You know what, I’m really pissed off.
Really, really, really pissed off.
Because Ennis doesn’t do something lame with the conclusion, he doesn’t do something predictable following up on that last cliffhanger. He does something else entirely.
He’s seen The Last of the Mohicans is all I’ll say. The original cut with the better music.
He does something beautiful with his story about killer rapist cannibals or whatever they’re called.
And I’m mad about it.
Because somehow the format doesn’t allow for the possibility he’s going to turn it into what he turns it into. It’s a really quiet ending about a couple people who are really upset. More upset than if they’d just poorly anticipated how Ennis was going to end Crossed.
Overall, with this conclusion, it’s one of his best works. Without it, maybe not. But he does some beautiful things here.
I feel like crying right now.
Writer, Garth Ennis; artist, Jacen Burrows; colorist, Juanmar; editor, William Christensen; publisher, Avatar Press.