Upon surviving a terrible car accident, Ray is left a widower and his daughter is in critical condition. Believing this was a planned hit by the city’s drug lord he’s been pursuing, he must decide to track the killer or stay with his little girl. With a brain injury that leaves Ray less than a week to live, how will he decide to spend his last days on Earth?
But, there is so much more than that. Things may not always be what they appear. I won't give anymore details, lest I spoil some a major twist.
On the artistic front, Chee, the artist on the book, does not waste a single panel. Comics are a visual medium. As such, there is this concept known as "real estate", which basically refers to how well a creator fills the panels and the page. Big action scenes and major plot points get more real estate.; talking heads get considerably less. There is a perfect example of this concept in this series--a full page showing a shoot out. As the main character is highlighted in a center panel shooting, his opponents (and targets) surround him in blood shaped panels, which depict each hit.
There is also some creative use of coloring, which transcend the typical color artist technique. Rather than presenting each page in full color (like a traditional comic), color is used to create mood. As a creator, I know that this also saves money, but it also is very effective.
Andy's connections to the industry also show as the 5 issues feature covers by some of the biggest names in the industry.
David Finch for issue #1;
Michael Avon Oeming for issue #2;
Ben Templesmith on issue #3;
Gabriele Dell’Otto on #4; and
Pablo Raimondi is on this week's issue #5.