The first thing I noticed was that the art was pretty mediocre (worse than Crossed: Family Values). As far as the story goes, the issue just jumps right into the deep end (o graphic violence, etc.) for no apparent good reason except perhaps shock value or just to be extreme. I thought that this was fairly ridiculous, even for Crossed, and seemed almost desperate. I loved Crossed: Family Values, but that established the story and good characters and character dynamics before it skillfully escalated the crossed madness. On a somewhat good note, the main storyline is fairly intriguing and the issue ends on a somewhat promising note.