Lorre insane quest for revenge finally ends in death and violence. Today I will be reviewing Crossed:Psychopath #7. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
Crossed: Psychopath #7
So let’s talk about the book. First a quick recap of issue #6 which I didn’t have a chance to review. While Amanda waits in the safehouse for Lorre to arrive after the Crossed war is over, Lorre is hiding out in an abandoned house playing with his recovered prize, Lori’s severed boob. Unfortunately, he gets lazy and makes some noise which attracts the attention of a passing Crossed. He manages to fight it off and kill it. Then he heads to the checkpoint and meets up with Amanda. He debates about abandoning his plan for revenge to just be with Amanda, but in the end decides to keep seeking it. Onto this issue. Harold and Amanda are having a last supper together when Harold serves her something that makes her throw up. Booby soup, to be exact. Disoriented, Amanda is unable to resists as Harold ties her up to a chair and gags her. He explains his final plan to her. He wants Amanda to ingest Lori so she can turn into her. Amanda explains reality to Harold. He gets angry and slaps her to the ground. She feigns weakness to draw him in and then surprises him by ripping off his lips. The two fight it out but Amanda manages to escape. With a broken foot, and no chance of catching her, Harold has no choice but to get up, sew his lips back on, and continue his search for a replacement for Lori. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. Well the series is over and honestly, I was not impressed at all. I’m sorry to say this because I am a huge fan of the Crossed series and absolutely loved the last two minis, but this one just fell completely short of the carnage and gore that the preceded it. The whole point of Crossed, to me at least, is to actually have the Crossed involved in the action. We really only had one or two instances of Crossed involvement in the entire series. Those issues were awesome. The others were so so. Now I do understand that this story arc was all about a man who was just as bad as the Crossed but not actually turned. I get that. However, once you accept that the man is mentally insane, all of the shocking thinks he does becomes completely tame. He shows fear when the Crossed show none. He shows regard for personal safety and mercy where the Crossed would sacrifice every part of themselves in order to accomplish carnage. I find that Amanda was just as violent and devious as Harold in the end and came out as the superior character. Also, Harold’s superhuman resistance to pain was just absurd. (Seriously, he sewed his own lips back on. And they stopped bleeding. Really?) In general, I was just expecting more. Artistically, the book was a huge success. The blood, gore and violence was clearly on display and all of the fear and emotions were easy to read. I pray that when the new regular series begins in the coming months that the stories get more vicious, the violence gets more insane, and the Crossed actually become part of the story. Because this one, without their involvement, was no that interesting. At least not for me. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|decent story. great art. lots of blood and gore||completely tame as compared to the previous two minis. weak ending.|
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