>We made the big time, malicious and mad...
It's time for another fast forward.
Five years later and Future is alive.
But what world are they trapped inside?
Come on, let's find out...
Crossed + 106 #13: Five Years Later
And here we go..
I know right?
Future Taylor has a secret
Fin, for now.
Y'know just a minor issue I have but I honestly don't think any Abrahamic religion would survive the Crossed apocalypse. I think it would be more fitting if people were crazy superstitious but not religiously affiliated.
A Shintoeqsque type thing would be better.
I mean, it was so stereotypical and pathetic... the strong opressed womyn, the mysoginist comic book readers, and the dick sucking of the social justice warriors... Not even Hines on Gore Angels was this bad, because you know rape is a real evil... but this... wow, it felt like a fucking caricature
I think the reason Islam survived was because while still keeping a sizable group of followers they also had nothing to do with the cross.
I think I saw a Christian in an earlier issue. He called a Muslim a "allah hole" or something.
Yeah I'd imagine people going for amulets, magical symbols and tattoo's that supposedly protect you from the Crossed and bring you good luck, not a full blown religion surviving.
well, it's not like the organization system of Islam survived, only the basic knowledge of their religion and some traditions.
What was even his message? "Don't oppose social justice warriors you misogynist pigs or they will fuck you up good. Oh yeah, also support author published comics, yay"?
Thanks for another one, Dave.
Say, you ever storytime anything amateur from those Hows Your Webcomics threads? I feel like those guys could use a kick out of their comfort zones every now and then.
I'm SOOOO READY for Gage's arc to start. This Bemis material is hands down the worst Badlands material I've ever read.
He's close being up there.
Well, in terms of pure concentration he was like the worst qualities of the worst contributors haha.
I'm not the biggest fan of Smokey, but everyone seems to love that arc so it should be fun.
Honestly, Shrink was not nearly as bad as the previous retards on a bridge arc, that terrible Captain Crispy, the two women fleeing from the guy who saved them and surprisingly turned out to be a psycho... Badlands has a lot of terrible stuff to offer.
The latest two issue run is bad and heavyhanded as fuck, but at least it's interesting. The previous three are not even trying. Retards on a bridge in particular is porn-tier.
Badlands 91 & 92 might be the most offensive issues they've ever put out.
It's not even an anti-SJW thing or whatever, because I'm betting Bemis thought an arc of a rape zombie comic where the strong woman and the gay guys clichedly strike back against her comic geek captors, would have been rage inducing in an ironic sort of way ("you have no problem seeing a guy fuck a dolphin, but THIS pisses you off, huh?)
The problem is, that's actually completely talentless and devoid of any actual irony. It's like Justin Bieber opening a Slayer concert. There's nothing clever or humorous about it, it's just a direct insult designed to induce annoyance on the target audience.
And it's a big problem with a lot of media today, where people think they can just fuck around and it works because it elicits a reaction. How about trying to provide a unique plot that gets people talking positively about it? I actually liked part one and wanted to see how it ended, as long as it was literally anything but "oh the gay guys help the girl get revenge against the geeks, duh."
It just totally misses the point of Crossed and effectively insults us readers of it with the tired old "edgy teenagers" argument, but from our own comic this time. I get the message, doesn't mean it's not a really crappy, worse, lazy one.
Oh yeah, that's the other thing. Maybe 91 & 92 wouldn't look so shitty if most of the recent Badlands arcs were at least fun to read. It's just going downhill more and more. You said, they aren't even trying.
I agree, but let me bring it back to Spurrier (because let's face it almost all of his arcs have ended with this message) who consistently does the "this comic is never going to change or do something interesting" moral...but at least there is more going on there.
I left this out up above, but now that I'm thinking about it more, the thing that may have annoyed me most about this mini-arc is the fact that it didn't have any Crossed in it.
In the comic she wrote, sure, but that hardly counts. It was just another "bunch of shitty people forced together because of a threat that barely gets acknowledged" story. Could have been an issue of The Boring Dead.
If the girl had gotten Crossed, her reaction to the events might have been interesting to see.
yeah, I'm finding that weird too, latest issues haven't dealt with any kind of Crossed at all. I kind of miss having a Crossed antagonist on each arc or have the Crossed be the protagonist. This kind of "humans are the real monsters" shit is getting incredibly old. Crossed are just humans that follow all their sick thoughts, you can't have a better horror monster than that yet you fucking stick to the tired and old "humans are the real monsters"?
The Crossed are one of the most interesting concepts that have ever been created in comicbook at least for the past decade, if only because of their transgression level. I find it terrible how some of these "writers" are wasting it.
I'm guessing we'll see with Future's "daughter".
I think that you might be able too.
I doubt they had the time to restrain the impulses of all of the Crossed tribes, and it was noted that some of the ones they came across were genially rapey.
Crossed +100 continues to be the beacon of hope, rising above all other current crossed comics.
So with badlands 91-92, we all agree. It had a message, but it was heavy handed and stupid.
One thing that doesn't sit well with me is, they have a comic shop above a market? Not too unlikely, but what I feel is unlikely is that they wouldn't encounter crossed or survivors breaking into the market to destroy/scavenge what is inside.
Well, yeah, but the only way you could potentially get a Crossed to act normal by choice is if you raise him like that from the get-go. Don't even let him know that Crossed behavior is an option.
Still wouldn't work though, eventually something would happen that would make them realize they like some fucked up shit.
>Retards on a bridge
Yeah, that arc was pretty much exactly as bad as I expected. I'll rephrase and say Badlands has been consistently worse than it's ever been.
>+100 vs Badlands
Gillen's arc was the last decent one. I imagine we'll get an Ennis arc at #100?
What a fun read.
The bridge arc had the surgeon and her gang, but then they got waylaid to the point that I don't even remember if they appeared in the last issue.
The "horrible people turn on and do horrible things to each other; also, something about a virus?" plot is getting really fucking old.
>The "horrible people turn on and do horrible things to each other; also, something about a virus?" plot is getting really fucking old.
I think the best one like that was actually Ennis' web short story thing. But usually it's pretty dull.