June is going to be a busy month for Simon "Si" Spurrier when it comes to writing ravaging orders. He has the Secret Wars Marvel Zombies out. And he is also taking on another book.
The comic that Alan Moore launched with Gabriel Andrade last year for Avatar Press, taking the concept of the Crossed as created by Garth Ennis and moving it forward a century to a very different world and a slightly different language, where the Crossed have evolved into something else, and there are other threats to deal with as humanity tries to cling on to what it once had, narrated by Future Taylor…
And, with issue 6, Alan Moore will be letting go of the reins for a little bit and has picked Si Spurrier to take over for an arc. Spurrier, who stormed it on the webcomic Crossed: Wish You Were Here, will tell his own Crossed +100 story, with Fernando Heinz. And has hundreds of pages of notes from Alan Moore to work from…
Alan Moore give us this personal statement about Si Spurrier's election:
Si Spurrier attacks a concept with a ferocity that's unlike that of anybody else, cracking its bones to see what the marrow tastes like and delivering something startling, dreadful, funny and heartfelt; something visceral and smart and crackling with original ideas.
With his run on Crossed +100 he takes that skull-littered wilderness in a direction which is shocking, perfect, and one that I'd never have dreamed of in a hundred years. This, believe me, is going to be **** movie.
Go along to the Avatar Press table at London Super Con this weekend and congratulate Mr. Spurrier, who will be in attendance with Max Brooks, Kieron Gillen, and Garth Ennis but also make sure to quiz him on what exactly is behind the strange cult behavior of the Crossed in +100 and just where Future's future is headed. And maybe be a little afraid of him based on that endorsement from Alan Moore!
Here's the solicitation.
CROSSED +100 #7
Cover: Gabriel Andrade
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Art: Fernando Heinz
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly
A new chapter in Alan Moore's future Crossed world begins here with his hand-picked successor – Simon Spurrier! Based on the vast world-building notes from Alan Moore, the author of Crossed: Wish You Were Here continues the dystopian narrative based 100 years after C-Day.
After the shocking revelations and atrocities of last issue, Future had to make some hard choices. Now we catch up with her a few years later as Spurrier continues the outline of the intricately detailed world that sprung from the mind of Alan Moore.
Bleeding Cool is published by Avatar Press, which is how I was able to get this solicitation info. The opinions, however, are entirely my own.