I don't see what all the fuss is about. This book is actually pretty decent. Maybe if I'd ever read the original series I'd understand, but until I do, I'll be honest - this book is pretty good. And its narrative device is fresh as well, making the eponymous character merely a behind-the-scenes player in the first issue of his own book is an intriguing idea. Whereas the main protagonist (as yet unnamed) is not so much of a good guy: betting on his own football games got him thrown out of the NFL and destroyed his family. Stealing from an on-line bookie while working as their enforcer got his family murdered. Scum, right? But the book seems to be about his quest for redemption. And he seems to be pursuing the mysterious Foolkiller character towards the end of possibly becoming the Foolkiller himself? His motivations remain obscure. However, the talent in this book is not. It's interesting right off the bat. As a first issue it definitely makes you want to come back for an immediate second helping - something which is rarer today, as the market gets flooded by tripe. Sure this book is definitely for mature readers ONLY. However, even the violence and gore is actually blackly humourous. It elicits a chuckle, at least from this reviewer. And the art (aside from the penis-elbow on the front cover) is none too shabby either. GOOD work, this time around. Stay tuned for further developments.