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  1.  (4404.21)
    I've been intrigued by how the airplane cover is striking people, as it's a really specific or targeted sort of terror. I ran across a blog a few weeks back that was horrified by it.
  2.  (4404.22)
    The Wal-Mart cover actually got to me more than the plane cover - there's something about the Crossed character grinning and lighting up as he douses his victim with gas that captures the nihilistic nature of the Crossed.

    Not only do they not give a shit about your life, they don't give a shit about their's either.
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2008
     (4404.23)
    God as my witness, I will buy this book tomorrow. (I like God being my witness. He never has to testify.)
  3.  (4404.24)
    @ Kosmopolit

    Even though they may not care about life they care about price!

    Also I wished the cover could advance...hmmm maybe half a second. I would like to see if our shovel friend rams the buggy (shopping cart for those of us not in the south) instead of the girl.
  4.  (4404.25)
    We finally got ours in this week - brilliant!
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2008
     (4404.26)
    @Spiral

    I know, innit?! I loved the splash pages, I loved the pacing. I am, however, wanting to find out more... as I mentioned earlier in the thread.

    Go Jacen! Go Garth!
  5.  (4404.27)
    @rickiep00h

    We are such a "now" society. Be patient. ;)
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2008
     (4404.28)
    @Spiral

    Ah yes... serialization makes me particularly ravenous for some reason, though. Release a mediocre book over the course of 3 months and I'll eat it up. (The Green Mile.) Dump something great all at once and I probably won't get through it in six months unless I've got some sort of bug up my arse about it. (Any other book I've ever read.)
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      CommentAuthorExploder
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2008
     (4404.29)
    I just thought I'd mention that I read Crossed #2 last night and proceeded to have a whisky-infused nightmare about being in a Crossed world. It's been a long time since I've been given a nightmare by any media, let alone a comic book (I think this is a first for that). Congratulations on fucking up my brain Jacen and Garth. Now I have to read to the conclusion on the off chance that this festering blackness can be dissipated by the denouement. I'm guessing those chances are slim.
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      CommentAuthorBlackfish
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2008
     (4404.30)
    I've yet to pick up #2 yet but after #0 I was intrigued and after #1 once the quezy feeling went away, after seeing that one splash (you all know the one), out loud I said "I'm not really sure I even want to get #2" but inside my head I was screaming "of course your going to get it! Saying out loud that your not doesn't make you any less of a sick bastard amused by the graphic deterioration of the human race"...so what if the guys at the comic shop look at me differently right?!?.....right...
    • CommentAuthorpoor_boy
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2008
     (4404.31)
    That splash in issue one is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.
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    For those (like me) who never even saw the issue #1 wraparound cover-

    LInked due to bigness.

    And yeah, I got a laugh out of the bodies splashing down. I'll admit it. My only defense is that I also enjoyed the new Wonderful Wizard of Oz comic that came out this week, and that either proves I'm not totally hopeless or it's worse than I think. Bit of a tossup, really.
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      CommentAuthorCyman
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2008
     (4404.33)
    The thing I love about that wrap cover is the child asphyxiated by the oxygen mask tubing. The irony is delicious.
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      CommentAuthorBlackfish
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2008
     (4404.34)
    Cyman
    The thing I love about that wrap cover is the child asphyxiated by the oxygen mask tubing. The irony is delicious.


    I agree...fantastic
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      CommentAuthorJacen
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2008
     (4404.35)
    My favorite part of that cover is actually the guy in the Cosby sweater. Those things are fun to draw.
    • CommentAuthorpoor_boy
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2008
     (4404.36)
    I just came from <a href="http://freakangels.com/whitechapel/comments.php?DiscussionID=540&page=5#Item_14">the punk rock thread </a>and it suddenly dawned on me why I love this comic so much.

    They fuck shit up.

    The Crossed...they take everything that's been shoved down our throats in a consumer driven society, and they consume it.

    Not that it would be an appealing thought to literally do what they do, but as a ongoing title...it's more than entertainment. Hell, it's downright cathartic.

    I love this book. Thanks Jacen.
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      CommentAuthorBlackfish
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2008
     (4404.37)
    Finally got this and it's super!

    The Crossed...they take everything that's been shoved down our throats in a consumer driven society, and they consume it.


    Yeah! I fucking hate WalMart too!

    I cannot believe that the crossed all cum into the bowl full of bullets to infect others just by shooting them! That is just so wonderfully twisted that I couldn't help but laugh...can't wait for #3
  7.  (4404.38)
    I cannot believe that the crossed all cum into the bowl full of bullets to infect others just by shooting them! That is just so wonderfully twisted that I couldn't help but laugh...can't wait for #3

    That's the thing about this series that has most gotten to me, it's the intelligence of these things.

    Most monster of myth have some wonderful achilles heel for the hero to exploit. The cross holding back the vampire, the silver bulltet, the slow zombie. These are just people, devoid of anything resembling a soul or morality, curious about how it would feel to fuck your eye-sockets.

    It's the only comic to give me a chill in a good long while.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2008 edited
     (4404.39)
    Orwelleyes, in #1 in particular, it's emphasised that there's no magic bullet.

    So there's really only two ways this series can end - all the humans die or get infected or they manage to dig themselves into a hole somewhere for ten years until most of the Crossed kill each other off.

    But either way it's about the journey not the destination.
    • CommentAuthorpoor_boy
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2008
     (4404.40)
    From Kosmopolit : <blockquote>...So there's really only two ways this series can end - ...</blockquote>

    I'm gonna be kind of disappointed if this has a predictable ending.

    Sick bastard that I am, I would end it with a conversation. Just one last human and one last Crossed, sitting in a cave talking.

    Now that would be fucked up.

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