Welcome to Blinding Radiants, the first website (Started three months before the comic was even on the stands!) dedicated to the CrossGen Comics book, Solus, featuring the return of pencilling legend George Perez to a monthly comic.  The comic follows the adventures of Solusandra/Andra Radiant as she searches for the secrets of her origins, and the origins of the CrossGen Universe.  Have fun, take a look around the site, and I would love to hear criticism, comments, and suggestions if anyone has them.

--December 25th, 2003 - Well, first off, Merry Christmas, or holiday of choice.  Hope everyone's has been good.  Second of all, we're a year old!  And still updating despite Solus now being gone for now, probably for good.  I expect Andra to turn up in CrossGen War, so the site will at least survive that long.  Thirdly, updates!  I''ve added a bunch of scans from issues 6-8, and Mystic 41, as well as a sketch of Andra I got done at ChicagoCon.  I hope everyone enjoys, and keep your eye here, we're not dead yet!

--October 17th, 2003 - Well, hell.  I wake up today, in a pretty good mood, get online, and what do I see?  CrossGen is cancelling a bucketload of titles.  Including Solus.  At issue 8.  Talk about having the proverbial rug not only pulled out from under you, but being rolled up, and being used to beat you over the head with.

What does this mean for the future of this site?  Well, buggered if I know right now.  I'll continue updating, and get all the info and scans for the released issues up, as I normally would...but right now, I'm at least hesitant to bother with further annotations.  After the book is gone, will the site stay up?  Possibly.  If folks want it to.  If the book still matters, and people visit the site.  If Andra continues to appear in guest appearances, or a new title.  As long as Andra's around, this site will be.  That much is certain.  Nearly.  If she's gone, and the books gone...  I suppose as long as we get hits, I'll leave the site up and active, as a memorial, at the least, and place for the fans to see.  A part of history...

--September 2nd, 2003 - Did a HUGE images update with pics from Solus 4 and 5, and First 34, as well as a few images from the recent Pacesetter #2, added info on the Worlds pages for the last few issues,  and added Paul Ryan and Leonard Kirk to the Creators page.  Speaking of Pacesetter, this very site got a brief mention of George Perez fan sites!  I can not say how absolutely tickled this made me.  I was flipping through the book when it came in, saw the sites waaay in the back, and let out a big squeal of joy.  Yes, I am a geek.  The annotations are still MIA, but I should be getting around to the ones I've let slip soon.

--August 21st, 2003 - Added some new stuff here and there around the site, most notably the new issues summaries, and some cover inages to that part of the site.

--August 15th, 2003 - WOW.  I went to Wizard World Chicago 2003, and had a total blast of a time.  The CrossGen folks are absolutely the best.  I had some very nice, friendly chats with many of those at the con, got a few sketches, and just had a generally excellent time.  And got sketches!  Once I have a scanner, they'll be up here, as well as a few photos.

--June 20th, 2003 - FINALLY added the annotations for Solus #3.  And as a bonus, I've even done issue #4 already.

--June 17th, 2003 - Added the covers to Solus #7 and First #35 to the images section, the solicitations for those to the Issues page, and added an editorial by Gina Villa about Solus and the CrossGen Universe from her monthly CrossCurrents column in the back of recent CrossGen comics.  Annotations for Solus #3 are on the way...

--May 24th, 2003 - Added numerous images including covers to Solus #6 and First #34, as well as scans to issue 3.  Plus, added solicitation info for those two issues to the Issues pages, and added info on the worlds seen in issue 2.

--May 18th, 2003 - Added the annotations to Solus #2.

--April 28th, 2003 - Added images from Solus #2, and updated the Cast page with info and images.

--April 26th, 2003 - Mmm, Solus #2 is in my hands, and hopefully in all of yours.  If not, hopefully soon!  I've added annotations to issue #1 to the Issues section, and hope they fill in some of the blanks folks may have with the series.  Questions and comments are welcome, and can be e-mailed to me.  These are the first annotations I've ever written up, so they're spotty, and will hopefully be polished over time, as I inevitably write more for the series.

--April 9th, 2003 - The slow progression of updating continues.  Added some info to the Worlds page, and changed it's name, and focus, now that we have more details from the comic, and aren't working on guesswork.  Also, added images of the creators to the Creators page.  Next up, adding some character images, working on the Andra page,  synopsis, a review, and how do some annotations sound?

--April 8th, 2003 - Just added a bunch of images from issue #1!  Review coming soon.

--April 2nd, 2003 - Well, I did a few updates across the site, and finally pulled the counter, seeing as the first issue is actually out now, and it's no longer necessary.  Solus is here, yay!  Oh yeah, updated the intro text up there ^.

--February 27th, 2003 - Little updates here and there proceed apace, as the release of the book nears.  But I really wanted to take this opportunity to give a HUGE thanks and shout out to Vu and his website, George-Perez.com, who keeps posting stuff I come across to the site regarding Solus, with credit applied as it should be, a thanks, and a nice link on the main page to here, with a bunch of other high-profile sites.  I love the site, and am glad I can help in any way, even if it is, in my opinion, minor ways.  Keep up the good work!

--January 18th, 2003 - Added some info, and updated the Cast page accordingly, as well as corrected Larry Molinar's name.

--January 13th, 2003 - Well, turns out the planet name *is* Solus, and Heliotrope is the name of a city on said planet, and not the planet itself, as was mentioned in Wizard.  Silly Wizard.  (Although, she may technically be the hero of Heliotrope.)  I've run through the pages and fixed everything I saw.  If anyone sees one I missed, please e-mail me.

--January 6th, 2003 - Just a tiny little update to the site, added CGUniverse to the links page.  Still waiting for Previews to get to me, so I can make some scans...

--December 29th, 2003 - Went ahead and updated the timer, since it appears that Solus won't be out for a week later than previously reported.  By now, everything on the site works, and the News section has had a few updates as well.  Slowly, but surely...

--December 20th, 2002 - The site is created!  Mostly.  Watch out for broken links.  Those should be patched over soonish.

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