Crossed Plus One Hundred: Mimic 04

Crossed Plus One Hundred: Mimic No. 4 regular cover, art by Gabriel Andrade

Below are annotations for Crossed Plus One Hundred: Mimic, No. 4 (48 pages: 22- and 8-page stories, 14 gallery pages, 4 house ad pages; cover date July 2018, released digitally 23 July, 2018, and in print 25 July, 2018)

Main story “An Inconvenient Truth” (22 pages)
Writer: Christos Gage, Artist: Emiliano Urdinola

Backup American History X story “2096” (8 pages)
Writer: Pat Shand, Artist: Raulo Caceres, based upon a concept by: Alan Moore

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>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: Fleshcook trains humans to combat, in an effort toward “merge” – making the uninfected more like Crossed. He discusses merge ends with Julie. Fleshcook and Julie lead a fight against Ballsack and her band of mutinous Crossed. Fleshcook kills Ballsack, but is wounded in the fight.

Cover 

  • The cover depicts the combat training session that opens the issue.

Opening Pages

Page 1

panel 1

  • The date is circa 2108. The location is Casper, Wyoming.
  • Dirt chute” is slang for the anus hole, especially in a sexual sense.
  • The suited woman with a red circle on her chest is Archivist Julie. The action taking place is continued training pitting Crossed infecteds against humans, in order to train the humans to be more combative.

Pages 2-4 – no specific annotations

Page 5

panel 1

  • The upper left figure is intelligent Crossed Fleshcook.

Page 6

panel 1

  • The red-haired woman is Nina.

panel 6

  • The bare-breasted Crossed woman is Ballsack.

Page 7

panel 2

  • “Merge” – see CPOHM2 P19,p2.

panel 4

  • Human settlements “out east” with “more equal” describes Chooga, Murfreesboro, and other settles – as depicted in earlier CPOH arcs.

Page 8

panel 1

  • Beau Salt is the intelligent Crossed villain that lays the groundwork to organize Crossed in earlier arcs of CPOH.
  • First use of “The Great Day” as Crossed-speak for the initial date of the Crossed outbreak; humans term this day “The Surprise.”

Book cover for An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore. Photo via Wikipedia

panel 2

  • This depicts the 2006 Al Gore book An Inconvenient Truth, which gives this issue its title.
  • Humans “nearly destroyed the planet and everything on it” is indeed the subject of Truth, which details how humans have caused global warming that threatens the survival of life on earth. In CPOH1 page 4 panels 2-4, Moore and Andrade touch on the irony that the 2008 Crossed outbreak ended up destroying human economies that were causing warming.

Page 9

panel 1

  • Other settlements “with juice and food and equality rights” again describes Chooga, etc. “Juice” refers to electricity.

panel 5

  • Fleshcook’s hand gesture forms a cross – the infecteds’ face “rash.”

Page 10

panel 2

  • “Another hundred years” is the first statement more-or-less confirming that the date is 2108.

Page 11

panel 1

  • coming soon

Page 12

panel 2

  • “Bio-boobies” are booby traps using Crossed-infected fluids to infect humans.

Page 13

panel 2

  • Cutting Fleshcook is perceived by him as sexual “foreplay” as he revealed he is aroused by cutting – see opening of CPOHM2.

Page 14

panel 1

  • “Quim” is British slang for vagina.

panel 3

  • “Stabfuck” is apparently an order to charge, stab and fuck – or it may be this Crossed’s name??

Page 15

panel 1

  • coming soon

Page 16

panel 2

  • “Fire at wills” is a degraded version of the military command “fire at will.”

Page 17

panel 1

  • “Hoo-ah” (or just Hooah) is a military battle cry.

Page 18

panel 1

  • coming soon

Page 19

panel 3

  • Fleshcook’s “ballsack’s long gone” was alluded to in CPOHM1 P12,p2: “[Fleshcook] never sexed with anybody. Said lion mopped his co-hones. Honor Watson saw once, shower time. Said was true.”

Page 20

panel 1

  • coming soon

Page 21

panel 1

  • coming soon

Page 22

panel 1

  • “A call to make” seems to imply that Fleshcook may know that Julie has been calling Commander Chief Nathan.

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

Backstory Page 1

panel 3

  • Starting in CPOH3 P1,p1, “track-jacks” has referred to people working to build/repair railroad tracks.

Page 2

panel 1

  • The “gapple” is a shortened form of “the Big Apple” – ie: New York City.

Page 3

panel 2

  • This panel is a flashback to CPOHM3 backstory page 7.
  • “B’more” is the city of Baltimore.

panel 3

  • A “breed-in at a family reunion” may refer to an in-bred (human? Crossed?) having sex with her/his family?

Page 4

panel 1

  • coming soon

Page 5

panel 1

  • The graffiti includes the story’s creators “Raulo” and “Pat Shand.” (Does Zepa mean anything??)

Page 6

panel 1

  • coming soon

Page 7

panel 1

  • coming soon

Page 8

panel 5

  • The location is, of course, New York City.

End Pages

  • The regular cover edition has a gallery featuring: CPOH5 regular cover, then several later CPOH variant covers.

THE END

>Go to Crossed Plus One Hundred: Mimic No.5 annotations
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