Grackle (1997) comic books
"Double Cross: Fire in the Hole" - Victims of crime call him their savior. Criminals call him trouble. Other cops call him "The Grackle," after the bird who builds his home in larger birds' nests. Derek Cross used to work for police internal affairs before he was set up. Now he works freelance, outside the limits of the law. Cross steps over the line where law enforcement officials fear to tread. Written by Mike Baron, with art and cover by Paul Gulacy. Suggested for Mature Audiences. B&W, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.95.
"Double Cross: The Ultimate Fashion Statement" - Populated with seedy and profane characters who inhabit the smoke-filled bars and the back street alleys of crime, The Grackle explores the dark flipside of humanity...and attempts to bring his own sense of justice to it. The city is drowning in drugs, especially a brand new one, Firefly. The hot new designer drug of choice, Firefly has been known to give you some fiery trips. You burn up, you fry, you die. Despite that, people still crave for it. It's so popular and profitable, a drug war looms over the city for control of Firefly distribution. Derek Cross, aka The Grackle, is caught in the middle when he uncovers evidence linking recent drug violence to the mayor...in an election year! "Double Cross" continues a roller-coaster ride of sex, scandal and corruption, drawing you deep into the underbelly of an American city rotting from within. Written by Mike Baron, with art by Paul Gulacy and Charles Yoakum. Cover by Paul Gulacy. Suggested for Mature Audiences. B&W, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.95.
"Double Cross: Tiger by the Tail" - The mayor of New York has been assassinated. What does that mean to the citizens of the Big Apple? Party time, Grackle-style! Two gangs go to war for control of the city's drug trade, and Derek Cross is trapped in the middle! Can Cross find out who's the man behind the gang war, save his girlfriend from certain death at the hands of the Kung-Fu master Lone, and get out of Dodge with his feathers intact? Written by Mike Baron, with art by Paul Gulacy and Charles Yoakum. Cover by Paul Gulacy. Suggested for Mature Audiences. B&W, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.95.
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$10 GRACKLE #3 Comic Book IN DOUBLE CROSS Crime Fiction VF/NM
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"Double Cross: Hot Shots" - It's time for Derek Cross to put up or shut up. The city is being torn apart from every angle. A drug war is in full effect, and The Grackle is the only hope left of stopping it. The mayor-elect is being sworn in, but who's pulling his strings? Will The Grackle's super hottie girlfriend get smoked by an assassin model? Is his girlfriend's father the evil drug lord Big Brother, or is it somebody behind the scenes? Will Lone quench his thirst for warm Grackle stew? Many questions, and even more answers will be found in the two-fisted mile-a-minute finale of The Grackle's first adventure. Written by Mike Baron, with art by Paul Gulacy and Charles Yoakum. Cover by Paul Gulacy. Suggested for Mature Audiences. B&W, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.95.