Crosswind Volume 1

Crosswind Volume 1

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Goodfellas meets Freaky Friday in this
mind-bending new ongoing series from Fan-favorite creators GAIL SIMONE (Wonder
Woman, Batgirl, Deadpool, Secret Six, Birds of Prey) and CAT STAGGS (Adventures
of Supergirl, Smallville Season 11, Wonder Woman
'77).

A slick and ruthless Chicago
hitman.

A smart but downtrodden
Seattle housewife.

When an
inexplicable event strikes these two random strangers, their bodies, souls, and
lives are switched-to potentially deadly
effect.
Collects issues
1-6.
Early praise for
CROSSWIND:

"CROSSWIND will sneak up
on you from behind and knock you sideways. Gail Simone is at her absolute
sharpest, and Cat Staggs's art is daring and sexy. Freakin' impressive is what
it is...!"
-Cully Hamner (RED, The
Question)

"Cat Staggs's art will
grab you by the throat and kick you in the teeth. This is one creepy
ride."
-Joe Harris (ROCKSTARS,
X-Files)

"Freaky Friday-yes!
But dark and twisted and such great art and page composition. And glints of
humour. This is great, kinetic, mind-warping work. Art reminded me of Chaykin's
The Shadow meets Bill Sienkiewicz. I love
this."
-Ian Rankin (Inspector
Rebus novels)

"Image has done it
once again. The company put its faith in a stellar creative team, let their
imaginations run wild, and the result is another must-read
comic."
--MonkeysFightingRobots.com

"Honest,
smart and brave.
10/10!"
-All-Comic.com
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 168 x 257 x 10mm | 349g
  • Fullerton, United States
  • English
  • 1534304746
  • 9781534304741
  • 233,054

Review quote

LIBRARY JOURNAL (STARRED) -- Case Bennett isn't himself, he's in the body of suburbanite Juniper Blue. And the handsome, brash hit man must now cope with a weaselly bully of a husband, while the beleaguered Juniper-pushed around by everybody-in Case's body, is responsible for cleaning up a mishandled hit. How Case and Juniper manage their dilemmas, join forces against psychopath Cruz, and discover the who and why behind the switch emerge in gripping drama. Masterfully orchestrated by Simone (Wonder Woman; Batgirl; Birds of Prey), the plot integrates yet subverts gender expectations, sending Case-as-Juniper to transgender neighbors for help and nicely resolving challenges posed by the hit man's lover. The dead-on dialog evokes empathy and glee as Juniper and Case draw skills from both original and new identities. With nuanced photorealism, Staggs (Supergirl; Smallville) dramatizes character mannerisms, beautifully capturing body swap subtleties with clue-filled coloring. Collects single issues 1-6 of the series.
Verdict With a deft hand, the creators blend social justice issues into this fast-paced thriller that never loses sight of the characters' humanity amid the action, horror, and chuckles. Crime fiction comics buffs and those interested in stories focused on gender and identity will relish this one. Soon to be released as a TV series, with Simone as executive producer and Staggs as consulting producer.-Martha Cornog, Philadelphia
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131 ratings
4.01 out of 5 stars
5 31% (41)
4 47% (61)
3 15% (19)
2 8% (10)
1 0% (0)
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