Crossed: Wish You Were Here: Wish You Were Here v. 2
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Crossed: Wish You Were Here: Wish You Were Here v. 2

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A group of Crossed plague survivors off the Scottish coast defend their isolated island and pretend that they are safe from the gleeful violent misery of the Crossed. Shaky has manipulated his fellow castaways into sending him away from the faux safety of the camp and into the ravages of the Crossed world. His desire to be rid of the infighting and petty squabbling puts him in a much deadlier world but his ultimate goals go beyond the survival and denial of those living on the Coast of Cava. This is his story, the search for meaning in in a world filled with homicidal maniacs. There is no hope. There s only the Crossed. Collects the second chapter of the runaway hit webcomic from www.crossedcomic.com."

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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 167.64 x 256.54 x 10.16mm | 340.19g
  • Avatar Press
  • United States
  • English
  • chiefly col. Illustrations
  • 1592911889
  • 9781592911882
  • 189,102

About Simon Spurrier

Simon Spurrier, a British author of comic books and novels, first began writing professionally in 2001. He contributed extensively to the library of respected UK publisher 2000 AD, including their flagship comic book series Judge Dredd, Harry Kipling, Lobster Random, and The Simping Detective. He also wrote several novels set in the 2000 AD and Warhammer 40,000 story continuities. With the debut of his creator-owned series Gutsville in 2007, Spurrier began to work in the American comic book market, predominantly on such Marvel Comics properties as Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider, and X-Men. In 2011, Spurrier launched two web comics through Avatar Press, the modern fantasy Disenchanted and Crossed: Wish You Were Here, his take on the on the popular horror franchise (CrossedComic.com).

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"If you can stomach it, you should be reading Crossed right now." (Bloody-Disgusting.com)"

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Customer reviews

Finally we have someone who understands how to write the Crossed title as well as its creator Garth Ennis. This is a great piece of writing, period. This could be a novel or a film as easily as a comic because the voices of the characters and the compelling narrative are so strong. And there is one hell of a mystery being revealed too. The key to his success is that this is a tale without end. Removing the page count, the deadlines and the artificial cliff-hangers allows the story room to breathe and grow organically. Without the constraint of a monthly issue forcing you to compromise your vision you end up with a better narrative. The fact this is a free webcomic and it still sells books is testament to its well-deserved success. The narrative is sophisticated, jumping about in time, but the anchor of a solid first person narrator who has enough flaws to allow you to care about him makes it work. Spurrier no longer feels the need to outgross the previous authors and spends his time asking important questions. And he knows it’s all about the survivors and the kind of people they become. The art is great. With it being a webcomic a lot of people are contributing to the art and although individual artists/ colourists drop in and out you can’t actually tell when. Changes in the timeframe are marked with subtle variations in the colouring that is helpful but not overly-consistent. The layout is regular and ordered reminding you it is about the emotion of the story not the gratuity of the style. There is a who’s who at the back but like the last volume these are all characters you haven’t met yet so don’t read it. This isn’t a horror comic this is human drama. Bare that in mind before you purchase. Or check it out online first. For rising to the challenge of the original Crossed ideal this gets the Double Thumbs Up!show more
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