
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Mark Farmer
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Jeromy Cox
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Troy Peteri

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come face me, Rho Rhustane!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sephie; Rho Rhustane [Rhorf]; Jad Takerty; Wyntren; Feabie; Nauk
Synopsis
Sephie fights Rho.
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Chapter 7 (Table of Contents: 16)

Sojourn / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stuart Immonen
Inks
John Dell
Colors
Andrew Crossley
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Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mordath
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Our Story so Far... (Table of Contents: 17)

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Arwyn; Gareth; Neven; Mordath

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Sojourn / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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Ron Marz
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Stuart Immonen
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John Dell
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Andrew Crossley
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Troy Peteri

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your majesty...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mordath; Neven; Luth; Arwyn; Gareth; Kreeg; Shiara
Synopsis
Mordath is visited by Neven.
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Chapter 4 (Table of Contents: 19)

Negation / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Pelletier
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Dave Meikis
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James Rochelle
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Genre
science fiction
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Matua; Lizard Lady [Khlystek]
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The Negation (Table of Contents: 20)

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Obregon Kaine; Evinlea; Fluxor; Komptin; Qztr

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Negation / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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Tony Bedard
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Paul Pelletier
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Dave Meikis
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James Rochelle
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Troy Peteri

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This, gentlemen, is what comes of denying the Negation her full tithe.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Cryzorr; Komptin; Qztr; Zaida; Memi; Matua; Javi Cobian; Corrin; Lizard Lady [Khlystek]; Fluxor; Obregon Kaine; Evinlea; Exor
Synopsis
Komptin finds the ship Kaine and the others are on.
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Chapter 5 (Table of Contents: 22)

Negation / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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Paul Pelletier
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Dave Meikis
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James Rochelle
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science fiction
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Corrin; Fluxor; Obregon Kaine
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Negation / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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Tony Bedard
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Paul Pelletier
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Dave Meikis
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James Rochelle
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Troy Peteri

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the name of Charon...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gorg; Komptin; Fluxor; Exor; Matua; Evinlea; Obregon Kaine; Zaida; Memi; Corrin; Lizard Lady [Khlystek]; Javi Cobian
Synopsis
Kaine and company try to steal a ship to escape from the ice planet.
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Chapter 2 (Table of Contents: 25)

The Path / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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Bart Sears
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Mark Pennington
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Michael Atiyeh
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fantasy-supernatural
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Thus far on the Path... (Table of Contents: 26)

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The Path / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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Ron Marz
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Bart Sears
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Mark Pennington
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Michael Atiyeh
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Dave Lanphear

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Obo-san...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Obo-san [Nobuyuki Tsugawa]; Mitsumune; Wulf; Yamane Aiko; Ryuichi
Synopsis
The emperor kills himself.
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Chapter 3 (Table of Contents: 28)

The Path / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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Bart Sears
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Mark Pennington
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Michael Atiyeh
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Ron Marz
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Bart Sears
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Mark Pennington
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Michael Atiyeh
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Dave Lanphear

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bring me my general.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ryuichi; Mitsumune; Yukio; Obo-san [Nobuyuki Tsugawa]; Wulf; Yamane Aiko; Po Po; Katayama Sojirou
Synopsis
Ryuichi is ordered to take the army to track down Obo-san.
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Chapter 2 of 2 (Table of Contents: 31)

Sigil / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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Andrea DiVito
Inks
Rob Hunter
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Wil Quintana
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Genre
science fiction
Characters
Terchac
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Evolution's Master! (Table of Contents: 32)

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Sigil / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

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Mark Waid; Tony Bedard
Pencils
Andrea DiVito
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Rob Hunter
Colors
Wil Quintana
Letters
Dave Lanphear; Troy Peteri

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All combat is deception, feint and parry, bait and thrust.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Terchac [Khyradon]; Hrukkan; Chrchok; Charki
Synopsis
Terchac's discovery that Saurians can absorb qualities from eating humans causes problems on his homeworld.
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Discover the Way of the Rat (Table of Contents: 34)

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Chris Oarr; Jeff Johnson; Tom Ryder
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Boon Sai Hong; X'ain

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Interview with the artist of the Way of the Rat series.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Crux
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. ["The past is only a few keystrokes away."]
  5. 4. Chapter 9
    Crux
  6. 5. The Story Thus Far...
  7. 6. ["... the first time, for example, we were almost there."]
    Crux
  8. 7. Chapter 10
    Crux
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. ["I wish I cared more about his situation."]
    Crux
  11. 10. Chapter 21
    Meridian
  12. 11. Far away....
    Meridian
  13. 12. ["What is that? Does anyone know?"]
    Meridian
  14. 13. Chapter 22
    Meridian
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. ["Come face me, Rho Rhustane!"]
    Meridian
  17. 16. Chapter 7
    Sojourn
  18. 17. Our Story so Far...
    Sojourn
  19. 18. ["Your majesty..."]
    Sojourn
  20. 19. Chapter 4
    Negation
  21. 20. The Negation
    Negation
  22. 21. ["This, gentlemen, is what comes of denying the Negation her full tithe."]
    Negation
  23. 22. Chapter 5
    Negation
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
  25. 24. ["In the name of Charon..."]
    Negation
  26. 25. Chapter 2
    The Path
  27. 26. Thus far on the Path...
    The Path
  28. 27. ["Obo-san..."]
    The Path
  29. 28. Chapter 3
    The Path
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
  31. 30. ["Bring me my general."]
    The Path
  32. 31. Chapter 2 of 2
    Sigil
  33. 32. Evolution's Master!
    Sigil
  34. 33. ["All combat is deception, feint and parry, bait and thrust."]
    Sigil
  35. 34. Discover the Way of the Rat
    Way of the Rat
  36. 35. ["It is the wise man who can discern good fortune from ill."]
    Way of the Rat
  37. 36. ["Next month in Forge"]
  38. 37. ["CrossGen Comics graphic novels"]
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
  40. 39. ["Five worlds. Five different stories. One fantastic reading experience!"]
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