Cover image for Southern Cross. Volume 1 / Becky Cloonan, story/covers ; Andy Belanger, art; Lee Loughridge, colours; Serge LaPointe, letters.
Title:
Southern Cross. Volume 1 / Becky Cloonan, story/covers ; Andy Belanger, art; Lee Loughridge, colours; Serge LaPointe, letters.
Title Variants:
Southern Cross.
ISBN:
9781632155597
Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics Inc., [2016]

©2016
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Collects Southern Cross issues #1-6.

Numbering from spine.

Contains material originally published as Southern Cross #1-6.
Abstract:
"Now boarding: Southern Cross, tanker flight 73 to Titan! Alex Braith is on board retracing her sister's steps to the refinery moon, hoping to collect her remains and find some answers. The questions keep coming though--how did her sister die? And why does she always feel like she's being watched? Inspired by classic mysteries and weird fiction, Southern Cross is a crucible of creeping anxiety and fear as Braith struggles with the ghosts of her past on board a ship that holds secrets best kept buried."-- Back cover.
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Rated M: Mature.
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Now boarding: Southern Cross, tanker flight 73 to Titan. Alex Braith is tracing her sister's steps to the refinery moon, hoping to collect her remains and find some answers. The questions keep coming though--and they lead her down a path of intrigue, betrayal, and galactic horror. Collects SOUTHERN CROSS #1-5.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

This uneasy blend of science fiction noir and horror comics, written by Cloonan (Gotham Academy), has a setup that's unrealistic even for SF. It's difficult to imagine a real-life system in which oil is pumped and refined on Titan, a moon of Saturn, and then shipped back to Earth on streamlined spaceships that resemble the anime Space Battleship Yamato! Punkish former thief Alex Braith is Titan-bound on the eponymous vessel, anxious to find out why her sister, Amber, was killed. But the trip itself becomes a terrifying ordeal. The ship's crew are alternately surly or unctuous, and generally creepy; the passenger across the hall is a member of her old criminal gang; her overly chatty cabinmate vanishes; and something is going terribly wrong with the gravity drive that powers the ship, as decaying but not-quite-dead people keep popping out of nowhere with cryptic warnings. The story is sharply illustrated in bold close-ups and eerie space vistas by Belanger and Loughridge. Readers who can get past the absurd setting will find that a puzzling mystery story is just getting started as the action breaks off at the end of this first volume. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.