Criminal Macabre: Two Red Eyes Issues
The most harrowing _Criminal Macabre_ series ever is about to take a shocking turn_and if you thought Cal McDonald was messed up before, you have no idea how bad things are about to get for him. Nosferatu, the world's oldest vampire, has come calling for Cal. It's too bad he met Cal's ex, Sabrina, first. With Sabrina as bait, Cal has no choice but to play along with the ancient bloodsucker's sick and twisted game. Still recovering from his hospitalization, vilified and newly sober, Cal's never been in worse shape than this. And just when he thought things couldn't get any worse_they get much, much worse.
This has to be the worst week in Cal McDonald's life. First his only human friend dies (thanks, in part, to Cal). Then he gets beaten nearly to death by a gang of cops. And then he goes into withdrawal while he's in a coma from the beating. And the cherry on top of this sad-sack sundaeCal's ex, Sabrina, has been kidnapped by the oldest evil in the books, Nosferatu, and now he's using her to bait Cal into a trap. Getting an early discharge from the hospital was easy enough, thanks to Mo'Lock and his posse of ghouls, but now he's gotta make it past the army of cops, find Sabrina, and figure out a way to kill a vampire nobody else in history has been able to touch. And did we mention he's doing all of this _sober_?
A hospital bed might seem like a nice, safe place for an injured man to be, but not if he's Cal McDonald. As if it weren't bad enough that Cal was hospitalized after being on the receiving end of an extreme case of police brutalitynow he's enduring an even more surreal horror, one known commonly to drug addicts as "withdrawal." Cal's body may be healing, but the nightmare visions the withdrawal brings threaten to tear what remains of his sanity to shreds. And when Cal finally does make it to the other side of this ordeal, he wakes up only to discover that the world's deepest, oldest evilthe vampire Nosferatucame calling and took Sabrina, Cal's ex, with him!
This is the one Cal McDonald fans have been waiting forthe biggest, scariest, weirdest _Criminal Macabre_ story of all time and the start of the new ongoing line of _Criminal Macabre_ comics. Cal McDonald, boozer, druggie, private dick who hangs with dead dudeswelcome to Rock Bottom. Your only friend in the human world is dead, your girlfriend just dumped you and moved to another city, and the district attorney has a chip on his shoulder the size of a Chevy Nova with your name on it. When that chip turns into a nasty case of police brutality, Cal ends up fighting for his life in the intensive-care unit and wakes up days later_sober. And what's Cal been missing since he went under? Only the most horrifying convergence of sheer monster power ever to emigrate from the old world. Cal McDonald, meet Nosferatu.