What is the true value of a secret? Are we honor bound to keep certain things that we learn to ourselves if it puts someone else at risk?
That's the premise of this 3 issue story - this first issue sets the stage rather well, giving enough hints to leave the reader wondering where this story is going.
It opens with a gunshots and a man pinned under a flipped car. We then are introduced to a cabbie named Charlie, who has brain cancer - and keeps having flashbacks to that shoot out.
He goes to see another doctor, who mentions the procedure would cost half a million. Later that day, our cabbie witnesses a robbery and makes a phone call...to the Daily Bugle!
We are then shown a poker game with some low-lifes, and Charlie talking to a priest about his secret and how, if he told it, it would destroy one man's life but save someone else's. The issue ends with Charlie getting in his cab and driving off.
This is a decent issue, but an all together forgettable story from this anthology title. There are way better one's further down the road. And why this story takes 3 issues to be told is beyond me. But, I'm getting ahead of myself...this is a good first introductory issue - it sets up all the players very nicely. The art is typical late '90/ early '00 Marvel art. Not terrible, but not terribly exciting either. I actually think the cover is the best part of this issue.
More on this story in the coming days. Until then - happy reading.