Follow 21st-century outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem as he returns to The City after five years of self-imposed exile. Spider's first story involves the Transients, humans who have decided to become aliens through cosmetic surgery. When the outlaw journalist finds himself caught between the Transients and the cops, he'll learn once and for all whether the pen (or the laptop) is mightier than the sword (or nightstick).
The first printing features the Helix imprint logo in the top left corner of the front cover, while later printings feature the Vertigo logo. Various Vertigo editions feature different cover elements. Some have the lone Vertigo logo in the top left of the front cover. Other printings feature a "DC Comics" logo directly above the Vertigo logo. And yet other printings feature both the DC Comics logo, and the text "Book 1" below the Vertigo logo. The text "Introduction by Garth Ennis" in the bottom left of the cover has also been changed at least once.