Okay, so we all know that the Garth Ennis created “CROSSED” is screwed up in every way possible. That’s half the reason we all love it. Sure, there are plenty of moments while we are reading it that we feel like vile, horrible, despicable people for even touching the thing much less spending $4s on it. In most cases I am less than shocked, sometimes I go “Oh, dang”, few times I’ll even mutter a few choice expletives. Well you can chalk this one up to an all new category of ‘THEoDEAD sat staring at the computer monitor for a good minute trying to process what he was seeing’. Before we go any further I have to warn you that not only is this photo NSFW and full of spoilers, but it is also more than a little disturbing to the average reader. Even I feel a bit violated after seeing this, and it makes me question my moral fortitude. (Sounds like fun, right?!) Therefore I feel obligated to warn you that you should think before making the jump. In any event…read on for the skinny.
If you were at C2E2 at all this past weekend then undoubtedly you saw fans walking around the convention wearing the free “CROSSED” masks that were being given out at the Avatar Press booth. (Or the many cosplayers running around covered in face paint and corn syrup) In many respects “CROSSED” has spread through the comic industry just like any good airborne virus passes through the air and infects those who inhale it. But like a virus it is pretty disgusting, and it just makes you feel gross. So what better story to choose as our pick of the week than the newest arc in the series? What, you thought we were better than that? Read on for the skinny.
You either love “CROSSED” or you hate “CROSSED”. There really isn’t any middle ground there. Most people hate it for its, ahem, lack of any moral fiber whatsoever. (I mean this in the most literal way possible) But if you’re like me you don’t let that stop you from loving the title. That is why I am happy to share a special (bloody and disgusting) look at the stunning variant covers for Avatar Press’ first issue of the newest arc in the “CROSSED” series with “FAMILY VALUES”. These covers will only be available at the convention this weekend in Chicago, as will the special little giveaway that will come along with it. Read on for all the details.
This ought to set the fires under everyone. The most depraved, over the top, sadistic, and just plain morally inept series to ever cross (no pun intended I swear) mainstream comic shelves is returning this May with “CROSSED: FAMILY VALUES”. The Garth Ennis created series “CROSSED” was rewarded with both heavy criticism and a horror comic of the year award upon its initial release, and for a helluva good reason on both ends. This is the sort of stuff your parents warned you about kids. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.