Crossed is a nine-issue series written by Garth Ennis, drawn by Jacen Burrows, and published by Avatar Press, beginning in 2008. The story follows survivors dealing with a zombie-like plague that causes it victims to carry out their most evil thoughts and wishes, including murder, rape, mutilation, arson, etc. Carriers of the virus are known as the Crossed since a cross-like rash appears on their faces. This contagion is primarily spread through bite wounds and rape, assuming that the victim doesn't die first, but can be spread by any bodily fluid, which the Crossed have used to great effect by treating their weapons with their fluids. It does not appear to affect animals in any way. The main story takes place ten months after the first outbreaks, with flashbacks to those events. It is narrated in the past tense.