Thursday, November 2, 2017

Crosswind #5 - A Review

The mystery behind how Chicago hitman Cason Bennett and Seattle housewife Juniper Blue switched bodies has been revealed... to Cason's rival, Cruz. Now, as two sinister revenge schemes spiral toward completion, Juniper must save herself and Cason's lady-friend while Cason deals with Juniper's abusive husband once and for all.

There is little I can say about this Crosswind at this point that hasn't already been said. Suffice it to say that Gail Simone has turned a cliche sitcom premise on its head, exploring the fine details of just what it would be like for a man and a woman in the modern world to switch bodies without descending into cheap jokes about shaving and erections.

Don't worry, we do still get a few cheap jokes (it IS a Gail Simone story, after all) but the story also has a serious sense of depth to it. That same sense of depth is found in the detail-driven artwork of Cat Staggs, who proves a perfect partner to Simone's brand of dark lunacy. It will be a crime if this book doesn't get multiple Eisner Awards.

The Final Analysis: 10 out of 10.

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