Well the good news is I don't feel dirty after reading this one. Issue #1 had some absolutely horrific stuff in it, stuff that actually made me upset at Garth Ennis. This issue is a little more what I hoped for from his survival horror. Sure, it is "mature" and extra repulsive, but there is some good post-apocalyptic survival stuff in it too, which is what I had been looking for. We find out the Crossed maniacs can spread their evil by biting people, and we learn how smart they are. They are using... "tainted" bullets to spread the disease too. So the actual tainting is about as gross as you'd expect from Ennis with no limitations. The most fascinating aspect of the book is a night of the living dead scenario but with still living and passionately evil "infected." This book would not be everyone's cup of tea, it is WAY over the top. I'm not even sure I'll stick with it, Walking Dead is more my speed for this type of thing.
The art is competently done, but man, putting pencil to paper to draw some of the stuff in this comic. I don't see how that couldn't mess a person up. I'll probably stick to Ennis' Punisher and more mainstream work, I'm just too wimpy for this title. (For most Avatar books in general, probably, but I am tempted to try Christos Gage's new title.)