(W) Michael Fleizach, Todd Hunt (A) Dave Mims (CA) Alex Riegel
With all of New York City enveloped in the zeitgeist of a missing 8-year old girl, loveable anti-hero Francis Darling accidentally stumbles onto the machinations behind her kidnapping and the drug war that ensues. ...but has he really? A bit like chasing the Mad Hatter through a toxic chemical cloud, Francis' strange and inconceivable journey brings us uncomfortably close to NYC's most crooked... most deviant... most irredeemable characters; the kind that can only be extricated from the drug-addled guilty conscience of a failing brain. Warning: This story is lousy with drugs, violence, and heartbreak (there's no way around it, I'm afraid).