GAIL SIMONE AND CAT STAGGSâ€™CROSSWINDÂ HEADED TO PAPERBACK, TV
Collecting issues #1-6
PORTLAND, OR, 01/11/2018 â€” Superstar creators Gail Simone (Red Sonja,Â Secret Six) and Cat Staggs (Wonder Woman â€˜77,Â Smallville Season 11) will release CROSSWIND, VOL. 1 from Image Comics this February. CROSSWIND is in development for a television series, with Simone slated to write as well as executively produce and Staggs to serve as a consulting producer.
A slick and ruthless Chicago hitman. A smart but downtrodden Seattle housewife. When an inexplicable event strikes these two random strangers, their bodies, souls, and lives are switchedâ€”to potentially deadly effect.
â€œCROSSWIND is a dream project for co-creator/artist Cat Staggs and me: a crime fantasy with guts and heart and a downright mean streak at times,â€ said Simone. â€œItâ€™s a venomous confection, two people whose lives are switched and they have no idea why. We loved every minute of making this book and hope youâ€™ll love it, too, bodily injury and all.â€
â€œIf you ever wondered what it was like to walk in someone else’s shoes, CROSSWIND might make you think twice about that,â€ said Staggs. â€œGail and I have worked to create a grounded and sometimes brutal fantasy that you won’t be able to put down. Buckle up and enjoy the ride.â€
CROSSWIND, VOL. 1 (Diamond code: NOV170676, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0474-1) hits comic book storesÂ Wednesday, February 28th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers isÂ Monday, January 15th.
Select praise for CROSSWIND:
â€œFreakyÂ Fridayâ€”yes! But dark and twisted and such great art and page composition. And glints of humour. This is great, kinetic, mind-warping work. Art reminded me of Chaykinâ€™sÂ The ShadowÂ meets Bill Sienkiewicz. I love this.â€Â â€”Ian Rankin (Inspector Rebus novels)
â€œCROSSWIND is a fantastic story with very real stakes and consequences concerning identity in both physical and psychological ways.â€Â â€”Comics Verse
â€œCROSSWIND will sneak up on you from behind and knock you sideways. Gail Simone is at her absolute sharpest, and Cat Staggsâ€™s art is daring and sexy. Freakinâ€™ impressive is what it isâ€¦!â€Â â€”Cully Hamner (RED, The Question)
â€œCat Staggs’s art will grab you by the throat and kick you in the teeth. This is one creepy ride.â€Â â€”Joe Harris (ROCKSTARS, X-Files)
â€œSimone and Staggsâ€™ work together rivals that of even the best noir teams (Brubaker and Phillips better watch their backs).â€Â â€”Monkeys Fighting Robots
“By the end of issue #1, I was absolutely hooked. The only thing more riveting than CROSSWINDâ€™s two protagonists are these two incredible creators joining together at the peak of their powers.”Â â€”Tom Taylor (All-New Wolverine, Injustice, The Deep)
â€œBeautifully illustrated and with a fresh take on a fairly worn-out trope, CROSSWIND is a fantastic new series from two creators working in perfect synergy.â€Â â€”Big Comic Page
â€œGail Simoneâ€™s dialogue kicks major ass and Cat Staggsâ€™ artwork is superb and evocative.â€Â â€”Tor.com, â€œThe Top Spec-fic Comics of 2017â€
â€œStaggs and Simone have delivered a great, cinematic experience.â€Â â€”Black Nerd Problems
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