In the numbing cold of a Minnesota winter, Jessie Kidby and her freshman friends kick off their second semester with a wild party. But in the aftermath of the big blow-out, things start to go horribly wrong for all of them.
Nasty, supressed memories trouble Jessie, while her best friend Nick Philo has become an un-person. Nobody outside their tight-knit little clique can remember seeing Nick before. His records have been erased from the college’s computers. At first, it doesn’t seem like a big deal – but it becomes increasingly obvious that one of them is not what he appears to be.
Chock full of ruthless characters with hidden agendas, Faker takes place during freshman year in college; the ultimate time of reinvention, where, if you’re up for it, you can lie, cheat, and fake your way through almost anything.
Let’s enjoy the freaky party scene where everyone gets trashed on cocktails in the chemistry lab – and its unpleasant aftermath!
-From Faker #1; DC/Vertigo, 2007.
– Reprinted in Faker TPB, 2008 (collects all 6 issues.)
Story by Mike Carey, whose scripting we enjoyed so much on Lucifer and Ultimate Fantastic Four, to name a few. Artwork by Jock, who did the art we absolutely loved on Andy Diggle’s Losers.