Behold All Of The Alan Moore-Designed Covers For Crossed +100 #1 And How To Get Moore's Own Notes As A 'Taste Test'

Behold All Of The Alan Moore-Designed Covers For Crossed +100 #1 And How To Get Moore’s Own Notes As A ‘Taste Test’

Posted by September 19, 2014 Comment

It’s the big reveal week for Alan Moore’s scripting of December’s upcoming arc of Crossed entitled Crossed +100 with Gabriel Andrade of Ferals on art. An added and intriguing factor in the arrival of Crossed +100 is that Moore has designed and “planned” all the covers on the series, appearing in different iterations. Each cover contains information and details that enhance the narrative and offer clues to the lost past in this one hundred year leap forward in Crossed history, or hint at things to come in the mystery that our band of survivors is seeking to unravel: an increase in Crossed in their region.

Here’s the solicit information for the series as a whole:

CROSSED +100 #1

Retail Price: $3.99 US

Writer:  Alan Moore

Covers and Art: Gabriel Andrade

MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:  Alan Moore returns to monthly comics in epic fashion with Crossed +100!  Set 100 years in the future, Moore has created a whole new world and history with a stunning attention to detail.  Examining how civilizations rebuild and how generations grow, Moore weaves a rich tapestry of humanity evolving under extreme hardship, all of which is lushly rendered by Gabriel (Ferals) Andrade.  Archivist Future Taylor leads a salvage team working to rebuild the historical record of the original Crossed outbreak.  She’s seen them in videos, but never any live ones, the Crossed are part of the distant past.  Until suddenly, a handful appear, and the blood begins to flow.  All is not as it seems as a horrific mystery unfolds and once again Alan Moore redefines the medium.

This masterwork is a self-contained whole new world, no prior knowledge of the Crossed series is needed.

All the covers for the series have been planned out by Alan Moore, with the images enriching and expanding on the series.  Clues and glimpses of what came before, and what might be, are found throughout the variant covers.

Here are our basic covers for Issue #1 of Crossed +100 featuring archivist Future Taylor:

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Here’s our Retailer Incentive Variant in “RedCrossed” fashion of Issue #1:

Crossed+100-1-redcrossed

And now for our other Variant covers of Issue #1:

First up, we have the American History X Wraparound – Each of these will depict a specific time in the past hundred years, showing how things have changed and offering a peek at some key events.  Each cover will display the year in which it takes place to help build the full picture, all planned out by Alan Moore.

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CROSSED +100 #1 American History X Wraparound

Retail Price: $3.99 US

Next we have Crossed Culture  – These are all images of how the Crossed have changed the way they live.  With few humans left to hunt, and the animal kingdom thriving with predators, even the thrill-driven Crossed have had to make adjustments to their lifestyle.

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CROSSED +100 #1 Crossed Culture

Retail Price: $3.99 US

And jumping into the theme of science fiction in the comic, we have Future Tense – Each cover is an homage to a famous work of science fiction, and each of those original works ties into themes of each issue.

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CROSSED +100 #1 Future Tense

Retail Price: $3.99 US

We also have the New World Order Wraparound covers – These are not for the faint of heart or delicate of constitution. If the madmen have their dreams come true, what would the everyday life look like?  These covers are brutally intense images of true horror and may have scenes of torture, depravity, and nudity. These are clearly for adults only.  Each copy of this edition will ship in a sealed polybag with a protective slip cover over the actual image to assure it can be racked in stores.  The graphic pictured here is the slip cover only.  Due to all these special protective measures this edition is strictly limited to initial orders.

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CROSSED +100 #1 New World Order Wraparound Bagged

Retail Price: $5.99 US

Crossed +100 #1 is also available with a rare Black Leather cover and Design Sketch, showing the original works of series artist Gabriel Andrade.  Don’t miss out on the ultra-rare CGC Numbered Edition as well!

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CROSSED +100 #1 Leather

Retail Price: $19.99 US

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CROSSED +100 #1 Design Sketch RETAILER ORDER INCENTIVE

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CROSSED +100 #1 CGC EDITION

But wait, there’s something more. It’s a special Crossed +100 “Taste Test” issue arriving in shops one week before the debut of Crossed +100 Issue #1 containing exclusive notes from Alan Moore on the world of Crossed +100, character notes on Future Taylor, a sample of Moore’s own script on Issue #1 and designs by Gabriel Andrade. It’s arriving in two different covers, the “Human Flavor” Taste Test and “Crossed Flavor” Taste Test limited to 3000 copies:

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CROSSED +100 TASTE TEST – Human Flavor

Retail Price: $2.99 US

Writer:  Alan Moore

Covers and Art: Gabriel Andrade

MR, Color, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:  Before the epic begins, we offer a sampler platter, if you will, showing the savory goods on offer.  Get a first look at the pencil art of Gabriel Andrade, design sketches, and notes from Alan Moore.  This special edition is limited to just 3000 copies and will be in stores the week before #1.   Also available in Crossed Flavor, equally limited to a scant 3000 copies.

CROSSED +100 TASTE TEST – Crossed Flavor

Retail Price: $2.99 US

Stay tuned for a reveal of the special boxed sets available for Crossed +100 #1 as well!

About Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.

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(Last Updated September 19, 2014 1:40 am )

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