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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2012
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    Hah! Nice work, sir!
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2012
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    That is awesome as fuck :)
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    Purplewyrm WINS AT THE EVERYTHINGS.
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      CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2012
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    I'm glad that at least some of the survivors on the island recognize that there is a bad of Crossed out there hunting them, but less than enthusiastic about the future in store for those survivors who seem not to care about that because they are so eager for that sortie.

    The suspense is a little dulled in the flashback, since we know he's going to survive until the island, but the gut twisting he endures along that way remains just as visceral, and that's making those scenes really sing.

    I'm glad I waited for this to finally come along.
    • CommentAuthorSteve Toase
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2012 edited
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    Inspired by Purplewyrm seems like there is scope for the next in the Lego franchise
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    This episode was where I finally got what makes Crossed more than just "zombies + Garth Ennis wants to write about people being clubbed by mutilated horsecocks". Specifically, the phonecall. These are effectively zombies, yes, but they're zombies that know you. It's not just the "seeing yourself" aspect, it's trying to survive complete insanity.

    I still haven't read Ennis' Crossed comics, but I'm generally torn on him. On the one hand, I read and enjoy "The Boys" because he has a way to make me care about characters, and he does some REALLY good action when he feels like it, and when he's funny, he IS really funny. But he's also constantly out there on the edges of "gross for the sake of gross", and his stuff frequently comes across as downright juvenile. It's a case of tolerating the bad to enjoy the awesome. I'll likely pick up the first trade paperback of Crossed once it's out, give it a whirl (being in Norway means it becomes prohibitively expensive to keep up with imported weeklies), and then we'll see.

    But I AM enjoying THIS comic so far.
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    I still haven't read Ennis' Crossed comics, but I'm generally torn on him.


    My only experience with Garth Ennis so far is his ancient run on Hellblazer, which I liked. I keep meaning to read Preacher and The Boys but haven't yet. I definitely agree about the use of gore for the hell of it.

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