“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.
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
Garth Ennis, the mastermind writer behind titles such as “Preacher”, “The Boys”, and “Punisher Max”, got his start big start writing Judge Dredd stories at 2000AD throughout the early 90s. For the first time 2000AD is publishing Ennis’ best “Dredd” works in one massive, bloody volume for North American readers. The book is available for order now in both Canada and the U.S. READ MORE
To say that this issue marks the end of The Boys is somewhat disingenuous. In truth, the series ended last issue. Issue #72, the final issue, is merely the epilogue – a final, subtle goodbye to the characters we cared about, and the tying of loose ends from the series. Well, what ends remain that is – let’s be real, most of the characters didn’t quite make it to this point. While this issue doesn’t measure up to the high points of the series, particularly in comparison with the stellar previous issue, it’s still good for what it is. Besides, if you’ve been reading this far into “The Boys”, you already know you’re picking this up. READ MORE
It’s not all sunshine and gumdrops being a comic character. Sometimes – actually, quite often – characters meet a gruesome, brutal fate. And that’s what we’re here to celebrate, because we are horrible, morbid, immoral people who delight in the suffering and agony of fictional characters. Comics have a history of violent deaths, but sometimes they are forgotten, left lying in the gutters. We’ve compiled a list of what we believe are the most brutal deaths in comics. It goes without saying, this is NSFW. READ MORE
Garth Ennis’ run on The Shadow concludes in issue 6, as Lamont Cranston and company attempt to prevent the Japanese from obtaining the materials necessary to build a death ray and end World War II. It’s the end of another solid Ennis tale, featuring the solid characterization, tight writing and – yes – gratuitous amounts of violence that he’s known for. Aaron Campbell’s art is as good as it’s been for the past few issues, enhancing the story with its vivid depictions of the action and the scenes in between. It’s a shame to see Ennis leave, but at least he’s left on a high note. 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
The Boys #71 is here, and with it comes the end of one of the best series in comics. I know, I know, there’s still another issue left, but that’s just the aftermath. For all intents and purposes, this is the last issue of “The Boys” as we know them, and it delivers in spades. HEAVY spoilers follow, so if you’re reading this to figure out if you should buy this issue, or start this series, do yourself a favor: close your browser and go grab every issue. Thank me later. READ MORE
Writer Jamie Delano is a legend in the horror comics scene. His lengthy, and essential runs on “Hellblazer” and “Animal Man” still stand the test of time, and are recognized as some of the best works with those characters. Delano is making his triumphant return to the comics world with a six issue arc on Avatar’s brutal, twisted, and violent series, ‘Crossed: Badlands‘, beginning this week with issue #4. Bloody-Disgusting caught up with Delano to discuss his upcoming work on “Crossed”, his thoughts on DC’s New 52, and his inspiration within the darkness. READ MORE
Dynamite has been picking up some steam with their releases over the past year, and this is perhaps the biggest of the bunch. Famed writer, Garth Ennis with artist Aaron Campbell are re-imagining The Shadow, and it begins later this month. Ennis is well known for his dark and no holds barred writing style that matches up perfectly with the old-time hero. The original character dates back to the 1930s, a pulp style crime-fighting vigilante with mysterious powers and his signature red bandana tied around his mouth. The new series will travel back to late 1930s New York for a dark spy series that will inevitably be one of Dynamite’s best of the year. Check out the preview below.
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.
In 2008 writer Garth Ennis and artist Jacen Burrows redefined horror comics with the release of Crossed. The concept was simple; a virus begins infecting people worldwide and causes them to lose all inhibitions and act upon their most evil thoughts. The book became an instant success due to its violent, disgusting and often disturbing imagery, and fans loved it.
After a series of Crossed book written by David Lapham, Ennis and Burrows have finally returned to the sick and depraved world he created to write the initial story arc of Crossed: Badlands, a new bi-weekly ongoing series. In this incarnation of the book, we are introduced to group of Scottish survivors that have managed to survive the Crossed outbreak by heading to rural countryside. This misfit band of survivors, which includes a book store employee, a pregnant woman and a disfigured sharpshooter who claims to be who claims to be Prince Harry, are scavenging for supplies as the Crossed close in.
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 press almost feels like it should be renamed to Garth Ennis’ Sandbox of Depravity these days. The fact that the “PREACHER” scribe was finally able to find a publisher crazy enough to give him full artistic freedom is true miracle to the horror world, as evidenced by each and every issue of “CROSSED”. However, it appears that this November fans will have another story from the author to sink their teeth into with “STITCHED”. Below you can check out all the details on the new series and get a look at the wrap-around cover, while if you make the jump you can take a look at two more covers. Read on for the skinny…
WRITTEN BY: Garth Ennis
ILLUSTRATIONS AND COVERS BY: Mike Wolfer
“From the mind of Garth Ennis comes the modern chapter of an ancient horror. Ripped straight from the debut of his first-ever writing/directing effort comes the ongoing comic book continuation of the acclaimed short film, Stitched! The three survivors of an American military helicopter crash discover that there is something even more deadly than the Taliban controlled countryside they find themselves trapped in. Garth Ennis weaves a tale that combines today’s headlines with his trademark vision of the supernatural into a modern horror masterpiece. Supported by the largest promotional campaign Avatar has ever done, this new on-going series is certain to appeal to Ennis’ legions of fans as it pushes the envelope of horror beyond the boundaries of sanity and into fresh nightmares. Stitched #1 is available with a Regular cover, Wraparound cover, and Gore cover by series artist Mike Wolfer, and a special Stitched Movie Photo cover retailer incentive cover.”
“STITCHED” Issue #1 Drops This November From Avatar Press! (MSRP – $3.99)
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.
This weekend at the Avatar Press junket the publisher added more news to the already smoldering pot that they have brewing for “CROSSED” fans as they announced plans to bring series creator Garth Ennis (“PREACHER”) back to the series next year for an all new monthly series. The series titled “BADLANDS” will premier next year from the publisher and be written by Ennis with illustrations from Jacen Burrows. “BADLANDS” will be the first arc of the ongoing series, and will be picked up once the arc ends by scribe Jamie Delano.
“CROSSED: BADLANDS” Issue #1 Drops Next Year From Avatar Press! READ MORE
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.
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.
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’)
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…
I have not heard of Chronicles of Wormwood up until this part, but when you have Garth Ennis writing such a strange script…how can you resist. Look at this cover and tell me you’re not at the least a little excited. Full info after the break…
Garth Ennis (Preacher) has never been a soft spoken writer…known for stories ripe with swearing, blood, and rape. Well he’s back and changing comics in the horror scene. Check more info after the jump…
After his wife and family are killed, G-Man Frank Castle (Jane) takes it upon himself to rid America of crime by acting as judge, jury and executioner. Based on the Marvel Comics hero.