CROSSWIND will sneak up on you from behind and knock you sideways. Gail Simone is at her absolute sharpest, and Cat Staggs’s art is daring and sexy. Freakin’ impressive is what it is…!
— Cully Hamner (RED, The Question)
Artist Cat Staggs talked with us at MegaCon about her new book Crosswind from Image Comics. Check out our review of issue one: Image has done it once again. The company put its faith in a stellar creative team, let their imaginations run wild, and the result is another must-read comic.


Gail Simone & Cat Staggs' Crosswind is an Ode to Body Swaps & Body Counts

The twist of two disparate souls swapping bodies has a long pop-cultural lineage. Multiple film iterations of Freaky Friday and 2011’s The Change-Up explored the jocular ramifications of bodily displacement, and most narratives with this trope have veered comedic. But writer Gail Simone and artist Cat Staggs’ new comic series, Crosswind, provides a much more harrowing slant on the idea. The debut issue balances Juniper, a woman unhappy with her life and marriage, with Cason, a Chicago-based hitman with daddy issues. As ominous, supernatural figures indulge in some bodyswapping, it’s a safe bet that hilarity will not ensue. -By Tobias Carroll PASTE MAGAZINE



Writer Gail Simone and artist Cat Staggs are masters of characterization. From Simone’s work on books such as Batgirl to Secret Six to Clean Room, it’s clear that she has a real interest in getting into the heads of her characters and how their inner workings influence their choices, something that’s not always easy to convey on the page and something not every writer can pull off effectively. As for Staggs, her work on books like Orphan Black and Smallville Season 11 mix photo realism with a comic book sensibility that make the character’s emotions pop out of the panels.- by  Jed W. Keith  FREAKSUGAR 

Simone & Staggs Bring ‘Freaky Friday Meets Goodfellas’ Story to Life
If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if a Chicago hitman and a Seattle housewife suddenly swapped bodies, then prepare yourself for Image Comics’ new series Crosswind. This comic by writer Gail Simone (making her Image debut) and artist Cat Staggs (Adventures of SupergirlWonder Woman ’77) will explore how these two strangers deal with switching lives in a story that’s described as “Freaky Fridaymeets Goodfellas.” That unique combination means readers are in for quite a ride as issue #1 hits shelves this week.-by Lisa Granshaw CBR.COM

In an interview with CBR, Simone and Staggs discussed how their Crosswind collaboration came to be, and what readers can expect from this unique story. The creative team also told us how the comic stands out from other body swap stories, how gender will play a role, and more.

Venus And Mars Caught In A Crosswind

Crosswind #1 begins a crime fantasy where the two sexes get put into a blender. Now ask yourself what happens after you hit “puree.” Does the frothy green shake taste minty? Did the ingredients work together? What exactly are you drinking, and — more importantly — is it safe to drink? Good questions. Gail Simone and Cat Staggs give us the answers in this PREVIEWSworld Exclusive interview! - by Vince Brusio

Gail Simone and Cat Staggs Talk “Crosswind”

Body-swapping situations have evolved from a trope of science fiction and fantasy to a full-on genre. Gail Simone is well aware of this and she is taking all these conventions and beats and turning them on their heads with , “Crosswind.” Illustrated with a set square jaw by Cat Staggs, this new series released by Image finds a middle American housewife swapping bodies with a mid-level gangster hitman. - By Matthew Garcia | May 1st, 2017

DF Interview: Gail Simone unleashes the thriller with a ‘freaky’ twist in Crosswind

Fan-favorite creators Gail Simone and Cat Staggs make their stunning Image Comics debut with this mind-bending new ongoing series. You got questions? We got questions! So DF sat down with one of our heroes, writer Gail Simone, to discuss Crosswind.-By Byron Brewer

Interview: Simone and Staggs Switch It Up with CROSSWIND

Ever wanted to be someone else? What if it just happened — in an instant — and you landed in an unfamiliar body in an unfamiliar place in a world so unlike your own? That’s just the bit with Image Comics’ upcoming series CrossWind from master creators Gail Simone and Cat Staggs. Both Simone and Staggs took time to lay out the ideas behind CrossWind with Comicosity, the inspirations for their lead characters, and how the look of the book reinforces its core conceit.- by Matt Santori April 27, 2017

Gail Simone is one of the most popular creators in comics and is an outspoken advocate for the industry. Meanwhile, Cat Staggs has made her name as one of the best artists in the business, creating some of the best looking covers and interiors in the industry. It was only natural when Crosswind was announced from the duo, comics fandom exploded with anticipation. With the first issue out this week, we got to sit down with Gail and Cat and talk about the series!  by Tony ThornleyCOMICBUZZ.COM

Interview: ‘Crosswind’ Creators Gail Simone and Cat Staggs
Gail Simone and Cat Staggs manage to breathe new life into the tired “body swap” sub-genre by zigging when everyone else zagged — emphasising drama and the human condition instead of humor and screwball comedy. Rather than giving us yet another take on Freaky FridayCrosswind reads more like like one part Desperate Housewives and two parts The Departed. BY JOHN MARCOTTE HEROICGIRLS.COM