A new story begins in the insane world of the Crossed. Today I will be reviewing Crossed:Psychopath #1. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
Crossed: Psychopath #1
So let’s talk about the book. Rick, Claire, Darwin and Amanda are four survivors traveling together, trying to survive and evade the Crossed. They rescue a man named Lorre Harold, who has a broken leg from falling down a cliff. Lorre tells them a story of how he was traveling to a place where a cure for the Crossed might exist. After convincing the four travelers that he is worth saving, Lorre is allowed to join the group and lead them to the safe haven located in New Jersey. Too bad Lorre is completely mentally unstable and keeps having visions of violence. He already has plans for the group, with Claire being the first target. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. After all of the hype for this book and after the incredibly gory and violent Crossed: Family Values mini-series, I expected a lot more from this first issue. Don’t get me wrong. I still enjoyed it. It still had the required dose of bloody gore and random violence. It still had amazing visuals and mature themes. The wrap cover was completely insane but stunning. What it lacked, however, was a sense of disgust and tension that was constantly present in the Family Values mini. Hopefully, with Lorre mind being an open book to the reader, this sense of dread and hopelessness for the human survivors will return by next issue. They say that there’s a thin line between genius and insanity and Lorre is right at the edge of both. I’m personally looking forward to seeing what insane and perverted ways he comes up with to deal with his traveling companions. I’m also not sure if the story he told the rest about how he got where they found him was true or not. Maybe it’s another hope to be crushed later. Overall, a good introduction to the main players in this tale. I just wish it was a bit more psychopathic. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|good character introduction and plot set-up. Great art.||not a gruesome or violent as previous crossed installments.|