Gotham has a new anti-hero, an undead teenager with skin stitched together like a patchwork quilt. He’s become somewhat of a local legend, hanging out in the rubble of a church, garroting gangsters. The district’s coroner befriends Simon, as they attempt to unravel the mystery of his origins and uncover the ominous criminal cult that plagues the city.

While the story owes a lot to The Crow, the writing by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and the original, moody painted artwork by Scott Hampton keep you turning the pages.

Grade: B+

Simon Dark is currently available.