Crossed Plus 100 #1

Crossed Plus 100 #1

Writer: Alan Moore Artist: Gabriel Andrade Publisher: Avatar Press Release Date: December 3, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
6.9Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

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Alan Moore returns to monthly comics in epic fashion with Crossed +100!  Set 100 years in the future, Moore has created a whole new world and history with a stunning attention to detail.  Examining how civilizations rebuild and how generations grow, Moore weaves a rich tapestry of humanity evolving under extreme hardship, all of which is lushly rendered by Gabriel (Ferals) Andrade.  Archivist Future Taylor leads a salvage team working to rebuild the historical record of the original Crossed outbreak.  She's seen them in videos, but never any live ones, the Crossed are part of the distant past.  Until suddenly, a handful appear, and the blood begins to flow.  All is not as it seems as a horrific mystery unfolds and once again Alan Moore redefines the medium.

This masterwork is a self-contained whole new world, no prior knowledge of the Crossed series is needed.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Dec 8, 2014

    This is an odd Alan Moore comic, but it's a fun comic that promises many thrills in future issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Dec 5, 2014

    One thing of note were the names that Crossed give their kids. Seriously, that was a highlight. Of two names readers get one was a degradation of the name Basil (Bosol/Bafol) and the other was unmentionable in polite company. The art by Gabrial Andade was nothing to write home about but it was serviceable enough. Overall Crossed + 100 was the best issue of Crossed in a long time, and I hope it keeps it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Dec 5, 2014

    Regardless, Crossed +100 is a fresh jumping on point for new readers. As for familiar readers of the series, the book delivers well on venturing out to new pastures. Artist Gabriel Andrade draws some crazy, hellish landscapes, which only add to the appeal of the book. Check out Crossed +100 #1 this week, and get ready to say, "wtf," aloud more than once. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Dec 4, 2014

    With this combination of creator and creation there is a surprising lack of ideas in this opening salvo of "Crossed Plus 100." It almost feels like Moore purposely shot for the middle, delivering under-the-bottom on an over-the-top concept. There's no real urgency to revisit these characters when the story ends; it would be unsurprising if this were simply a one-shot. What is introduced poses some threat but indirectly. Maybe the conceit for the series will become visiting and living in the world rather than specific characters or locations. The problem is that engaging characters are still needed for that kind of anthology and Moore, a man who has created and defined many legendary characters over the last 30 years, hasn't created any in this issue, which makes for an empty read. This may work better as a trade, depending on where it's leading, but for now what we have is an okay story in a universe filled with frenetic insanity. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Marvelrock May 24, 2016

    Honestly, I just had a lot of trouble reading, understanding and getting through this book. The language used by the characters (and the language used for narration) is a very devolved form of broken English and it was very hard for me to understand. Not only was it hard to understand what the characters were saying and such, but it made it hard to absorb other aspects of the book. To be fair though, the broken language fits within the narrative of this series -- a view into the world 100 years after society completely collapses. Also, I started to pick up on the broken language a bit as the issue progressed. Other than this big issue, the art is solid and there are some potentially interesting concepts introduced. There was, however, less action, gore and vulgarity than I was expecting.

  • 9.0
    SwampyCA Dec 14, 2014

  • 6.5
    THA_FUBU Dec 26, 2014

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