by Barbara Kesel & Various
Collecting The First #8-13, plus almost 30 pages of back-up stories,this volume continues the personality politics of the "First," gods of theCrossGen Universe in the process of being deposed from that self-proclaimed rolebecause of the creation of the Sigil-Bearers. Anxiety over the powerful newarrivals has ruptured the fault lines in the social structure of the First,causing Ingra, Leader of House Sinister, to make a bold move to begin herplanned takeover of House Dexter. Seahn has collected together the unhappysecond-born, ready to demand that they be given equal status to the First.Persha, Ingra's daughter, sneaks over to House Dexter to meet Pyrem, her fatherand Leader of that House. And Gannish the Truthseeker visits a small blue-greenglobe and learns a frightening truth about the reality of the First. Written byBarbara Kesel, with art by Bart Sears, Andrea Di Vito, and Andy Smith, with inksby Smith, Rob Hunter, Andrew Hennessy, John Dell, Drew Geraci, and colors byMike Atiyeh, Jason Lambert, and Rob Schwager. New cover by Bart Sears andMichael Atiyeh.
SC, 7x10, 192pg, FC