Proposition Player (1999) #1
Written and by Bill Willingham; Art by Willingham and Paul Guinan; painted cover by John Bolton
A professional poker player finds a game he never bargained for in a caustically hilarious miniseries from writer/artist Bill Willingham (The Elementals ). Meet Joey Martin, a "proposition player" paid by a casino to fill empty seats at high-stakes poker games. Arrogant, talented, and strangely likable, he's especially good at talking his way into trouble, like when he trades beers to a bar full of colleagues in exchange for vouchers for their souls. Joey thinks he's "won" a pile of worthless scraps of paper, but envoys from Heaven and Hell -- including an ever-expanding angel and the devilishly sexy Hell Mary -- have other ideas.
MATURE READERS FC, 32 pg. (1 of 6)" Cover price $2.50.