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Crossed, Vol. 1 by Jacen Burrows Review

Title: Crossed, Vol. 1

Author: Jacen Burrows

First published April 20, 2006

240 pages, Paperback

ISBN: 9781592910908 (ISBN10: 1592910904)

Rating: 3.65


In a world where humanity is lost, the Crossed have taken over. The infected have turned into sadistic killers, making it impossible to trust anyone.

A few survivors band together and embark on a treacherous journey across America, fighting for their survival every step of the way. These ruthless, berserk demons are a constant threat, leaving death and destruction in their wake.

The survivors struggle to hold onto their humanity, but as the world around them crumbles, they must ask themselves how far they’re willing to go to stay alive. Can they make it to safety without becoming monsters themselves?

The cost of survival is high, but they’re willing to pay it to see another day.

About the Author

Meet the talented comic book artist who has made a name for himself through his work with renowned writers such as Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, and Alan Moore. His latest project involves illustrating Providence, a 12-issue occult horror series for Avatar Press, in collaboration with Moore.

The series delves into the mysterious world that influenced H.P. Lovecraft’s writings in 1919 New England, and promises to be a spine-chilling journey for fans of horror and comics alike.

Editoral Review

Crossed, Vol. 1 is a classic work of graphic fiction written by Jacen Burrows and first published on April 20, 2006.

This iconic book falls under the horror genre, introducing readers to a post-apocalyptic world where a deadly virus turns human beings into savage monsters. With its haunting images, intricate plot, and well-developed characters, Crossed, Vol.

1 has become a classic among fans of horror graphic novels. The plot of Crossed, Vol.

1 revolves around a group of survivors who are forced to navigate this terrifying new reality where they must battle their own inner demons as well as the infected “crossed” humans that lurk around every corner. The main characters are complex and compelling, as they confront their own fears and are tested to their limits in order to survive.

The setting is bleak and desperate, adding to the overall sense of fear and unease that permeates the story. One of the most significant aspects of Crossed, Vol.

1 is its commentary on the dark aspects of human nature. Through its depiction of the “crossed” and their savage behavior, the book explores how civilization can easily fall apart when people are pushed to their limits.

The graphic violence and explicit sexual content in the book may be too much for some readers to handle, but it is essential to the story’s message about the horrors that humans can inflict upon one another. Burrows’ writing is masterful, and the book’s illustrations are highly detailed and visually stunning.

The pacing is fast-paced and thrilling, with plenty of action and suspense to keep readers on the edge of their seats. The themes of survival, morality, and the human condition are woven throughout the story in a way that is both thought-provoking and terrifying.

While Crossed, Vol. 1 is a highly entertaining and compelling read, it is not without its flaws.

Some readers may find the graphic violence and sexual content to be excessive and gratuitous, and some of the minor characters feel underdeveloped. However, these are relatively minor issues that do not detract from the overall quality of the book.

Overall, Crossed, Vol. 1 is a must-read for fans of horror graphic novels.

Its beautiful artwork, well-developed characters, and intricate plot make it a standout work in the genre. However, due to its graphic content, it may not be suitable for all readers.

We would recommend it for mature readers who are looking for a thrilling and thought-provoking read. Based on our overall impression, we would give Crossed, Vol.

1 4 out of 5 stars.