Cliffhanger (comics)

Cliffhanger was an imprint of Wildstorm, publishing creator-owned comic books. It was founded in 1998 by Joe Madureira, J. Scott Campbell and Humberto Ramos, when Wildstorm was still part of Image Comics (the studio has since been sold to DC Comics).

The imprint ended in summer of 2004 when it was merged with Homage Comics line to form the Wildstorm Signature Series.

History

The imprint's first release was Campbell's spy series Danger Girl in March 1998, followed by the first issue of Madureira's fantasy series Battle Chasers a month later and Ramos' teen-vampire series Crimson in May.

On the other hand, the third Cliffhanger title, Ramos' Crimson, became the longest running series of the line, going on for 24 issues before its conclusion in February 2001.

In spring 2000, Chris Bachalo and author Joe Kelly created the imprint's fourth title, Steampunk. It was followed by Ramos' second Cliffhanger title, Out There, in May 2001.

While there were several new miniseries published by the line through 2002 and 2003, like High Roads by writer Scott Lobdell and artist Leinil Francis Yu, Arrowsmith by Kurt Busiek and Carlos Pacheco, The Possessed by Geoff Johns and Kris Grimminger with art by Liam Sharp and Kamikaze, written by Olallo Rubio with art by Francisco Herrera, the imprint had lost most of its initial charm and star-power when the original founders stopped their titles.

In late 2003, the imprint was also used to publish Epicurus the Sage and The Maxx trade paperbacks with material that was previously published by Image Comics, before it was finally merged with Homage Comics in 2004 to form the Wildstorm Signature Series.

Cliffhanger (disambiguation)

Cliffhanger is a plot device as an ending of a fictional work.

Cliffhanger(s) or Cliff Hanger(s) may also refer to:

Film and television

Cliffhanger (film), 1993 action film starring Sylvester Stallone and John Lithgow

Cliffhangers (TV series), American television series

Cliff Hanger (Between the Lions), recurring character on the children's television series Between the Lions

Cliff Hangers (The Price Is Right), pricing gameMusic

Cliff Hanger (album), 1985 album by Jimmy Cliff

Cliffhanger (band), Dutch Progressive Rock band

"Cliffhanger", a song by Man Overboard from Heavy LoveComics

Cliffhanger (comics), an imprint (brand name) of the comic book publisher Wildstorm

Cliff Hanger (comic strip), two separate 1983 comic stripsVideo games

Cliffhanger (video game) video game based on the 1993 film

Cliff Hanger (video game), 1983 laserdisc video game based on the manga and anime series Lupin IIIOther

Cliffhanger (roller coaster), roller coaster at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Cliffhanger (ride), amusement park ride

Juniorpress

Juniorpress is a Dutch publisher well known for publishing translations into Dutch of U.S.-comics. It published Marvel, Image and DC/Cliffhanger comics under its own name, but used Baldakijn Boeken for the publication of DC-superhero comics such as Batman, Superman and the New Teen Titans.

Juniorpress published Marvel Comics in the Netherlands and Belgium between 1978 and 2007. Juniorpress lost the rights to publish Marvel Comics in 2007 to Z-Press. Panini, responsible for awarding the license, cited the business plan that Z-Press had put together and the publishing plan that they had suggested were much larger than the ones that Juniorpress had been doing for years now.

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