Devil May Care
Jersey Devil #3
32 pages, b&w, $2.25
Tom Hodges (cover)
Previews (April '97), SyCo
First shipped: June '97
Judas Reed, cameos by Mark Mammon (aka: Fix) and Mindy Ballente
SJR returned to its original printer, who subsequently printed
the inside covers in the wrong order.
Who is J.D.? contest announced, Dr. Tollar arrested as the Jersey
Devil, Vern returns, Jersey Devil media circus sends people to
the Pine Barrens, Hayworth examines Judas Reed file, J.D. escapes
to Atlantic City, Nate returns, J.D. confronts mayor, FBI and
California Syndicate confronts J.D., Ferro and Cory return, Encino
blown up, Ichi kills Brack and reveals she's not working for
FBI, J.D. steals Fix's boat, Fix reveals it belongs to his friend,
Ichi revealed to have treasure map, Burbank and Del Rey hire
mercenaries to kill J.D., color back cover by Dom LaGrutta, Jr.
J.D. and Arthur escape Camden in a casino bus. Dr. Tollar is
arrested as the Jersey Devil. Vern, who has been suspended because
of the events in issue #1, returns to get his gun and hunt J.D.
Vern confronts him and the two of them, along with Hayworth,
try to figure out J.D.'s identity. Nate returns and tells J.D.
that the media circus is causing people to go into the Pine Barrens.
J.D. is furious, but Nate convinces him to go to Atlantic City,
the place where the tourist busses are coming from. Hayworth
recounts the story of Judas Reed. J.D. confronts a bus information
worker and leaves Arthur in a bus station locker. Jersey Devil
Hunters in the Pine Barrens begin shooting each other. J.D. threatens
the mayor, but discovers he is not responsible for the tourists.
Ichi and her agents arrive, taking responsibility. The California
Syndicate help J.D. escape, then attempt to take him back to
Burbank. J.D. causes their car to crash and says, "Joey
Benzine is dead!" In the Pine Barrens, it seems as Nate
is pushing the punks to beat up people. Arthur escapes the bus
locker, while J.D. runs from the police and the California Syndicate.
J.D. ends up blowing up Encino. Ichi and Brack nearly catch J.D.
on the bridge out of Atlantic City, but end up crash. J.D. jumps
into the water, then steals a boat from two vacationers (Fix
and Mindy). Ichi kills Brack and vows to get J.D. Burbank and
Del Rey hire mercenaries to hunt down J.D.