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In 1946, an alien virus is accidentally unleashed that changes the world
forever. Most of those infected die horribly, said to have drawn the Black Queen
as their fated card. Ninety percent of those who survive mutate into Jokers
- deformed, broken, hated, and feared. But a handful are lucky enough to
become Aces, gaining superpowers that allow them to achieve almost anything the
mind can conceive - both in dreams and in nightmares.
Sixty years later, an Ace named Croyd Crenson, better known as the Sleeper,
is framed for the murder of a young nurse in New York City's Jokertown. As
Crenson investigates the killing to clear his name, he has to fight to stay
awake, or else his unusual ability will change him into something else entirely.
Meanwhile, a group of teenagers in Whiteoak, Colorado, accidentally activate the
dormant wild-card virus, wiping out nearly the entire town. As the teens are
sent to the Jokertown clinic, they discover that not all Jokers are bad and not
all Aces are good.
Set in the world of the novels edited by George R. R. Martin and featuring a
brand-new set of characters, as well as appearances from many old favorites,
Wild Cards: The Hard Call is an original story written specifically for
comics that will enchant new readers and old fans alike.
ISBN: 9781606901588 ISBN-10: 1606901583 Series: George R.R. Martin's Wild Cards Audience:
For Ages: 16+ years old For Grades: 11+ Format:
Number Of Pages: 140 Published: 15th February 2011 Publisher: Dynamic Forces Inc Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 18.42
Weight (kg): 0.52