The Other Jungle
Jersey Devil #2
48 pages, b&w,
Distribution: Previews (December '96), resolicited
(April '97), SyCo
First shipped: February '96
Dr. Tollar, the Eightballs street gang, Agent Brack, Agent Ichi,
Joey Benzine, Holly Woods, Watts, Del Rey, Encino, Wilshire
Issue was printed by a different printer on higher quality paper,
but the print run had mistakes. Several issues shipped with missing
pages. Issue contained a character wearing an N.W.O. shirt and
a copy of the Courier Post.
New artists give book new look, 1st of new cover format, Arthur
is shot, J.D. kidnaps Dr. Tollar, Mayor Frantelli revealed to
be working against the mob, Holly recalls Joey Benzine, J.D.
attacks the Eightballs in Camden, bottom half of J.D.'s mask
is cut off, Jersey Devil poem during fight at end of issue, Jersey
Devil Fun Facts, Note from the Creator intros website address,
back cover ad for Jersey Devil statues.
As J.D. and Arthur make their way through Camden, Arthur is shot
by local drug dealers (the Eightballs). Meanwhile, Ryder assumes
his detective post and examines Joey Benzine's file. The California
Syndicate, who own CNV chemicals, suspect Joey Benzine is J.D.
J.D. kidnaps Dr. Tollar and gets him to remove the bullet from
Arthur. In Atlantic City, Mayor Frantelli meets with agents Ichi
and Brack. He is working with them in a rogue FBI operation to
eliminate organized crime. The agents suspect J.D. is Harlan
Bent, an eco-terrorists and send the information to the police.
Ryder and Hayworth, working on J.D.'s case have dinner together,
until they receive a call about J.D. attacking the Eightballs.
During the fight with the Eightballs, the bottom of J.D.'s mask
is cut off. He kills several of gang members, blows up their
house and steals their money. After the police arrive, J.D. stands
atop a local church and drops the stolen drug money on the crowd
of residents. He escapes before the police can capture him.