Wanted for murder, Cassie is an escaped mental patient who claims to have uncovered a vast supernatural invasion. Route 666 3, September 2002, CrossGen Entertainment writer: Tony Bedard penciller: Karl Moline inker: John Dell colorist: Nick Bell letterer: Troy Peteri When you think about it, doctors can be pretty scary people. It already felt like it was spread a bit thin and the whole company began to collapse. His chase forces the character to keep moving. As a college student, she finds herself on the run after a pair of dark spirits catches her talking to the soul of her recently deceased roommate and teammate, Helene Mengert, a young Welkin State University gymnast who had been inadvertently killed by a chain of reactions created by Cassie's lack of concentration on a balance beam. The series ran twenty two issues and despite the resurgence of some series like Ruse and Sigil under Marvel, Route 666 remains dead. When Cassie meets Berkely, a fellow drifter who seems to know more than she does about the supernatural enemies she battles, has our heroine found her first real ally? As she fights a lonely war to keep the monsters and evil spirits from stealing innocent souls, one question haunts her: Are the creatures she fights real.
From a bloody lab to the American landscape, these artists can capture true horror in any cranny of the country. CrossGen's new horror adventure title is on the loose! Publishers Weekly 32 pgs, on sale Feb. Cassie learns that she is in danger and that there is a war coming between the living and the dead. Deep behind enemy lines, can Cassie and Cisco escape the dreaded headquarters of the secret police? The more she delves into the secrets of their sideshow, the danger she's in. She also learns that all these creatures work around people who are near death, so that they can take their souls to the Adversary. From what station did this train of thought chug, you ask? From July 2006 to June 2007, I reviewed a comic a day and have since posted over 500 comic book reviews here, from series of all kinds. Basic Plot The lead character, , or Cassie, could see dead people when she was a child, but she repressed the talent.
Reprints Route 666 1-6 July 2002-December 2002. Cassie Starkweather was born with a gift that she wants to forget. The main character Cassie has a gift to see the dead. Wanted for murder, Cassie is an escaped mental patient who claims to have uncovered a vast supernatural invasion. It is in these standard stock characters that the story is a bit weak. There was nothing particularly interesting besides this.
Cassie has problems getting help. Rankings of all comic books that eventually came out can be found in the year's report in the the section, where available. She escapes from the hospital after realizing that it's head doctor is really an agent for the Adversary. Along the way she makes both friends and enemies alike. So what will our psychic sweetie do when she's caught between a Devil and the deep blue sea? She conceals this power, but the ghosts start stealing souls. Now if someone could press the fast forward button to next issue.
But Vargas is consumed with his desire for revenge against Cassie. McDonald takes a leap toward the barreling vehicle, then. There was nothing particularly interesting besides this. The story approaches the horror genre with traditional superhero comic narrative construction. From my Amazon review May 2003 : Spoilers! This item is not in stock. Or is it just a twisted, paranoid vision brought on by Cassie's own insidious madness? Plus: while Cassie walks a hair-raising high wire of horror, we catch our first glimpse of her ultimate foe. This comic has equal amounts of both.
Route 666 1: Highway to Horror is pretty much split into a couple storylines. Such items may reappear in later preorder charts marked as resolicitations; in those cases the preorders appearing in earlier lists are cancelled. Cassie's grief turns to terror when her friend's ghost appears, pursued by fearsome spirits bent on dragging innocent souls back to their own hellish realm. Unfortunately, no one can see the things Cassie sees and Cassie is on the run and wanted for murder. CrossGen was an interesting experiment that showed a lot of promise. As she fights a lonely war to keep the monsters and evil spirits from stealing innocent souls, one question haunts her: Are the creatures she fights real.
Is Cassie Starkweather a crazed killer or a psychic savior? Hot penciler Karl Moline Joss Whedon's Fray , superstar inker John Dell Mystic and master colorist Nick Bell join writer Tony Bedard Mystic, Negation on a creepy cruise down the turnpike of terror! So far, they've underestimated her at every turn. Bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha! Cassie's big-top adventure concludes as she and Cisco are caught between the supernatural shapeshifters from Perdition and the world's most frightening freak- show. Click to skip to the for the month. Now she must face the bosses of bad, the executives of evil: the Board of Directors. His chase forces the character to keep moving. In both cases, I was affected. Her only hope for regaining her full stature is by acquiring the Chalice of Regeneration, a cup from antiquity lost to the desert sands.
Cassie flees from the monsters, but they manage to pin the blame for the murders on her, so she's building quite a reputation as a psychotic serial killer. Route 666 1: Highway to Horror was followed by Route 666 2: Most Haunted. Cisco, a local sheriff, recognizes her as the accused murderer reported on the news. It works like a charm. However, the creatures return to human form when they are dead, which leads the authorities to believe that Cassie is a dangerous criminal.
The ensuing high-speed chase will yield tragic results, and put both Cassie and her dogged pursuer at the mercy of forces from beyond the grave. Who can say that the several years of education a doctor must endure truly qualifies an individual as one with the moral compass or grasp of responsibility required to comprehensively fulfill the oath to preserve life? It is in these standard stock characters that the story is a bit weak. Tired, overexposed tropes vampires and werewolves, oh my! But is this truly a supernatural invasion that clairvoyant Cassie has uncovered? Route 666 Publication information Schedule Monthly Format Ongoing series Publication date July - June Number of issues 22 Main character s Cassie, Sheriff Cisco, , Chairman Suvorov Pinky , Too-Too, Special Agent Gunnar Melchior, J. Loves all things pop-culture especially if it has a bit of a counter-culture twist. It works like a charm.
Both of these scenes are darkly colored and rapidly paced for dramatic effect. Horror takes a back seat As Cassie flees from local authorities, the National Bureau of Investigation, and her homestate of Welkin, she brings misfortune to the small county of Gossmer. Meanwhile, bearing down on them from behind is Tanner, the Adversary's ultimate hunter! Cassie learns that she is in danger and that there is a war coming between the living and the dead. The links lead to current listings for each issue on. The links lead to details about each title on Amazon. Hop in and hold on tight! Most people don't want to admit they're sharing a world with soul-stealing monsters, so they refuse to believe anything Cassie says.