A high-octane crime thriller from Christa Faust (Bad Mother, Redemption) and Priscilla Petraites (Chariot). Lulu has a very unique profession: She gets paid by the bruise. When she is witness to the execution of one of her regular clients, she escapes into the night with a briefcase filled with diamonds and a pack of killers on her trail. Navigating the dark underbelly of decaying, early-90’s Atlantic City, one step ahead of her pursuers, Lulu must call upon every one of her street-born instincts and underworld connections in what will be the longest – and possibly last – night of her life.
Christa Faust grew up in New York City, in the Bronx and Hell’s Kitchen. She’s been making stuff up her whole life, and spent most of her teen years on endless subway rides, cutting school and scribbling stories.
After High School finally had enough of her, she worked in the Times Square peep booths and later as a fetish model and professional Dominatrix.
She sold her first short story when she moved to Los Angeles in the early 90s. After nearly 20 years in her beloved adopted city, she still considers herself an expat rather than a native.
She’s an avid reader and collector of vintage paperbacks, a Film Noir enthusiast and a Tattooed Lady. Christa Faust is the author of several novels, including Choke Hold, Money Shot and Hoodtown. Money Shot was nominated for an Edgar award, Anthony award and Barry award, and won a Spinetingler award in the ‘Rising Star’ category. She also writes media tie-ins for popular TV shows like Supernatural and Fringe and her novelization of the viral hit film Snakes on a Plane earned her a Scribe award. Her work in comics ranges from a fresh take on a classic Marvel superhero to a gritty, semi-autobiographical crime story called Peepland. She has worked in the Times Square peep booths, as a professional dominatrix, and in the adult film industry both behind and in front of the cameras. She grew up in NYC and now lives and writes in Los Angeles, CA.
Priscilla Petraites is a Brazilian artist. She broke into the comic book industry with the AfterShock miniseries Brilliant Trash in 2017, the same year she was selected to participate in the DC Comics New Talent Workshop. After drawing stories for the same publisher, being the regular artist on Image Shadowline's Rat Queens series, and acting as artist and co-creator of the CHARIOT miniseries for AWA, she continues to produce comics with the publisher as well as covers for various projects and original art for collectors.