Crossed Plus One Hundred Variant Covers, Spurrier issues
Per Avatar Press, for the Simon Spurrier and Fernando Heinz issues of Crossed Plus One Hundred (beginning with No.7), there are five variant cover series:
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. (American History X covers from all CPOH are on the historical backstory timeline page.)
Crossed Wires – The Crossed just don’t see or make things the same way a person would, these images celebrate that day-to-day madness .
Disastered – These will show how America has changed since the original Crossed outbreak.
Horrific Homage – What if the Crossed were there from the very beginning of comics? This edition will be an Homage to a great Golden Age cover.
Wishful Fiction – The evolution of science-fiction would have been very different with the Crossed as we show you here!
This page includes only the first three Wishful Fiction covers. After these I decided not to annotate all the variants – see note below.
Crossed Plus One Hundred No.7 – Future Tense variant cover
- This image is based on this 1976 Brothers Hildebrandt poster for the movie Star Wars.
The central arms-raised figure also perhaps somewhat resembles the man on the cover of Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel by American writer I am Legend, which is the title theme of CPOH7.
Crossed Plus One Hundred No.8 – Future Tense variant cover
- Perhaps this cover is a homage to All Quiet on the Western Front, which is not mentioned in the comic.
Crossed Plus One Hundred No.9 – Future Tense variant cover
- This appears to be a homage to Frankenstein, which is not mentioned in the comic.
Note: Though many of the post-Moore/Andrade variant covers are dramatic and intriguing, they do not appear to be as tightly tied to the CPOH stories/chronology/continuity as earlier covers were. For this reason, I decided not to annotate all of the variant covers. The American History X wraparound variants are on the timeline page.