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Does no one give a fuck about Crossed? I just got into it and

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Does no one give a fuck about Crossed? I just got into it and can't find anyone talking about it anywhere. I know it's pretty shitty but I'm a sucker for anything apocalyptic and it's interesting enough to hold my attention. Has everyone written it off as shit-tier gore porn for edgy 14 year olds or am I just too retarded to find a forum where people care about it? I see it brought up pretty often so I assume it's not just that it's mostly unknown.
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>>78216440
You've pretty much got it, OP.

People here hate it for exactly those reasons. As do I, but I won't be a dick about it if you're not.
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Most of us written it off as shit tier gore porn also it's really allowed on blue boards, try your luck on /aco/
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>>78216440
We have like... 5 crossed threads a week. And yeah everybody hates for those reasons.
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>>78216440
/co/ is generally ok with Alan Moore's run

but otherwise yes it has been written off as shit-tier gore porn for edgy 14 year olds because that's pretty much what it is
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People discusses and likes Crossed +100 when the new issues come out but the regular series in unheard of around here.
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>>78216440
We usually have a thread a month or so for new issues, maybe 3 tops.

>>78216490
Moore, Ennis, and Spurrier are the top tier
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Storytiming something in another thread - but here's a general purpose rec list of some of the better loved story arcs
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>>78216440
It really depends on the arc. I loved the original miniseries, but what came after was pretty bad. Then it had some good stuff. I haven't read Moore's
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all of you a retards

there were occasional storytimes, specifically the good runs and omitting the random gore porn ones

storytimers had to censor the naughtbits and they used images of horsecock to do it

basically anything garth ennis had a direct hand in is enjoyed, a few of the badlands, and there was a ton of talk around wish you were here when it was running

overall, it's a clever enough premise in that ennis point about how zombies have become this kid-friendly thing whereas there is no way you can castrate the crossed to make it appealing to the pg-13 crowd, which is what makes it stand out
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>>78216490
One Hundred is actually interesting. The plot was a little predictable, but I'd rather have predictable foreshadowing than pulling something out of your ass.
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>>78216546
I think Horsecock has only gotten more entertaining an antagonist with age
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1FgpBxXho4
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>>78216583
I had to look up the song when they all started singing it in the comic and the entire scene became ten times funnier

great opening run
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>all I'm saying is that someone is getting ready to say the word "hope" and then we are all well and truly fucked
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>>78216625
I still think that it's a bit messier than it has to be, in terms of consistency, the good bits of it really rise to the top.

There's some stuff that the gore overshadows the first time around
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>>78216546
Yeah but most of it does suck and the message is usually flying way over the heads of the edgy 14 years old who reads it
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>>78216685
most of all your mom does is suck

suck all those cocks

because she is a whore
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It has the same effect as Blood C on me, in that I dislike it, but at the same time, it left a splinter in my mind that makes me sort of respect it. It's horrific gore porn, and shameless, but it does those two things so well and creatively, I have to nod and applaud it, despite it being hyperbolic shite.

Where as the flipside, something being vile but shit in my eyes would be Millar-verse or Bomb Queen.
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>>78216685
Why talk about the bits that suck though?

>>78216715
Anon, most of it does suck.
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>>78216715
Ok, crossed still sucks though
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>>78216745
Let's not go that far.
Some of it is pretty good.
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>>78216745
>>78216738
I refuse to admit I am wrong
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>>78216765
Hey, if you like the shit bits, that's fine for you.
Just don't lash out when people rightfully accuse the series of mostly sucking.

And look forward to the new Smokey arc.
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>>78216738

It's the kinda sucks that really noticeable that's why.
Like I mostly don't mind something sucking but Crossed sucking is like a slap to the face.

>>78216753
But it's always fun to go far
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I thought the webcomic was really good. It focused more on survival and group dynamics rqther than just gore and it was a much better approach I think. When the violence is somewhat downplayed, the comics get better because it feels more a nightmarish fever dream than gore porn. Anyone else feel the same?
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my biggest hate is the same as The Walking Dead, where they've openly said they won't reveal what it is (though my guess is The Happening / planet lowering the population). Just strikes me as lazy

>>78216802

yep.
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>>78216802
No, I think that's what makes the Moore and Spurrier arcs stand out...and sometimes Ennis - but he can make it TOO subdued.
Patient Zero was such a goddamn bore.
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>>78216783
I sure lashed out at your mom last night

with my dick
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>>78216807
>where they've openly said they won't reveal what it is
Except they came to all but doing it in Patient Zero.
It's Gaia Theory - the Earth did it to us.

>>78216802
Damn, meant "yes"
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>>78216807
>The Happening

I hated that

even more because they made a big fuss about how all things will be revealed and it was a bunch of fucking nothing

would have preferred any of the other origins they had, there were some great covers that covered a variety of theories

I think the archaeological one is my favorite
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>>78216846
Only two things of interest came out of the Patient Zero arc...Patient Zero's inner monologue, which I thought had a nice rhythm...and the last few pages.

The rest is just people talking in a bunker for 9 issues, jesus.
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>>78216873

*imagines Gordon Brown in a bunker at Sawgrass, with a sand wedge and a tricky shot to make par*
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>>78216807
>though my guess is The Happening
Wasn't the big reveal for that was the trees killing off humans?
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>>78216906
Someone made a case about how Gordon Brown's portrayal was nuanced and added something to the arc...but I don't think it landed very well.
He just seemed very floppy.

>>78216917
Sorta the same thing here too
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I got real behind after Moore's +100
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>>78216917
sort of

that the earth was defending itself against humanity who was plaguing it, like an immune response

more or less the same idea with the crossed

it's a cheap explanation, doubly so because they don't go into it at all it's just glazed over so we can focus on the english isles circlejerk
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Why did Dead or Alive end so fast? It seemed like they wanted it to be a longer series and then the main character fell off a cliff for no reason.
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>>78216440
Many people have a big issue with the gore - some want it off the site. Beyond that, most people just think it's edgy gore porn.

Those who read it will not stop recommending Wish you Were Here, Vol. 1, +100 and some parts of Badlands.

I dunno what to think of +100. It's enjoyable but it isn't great.

>>78216873
I did like the little political intrigue we had. Loved the Russia-US dialogues.
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>>78216951
did it go anywhere interesting

I lost interest after it was revealed that the future is run by gays and muslims
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>>78216951
Badlands has been pretty bad, check back in February with the new Smokey arc.
Spurrier's 100 run has been mixed.

>>78216961
It was meant to be a framing device for webisodes, but they decided to release it as a short webcomic instead.
The webisodes would go into the backstories of the other characters.

>>78216955
I really hope Ennis' last arc next year is better.
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yeah just in a nutshell for me, for every moment in crossed where I see the creative horror of a remorseless humankind unleashed (that moment where they've got a pool party and babies in a woodchipper) or the nightmares of hunger, illness, infectious limbs, psychotic behaviour....

...I see Horsecock, Dolphin fucking, and those LARPers
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>>78216963
>Loved the Russia-US dialogues.
Alright, the page of them calling the President was also somewhat funny.
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>>78217008
>Dolphin fucking
>hating on based Wish You Were Here
you're speaking nonsense.
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I like the idea of Crossed being at it's best when it's just fucking incredibly mind shatteringly hopeless and the actual violence is almost cathartic. But i don't know if that actually explains any of the crossed arcs.

>>78216993

I haven't read Gillen's or that one after that was supposed to be alright. Blanking on the time but I don't think it was an established good Crossed writer (meaning Spurrier or Ennis)
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>>78217024

HORSECOCK I AM!
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>>78217026
Gillen's arc was just incredibly meandering and could have been a small annual rather than an actual arc.

I don't think there's been a good arc since Five Bloody Fingers...which was unexpectedly entertaining.
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Is Crossed still restricted to /aco/ or have the mods allowed it back on /co/?
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>>78217051
There was a thread that was allowed a week ago due to censoring.

I think that's pretty much okay. New 100 issue is out tomorrow, and I'm doing it here. Been that way for years
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>>78216440
Is this still banned on /aco/?
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>>78217008
Wish You Were Here had the habit of contrasting ridiculous situations with srs bsns drama. IE: The schizophrenic badass

It's a take it or leave it deal. But well, the idea itself was hard to write. It's surprising Gillen pulled it off that well.

>>78217051
It was never restricted, that was one anon spamming the idea.

Maybe you can make a thread and post the uncensored pages, or maybe not. You should ask a mod at #4chan.
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>>78216440
Storytimes of crossed are not allowed here because it's "Guro".
And that's where most discussion of it would go.
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>>78217115
Spurrier did Wish You Were Here
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>>78217115
*Meant to write Spurrier, not Gillen
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>>78217139
>here

you mean on /aco/
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>>78217008
>...I see Horsecock, Dolphin fucking, and those LARPers

I would like to point out that your post said it beautifully
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>>78217139
What's a little censoring between friends?
Never had a problem on that front.
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>>78217165
The dolphin fucking scene was a litmus test.
WYWH was the best series.
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>>78217169
yeah I was more in it for the discussion which was usually pretty fun
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>>78217185
wywh was fantastic, especially because it came out of nowhere

but I still think my favorite is the first run
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>>78217195
The discussion is usually really entertaining.
I remember when Badlands #3 had come out and there was this actual thread talking about it's themes and layers.

Everyone was shocked haha.
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>>78217139
That is by far the stupidest fucking reasoning I've ever seen. It's /aco/ for Christ's sake.
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Open question, what's with the hate for Lapham's material? Is it just too bleak? Was it "too soon" after Ennis' run that it looked awful in comparison?

His material is actually some of my favorite. Family Values is probably my favorite Crossed story. Caceres is one of my favorite Avatar artists and his work on Psycopath is aaammmaaazing. Dave wrote an equally fucked up story.


>>78217506
tell me about it. I'd really like to storytime Caceres' Elizabeth Bathory comic as well.
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>>78216734
Bomb Queen has the honour of being a work that I consider so terrible and repugnant that it has literally not one redeeming factor or thing I could be forced to admit was tolerable.
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>>78217914
It has more to do with the stories being incredibly weak and the character work being laughable, coupled with being emblematic of everything wrong with the series. I would say that David Hines is worse, but Hines at least wrote one good story arc.
Family Values is palatable I guess but nothing special.

Its such a shame because Lapham can be good and Stray Bullets is one of the best comics out right now but his work on Crossed is so horrid
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>>78216470
mods over there banned posters of it uncensored since it's tits covered in murder and thus "guro" and not allowed.

shit's retarded.

also I don't give a shit about crossed, but Crossed +100 is pretty great.
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Crossed +100 is bretty good and much less edgy. It trades the gore for more tension. But goddamn their lexicon is so annoying to read even though it's logical and well conceived.
That said, it may seem counter intuitive but +100 is even better if you have read a smattering of the basic gorier crossed series.
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>>78218280
I think to get a good grounding for +100 you should ready at least the first mini, then the Russian monster arc and WYWH - to get a sense of how smart they can get.
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>>78216546
Personally, I'm not impressed by the Crossed, as I hrew up on Warhammer 40k and what the crossed do are just what chaos cultist do.

My only snnoyance with this series is that when plot needs it, their stupid zombies rushing into gun fire and tgen when the plot needs it they are super clever.
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>>78217072

That thread was eventually deleted/"pruned" but only a while after the storytime was completed.

I guess the subsequent convo spiraled out of control, or it was just belated noticed or reported.
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