Crossed: Badlands (Opening Salvo) – Garth Ennis

2 out of 5

The first few pages of Ennis’ initial Badlands arc.  You also get a two page interview with Ennis, a two page interview with Jacen, and a preview of Jamie Delano’s arc which was to follow Garth’s.

So: unlike the very first issue zero for Crossed, which offered exclusive introductory pages, what you’re paying for here is a preview, along with some text.  Is that worth your $1.99?  Reading it in retrospect (meaning not as hype for something upcoming), I… don’t quite think so, and that’s what that rating means.  This should be a free kinda thing.  But at least there are extras, and so there’s your extra star.