on Route 666...With Number 13...
you're already having withdrawals from the loss of Buffy,
you need to be reading this book. If you hated Buffy, you
need to be reading this book. There's something for both sides.
666 has taken iconic images of fifties horror films and run
them through a blender without losing any of what made them
memorably cool. You might smirk on one page, and then be totally
grossed out by the next.
though it also has ties to the greater CrossGen universe,
it's easy to forget that. Instead, the trials of Cassie make
her somewhat unique in the overall line. Plus series writer
Tony Bedard has added in a tribute to Tod Browning's Freaks
as a crucial plot development, which raises it a step even
course, we've long known that CrossGen makes it easy for you
to catch up with their books once you find out you like a
title. And so they wanted us to let you know that if you haven't
yet travelled down Route 666...issue #13 is the time to start.
(Ignore those other sites they mention...)
Our Friend @ CrossGen, Bill Rosemann:
first ROUTE 666 graphic novel recently hit, you may have heard
a buzz building.
it "an enjoyably creepy road trip," Publisher's
Weekly applauded the title's "canny blend of action,
menace and humor."
it a grade of A-, Comics Buyer's Guide remarked that "the
story moves along at a brisk pace, the action scenes are exciting,
the grotesquery is well placed and the slick artwork will
appeal to fans of both mainstream and horror comics."
it "happy retro horror," BPM magazine crowned it
"way more fun than freeze-framing gory scenes from Return
of the Living Dead!"
raved that "ROUTE 666 reminds me of a Stephen King novel...(with)
a mix of action, suspense, character development, crackling
dialogue, humor and above all, weird supernatural happenings."
View stated that "now that Buffy is off the tube, one
of the best places for horror comics fans to head is down
said "Look out Wolverine, Cassie from ROUTE 666 has a
sixth sense and fights werewolves and spirits -- and does
so in style. She, like the other (CrossGen female heroes),
shows girls how to face up to their fears and stand up for
what they believe in."
decreeing that it "offers more solid bang for the buck
than any other horror comic on the market, bar none, "
ComicBookGalaxy.com said "whether your taste for terror
leans more toward Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lucifer or Hellboy,
this is one comic that all fans of the genre should be reading."
you're ready to let writer Tony Bedard, Fray penciler Karl
Moline, inker Drew Geraci and colorist Nick Bell take you
for a wild ride, you should grab ROUTE 666 #13. On sale June
18th, the latest chapter in the life of Cassie Starkweather
-- the troubled teen who's either a psycho killer or psychic
savior -- opens with a quick recap supplying everything you
need to know to head down this horrific and hilarious highway!