David Hine (X-Men, Darkness) and artist George Duarte join the ranks of the Crossed with their first horrifying Badlands arc: 'The Golden Road.' A hedonistic party is taking place at a writers retreat in famous author Gideon Welles' estate. Eight self-centered college students are secluded with no contact to the outside world in order to find the true meaning in their lives. But when the Crossed plague hits their town they soon find that the carefully constructed fantasy world is a far cry from the misery and agony of infection. There is no hope. There is no help. There is only the Crossed. Available with a Regular cover by Jacen Burrows, a Wraparound by Oscar Jimenez, a Torture by Gianluca Pagliarani, and a special Red Crossed Incentive by Burrows.