(W) Justin Jordan, Simon Spurrier (A) Rafael Ortiz, Georges Duarte (CA) Christian Zanier. In this volume* two of the industry's best new talents come together to tell very different stories of despair. Simon Spurrier takes you to a picturesque environment in the English countryside with tweeting birds* friendly vicars* crumpets and jam* and a mob of Crossed lurking near the duck pond. No one sees Wheezy* the fat asthmatic kid* hiding up in the old tower but if he shows his face it will only be the farmer's wife between him and a bloody fate. The problem is* she's Crossed* too! Such jolly larks! And newcomer Justin Jordan tells his first diabolical tale as two women attempt to escape the band of monsters out for their blood. When a mysterious* unseen Samaritan helps them escape to a sanctuary* it seems as though they've found what little safety there is in the new world order. But trusting anyone in the world of Crossed usually leads to a gut-wrenching and miserable end. Collects Crossed 2014 Annual and issues #57-61 of the ongoing Crossed: Badlands comic book series.