“Crossed” is published by Avatar Press and drawn by Jacen Burrows. Ennis has penned a version of the script that is being shown to directors. The story follows survivors dealing with a zombie-like plague that causes it victims to carry out their most evil thoughts and wishes, including murder, rape, mutilation, arson, etc. Carriers of the virus are known as the Crossed since a cross-like rash appears on their faces. This contagion is primarily spread through bite wounds and rape, assuming that the victim doesn’t die first, but can be spread by any bodily fluid, which the Crossed have used to great effect by treating their weapons with their fluids. It does not appear to affect animals in any way.
Garth Ennis stepped away from the “Crossed” series for a bit, but is returning to the book in March with the release of the monumental “Crossed: Badlands” #50. In true violent fashion, Garth is set to take fans back to the beginning where it all began and the “Crossed” virus was unleashed.
Joining Garth for this upcoming arc is artist Christian Zanier, who illustrated Christos Gage’s Crossed arc, which told the harrowing tale of Oliver, a traitorous human only interested in his own survival. Gage and Zanier also introduced us to the villainous alpha Crossed – Smokey, who brought a new horrifying element to the book; intelligence.
Bloody-Disgusting caught up with Christian Zanier to discuss his work on “Crossed” and offered some insight into what fans can expect from the upcoming seven part “Crossed” epic known as “Patient Zero”. READ MORE
With lots of bloody gore and excessive violence thrown in, “Crossed: Badlands” #46 is unafraid to intensify the shock value. From the mind of Garth Ennis, this is an unflinching and gruesome take on the survival of the fittest. If you want to prove to yourself that you have a strong stomach, then go right ahead and pick up the “Crossed” series. READ MORE
Garth Ennis stepped away from his series for a bit, letting other writers tell their violent tales of madness. Now, he returns to tell his Patient Zero story in “Crossed: Badlands” #50 in March. In celebration of the 50th issue, Avatar will also be releasing the latest trade collection and a new T-shirt.
Check out all of the variant cover art below and all the solicitations. READ MORE
Garth Ennis is one of the most twisted minds writing comics today. His work on books like “Preacher”, “The Boys”, and “The Punisher”, has consistently pushed the boundaries of storytelling in the comics world, while forcing readers to examine the harsh realities of war, violence, sex and religion.
In 2008 Ennis launched his now infamous horror series “Crossed” with Avatar Press. The series follows a group of survivors struggling to stay alive in a post-apocalyptic world where a virus has turned the majority of the population into murdering sadistic monsters. Once infected by the virus they are completely stripped of their moral inhibitions and are now out to rape, torture, and kill anything they cross paths with. Nothing is off limits when it comes to the world of “Crossed” and the series has given audiences terrifyingly tales of rape, incest, and extreme torture, that have forced readers to run screaming for confession. “Crossed” is quite simply not for the faint of heart, and is one of the most extreme books out there in the market. What makes “Crossed” so fascinating is not the stomach curdling depictions of violence or the scenes of torture, but the extreme measures that the survivors will take in order to guarantee their own safety.
Bloody-Disgusting was fortunate to get the opportunity to talk to Ennis about everything that he has planned for “Crossed” in the coming months, Eincluding the live-action webisodes, his criteria for selecting writers, and what he has planned for the landmark “Crossed: Badlands” issue #50. READ MORE
C-Day 2013 starts tomorrow, March 13th. The event is celebrated by comic retailers in North America, celebrating Garth Ennis’ brutal, bloody, and entertaining horror series, “Crossed”. The day also marks the release of Crossed: Badlands #25, which sees Ennis’ return to the series.
Stores participating in the celebration will be handing out loads of gross-out goodies including collectible buttons, tattoos, stickers, shirts, and some of you lucky dogs will even be treated to a full on party.At a Crossed party, anything can happen (please don’t bring weapons to your comic shops). READ MORE
Writer David Hine (“The Darkness”) is turning out a bizarre and twisted horror tale in the new story-arc that began in Crossed: Badlands #14. Hine tells the tale of a hedonistic writers retreat, secluded from the rest of the world, as the Crossed epidemic spreads further into the breaches of humanity. The story is filled with enough plot twists and brutal gore to delight even the sickest of horror hounds.
Hine sat down with Bloody-Disgusting to discuss his brutal take on “Crossed”, his upcoming “Night of the Living Dead” series from Avatar, his creator-owned book from Image “The Bulletproof Coffin”, and how he manages to find inspiration in dark places. READ MORE
Fans of Garth Ennis’ demented “Crossed” series have wanted to see it in live action for some time, but due to it’s violent and brutal nature, it seemed unlikely. Ennis addressed the issue right away at his spotlight panel at NYCC alongside William Christensen. Christensen said that Garth Ennis will be writing and directing a series of live-action “Crossed” webisodes, to be followed by a “Crossed” feature film, also written and directed by Ennis. The plan is to begin production in fall of 2013. READ MORE
Acclaimed horror Jamie Delano is wrapping up his first story-arc on in Crossed: Badlands #9 this week! This entire storyline has been exceptionally brutal and peppered with tons of plots twists. As the book speeds towards the inevitable explosive final confrontation, Steve is stuck alone in the Everglades as she goes into labor with a pack of “Crossed” right on her tail. Master horror writer Jamie Delano and artist Leandro Rizzo bring it all to a blood curdling boil in “Crossed: Badlands” #9. Check out a preview of the issue below. READ MORE
With the all the superhero blockbusters hogging theaters this summer, it seems that film producers are relying more and more on comic books for their source material. On top of the big-budget superhero movies, the success of The Walking Dead TV series, and films like 30 Days of Night and Blade, are perhaps a sign that we’ll be seeing more horror comics being adapted for the screen in the near future. While the horror genre hasn’t always been the most accessible, recent trends in pop culture have veered towards the darker side of fiction, opening the door for horror comic adaptation. We’ve done some wishful thinking and put together a list of comics we’re dying to see in live action, some of which are already in the works. READ MORE
Welcome to Comics To Feast On! There are more exciting new series launching this week, and so far, it’s shaping up to be an incredible summer. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been reading comics for your entire life or if you just started this year, there’s something for everyone these days. This week brings on the collected edition of the highly acclaimed series, Severed, the beginning of Alabaster: Wolves, the second chapter in the Vietnam War/zombie book 68: Scars, and a whole bunch more!
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve all got to limit our reading lists somehow. We present you with our ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. If we’ve missed something you’re stoked about, let us know in the comments. READ MORE
Not sure how this one slipped under our radar, but we feel quite ashamed for only bringing this to you now. Better late than never, I suppose. You’ve all heard of Crossed, the most gruesome in-your-face horror comic around, and to go along with the new Badlands series, Avatar has begun releasing a free weekly webcomic! Written by Simon Spurrier with art by Javier Barreno, Crossed: Wish You Were Here continues the brutal trail of violence in the same world as the main title. New chapters are released every Thursday. Head over to the Avatar website for the free reads.
Crossed is quite simply the most vile thing you will ever read. There is simply no limit to how crazy things will get in this book. Now writer Garth Ennis (Preacher) and artist Jacen Burrows (Neonomicon) will push the limits of how much you can handle in Crossed: Badlands, a new biweekly series starting on March 14th. Crossed: Badlands will showcase the depths of mankind in their darkest moments and we cannot wait! To celebrate the launch AVATAR PRESS has dubbed March 14th to be C-Day (the official Crossed holiday) and are giving out all kinds of exclusive Crossed promotional material through your local comic shop.
The classic monster werewolf has taken a beating in recent years. Hollywood has removed any sense of fear associated with werewolves by making them comical (Teen Wolf), teen heartthrobs (Twilight), or just plain lame (2010’s The Wolfman), which typically makes them the subject much of critical scorn. Thankfully Avatar Press has stepped up to the plate to give readers a story where the werewolves haven’t been castrated in their new series Ferals.
As you should well know by now, the infamous CROSSED is getting it’s own ongoing series beginning this March. The all-star creative team of Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows are bringing you one of the most intense, bloody, and insane horror books out there. Each arc will take travel to a new place in the world, following a mass pandemic that turns the population into nutty psychopaths who would make John Wayne Gacy proud. This is not one to miss. Check out a whole lot of details and a sweet preview from Avatar after the break.
Avatar is an up and coming runner in the horror comics game, and now they promote their latest horror release, FERALS. This brand spankin’ new ongoing series is helmed by David Lapham, who broke into the scene with his hit STRAY BULLETS, and since then he’s lent his pen to many horror comics. Now Lapham takes us on another terrifying ride into a small town where a string of gruesome murders suddenly brings the town into a much, much darker world. Orders close for this bad boy next Thursday, so peep the wicked 9 page preview after the jump and tell your shop to order you a copy. Read on for the skinny
It’s hard for me to believe that it has been nearly 2 years since the first time I ever read or heard anything about the Garth Ennis original “CROSSED”. Back in early 2008 when the comic was being passed off by publisher Avatar as the most depraved piece of illustrated fiction to ever taint the shelves of comic book stores everywhere I was equal parts skeptical and intrigued by the idea of the story. (Let alone that the man behind such personal favorites as “PREACHER” and “HELLBLAZER”) Any skepticism I may have harbored as to the validity of these claims was dashed though when I read the first issue of the series that contains a 2 page spread in which a couple is…ahem…how do I put this delicately…brutalized from “behind” in front of each other while their little girl is torn to pieces “DAY OF THE DEAD” style in the background. With those two pages Ennis and illustrator Jacen Burrows made a statement to readers, horror fans, and industry heads everywhere, a statement that went through loud and clear, and it was simple: f*ck you. But with such a bold statement always comes the eventual allegations and whining from the offended. (Or should I say ‘crossed’?) In this case it is the million dollar question of whether or not “CROSSED” is TOO much. Read on for the entire article.
Hurry, somebody put the blindfold back on Ebert before his eyes melt out of his head! Because if the film critic thought that “KICK-ASS” was “morally reprehensible” then he will probably have a coronary in the first 5 minutes of this one. Several news outlets such as, Bleeding Cool and Variety before them, are reporting that series creator Garth Ennis has already penned a script for the adaptation and is shopping it around to directors! Read on for the skinny on the plans to bring “CROSSED” to the big screen! (otherwise known as: yet another reason why Kevin Spacey is ‘the man’)
Last month it was revealed that publisher Avatar press would be releasing yet another arc in their very controversial “CROSSED” series with “FAMILY VALUES”. And while we can safely say that there won’t be any characters named “Horse Cock” we can promise that there will be plenty of depravity, language, violence, and buckets of blood. For further proof click on over beyond the break to see the cover for the second issue in the series slated for a June release, and then give us your opinions on the art!
I think I’m not the only one who might have some free time the next couple of days because of the upcoming holiday. Well to kill boredom, why don’t you pick up some new comics to combat family and tradition! Check out certified awesome titles like: Crossed, Chew and Beasts of Burden! What are you getting this week?
Garth Ennis’ comic series Crossed, about infected people hell bent on chaos, is continuing with it’s release of issue six this Wednesday. This series is not for the faint of heart…but if you are looking for something a little more out there and garish and are a fan of Ennis, Crossed is for you. More info after the break…
Nothing much to report this week for new releases. That’s not saying they are not a couple titles worth your time, just not that many. The bigger titles this week are Crossed and Hack/Slash. Entire small list after the break…
It’s a pretty big zombie filled comic book day. Super-Zombies #1 and Resident Evil #1 come out and even trades or Wormwood and Zombie Tales. A pretty decent Wednesday…full list after the break.
There are some solid comic releases this week that will no doubt be worth the price. Garth Ennis’s Crossed #3 and Steve Niles’ City of Dust #4 are my must buys this week. Check Dubbs’ review of the City of Dust so far to see what you’ve been missing out on. Also I’m really intrigued to see how Dead Ahead is, if you’ve checked it out, let me know. Full list after the break…