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Early Review: Crossover #1

Crossover #1

Stories about fantasy and reality bleeding over into each other isn’t anything that’s new. We’ve seen it numerous times before and in some cases its worked and sometimes it hasn’t. These types of stories often also play off of nostalgia and can get lost in pop culture references. Crossover #1 is the latest entry into this type of story and it succeeds and sores. It does so because it isn’t a pop culture check list and because it has a depth that can be debated and discussed.

Written by Donny Cates, Crossover #1 focuses on a world where the imagined has appeared in reality. In an unexplained event, the world of comics has popped up destroying a major American city where their battles rage resulting in the death of who knows how many. This event has lead to puritanical religious zealotry being waged against comics. It’s the latest “moral panic” to an extreme but actually based on something real as opposed to the imaginary events that have fueled that actual real world ones.

Where Cates succeeds is by bringing it all into the playground. The references to heroes from so many different publishers and lines is impressive. It gives the check list comic fans will enjoy without being bogged down in specifics. It doesn’t name Savage Dragon but there’s a reference that’s likely him as an example. But Cates balances the fantastical elements with the real-world impact. This is a world that has had a “Watchmen like” event destroying a city. Due to that there’d be real world change directly impacting pop culture and consumerism. We get to see that. We get to see how it also impacts businesses and communities. And that’s where I think Cates really succeeds. He emphasizes and makes front and center that comics is a community. It might be dysfunctional but we are a community.

The story revolves around two individuals, one works at a comic shop and one the son of a firebrand preacher. Each has their community. Those communities have their side on this issue. Each feels they’re under attack by the other and the events of “The Crossover” have only amplified that. Cates has taken real-world tension and turned it up into a comic event-like level.

Joining Cates is Geoff Shaw on art. Dee Cunniffe handles the color while John J. Hill is on lettering and design. The art is fantastic and that shouldn’t be a surprise at all. In reality, nothing about this debut issue’s quality should be a surprise. There’s a lot packed into the pages and panels which beg readers to examine the world and learn from the visuals. What little we see of the “comic characters come to the real world” will have you linger and attempting to figure things out but it’s the eventual twist of the comic that stands out about the thought put into the visuals. But, we’re not going to spoilt that fun.

Crossover #1 is an amazing start with a love letter to comics and its community. It also is a larger discussion about community as a whole with a lot of interpretation possible by readers. This is a comic that should be on everyone’s pull list and I have no doubt it’ll be seeing multiple printings and lots of buzz when it eventually comes to shelves. Do yourself a favor and don’t miss out. Crossover is a comic that should be on everyone’s pull-list.

Crossover #1 comes to comic shelves on November 4th, pre-order it now.

Story: Donny Cates Art: Geoff Shaw
Color: Dee Cunniffe Letterer & Design: John J. Hill
Story: 9.5 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Crossover Gets Collectible “Raw” Versions of Geoff Shaw and Ryan Stegman’s Covers

Image Comics has reveal three breathtaking, collectible “raw” versions of the Geoff Shaw covers and Ryan Stegman cover for the forthcoming Crossover by Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw, Dee Cunniffe, and John J. Hill. These unique covers will showcase the raw inks and pencils behind the stunning cover art for the series coming this November.

The raw Geoff Shaw “Ellie” cover will be a 1:75 incentive cover, the raw Ryan Stegman cover art will be a 1:100 incentive cover, the Geoff Shaw “Infinity” cover (main cover) will be a 1:200 incentive cover.

The highly anticipated Crossover will also feature a 1:10 incentive cover by Daniel Warren Johnson, a 1:25 incentive cover by Tradd Moore, a 1:50 incentive cover by Ryan Ottley,

The creative powerhouses behind the bestselling, critically acclaimed God Country, Thanos Wins, and Redneck returns for Crossover. Imagine everything that you thought was fantasy…was real. And now join us, in a world where reality is dead…and anything is possible…

Crossover #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 4.

  • Crossover #1 Cover A Shaw & Stewart – SEP200012
  • Crossover #1 Cover B Stegman & Cunniffe – SEP200013
  • Crossover #1 Cover C Shaw “Ellie” – SEP208021
  • Crossover #1 Cover D (blank) – SEP208023
  • Crossover #1 Cover E 1:10 Daniel Warren Johnson – SEP208022
  • Crossover #1 Cover F 1:25 Tradd Moore – SEP208024
  • Crossover #1 Cover G 1:50 Ryan Ottley – SEP208025
  • Crossover #1 Cover H 1:75 Geoff Shaw “Ellie” (raw) – SEP208026
  • Crossover #1 Cover I 1:100 Ryan Stegman (raw) – SEP208027
  • Crossover #1 Cover J 1:200 Geoff Shaw “Infinity” (raw) – SEP208028

Preview: Venom #28

Venom #28

(W) Donny Cates (A) Juan Gedeon (CA) Geoff Shaw
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99

As if ONE new threat to Eddie Brock and his son, Dylan, wasn’t bad enough, an entirely different foe rears its monstrous head as Eddie and Dylan try to find their way! But in this dangerous new world, Eddie’s also enlisted the help of some new allies, some of whom have familiar faces – and who Eddie may never want to leave!

Venom #28

Preview: Juggernaut #1 (of 5)

Juggernaut #1 (of 5)

(W) Fabian Nicieza (A) Ron Garney (CA) Geoff Shaw
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99

READY OR ‘NAUT, HERE HE COMES!
A mystic gem. A force of overwhelming power. Nothing can stop the Juggernaut. Except himself. Another building falls. Cain Marko is done letting others pick up the pieces of the things he’s destroyed. Renowned X-scribe Fabian Nicieza (X-FORCE, DEADPOOL) and celebrated artist Ron Garney (CAPTAIN AMERICA, DAREDEVIL) team up to take the unstoppable in a new bold new direction!

Juggernaut #1 (of 5)

SDCC 2020: Get a First Look at Crossover from Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw, Dee Cunniffe, and John J. Hill

Announced during Comic-Con@Home, Crossover is the much anticipated new comic series from Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw, Dee Cunniffe, and John J. Hill. The team behind God Country and Redneck reunite for this new series being published by Image Comics and out in November.

What if a comic book summer event generated so much energy, broke down so many barriers, and upended so many expectations that the sheer critical mass of the moment blew open a portal into our world? Imagine if everything you thought was fantasy…was real. Now join us on an epic quest through a world where reality is dead… and anything is possible…

Get a look at Crossover #1 below!

Crossover #1

SDCC 2020: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw, Dee Cunniffe and John J. Hill Crossover from Image

During Comic-Con@Home, Image Comics announced Crossover, a new series from Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw, Dee Cunniffe, and John J. Hill.

During the panel, Cates described the series as “Avengers: Endgame, but as Cloverfield.” The concept for the comic began in 2017 as an “anti-event event” told from the perspective of an average person.

The series is about a comic company line-wide event getting out of control and opening a portal into the real world.

Check out the panel below as well as the cover for the first issue.

Crossover #1

Marvel Reveals Some of What’s Coming in June

Marvel has released its special edition of The Pull List, unveiling exclusive information for the hottest books coming to comic shops this June!

This special previews announcement gave viewers a first look at critically acclaimed writer Steve Orlando’s Marvel debut in Darkhold Alpha #1, the next two adventures in the Kurt Busiek-curated trip through Marvel history in Marvels Snapshots: Captain Marvel #1 and Marvels Snapshots: Civil War #1, the epic showdown between Juggernaut and the Immortal Hulk in Juggernaut #2, and the dramatic decision that young mutant Molly Hayes will face in Runaways #34!

DARKHOLD ALPHA #1

Written by STEVE ORLANDO 
Art by CIAN TORMEY 
Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD

ENTER THE PAGES OF THE DARKHOLD —AND LOSE YOUR MIND IN MIGHTY MARVEL FASHION!

Critically acclaimed writer Steve Orlando makes his Marvel debut with a story that will delight and terrify! For hundreds of years, scholars and heroes alike have searched for the complete text of the Darkhold—AKA the Book of the Damned, written by the elder god Chthon. Now one of the greatest sorcerers in the Multiverse has found it—and Chthon has found him. To save them all, the Scarlet Witch must gather the world’s greatest heroes…and unleash their inner darkness.

DARKHOLD ALPHA #1

MARVELS SNAPSHOTS: CAPTAIN MARVEL #1

Written by MARK WAID  
Art by COLLEEN DORAN
Cover by ALEX ROSS

A team of heroes fights a stirring battle for the safety of the planet. A young woman struggles with desperation and despair, trying to cope in the modern world. But that’s only the beginning.

Featuring Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and a few more surprises, Kurt Busiek invites superstar creators MARK WAID and COLLEEN DORAN to tell a tale of inspiration within inspiration, as we see how the world’s marvels have inspired others—and how they’ve been inspired themselves.

MARVELS SNAPSHOTS: CAPTAIN MARVEL #1

MARVELS SNAPSHOTS: CIVIL WAR #1

Written by SALADIN AHMED
Art by RYAN KELLY
Cover by ALEX ROSS

In the heart of the Civil War event, a human story unfolds. A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, doing his best to do the job with honor—but is that even possible? A young, low-level Super Hero, trying to help his neighbors—but that’s not even legal any more. The two come together in a story that’ll test their commitment, ideals, hopes, and dreams.

Featuring Captain America, Giant-Man, Maria Hill, and more, Kurt Busiek recruits Hugo-Award-winning writer Saladin Ahmed and all-star Ryan Kelly to uniquely retell this iconic Marvel story.

MARVELS SNAPSHOTS: CIVIL WAR #1

JUGGERNAUT #2

Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Art by RON GARNEY
Cover by GEOFF SHAW

SMASH OR BE SMASHED!

Juggernaut isn’t the only one who’s left destruction in his wake, and he thinks it’s about time for the IMMORTAL HULK to take responsibility for his actions! But is this Juggernaut’s way of defending mutant honor for Krakoa? Or is he back to his old ways?

JUGGERNAUT #2

RUNAWAYS #34

Written by RAINBOW ROWELL
Art by ANDRES GENOLET
Cover by KRIS ANKA

Wolverine and Pixie guest star in RUNAWAYS and answer what Runaways fans have been asking for months: With the X-Men’s opening of Krakoa, the island-nation that welcomes mutants in existence, will Molly go? You may think you know the answer to that or what is going to happen here, but this comic is like its stars: They never do what they’re told—or expected—to do.

RUNAWAYS #34

Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut in a New Series From Fabian Nicieza

Fabian Nicieza will be launching a new Juggernaut series this May with artist Ron Garney! Amidst all the smashing, Juggernaut will be trying to find his new place in the Marvel Universe and the series will explore his outlook towards mutantkind’s new status quo that Jonathan Hickman introduced last year in House of X and Powers of X.

In an interview announcing the series, Nicieza said:

That basically instigates the entire story. Having been X and lost, what does Cain become now? After years of back and forth and madness and sadness, he had become a member in good standing of the X-Men, and then while he’s away dancing in Limbo, mutantkind gets everything they could have ever hoped for… and Cain can’t be a part of that. How he reacts to that rejection becomes the exploration of who he is going to become without the one thing that — for good and bad — has defined him for most of his life.

Juggernaut #1 when it smashes into stores in May with a cover by Geoff Shaw!

Juggernaut #1

Preview: Guardians of the Galaxy #12

Guardians of the Galaxy #12

(W) Donny Cates (A) Cory Smith, More, Dylan Burnett, Ariel Olivetti (A/CA) Geoff Shaw
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
SRP: $4.99

THE “FAITHLESS” STORYLINE ENDS HERE!

Thanos Wins…Cosmic Ghost Rider…The Death of the Inhumans…Silver Surfer: Black…Guardians of the Galaxy…It’s all been leading to this.

Guardians of the Galaxy #12
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