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Friday, 3 September 2010

CROSSED - PUTTING THE GRAPHIC BACK INTO GRAPHIC NOVEL!!



THIS IS NOT FOR THE FEINT OF HEART!!!!

I saw this comic in a book shop and caught the blurb on the back cover....sounded really good. It was a new slant on the zombie/end-of-the-world/human struggle for survival story. An infection started and quickly spreads around the country (possibly the globe) and causes people to act out their most perverse and sick thoughts.....it also causes a cross shaped mark on their faces....hence them being called THE CROSSED.



The story follows a band of survivors that increases and falls in numbers as they travel around the country (America) looking for safety from the crossed. At first the crossed appear to be animals, consumed by their evil lusts for violence and sadism.........but as the story goes on they become more focused and start to hunt the survivors and become more intelligent.



As with THE WALKING DEAD the book focuses on what our survivors will do to ultimately survive as well as the evil which drives the crossed. Our survivors become hard pressed not to become as bad as the crossed, and their limits are pushed to stay human whilst surviving in a world that has become a breeding ground for the plague causing the crossed.



Let me first of all point out to anyone reading this....THE IS A VERY GRAPHIC BOOK WHICH EVEN I FOUND HARD TO READ AT POINTS.....there are children dying, torture and other things which illustrate just how base the crossed are. I would say that at times the violence is over used, but it really pushes the story forward towards a sad but powerful conclusion to the first volume of the story.

This is a great read, but definitely an adults only book. Keep this on a high shelf and out of reach of the kids...........but whatever you do, don't miss it.

Volume 2 is already in the works, and I will be getting it.....a compelling read if you can stomach the violence.

DK

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