Joe Fitzgerald was a mob enforcer until the day he met Laura, who convinced him to leave that world behind. Before quitting, Joe agreed to one last job, little realizing that the man he’d been sent to kill was deeply involved in demonlogy. He survived Joe’s attempt and came after him, fatally wounding Joe and killing Laura. As he lay dying, an angelic force (who may or may not be what she appears) pointed out that where she is going, he can’t follow, and where he is going, he wouldn’t want her to follow. But if he will agree to work for them as a different kind of enforcer, they will bring him to life and keep on bringing him to life every time he is killed in a righteous cause. The reward: for those five minutes of death, he will be with Laura again. Would you endure an eternity of pain and death, dying over and over, to be with the woman you love for just five minutes each time you died? Most people might say no. But Joe Fitzgerald isn’t most people.

A bold new era begins with the long-anticipated return of Joe’s Comics, the imprint that brought you MIDNIGHT NATION and RISING STARS. All-new stories from J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI (Babylon 5, Jeremiah, Thor, Amazing Spider-Man, Superman: Earth One) return in 2013 with an action packed line up featuring everything from superhero action to supernatural thrillers. Watch this space as a new wave of exciting, challenging and experimental stories begins!

Story by J. Michael Straczynski
Art by Ben Templesmith
Cover by Ben Templesmith

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 5.9%


DavidClark05/23/13NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 4.0
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  1. Templesmith Sold!

  2. A weird combo of a creative team. But I like JMS and I love Templesmith so I’m down. Let’s just hope and pray, for once, JMS sticks with a series.

  3. Where is Fell…

    • Wherever data goes when your computer crashes I guess. Computer File Heaven?

      Would definitely love to see that series come back though.

  4. While the premise is interesting and the art has a unique flavor, nothing hooked me. Maybe I’ll come back when it is collected.

  5. Great first issue!! Joe is a great lead, and love the artwork of this “noir” universe. JMS & Templesmith have me hooked!

  6. WOW! My pick of the week!

  7. This was fun and I’m down for some more of this. The intro, to be fair, is a bit clunky because JMS put a little too much in one issue. But the premise is intriguing and it’s hard to complain with Templesmith as artist. There was some fantastic pages in this, especially the one which was showcased in the Best Panels article.

    As long as JMS doesn’t bail or Templesmith makes this an agonizing wait this SHOULD be a good series. Let us pray this is the case.


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