Thursday, January 29, 2015

Crossed Fans Celebrate Fourth Annual Crossed: C-Day


If you're a Crossed fan, then you've likely got Wednesday, April 15th marked on your calendar. Sure, it's the end of tax season, but it's also the fourth annual C-Day. Avatar Press, publisher of extreme horror comics, designates one Wednesday a year to all things Crossed and now comic shops worldwide encourage rabid fans to don their Crossed cosplay costumes and come in for parties, photos and an opportunity to become a new reader ambassador for the comic series that redefined grueling horror. Fans of extreme horror have a lot to celebrate as a golden age of Crossed settles in during the early months of 2015.

Alan Moore has created an all new vision of the future in Crossed +100 and the bi-weekly Crossed: Badlands core series continues to deliver the most disturbing uncensored horror being published. For the first time ever, the C-Day event is centered on a writer other than Crossed’s prolific creator, Garth Ennis. Uber scribe Kieron Gillen brings a story of the Crossed in the ancient past to the bi-weekly series Crossed: Badlands beginning with the milestone issue #75 which arrives on Wednesday, April 15th - C-Day. The new story arc “Homo Tortor” takes readers to a point in history where the human race nearly slipped into extinction and uncovers what role the vile plague played in that event.

Avatar Press and www.bleedingcool.com will be promoting stores and fans participating in the cosplay events by running their pictures online and in social media for everyone to see. All they ask is that everyone keep the event in perspective, have fun and be safe. Crossed is extreme horror fiction that allows you to step into the most frightening scenario ever published. But in the real world they want to encourage everyone to be responsible and courteous to non-readers and families also enjoying their visit to the comic book shop.

Full press release below.
Crossed Fans Celebrate Fourth Annual
CROSSED: C-Day 4/15/15

January 27, 2014

Wednesday April 15th, Garth Ennis’ legions of Crossed fans will flock to local comic book shops and book stores to celebrate the fourth annual C-Day.  Avatar Press, publisher of extreme horror comics, designates one Wednesday a year to all things Crossed.  Now comic shops worldwide encourage rabid fans to don their Crossed cosplay costumes and come in for parties, photos, and an opportunity to become a new reader ambassador for the comic series that redefined grueling horror.  Fans of extreme horror have a lot to celebrate as a golden age of Crossed settles in during the early months of 2015.  Alan Moore has created an all new vision of the future in Crossed +100 and the bi-weekly Crossed: Badlands core series continues to deliver the most disturbing uncensored horror being published.

For the first time ever, the C-Day event is centered on a writer other than Crossed’s prolific creator, Garth Ennis.  Uber scribe Kieron Gillen brings a story of the Crossed in the ancient past to the bi-weekly series Crossed: Badlands beginning with the milestone issue #75 which arrives on Wednesday, April 15th - C-Day.  The new story arc “Homo Tortor” takes readers to a point in history where the human race nearly slipped into extinction and uncovers what role the vile plague played in that event.  Gillen is no stranger to apocalyptic horror as his work on Uber has won numerous accolades ,revolutionized the alternate history genre, and redefined the concept of super soldiers.    

Avatar Press and www.bleedingcool.com will be promoting stores and fans participating in the cosplay events by running their pictures online and in social media for everyone to see.  All we ask is that everyone keep the event in perspective, have fun, and be safe.  Crossed is extreme horror fiction that allows you to step into the most frightening scenario ever published.  But in the real world we want to encourage everyone to be responsible and courteous to non-readers and families also enjoying their visit to the comic book shop.   

About Crossed: Badlands
Survival horror has never been so unrelenting – this is a series that delivers visions so powerfully horrifying that they will scar readers for life.  Created by Garth Ennis the world of Crossed delivers disturbingly unyielding visions of extreme horror.  In a world overrun by infected who gleefully perpetrate the most heinous of atrocities upon an unsuspecting population, there is no help and there is no hope.  There is only the Crossed.    

The Crossed Trade Paperback Collection library is available from your local comic book retailer and Amazon.com.

Crossed Vol 1 TPB                                                9781592910908
Crossed Vol 2 Family Values TPB                      9781592911240
Crossed Vol 3 Psychopath TPB                          9781592911523
Crossed Vol 4 Badlands TPB                               9781592911745         
Crossed Vol 5 TPB                                                9781592911851
                                                           
Crossed Vol 6 TPB                            9781592912063
Crossed Vol 7 TPB                            9781592912100
Crossed Vol 8 TPB                            9781592912223
Crossed Vol 9 TPB                            9781592912261
Crossed Vol 10 TPB                         9781592912427
Crossed Vol 11 TPB                         9781592912486


About Kieron Gillen

Kieron Gillen is a British creator best known for his work as a journalist and comic book author.  His creator owned series Phonogram published by Image Comics was one of the first wave of new hot indie comics.  His run on Marvel's Young Avengers and Journey Into Mystery are considered among the best for those characters and developed a strong youth following.  After taking over Invincible Iron Man he developed the ground breaking World War II series, Uber, which redefined the super soldier concept.

Avatar Press is a groundbreaking independent publishing company which produces a wide variety of cutting-edge comic books, graphic novels, and original web content. Their high-quality publications include the work of such industry luminaries as Garth Ennis (Crossed, Chronicles of Wormwood), Warren Ellis (Freakangels, No Hero), Christos Gage (Absolution, Crossed), Kieron Gillen (Uber), Max Brooks (Extinction Parade), Jonathan Hickman (God is Dead), and Alan Moore (Neonomicon, Fashion Beast). They also produce a diverse range of licensed projects including the classic zombie epic Night of the Living Dead and George R.R. Martin’s Fevre Dream and Skin Trade. For more information about Avatar Press, their publications, and creators, please visit www.avatarpress.com.

For press inquiries, opportunities to interview Kieron Gillen, and review options please contact:  jameskuhoric@avatarpress.com



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