Crossed Plus One Hundred: Mimic 03

Crossed Plus One Hundred: Mimic No. 3 regular cover, art by Gabriel Andrade

Below are annotations for Crossed Plus One Hundred: Mimic, No. 3  (48 pages: 22- and 8-page stories, 14 gallery pages, 4 house ad pages; cover date June 2018, released 28 June 2018)

Main story “Intellegence In War” (22 pages)
Writer: Christos Gage, Artist: Emiliano Urdinola

Backup American History X story “2090” (8 pages)
Writer: Pat Shand, Artist: Raulo Caceres, based upon a concept by: Alan Moore

>Go to CPOH annotations index
>Go to CPOH timeline
>Go to CPOH language/glossary
>Go to CPOH background, cast of characters

Note: some of this stuff is obvious. If there’s stuff I missed or got wrong, let me know in comments, or email linton.joe [at] gmail.com

WARNING: SPOILERS

General: Archivist Julie communicates with Commander Chief Nathan via radionet. Julie interacts with Fleshcook, then saves Nina’s child from Ballsack. Ballsack meets with other Crossed and they decide they will mutiny.

Cover 

  • Cover scene does not appear to take place in this issue.

Opening Pages

  • These images are the same as CPOHM1.
  • The story title “Intellegence [sic] In War” is apparently from the similarly-titled 2003 non-fiction book Intelligence in War by John Keegan.

Page 1

panel 1

  • The location is near the city of Newcastle, WY.
  • The date is circa 2108.
  • The man speaking is Commander Chief Nathan.

panel 2

  • The location is the conquered human settlement of Casper, WY.
  • The woman speaking in Archivist Julie.

Page 2

panel 3

  • Readers learn the name of Ballsack, introduced last issue, a Crossed who wears a necklace of testicles.

Page 3

panel 1

  • As in earlier issues, plenty of the dialogue is laced with military terminology. A “brig” is a military (mostly naval) prison.

panel 2

  • “Fort infications” is fortifications.
  • “Armor meants” is armaments.

Pages 4-6 – no specific annotations

Page 7

panel 1

  • Fleshcook mentioned “merge” in CPOHM2 P19,p2. It was been mentioned in several earlier Crossed+100 issues as a (never clearly explained) goal of the Crossed – perhaps to create a single new race combining Crossed and humanity.

Page 8

panels 5-6

Page 9

panel 2

  • The light above Fleshcook’s head resembles the proverbial lightbulb idea trope.

Pages 10-11 – no specific annotations

Page 12

panel 1

  • “Twat” is pejorative slang for vagina, or woman.

Page 13 – no specific annotations

panel 1

  • coming soon

Page 14

panel 1

  • “Manners and a dignified bearing” quotes from Salt’s journal from CPOH5 P14,p1.

Page 15

panel 1

One cover of Intelligence in War by John Keegan

panel 2

  • The book is Intelligence in War by John Keegan – the book which gives this issue its title.

Pages 16-17 – no specific annotations

Page 18

panel 4

  • Cherry” is military slang for new or just arrived.

Pages 19-20 – no specific annotations

panel 1

  • coming soon

Page 21

panel 1

  • “We followed Sleepy across the land” echoes the unexplained “Sleepy’s expedition” mentioned in CPOH14 P12,p2.

panel 2

  • Merge – see P7,p1 above.

Page 22 – no specific annotations

Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People – image via Wikipedia

In-Between Pages (What’s the word for these??)

Backstory Page 1

panel 4

  • coming soon

Page 2

panels 1

  • this appears to be an actual parking structure and bank in downtown Baltimore – suggest??

Page 3

panel 2

  • this appears to be an actual house (or hotel?) in Baltimore – suggest??

Page 4

panel 1

  • coming soon

Page 5

panels 1-3

Page 6

panel 1

  • coming soon

Page 7

panel 1

  • coming soon

Page 8

panel 1

  • coming soon

End Pages

  • coming soon

THE END

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