Crossed (comics)

Crossed is a comic book written by Garth Ennis and drawn by Jacen Burrows for the first ten issues, and published by Avatar Press . Following Crossed volumes : Family Values ,Crossed 3D , and Crossed: Psychopath were written by David Lapham . A new series, Crossed: Badlands is written and drawn by rotating creative teams. [1] The franchise has also spawned two webcomics : Crossed: Wish You Were Here , which ran from 2012-2014, [2] and Crossed: Dead or Alive, which began syndication in November 2014. [3]

Publication history

Crossed is a creator-owned series from writer Garth Ennis and artist Jacen Burrows . [4] [5] It started with Crossed # 0 on August 27, 2008 and all 10 issues have been released.

The second series, Crossed: Family Values , is written by David Lapham [6] [7] and drawn by Javier Barreno . [8] Ennis described how this unusual situation for a creator-owned property came about:

William [Christensen, editor-in-chief / publisher of Avatar] I would like to ask myself about the possibility, but one of two wave scenes I pretty soon realized I had no more Crossed stories in me. I did not want to force the issue, either, because I’m very pleased with Crossed and do not want to dilute it with that I had not the ideas to sustain.

That Said, it’s pretty Obvious That what-have you with Crossed is a ready-made fictional world with a good deal of potential for further Top development, and the Crossed Themselves sccm to be strong enough villains to Maintain an audience. So when William suggests other people doing more I said it was not so much, so long as a) I thought the creative teams were up to scratch, and b) my own story and characters would be left alone. Which means no sequel, no more Stan, Cindy, Thomas or Kitrick (or Horsecock, Face or Stump, come to that) – just fresh stories set in the same world.

As for David, who better? I think you’ll see him right from his first episode that he knows exactly what he’s doing with the Crossed . [9]

Plot synopsis

The story follows survivors dealing with a pandemic that causes its victims to carry out their most evil thoughts . “Cross-faces” and “plus-faces” are cross-faces and cross-faces. This contagion is primarily spread through bodily fluids, which is used to treat their fluids with their fluids. A major difference between the Crossed and other fictional zombie gold insanity-virus epidemics (eg in the film 28 Days LaterThey are still able to understand that they are still capable of using the concept of driving devices, driving complex vehicles, setting complex traps, and other actions. It is noted in the series that they have a priori infection; most simply lack patience or sanity to do anything not necessarily related to their vicious impulses.

The contagion spread across the whole world, with the Crossing killing, raping, engaging in cannibalism and maiming for fun, with governments and military overwhelmed; friends and family butchered Each Other with Their Hands anything They lay there, and cities Were turned into vast carnal houses . Much of the Middle East was wiped out when Israel deployed nuclear weapons. The last organized act by the US government has been shut down as many nuclear power plants as possible and then killed the nuclear scientists and technicians to prevent them from reactivating the plants. A few nuclear power plants have been reached, however, such as Wolf Creek in Kansas and Browns Ferryin Alabama, Detonated by Crossed Who Removed the Control Rods. One by one, the remaining military bases are overrun. Soon human civilization is all but gone, and mankind is an increasingly endangered species.

Plot Elements

Depiction of the Crossed

The Crossed themselves show considerable variation, as they are still self-aware – albeit turned into homicidal maniacs. One of the most visible examples is the actual level of insanity demonstrated. Many people are practically feral savages with absolutely no regard for their own self-preservation, to the point that they will gleefully mutilate themselves for the sheer thrill of it, including amputating their own limbs. Others will be so driven to kill that they will carry out suicide attacks, crashing vehicles or causing nuclear meltdowns. Most are capable of basic (albeit deranged) speech, and wielding whatever clubs, knives, or sharp objects are at hand to attack anything around them. The more insane Crossed would be even more likely, though they apparently prefer the non-crossed.

As stated by Garth Ennis:

“The Crossed are people who – through infection – have given in to the absolute worst instincts that human beings can: murder, rape, torture, cannibalism, all of the most cruel and inventive kind imaginable. They can not think of anything they can not do, but they do not want to. “

In many cases, the personality and outcome of a relationship would have been affected. Examples of this include several Crossed in The Golden Road Sanarkand attacking specifically to exact revenge on Gideon Welles, Eve carrying around the head of her boyfriend and sexually taunting Oliver (who betrayed her friends to the Crossed and raped her prior to her infection) in The Quisling , and Hazuki refusing to harm her friends after becoming Crossed in Five Bloody Fingers . It is also implied that certain mind-altering drugs can further influence Crossed’s personality; in Gore Angels, the Crossed known as “Al the Chemist” has several hallucinogenic mushrooms prior to his infection, later exhibiting a fascination with “enlightenment” and apparently seeing uninfected humans as “purple people”.

Rarely, pregnant women who have been infected and survived, but not infected with HIV infection conditions during delivery itself, like neonatal conjunctivitis). Gleefully willing to give birth to their own newborn babies.

The rate of death is a matter of minutes, and there is no turning back. In most situations, the rate of infection is incredibly fast, in the range of one to three minutes. No cure exists for the Crossed, and it is almost impossible that researchers are able to study the dilemma. While cover art has been shown to be infected with monkeys, they seem to be immune to the infection.

Some survivors have crossed the line of cross-marks on the face of the cross-eyed lesions – the Crossed will attack other Crossed if they’re bored or frustrated, but at least Crossed alone. The effectiveness of the trick varies between stories, but it rarely works for long. In The Fatal Englishman , the main characters note that they have never seen the light of day; on the other hand, the survivors seen at the beginning of the Quisling They believed they were not sure if they would have been fooled by the idea of ​​a cross over. they used for the fake crosses with them, which may have “enhanced” the illusion to the Crossed).

“Evolution”

As time goes on in-universe Some Crossed have been shown to be capable of complex pre-meditated actions. Not consumed by unthinking bloodlust to the extent that many of the other infected are, they have enough mental wherewithal to plan ambushes and traps, and organize gangs of cross to assault survivor enclaves. The more mindless rage-consumed. They will find them, but usually will not think about it. The more rational and calculating Crossed, in contrast, will actively seek out armories to acquire new firearms. Some of these more rational Crossed will self-consciously coat their weapons in their own bodily fluids,

The series frequently presents Crossed specimens with unusual levels of focus and restraint, allowing them to form gangs of Crossed around them. Major examples of such characters include Horsecock in the original series, Ashley and Ashlynne in Homo Superior , Smokey in The Quisling , the nun Aoileann in Wish You Were Here , and serial killer Beau Salt, whose diary and descendants survive to Crossed +100 . In comics by Simon Spurrier, it’s suggested in one issue that the disease does not always take a broken brain. Shaky says that Aoileann is good at “holding back passion” [10]and simply passed this on to her group. Russian gangster Mattias HAD periods of Control (Followed by violent mania) due to brain damage from long-term ketamine use, [11] and an Australian Was Focused on getting revenge. [12] In Wish You Were Here , it is vaguely implied Aoileann That’s unusual reaction to the infection Crossed aussi May be due to her HAVING epilepsy , altering how it affected her brain. Beau Salt, already a prolific serial killer before ‘The Surprise’, as he called it, was largely unaffected by the infection, retaining all his faculties. He spent more than a few years in the past, and his life was broken down.The Seven Dwarves .

Aoileann is capable of having lucid conversations with other people, making complex future plans and traps, and even seems to have retained some empathetic emotions, as she is actually horrified at the prospect of personally killing other people (though she lets her followers kill uninfected people Shaky (other humans are fair game). Mattias displays not only cognitive thinking but also strong emotional feelings. In his human life he fell in love with his word officer, Serena; following his infection, he is determined to find and protect her, only to go insane with This showed traces of positive emotions such that it is almost never seen before. If and how his ketaminehabit affects this is unknown. Smokey is one of the smartest Crossed ever seen, being able to organize and lead a large group of Crossed. He is even able to strike deals with survivors, protecting them from the other. An exact reason why he is so much smarter is never given; There are medical reasons behind Aoileann and Mattias, no such conditions are ever stated. It is to be noted that he does not display emotions, he is just more intelligent. The Ashley and Ashlynne twin sisters in the Florida Keys are also intelligent, for unknown reasons, although they are not exactly the same. In issue # 97, a navy patrol ship captain with access to a long-range communications system (communicating with other survivors across continents) told Smokey that such intelligent “super-Crossed” were exceedingly rare, being more of a scary campfire story than survivors shared with each other. The captain told that besides Smokey, he was heard rumors of a nun in England (Aoileann), twin sisters in Florida (Ashley and Ashlynne), and an autistic kid in Montreal (similar to epilepsy, apparently hisAutism made his brain structure different enough that the virus did not take full hold).

Of all these “super-Crossed”, there is one who takes it to another level: Salt, an infamous serial killer (known as the “Phonebook Killer”) who was infected on C-Day. Because Salt was already homicidally insane and had no restrictions on his impulses, the Crossed virus was very much altered from normal. Retaining all of his intellect and long-term planning ability, Salt became a dark messiah of spells to the Crossed. He created the hundred-year plan to ensure the Crossed survive and continue the apocalyptic cycle indefinitely.

The “super-Crossed” tends to appear in comics that take place long after the outbreak first occurred, up to five years later by The Fatal Englishman . As Shaky explained in WishIt is not so much that the Crossed “evolved” during these years, but rather the process of natural selection setting in. Logically, many of the Crossed who were so insane that they did not care about their own self-preservation and died. Those Crossed with Little Sense of Preservation, Not Even the Sense of Being Warmed Up in Cold Weather, Tender to Die Off in the Winters. The Crossed who are the ones who are more likely to be in the same place than they are, where they use the same tactics. Meanwhile, the few surviving non-infected are hardened veterans who have been combating the Crossed for years,

Most of the completely “anti-social” Crossed die out in the heavy fighting of the initial outbreak. By the time of Crossed: Family Values , survivors observes that they are more likely to be involved in gangs than they are. The more coherent Crossed who are survived many years, however, are capable of forming even larger groups of people (as seen in The Fatal Englishman and the webcomics). As seen in Family Valuesand the webcomics, where there is more than one group of people in the world. A number of Crossed, however, appear to be naturally smarter, at least, more capable of patience and planning. These tend to become leaders of large gangs, numbering in the many dozens or, in Crossed +100 , a whole community. These appear more often in stories or months after the outbreak.

Outbreak

Before The Thin Red Line , the Crossed stories agreed that the infection was stunningly rapid, so that it was the world’s worst news, but any time, but the exact specifics of the outbreak of the writer. Depending on the story, it takes a few days to get to grips with the world. In the original story, the infection erupts unequivocally throughout the United States without warning and later spreads; A survivor says Canada has tried to fortify the border “in the first week” and was unaware the virus had reached the point. [13] In contrast, Badlands # 14-18, # 40-43 andWish You Were Here The infection was broken down into the United Kingdom and Japan being rapidly overrun; Badlands # 16 has the White House (and Surgeon General ) and part of the news media still on the next day, reporting on the crisis. Badlands # 10-13 ignores this and has the Crossing tearing through small towns without being noticed, getting more and more numerous over the course of a week; and Badlands # 26, also by Ennis, has a British soldier named Harry (later appearing in the Red Line)) he has been aware of the Crossed for “the past three days” by the time of the outbreak is public.

In the Crossed: Dead or Alive webcomic, the characters discuss a collapse, and speculate it was detonated by the US Army in “the first few days”, in an effort to cut major road arteries and slow traffic between the eastern and western sections of the United States to slow the spread of the virus. [14] In the stories where the infection is sudden, the Crossed are shown to be overrunning the United States at night and London in the afternoon, [15] meaning one nation had to be overrun before the other. Badlands arc 62-70 shows the initial outbreak in the city of San Diegoand the attempts by the US military to restore order in the city, and, as the epidemic, the evacuation of the United States of America. However, a US Navy fleet smacks of Pearl Harbor to protect the evacuation ships at San Diego harbor, and many more massacres in San Diego, killing and killing thousands of survivors.

Homo Tortor by Kieron Gillen would introduce a fringe scientific theory that had a viral pandemic of sociopathy caused by the mass extinction of prehistoric hominids . When the Conflict Occurs, One Man Attempts to Find the Theory of Teaching in the Hope of Learning About the Origins of the Crossed – There Is No Link, With the Prehistoric Scenes Being an In-Universe Story by the Crossed About the World were making now. [16]

The Thin Red Line ( Badlands # 50-56) The Fate of the Red Line ( Summer 2008), The Time of the First Comic. Other stories have gone along with this Crossed +100 gives a specific date of July 27, 2008 for when the Americans see the “Surprise” as starting. (This is the case with many other stories: The White House is one of the most prominent of the US, and the most common of all is the US)

The outbreak began in Yorkshire , United Kingdom : The patient was a man who had a psychotic breakdown and murdered his family, and the infection spreads rapidly to the local population of the village of Tethersby. [17] Within a few days, there were reports of infections in France , Chad , Australia , South Africa , Pakistan , Russia , and the United States . During the story, government scientist Dr. Chopra pointed out que la British “patient zero” can not be Logically theIf there is no such thing as a patient, it is likely that the virus is “something in the DNA … the planet’s” that is manifested and this is why it does not follow any known scientific laws. “Patient Zero” was unaware of events, suggesting a paranormal angle, and referring to it as something that “cleanses”. [18]

In the UK, Prime Minister indecisiveness by Gordon Brown Meant That a state of emergency Was Not Declared after-up to a Sky News team found and filmed the villagers was committing mass suicide. [19] From this point the infection spread rapidly, and the Prime Minister and his staff were moved to a secure place by the SAS and SO1 police officers which also doubled to a medical research center where “Patient Zero” was placed under quarantine. [20] Soon after, Crossed had overrun most of Yorkshire and other parts of northern England and Scotland, with smaller outbreaks appearing further south. Under the belted state of emergency, the UK is suspended from Afghanistan , and blockaded the M1 motorway just north of Northampton ; south of there, cords held and prevented large-scale refugee migration, which could bring more of the infected south.

As the infection appeared worldwide, Pakistani Crossed dropped on a nuclear bomb on Delhi , wiping out most if not all of India’s government; India’s remaining military at least had the wherewithal not to launch a nuclear counterstrike against Pakistan, realizing it would achieve nothing. Shortly thereafter, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ‘s incapacitation Vladimir Putin asked the RAF to shoot down 40 Crossed – piloted Tu – 95 bombersbefore NORAD – unable to launch planes due to similar problems – feel obliged to launch nukes. When Gordon Brown contacts the White House, the person answering (implied to be George W Bush President) Is infected Clearly, Confirming Washington DC has-been overrun. A single Tornado GR1 was launched to intercept the Russians and the crew sacrifice themselves to prevent nuclear war breaking out.

After this, the government is evacuated to bunkers, which is superseded by the Armed Forces and orders to shut down all nuclear facilities. However, Brown says in the long term they should “hopefully” regain control and that government scientist Dr. Chopra has a chance of finding an answer to the virus. Unfortunately, Brown’s advisor has failed to treat “zero patient” torture for information and “zero” fully cross-referenced. As the bunker is being sealed, it is revealed Chopra is infected with the Prime Minister. [21]

In the United States, the President Declared a national state of emergency with the full backing of Congress whilst forty two state Governors martial law Imposed In Their home states. FEMA and the National Disaster Medical System were activated, but were late in mobilizing. Within days of the outbreak, the power grid had failed in Atlanta, St Louis, Columbus and Chicago, and likely most other cities. NDMS have been deployed in the United States and have been federalised. [22]

One hundred years after the initial outbreak, as reported in Crossed: +100 , it is revealed that around 2050 AD, Crossed numbers began to become more prevalent. areas, breeding new generations by cheating their young. Crossed +100 shows that in the long run, Crossed will even learn to breed and form dysfunctional family units. The United States, but is still socially and technically backward compared to society before “The Surprise”, as C-Day is referred to in 2108.

Series

Crossed (Volume One)

The first story ( Volume One in Trade) takes place after the outbreak, with a small group of people in the United States. avoided, and that the Crossed’s gleeful bloodlust hampers their ability to look after themselves. However, they encounter a small group of people who have a degree of self-control and begin with a hunt for survivors.

Crossed: Family Values (Volume 2)

In the heart of the Caribbean , the story of the North American people in the Caribbean, the protagonist’s story. daughters.

Crossed: 3D 

3D was written with the 3D effect in mind and is not available in a 2D format. The story follows SWAT veteran Lt. Hunt MacAvoy as he leads a rescue mission to the middle of Cross-infected New York City to rescue a stranded doctor. At 48 pages, the 3D one-shot is about a quarter of the size of one of the collected “Volumes”.

Crossed: Psychopath (Volume 3)

In Psychopath , the story follows a group of survivors who pick up an injured man, Harold Lorre, who understands the way the Crossed think, and is tracking a specific group of Crossed. Lorre is the titular psychopath, and is killing members of his group of people who are problematic, passing the deaths off the grisly acts of Crossed. The Crossed group they are tracking a woman Lorre had stalked prior to the outbreak, and a forced relationship over her as they survived. Crossed and killed, Lorre kept a fragment of a breast in a plastic bag.

The first Crossed Annual spins off from Wish You Were Here , featuring the psychotic lifestyle of SBS Marine Jackson. He appeared to be tracking the scientist who created the Crossed virus, an earlier version of which drove Jackson mad; this is simply a delusion of his, he’s always been psychotic and the ‘weapon’ does not exist.

Crossed: Badlands (Volumes 4-17)

Badlands features shorter story arcs of varying length, by different authors.

Issues # 1-3 ( Of the World and Its Becoming , by Ennis and Burrows) follow a group of United Kingdom survivors traveling across Scotland. Crossed – the leader of the group, Ian, relates his introspection on the subject of cross-cutting – hoping that the harsh conditions of the Scottish mountains will wear down the self-destructive hope. By the end of the third issue, the whole group is killed and / or turned.

In issues # 4- # 9 ( Homo Superior , by Jamie Delano and Leandro Rizzo), the story follows in the Everglades – Steve, to train military woman who has become cruel and sadistic after countless traumas in her past; Greg, a jaded family man who lives off the grid to get away from his dreary home life; Leon, a teenage “swamp rat” living at a fortified “base” with his dominating extended family; Ashley and Ashlynn, who fled the city after the Crossed outbreak. The survivors eventually meet and band together, only for their individual psychoses to ultimately cause them to be broken up, with Steve infecting herself willingly after realizing that she was barely different from the infected in the first place.

In issues # 10-13 ( Yellow Belly , by David Lapham and Burrows), a teenage survivor named Edmund (nicknamed Yellow Belly for his cowardice) is about his experience of being at a carnival where the clowns and other workers become infected in the early hours of the outbreak. In issue # 13, he crosses paths with Harold Lorre, the main character of Crossed: Psychopath, who encourages Yellowbelly to use the Crossed-infested world as an opportunity to obtain power by force. Ultimately though, he is killed by a biker woman, when he confided his cowardice that resulted in the death of her sister-in-arms.

Issues # 14-18 ( The Golden Road , written by David Hine), are set just prior to the outbreak, in the town of Stableford, Wisconsin. The town gained the colloquial nickname of “Stumptown” after its residents participated in a mass insurance fraud by “losing” Gideon Welles, who used the town as inspiration. To add insult to injury, Welles built his massive estate, Samarkand, on the outskirts of the area. The story centers around aspiring writer Clooney and his girlfriend Tabitha, who Welles has invited to Samarkand for a writer’s retreat. Unfortunately, Welles is a sadist who psychologically breaks down his guests; worse yet, a horde of Crossed by train. Emasculated and humiliated by Welles’ debauched sex orgy with his girlfriend and other guests, Clooney uses the Crossed to turn on his fellow writers, leading the way to being killed or turned by the horde. The only survivor is Philly, the young niece of town cop Lorna; she escapes by boat after being forced to kill her aunt, who was infected when dead Crossed fell on her.

Issues # 19-20 ( Conquers All, by -enhanced rampage, he passes through a parking lot, reawakening with no memory of his search for Serena and repeating his futile journey.Si Spurrier (Crossed: Wish You Were Here) and Raulo Caceres (Crossed: Psychopath)) involve Mattias, a former criminal who was turned into one of the Crossed, but still retains a level of self-control and rationality compared to the other Crossed. A paroled enforcer for a local mobster, Mattias fell in love with his parole officer, Serena, and they had a relationship that ended due to the conflict between their duties and their love. In the present, Mattias travels to the police station to find Serena, only to find she had taken her own life days earlier. After a ketamine

Issues # 21-24 ( The Livers , by David Lapham and Miguel Garrido) rejoin Amanda, the survivor of David Lapham ‘s Psychopath arc. Having been scarred by her experience with Lorre, no matter who she is, what do you think of her? She falls in with the Livers, three survivors who have formed a close bond with their mutual insanity and occasional cannibalistic tendencies, and finds a new way to survive.

Issues # 25-28 ( The Ennis and Caceres) are set five years after C-Day. Four British Army Soldiers Going to Suicide Mission to Break Into Porton Downand release the biological weapons, hoping it will wipe out the warriors. Along the way, they become guardians of a group of children and a Catholic priest, with whom the title character shares his wisdom. Eventually, after the survival of the priest and his flock, they decide against their genocidal plan, instead blowing up the entrance to Porton Down to stop at a final stand against the Crossed. However, the leader of the group realizes that he can not see his friends at the end of life at the hands of the Crossed; thus, he shoots them dead on the way up before confronting a horde of Crossed with nothing but a half-filled pistol.

Issues # 29-32 ( Quisling , written by Christos Gage ) follow Oliver, an anthropologist and self-proclaimed “survivor” who studies the Crossed while doing whatever it takes to prolong his life. While hiding with a group of survivors, he observes an imposing axis-wielding member of the Crossed, dubbed “Smokey” for his fireman’s garb, noting that he seems to be much better off than he is. character Big Daddy from Land of the Dead). After being cornered by Smokey’s band, Oliver betrays his fellow survivors and strikes a deal with the Crossed, helping them hunt other survivors while hoping for a chance to escape to a group capable enough to fight back. As His guilt grows and rumors of other “Super-Crossed” reach _him_ (featuring a cameo of the twins from the Homo Superior arc), Oliver realizes Smokey That is far too dangerous to leave alive; especially when the Crossed reads his journal and assaults a nuclear base for its weapons. Ultimately, Oliver gives his life to stop Smokey’s plans, willingly infecting himself to prevent his “partner” from using him any longer. Enraged, Smokey slaughters his band of Crossed before storming out of the base, setting out for Florida in search of more “Super-Crossed”

Issues # 33-36 ( Breakdown , by Lapham and Miguel Ruiz) pick up with Amanda as She Is Hunting for the Livers and is forced to hide from a religiously-themed tribe of Crossing pursuing the same prey. She is in a crawlspace for days, but is devastated when the two of her companions are infected with one another. She attempts to re-integrate with another group of survivors, but her growing insanity (represented by the hallucinations of Harold Lorre from Psychopath ), is one of the most important factors in her life.

Issues # 37-39 ( American Quitters by Spurrier and Rafael Ortiz) follow the odd couple of a hippy and a hardcore biker traveling cross-country to San Diego to die by the ultimate overdose and while exacting revenge on a rival biker gang leader, respectively. Along the way, they pick up a pregnant woman, trying to reach an island sanctuary off the Baja California peninsula. Ultimately, ‘no lesson is learned’ as all of them die in unexpected ways; the biker is overrun by the biker’s crossroads while overdosing on the ultimate high, the hippy is killed fulfilling the biker’s revenge, and the pregnant woman is torn apart by her infected relatives on the island.

Issues # 40-43 ( Gore Angels , by David Hine ) look into the broken mind of an abused girl during the early days of the epidemic in rural Japan. After being drugged, gang-raped, and humiliated on the Internet while in America, Emiko channels her anger and shame into Gore Angels , an incredibly violent manga under a pseudonym with the help of her friend Satoshi. By chance, one of her few friends from America has come to Japan with the instigator of the incident (and the latter’s girlfriend) in Emiko’s Bread, but everything goes off the rails when the Crossed begin to emerge .. .

Issues # 44-49 ( Grave New World , by Daniel Way and Emiliano Urdinola) follow a group of US Coast Guard staff who hope to outlast the Crossed by setting out on a boat and finding an island to call home. However, it is important to understand that this is the case, but that it does not include the most aggressive behavior of the pedestrians.

Issues # 50-56 ( The Red Line Thin , by Ennis and Christian Zanier) reintroduce the oven men from The Fatal Englishman , revealing them to the guns of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown . The story shows the very beginning of the Crossroads, focusing on Britain’s efforts to contain the madness and discover its source; however, they soon realize that the situation is far worse than they ever realized.

Issues # 57-61 (by Justin Jordan and Georges Duarte) follow Esperanza and Jane, Esperanza’s Crossed Brother, and the horde of infects at his command. They eventually find safe haven at a woodland camp commanded by Sutter, a hardened survivalist with plans of his own

Issues # 62-70 (by Lapham and Francisco Manna) concern Gavin Edward Land, a police detective seeking revenge against the people who raped and murdered his daughter. As he works through his list and the Crossroads in San Diego, US, he learns more than he wants to know after Welles, his final target, seems to have turned to a new leaf in the wake of the apocalypse.

Issues # 71-74 ( Five Bloody Fingers , written by David Hine) focus on Uboshita Satoshi, Emiko’s friend briefly seen in Gore Angels . When C-Day breaks out in Japan, Satoshi sets out to find his blood brothers, the Five Bloody Fingers, and help them survive C-Day. Finding Hazuki, the girl he loves, is a yakuza boss who is also on the lookout for her. The friends find themselves making a stand against the cross at a Japanese cosplay convention, where their blood may be tested with the relentless threat of the Crossed … assuming that Boss Yamada does not first feed them to Usama, his pet lion.

Issues # 75-80 ( Homo Tortor , written by Kieron Gillen ) show two simultaneous narratives.

  • The main story concerns the attempts of a survivor group, led by college student Washington, to find a possible cure to the Crossed from the notes of Professor Nelson, a man who believed that a race of early humans similar to the Crossed nearly wiped out humanity 75,000 years ago (See the Toba catastrophe theory). Hounded by the Crossed at every turn, Washington’s group eventually discover Professor Nelson’s bunker, containing information about the early humans, which he has dubbed Homo tortor (“man who tortures”).
  • The second narrative goes to 75,000 years in the past, when they are captured by the “Blood Men” ( homo tortor ) after their village is wiped out; They are more likely to have the Blood Men’s “city of cities” to fight in an arena against men and women than the Blood Men had collected. When the “festivities” are cut short by a Crossed outbreak, the Lion and his group must attempt to survive the ensuing carnage.

Ultimately, Washington discovers that everything about Homo tortor was made by Professor Nelson, who has become Crossed during the outbreak. Along with his similarly-infected assistant (and Washington ‘s college girlfriend) Amy, he wrote the story to an attempt to falsify history, but a vision of the society he claimed to create with his band of Crossed.

Issues # 81-86 ( The Lesser of Two Evils by Mike Wolfor) begins shortly after C-Day, with a group of survivors stranded on a partially-collapsed overpass. They are safe from the lingering Crossed, things begin to unravel after they are joined by Morgan and Olivia, a pair of women who claim to have survived the Crossed due to their “bible”: “Surviving D-Day” has best selling “zombie survival guide” novel (similar to The Zombie Survival Guide ).

Issues # 87-90 ( Shrink , by Max Bemis and Fernando Melek) follow two brothers; the straight-laced Jack psychologist and the hedonistic bully Clancy. As Jack and Tiffany (a close friend of his) prepare themselves for the day of the Crossroads finally their suburban neighborhood, Clancy crashes by and asks Jack for a favor; After a long time in the life of the child, he has had a deep love affair, hoping that Jack can learn something about the outbreak and its source.

Issues # 91-92 ( Anti-Crossed , by Bem and German Erramouspe) follow a group of 5 survivors – 4 men and a female author named Leigha – surviving in a barricaded comic book store as they struggle with their moral depleting and growing boredom. It was soon revealed that the male survivors – all massive comic book fans – had taken Leigha hostage early in the outbreak, and have since been periodically raping her at gun point. Due to their growing boredom, the guys make a deal with Leigha; If she writes them an “Anti-Crossed” comic, they will make fun of her and give her other “privileges”. Leigha reluctantly agrees, making a comic that fulfills all of her captor’s twisted fantasies, but things can change when two strangers arrive at the store.

Issues # 93-99 (by Gage and Fernando Heinz) begins by following a band of survivors led by Cody, an opportunistic man who designed disaster shelters for the elite before stealing one for himself when C-Day hit. His state-of-the-art bunker serves the group well as it goes afoul of Smokey, the “Super-Crossed” last seen in the Quisling arc. Smokey’s mercy, Cody saves himself by offering to help him / her. When this inevitably fails, Smokey seeks out other Super-Crossed Like Himself,Homo Superior bow.

Issue # 100 (also by Gage and Fernando Heinz) follows Smokey and the twins as they attempt to fulfill the dream of ending the self-destructive nature of the Crossed. Although they manage to establish a reasonably-functional homestead with dozens of followers, Smokey remains depressed that it is a far cry from the new society. The children are more likely than others to be cross-trained, leading them to believe that their lives are in a state of decline. Years later, the aging Smokey is betrayed and left for the twins and his own, now revealed to be a “Super-Crossed” the entire time; the twins explain that they prefer direct self-indulgence over long-term planning. Smokey survives the attempted murder by jumping into a river,

The final issue, for the resurgence of the human society at a later date : +100 , with Smokey’s homestead receiving news of the human settlements beginning to re-establish themselves as the feral Crossed die out.

Crossed: Wish You Were Here 

In the webcomic Crossed: Wish You Were Here (written by If Spurrier and drawn by Javier Barreno (Vol.1) and Fernando Melek (Vol.2)) form writer “Shaky” (short for Shakespeare ) writes In His diary of life on the island of Cavaoff the coast of Scotland, where he and a handful of other survivors try to have some semblance of society while desperately trying to keep the wandering Crossed at bay.

In the first volume, Shakespeare must deal with the logistics of living on a Cava with his group, under two men Rab and Don with very different leadership styles. Eventually the leaders decide to send out a compiled output of random members of the island, reasoning that anyone who wishes to volunteer is too important to lose. Eventually Shaky blackmails is one of the leaders in the world, and they are going to live in their life in the apocalypse, they will not be doing it. He feels that the boredom could kill him if he does not do something about it.

While the exit is on the mainlands, Shaky quickly and unintentionally became one of the two leaders among the group, the other being a schizophrenic-but-trained military-educated Scotsman named Jackson (the insane protagonist of the first annual). During this time Shaky sees that the rest of the group is poorly suited to survival – Tabitha, who has gotten a fair share of American cowardly woman, Selene, who almost continually wails about the situation, and an absence-minded older man who apparently only survives multiple Crossed attacks by luck. They are being tracked by a figure wrapped in black which has been previously shown with Aoileann; the puruer finds a note left by Shaky and retrieves it.

Starting with the onwards release, the narrative alternates between the main story and Shaky’s flashbacks to the events that lead to Cava. Shaky is shown to a writer who was in London coffee when the infection first hit. After all, he finally finds out that they are either dead or infected. He decides to kill himself by jumping off a bridge and drowning. However, he is rescued by a police patrol on a riverboat, the captain assuring him he is now safe. Shortly after, the boat is attacked, the crew all killed or turned, and Shaky surviving only through the heroic last acts of a female member of the Coast Guard. Shaky ends up back on land, wandering alone for a crossover child. He can not run down his ankles, a group of people in a group of young people, the leader of a group of people in the world. Shaky kills the Crossed himself. He spends the next eight months with a man called the Gamekeeper and his group of survivors. Though the Gamekeeper is extremely resourceful and intelligent, he is also sadistic and ruthless. The survivors dislike him, but he remains in control because he is needed for survival. The group members are slowly being killed. It is shown that the Gamekeeper used to work for the husband, and in a form of revenge, he does it with the wife. At this point, Aoileann joins the group, revealed to be a devout and chaste nun. The Gamekeeper begins regularly raping the wife, much to the husband’s anguish. The group can see that the Gamekeeper is taken with the nun, and the wife tries to make the target of his lust. Shaky manages to spoil her plans. The internal discord culminates when the group finds a cache of guns, and the husband decides to kill the Gamekeeper. However, the leader outwits him and kills him instead. Now without her husband, the wife soon hangs herself. Greatness upset at this turn of events, the Gamekeeper begins to distance himself from his own group, only showing up occasionally. Aoileann has a seizure and it is revealed that she has and the husband decides to kill the Gamekeeper. However, the leader outwits him and kills him instead. Now without her husband, the wife soon hangs herself. Greatness upset at this turn of events, the Gamekeeper begins to distance himself from his own group, only showing up occasionally. Aoileann has a seizure and it is revealed that she has and the husband decides to kill the Gamekeeper. However, the leader outwits him and kills him instead. Now without her husband, the wife soon hangs herself. Greatness upset at this turn of events, the Gamekeeper begins to distance himself from his own group, only showing up occasionally. Aoileann has a seizure and it is revealed that she hasepilepsy . The group continues on the night Gamekeeper attacks Ashoke in order to rape Aoileann. While Ashoke lies unconscious from being strangled, the Gamekeeper cuts an X into aoileann’s face, demanding that she warns her eyes while he rapes her. Shaky walks in the scene and shoots the Gamekeeper with a shotgun despite the protests, then ties him to a tree. He sets an alarm to go off every ounce, expecting the cross to finish what he started. The group continued on their own, though Ashoke has suffered severe mental retardation from the attack.

Back in the present, the output runs into another survivors group led by a brutal but devious man named Jasper, and Shaky tells them of his group’s “sanctuary” and how if the other group follows his orders, they may come back when his group goes home. Shaky realizes he can only take two of Jasper ‘s group back to him, and plans to go out on time. Jackson, disapproving of Shaky’s vileness, leaves the group under Shaky’s sole care. As Jasper’s group’s numbers dwindle down, their leader steals their food and disappears. The remaining survivors of both sides as a crossroads for military services. The exit mulls over how to execute the trade of the cross of blocking their way. Shaky comes up with an idea that requires a volunteer to take on a high-risk mission. Selene volunteers, finally building the nerve to take action and also to speak of her past, in which she had inadvertently caused the death of her husband and two children. Seemingly in atonement, she happily agrees to the task of driving a fortress to get the weapons back and bring them back. The group successfully distracts the Crossed (the decoys of Jasper’s former crew) and gets Selene into the base. However, it does not reappear when a day passes and it’s time for her to return. The group wait for her and continue the Crossed at a few more times. They’re starting to be heard when they hear the sounds of explosions, followed by prolonged gunfire. The noise frightens them. They wait until there is a long period of silence before moving to investigate the fortress. There they find carnage and only one living thing – a Crossed small child, whom they kill. Expecting Selene has died – Shaky’s theory is she so heroically – they load up on weapons and head home.

When the exit arrives back on Cava, they are met with Jasper who found the island without Shaky’s help. During Shaky’s absence Jasper planted seeds of doubt against Shaky, stating that Shaky had been leaving a stunning amount of Cava. The reveal makes Shaky an outcast, both for his actions on the output and his leaving evidence of Cava. Tabitha begins with Shaky while he is in isolation at the end of the island, but she and one of Jasper’s followers are her only allies. Jasper then starts assuming a greater role in the hierarchy while pushing out Rab and Don. Eventually things reach a flashpoint when Rab, Don, and Shaky decides to push Jasper out. This leads to a confrontation between Shaky and Jasper, with ancient Jasper’s gun exploding in his hands.

Jackson returns to the group with interesting news. He is accompanied by Selene, who is alive but mentally broken. He states he found an island occupied by Crossed, lying inside a circled of bed candles, alone. She was holding an empty envelope. Shaky later questions her about what had happened. It seems to snap out of her trance, in which she repeated the same few words over and over. She tells Shaky of how she had been taken by someone in black. She then wound up living among Crossed, mostly unmolested but having to watch their business going ghastly. While she watches all these horrifying scenarios, Aoileann repeats the same sentence to her. After she finishes telling her story, she goes back to repeating her programmed message. Shaky realizes this information about a meeting place.

Shortly after Jasper ‘s death, Tabitha comes to Shaky with news of being pregnant. Shaky decides to keep an eye on the idea of ​​a safe haven. Rocked with the idea that they do not have much to do with Cava. Realizing that they would not be in charge anymore, Rab and Don try to convince people to stay on the island which leads to conflict. Shaky decides that Cava is his home, and he will not leave.

Using his weasel-like personality, he convinces the rest of the group that the drift fleet is planning to attack Cava, while at the same time he told the drift fleet captain, Nora, that soon Cava will attack the drift fleet. He tells Nora that he will be among the attackers and wishes to secretly help the drift fleet. All he asks in return for this information is for Tabitha and his child to be looked after. During Cava’s attack, events are turned into a stalemate by a warned Nora and Don’s secret plan to take over the fleet’s only surviving child hostage. During the confrontation Don is killed by Jackson who joins the drift fleet to Cava in the first place after leaving the exit. As per the agreement Nora takes Tabitha and does not sell out Shaky, with no one but Jackson, who is aware of Shaky’s vindictive attitude, the wiser that the whole situation was instigated by Shaky for his own benefit. As Jackson leads the remaining Cava residents back to their territory, they spot Aoileann and the Crossed in the hills. Per Shaky’s instructions, Jackson fires his rifle at Aoileann, but the bullet is taken by the Crossed covered in black. The dying Crossed is revealed to be Ashoke. In a rage, Aoileann points in the direction of the fleet. Back on Cava the group sees the drift fleet in flames, overrun by Crossed. Shaky and Jackson Aoileann, who has for some reason walked inland by herself. During the hunt Jackson is injured by a trap, and decides to kill him or her. Shaky hands with his bullet,

The flashbacks also continues, with Shaky and Aoileann trying to take care of the crippled Ashoke, who is turning it into a drug addiction. At this point, Shaky has fallen in love with Aoileann, but she remains devoutly chaste despite her advances. Eventually, Shaky decides that he can not be expected. Ashoke with them, his mental retardation is a liability. He leads him to the night and abandons him, telling the story that he must have wandered off and they can not spend time searching for him. Moving on, Aoileann and Shaky find a vicar in a church with a group of children, and join him for several days. Shaky continues his advances towards Aoileann.

Back on Cava, the infected drifting fleet crashes into Cava spilling infected all over the island. Among their numbers is an infected Tabitha, who finds her way to Shaky’s residence and is looking for a picture she drew of him. Shaky Kava in Shaky Kills in turn, Shaky Kills in turn. Despite losing most of the island and many of their people, Cava is able to split the drift fleet’s numbers. Unfortunately, however Aoileann’s group surrounds Cava shortly after, trapping the few survivors on what’s left of the island. Shaky decides there is little choice but to meet with the instructions she brainwashed into Selene.

After Shaky’s Attempts to Aoileann Only Results in More Losses, the group decides it’s best to try and escape at night using a refiner ship from the drift fleet. Rab breaks Shaky’s ankles on Cava telling him that he is just too big of a risk to bring along with them, as people tend to die around him. Before they can escape, Rab’s group comes face to face with Aoileann’s, and see for the first time how well outnumbered and out-gunned they are. While Rab’s group prepares to escape, Shaky speaks to Aoileann over a radio and realizes that they both have questions for one another. Shaky realizes that the situation has reached a flash point, and is playing a dangerous game by asking Aoileann questions. If he asks an emotionally questioned question, he asks a question that Aoileann appear weak, her gang will kill her and swarm the island. Suddenly a follower of Aoileann attacks her and forces the Crossed group to attack Cava. Shaky, attempting to use himself as a leader in the field of cross-country skiing, making himself easy to prey, but the new Crossed leader in the field and continues to hunt Rab’s group. Rab, thinking ahead, had planted explosives on his vessel, and Selene sacrificed herself by detonating the trap, killing most of the infected as Rab’s group escaped on a second hidden vessel. making himself easy prey, but the new Crossed leader sees through the ploy and decides to continue hunting Rab’s group. Rab, thinking ahead, had planted explosives on his vessel, and Selene sacrificed herself by detonating the trap, killing most of the infected as Rab’s group escaped on a second hidden vessel. making himself easy prey, but the new Crossed leader sees through the ploy and decides to continue hunting Rab’s group. Rab, thinking ahead, had planted explosives on his vessel, and Selene sacrificed herself by detonating the trap, killing most of the infected as Rab’s group escaped on a second hidden vessel.

The final few flashbacks continues with Aoileann giving in and breaking her vows. The two start having sex in the attic while the vicar is away. Aoileann begins having a seizure which Shaky ignores. Shaky and Aoileann The vicar returns to warn of Shaky and Aoileann. Desperate to climax Shaky shoves him away to be knocked out. Shaky yells out in the open and is heard by several Crossed. The Crossed Church and Slaughter Children, who are playing downstairs. Shaky runs down to help, but is too late. He then realizes with horror that some newly-crossed children have made it into the attic. However, he is too much of a cowardly person to help you in the future. He escapes the church, and finds members of Cava who will take him to the island.

The next morning Shaky is still stranded on the rock when Aoileann returns. Shaky finishes his diary saying that he is always trying to make the most of the world, and is really no different to what humans do when they write stories. Shaky claims that the stories are only there to make sense of a world of chaos, and that every breath, page, and word are just “doomed islands briefly holding out against the dark”. Shaky gives Aoileann his diary which she rips apart page by page and throws it into the wind. Shaky then decides he wants an ending to his story.

From afar, Rab is watching these events and relaying them to the children of his group. Shaky then allows Aoileann to infect him while making love on the rock. Both then jump into the cold, Cava to die together. As the children pleads to see what’s happening, Rab states that it’s enough to just be told a story instead of living it. Rab concludes that Cava is no longer safe, and leads the remaining survivors to start anew elsewhere.

Crossed: Dead or Alive 

The first series was originally optioned for an independently-funded movie, with Ennis writing the screenplay. [23] It was going to be financement by Trigger Street Productions and produced by Michael De Luca , Jason Netter , and Kevin Spacey . [24] In the end of 2012, HOWEVER, Ennis annoncé That he and Avatar Press HAD: recovered the rights to the franchise. They made plans to launch a series of webisodes in an attempt to generate interest for a feature film. [25] In March 2013 Crossed: Dead Or Alive , an upcoming series of live action webisodes, written and directed by Ennis was announced. DOAwill be accompanied by an Ennis-penned tie-in web comic that will expand and further develop the concepts of the film series and its characters. A goal was set to film all the episodes for Crossed: Dead or Alive season 1 in early 2014. [26]

The webcomic was launched on November 13, 2014, with the plans to start production on the live-action series. [3]

Crossed: +100 

A six-issue series called Crossed: +100 , written by Alan Moore and with art by Gabriel Andrade , debuted in December 2014. It follows a group of humans 100 years after the outbreak. After running across a group of Crossed, they find that they have begun to multiply again. [27] [28] [29] [30]

One hundred years on the first outbreak, it is revealed that around 2050 AD, Crossed numbers began to become more prevalent. from killing their young. Again, this was simply the result of natural selection: Crossed populations that were attacked by their own dead children, but only those who would not survive a hundred years later. The Crossed Starts in the Emergencies of 2050 because of the First Infected Infections (ie 20 or older) ).

The Crossed infection is reported on the planet on July 27, 2008, an event commonly called “the Surprise”. By 2108, United States, United States, but is still socially and technically backward compared to society before the Surprise. The society of the human survivors has drastically changed after a hundred years, with slang derived from a post-Crossed world. In the Tennessee region shown in Crossed: +100 , major religions such as Judaism and Christianity have died out, and most people are irreligious, though there are a few survivor enclaves that still practice Islam(the comic creators Stated That One of the Reasons the Story Was set in Tennessee is due to the wider Muslim population in present-day Murfreesboro ; other wide Muslim populations in the United States are Concentrated in major metropolitan areas, qui THUS Stood lower opportunity of surviving the Crossed epidemic). Few survivors living in 2108 Crossed person, to the point that many young people mockingly imitate the Crossed with face paint, and chasing each other pretending to be Crossed is a childhood game.

In 2108, a group of survivors from the rebuilt settlement at Chattanooga, Tennessee(called “Chooga”) make a horrifying discovery through the diary entries of Beau Salt, an infamous serial killer (known as the “Phonebook Killer”) who was infected on C-Day. Because Salt was already homicidally insane and had no restrictions on his impulses, the Crossed virus was very much altered from normal. Although it is a paradigm, it also had the foresight to realize that it would be difficult to sustain indefinitely. Salt therefore started self-consciously We would like to say that we would like to see you in the future. Also, they have been struggling to realize that they have been constantly struggling, the survivors have become battle-hardened and difficult for the Crossed to fight; therefore, he prepared a plan which would takedecades to reach fruition (an explicit reference to the Seldon Plan in Isaac Asimov ‘s Foundation Series ) in the qui Crossed Would Basically let the uninfected survivor enclaves “lay fallow” for a full generation at a time; over time, the uninfected would get soft, a daily fight for survival against the Crossed. This event is expected to take place in the United States, in July 2108. Chaos unfolds as the uninitiated human beings in the United States. area of ​​the US, while trying to uncover the conspiracy laid out by Salt a hundred years earlier.

Collected editions

Volume Authors (Writers and pencillers) Pages Compilation Published
Crossed: Volume 1 (original run) Garth Ennis, Jacen Burrows 240 pages April 27, 2010
Crossed: Volume 2 – Family Values David Lapham, Javier Barreno 176 pages September 27, 2011
Crossed: Volume 3 – Psychopath David Lapham, Raulo Caceres 176 pages March 27, 2012
Crossed: Volume 4 – Badlands– Collects 1-9 of Badlands Series Garth Ennis, Jamie Delano, Jacen Burrows 240 pages October 12, 2012
Crossed: Volume 5 – Badlands– Collects 10-18 of Badlands Series David Lapham, David Hine and Jacen Burrows 240 pages March 19, 2013
Crossed: Volume 6 – Badlands– Collects 19-28 of Badlands Series S. Spurrier, D. Lapham, G. Ennis, R. Caceres, Miguel Ruiz 256 pages August 20, 2013
Crossed: Volume 7 – Badlands– Collects 29-36 of Badlands Series Christos Gage, David Lapham, Christian Zanier 192 pages December 24, 2013
Crossed: Volume 8 – Badlands– Collects 37-43 of Badlands Series and Crossed Annual 2013 Simon Spurrier, David Hine, Rafa Ortiz, G. Erramouspe, Gabriel Andrade 192 pages March 25, 2014
Crossed: Volume 9 – Badlands– Collects 44-49 of Badlands Series and Crossed Special 2013 Simon Spurrier, Daniel Way, Gabriel Andrade, Emiliano Urdinola 176 pages June 24, 2014
Crossed: Volume 10 – Badlands– Collects 50-56 of Badlands Series Garth Ennis, Christian Zanier 176 pages November 11, 2014
Crossed: Volume 11 – Badlands– Collects 57-61 and Annual 2014 of Badlands Series Simon Spurrier, Justin Jordan, Rafael Ortiz, Georges Duarte 160 pages January 27, 2015
Crossed: Volume 12 – Badlands– Collects 62-70 of Badlands Series David Lapham, German Erramouspe 224 pages May 12, 2015
Crossed: Volume 13 – Badlands– Collects 71-74 of Badlands Series and Crossed Special 2014 David Hine, Justin Jordan 144 pages July 15, 2015
Crossed: Volume 14 – Badlands– Collects 75-80 of Badlands Series Kieron Gillen 160 pages December 15, 2015
Crossed: Volume 15 – Badlands– Collects 81-86 of Badlands Series Mike Wolfer 160 pages February 25, 2016
Crossed: Volume 16 – Badlands– Collects 87-92 of Badlands Series Max Bemis, Fernando Melek 160 pages June 7, 2016
Crossed: Volume 17 – Badlands– Collects 93-100 of Badlands Series Christos Gage, Emiliano Urdinola 176 pages October 11, 2016
Crossed: Wish You Were Here – Volume 1 Simon Spurrier, Javier Barreno 160 pages September 25, 2012
Crossed: Wish You Were Here – Volume 2 Simon Spurrier, Fernando Melek 160 pages May 28, 2013
Crossed: Wish You Were Here – Volume 3 Simon Spurrier, Fernando Melek 144 pages February 4, 2014
Crossed: Wish You Were Here – Volume 4 Simon Spurrier, Fernando Melek 144 pages September 23, 2014
Crossed 3D David Lapham 48 pages April 19, 2011
Crossed +100 – Volume 1– Collects 1-6 of the Crossed +100 Series Alan Moore, Gabriel Andrade 160 pages October 13, 2015
Crossed +100 – Volume 2– Collects 7-12 of the Crossed +100 Series Simon Spurrier, Rafa Ortiz, Fernando Heinz 160 pages March 22, 2016
Crossed +100 – Volume 3– Collects 13-18 of the Crossed +100 Series Simon Spurrier, Rafael Ortiz 144 pages July 11, 2017

Notes

  1. Jump up^ Robb Orr (2011-05-26). “Review – Crossed: Badlands Opening Salvo” . Comicbooked.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-05 . Retrieved 2012-06-02 .
  2. Jump up^ “A Free Webcomic And Series Of Comic Print And Graphic Novels | Crossed Comic from Avatar Press” . Crossed Comic . Retrieved 2012-06-02 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:b Shannon Hannah Means (November 13, 2014). “Garth Ennis Free Crossed Launches: Dead Or Live Alive Webcomic Funding Live Action Webisodes” . Bleeding Cool . Retrieved November 17, 2014 .
  4. Jump up^ Furey, Emmett (June 12, 2008). “Double-Crossed: Ennis & Burrows Talk” Crossed ” ” . Comic Book Resources . Retrieved February 26,2009 .
  5. Jump up^ Arrant, Chris (August 11, 2008). “Ennis & Burrows Talk Avatar’s Crossed” . Newsarama . Retrieved February 5, 2010 .
  6. Jump up^ Lapham, David (February 16, 2010). “David Lapham On Writing Crossed Volume 2: Family Values” . Bleeding Cool . Avatar Press . Retrieved February 16, 2010 .
  7. Jump up^ Haaland, Aaron (March 25, 2010). “David Lapham Takes FAMILY VALUES to Horror Book CROSSED” . Newsarama . Retrieved March 26, 2010 .
  8. Jump up^ Johnson, Rich (February 16, 2010). “David Lapham To Write Crossed Volume 2: Family Values” . Bleeding Cool . Avatar Press . Retrieved February 16, 2010 .
  9. Jump up^ Johnson, Rich (February 16, 2010). “Interview: Garth Ennis Talks About Crossed” . Bleeding Cool . Avatar Press . Retrieved February 16, 2010 .
  10. Jump up^ Crossed: Wish You Were Here:Volume 4, Chapter 16
  11. Jump up^ Crossed: Badlands# 20
  12. Jump up^ Crossed Annual 2014
  13. Jump up^ Crossed# 2
  14. Jump up^ Crossed: Dead or Alive Part 5, p. 3
  15. Jump up^ Crossed: Wish You Were HereVolume 1 Part 2
  16. Jump up^ Badlands # 75-80
  17. Jump up^ Crossed: Badlands# 50
  18. Jump up^ Crossed: Badlands# 54, # 55, and # 56
  19. Jump up^ Crossed: Badlands# 51
  20. Jump up^ Crossed: Badlands# 52-3
  21. Jump up^ Crossed: Badlands# 56
  22. Jump up^ Crossed: Badlands# 81
  23. Jump up^ Graser, Mark (April 16, 2010). “Ken F. Levin Has Fingers ‘Crossed ‘ ” . Variety . Retrieved April 16, 2010 .
  24. Jump up^ Barton, Steve (April 16, 2010). “Apocalyptic Comic Crossed Adaptation Coming” . Dread Central . Retrieved April 16, 2010 .
  25. Jump up^ “Garth Ennis And Avatar To Make Their Own Crossed Movies – Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors” . Bleedingcool.com. 2012-10-13 . Retrieved 2014-01-05 .
  26. Jump up^ “Crossed: Dead Alive Or – The New Webcomic, Comedy Print, And Web Film From Garth Ennis | Crossed Comic from Avatar Press” . Crossed Comic. 2013-03-13 . Retrieved 2014-01-05 .
  27. Jump up^ Flood, Alison (18 September 2014). “Alan Moore takes cult horror comic Crossed into the future” . The Guardian . Retrieved 12 December 2014 .
  28. Jump up^ Shannon, Hannah Means (15 September 2014). “Avatar Press Announces Crossed +100 – An Ingenious Future-Set Series By Alan Moore And Gabriel Andrade” . Bleeding Cool . Retrieved 12 December2014 .
  29. Jump up^ McMillan, Graeme (15 September 2014). “Alan Moore Returns to Monthly Comics With ‘Crossed: +100 ‘ ” . The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved 12 December 2014 .
  30. Jump up^ Sunu, Steve (September 15, 2014). “Alan Moore to Write” Crossed: +100 “For Avatar” . Comic Book Resources . Retrieved 12 December2014 .

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