I was looking for a palate cleanser, because I had gotten to that point where everything I tried to read was boring me. So admittedly this is not my usual fare. Umm, how should I describe this? It's sort of like someone took an old episode of the Twilight Zone and sleazed it up to the nth degree. It even comes with a child molesting Catholic Priest. It's also chock full of dirty sex, profanity, and victims so scummy you won't care when they die. The comic is black and white which does add to a crime noir feel. Also the hardback copy I had was not standard comic book size it was smaller like a standard hardback book size.