In the 90’s, when new companies were booming in the Comics industry, I had the chance to get a stab at working with a number of Indy companies.   One of them was a company called AKKLAIM who was famous for doing video games and decided to branch out into the realm of comics.  In between my work on Captain Marvel for Marvel, I got a call to work on a filler issue (what companies call when the regular artist on a monthly series has to take a break and needs another artist to stand in on artistic duties to keep the books coming out on time) to work in a genre I rarely get to do.  Superhero/mystical/horror.  There’s not many books like this.  So I gave it a go.  And I had a bit of fun with it.  

This is an oldie but goodie and if you’ve never seen it, I’d like to share it with you.  

It was written by two great writers named Danny Abnett And Andy Lanning who told me they really enjoyed my work on that issue. 

I hope you will too. 

2 thoughts on “SHADOWMAN from AKKLAIM

  1. Dear Mr. Cross, Salutations of Goodwill and Congratulations on the expert manner in which you have developed your talent; the art I perused on this site can only be described as ‘expertly drawn by a pro.’ I hope some day to have one of my artistic avenue’s recognized by even a small group. I happened to see your spot for Black History Month and by the time you finished explaining your desire to incorporate racial identification into your work that gives everyone a superhero I knew I had to at least contact you. I also feel exactly the same way. I wrote and published a novel which includes fourteen heroes comprised of males and females of religious and racial diversity. Ultimatum, by Randall Lee Clark can be found on Amazon and Google + has a review by Piers Anthony. I started this on my phone #£@&. Please bear with me until Fri am, I will finish from my laptop. Sincerely, Randy Clark

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    • Hey,Randy! Thanks for the salutations and kudos. It’s very hard what we do. And regardless of where we come from, if your driven to fulfill a dream you have, it’s your duty to see it through at any cost. Whether you have had to deal with people who don’t understand that or not, it’s not about them. It’s about you. Don’t stop growing, don’t stop believing, and keep up the art of the hustle. God bless on your project.


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