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Oni Press Announces Crogan’s Vengeance

Posted by Sarah LeBoeuf On July - 10 - 2008

Oni Press sent along a press release today announcing Crogan’s Vengeance, kicking off a new ongoing series chronicling the Crogan clan. The series will eventually span several centuries as the family tree spreads out all over the world. Hit the jump for more info.

SIXTEEN INDIVIDUALS, THREE CENTURIES, ONE FAMILY. IT ALL STARTS HERE!

CROGAN’S VENGEANCE, the first in an ongoing series of adventure graphic
novels spanning continents and centuries as cartoonist Chris Schweizer
climbs through the various branches of the Crogan clan’s family tree!
Volume one of THE CROGAN ADVENTURES series introduces us to “Catfoot”
Crogan, an honest sailor who finds himself thrust into a life of piracy!
Crogan never wanted to be a pirate and he never dreamed he’d wind up at
odds with the most dangerous buccaneer ever to sail the Spanish Main!
But there’s more to this fight for “Catfoot” than just staying alive,
there’s also CROGAN’S VENGEANCE!

“When Chris originally pitched us the idea, he had sent a poster size
copy of the Crogan Family Tree,” said Editor-in-Chief James Lucas Jones.
“Even before we approved the idea we were sitting around arguing about
which story we wanted first. CROGAN’S VENGEANCE is the perfect start to
the series. It’s the ultimate adventure story: sword fights, naval
battles, high seas action–it’s outstanding!”

“Each book in the series recounts the exploits of different members of
the fictitious Crogan family over the last three hundred years or so,”
said writer/artist Chris Schweizer. “The family tree is filled with
adventurers of every sort and caliber: pirates, legionnaires,
gunfighters, private eyes, flying aces, lion tamers, and a host of other
daring professions.”

Managing Editor Randal Jarrell added, “[Chris] Schweizer’s research is
amazing. He spends countless hours making sure every detail is as
accurate as possible. Not to mention the fact that the story is
outstanding. CROGAN’S VENGEANCE is a total throw-back to the classic
swashbuckling adventure novels.”

Chris Schweizer added, “What I wanted to do is hearken back to the
spirit of the great adventure stories that I loved so much as a kid,
books like Treasure Island and the Three Musketeers and King Solomon’s
Mines. Those stories are beautifully written, and are captivating to
adult readers, but there’s enough action and excitement and character to
make them palatable to children. Too often, kid’s books are written for
kids. What I want to see more of, and what I’m trying to do with
CROGAN’S VENGEANCE and THE CROGAN ADVENTURES, is write stories for
adults that are safe for kids to read–elevate them rather than writing
down to them.”

CROGAN’S VENGEANCE! This swashbuckling adventure on the high seas kicks
off THE CROGAN ADVENTURES series this September. 192 pages of scurvy
pirates, tactical naval combat, sword fighting sea dogs, and adventure
at every turn for only $14.95! Don’t miss the beginning of this epic
series, as “Catfoot” Crogan defends his honor and family name in
CROGAN’S VENGEANCE!


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