Author(s): Steve Orlando, J.D Faith, Chris Beckett, Thomas Mauer

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Betrayed, beaten, and banished by his own, an outed cop fights his way across Jamaica to save his man and get revenge! Virgil thought he was safe on the police force, but his gun and his attitude can't protect him from his own secret - he's gay. For thirty years he's had two lives. In the uniform he's the toughest on the street. Out of uniform he's a loving boyfriend. But when his own precinct turns on him, his worlds explodes. They put his name in the paper, raided his house, and took his lover. They left him bleeding in the ocean. They shouldn't have left him alive. Virgil is the next era of exploitation, following in the steps of Shaft and Django Unchained. Hard hitting crime noir given a fresh face but the same busted knuckles.


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Writer Steve Orlando lives in Albany, NY. He has contributed to the Eisner Award nominated Outlaw Territory and with artist Artyom Trakhanov co-created the miniseries Undertow--both at Image Comics. He has contributed to DC Comics/Vertigo's Mystery in Space, and CMYK: Yellow anthologies, and writes the ongoing Midnighter series for DC Entertainment. His small press work includes his own newsprint independent release, Octobriana, and has otherwise been published by 215 Ink and Poseur Ink.

Artist J.D Faith is based in Portland, OR. he's drawn an installment of Ed Brisson's Murder Book for Dark Horse, Just Another Sheep for Action Lab, and an issue of San Hannibal for Pop! Goes The Icon. He wants a cat.

Colorist Chris Beckett has worked on the DC Comics' Smallville, BOOM!'s Stan Lee Presents The Traveler, and Cartoon Network's Ben 10 & Generator Rex. Besides coloring, Chris also edits a number of queer publications for publishers Queer Young Cowboys and Greetings, From Queer Mountain. He lives in Austin, TX with his two boyfriends and two pups.

Letterer and Designer Thomas Mauer has worked on Harvey and Eisner Award nominated and winning titles, such as The Guns of Shadow Valley, and the Outlaw Territory, and Popgun anthologies. Among his recent work are Image Comics' Bang!Tango, Copperhead, Four Eyes, Rasputin, and Umbral as well as Black Mask Studios' The Disciples and Legendary's LL-3 for the United Nations' World Food Program.                   

General Fields

  • : 9781632154392
  • : Image Comics
  • : Image Comics
  • : September 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 104
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Steve Orlando, J.D Faith, Chris Beckett, Thomas Mauer