The Robin Hood of the Pines
Jersey Devil #6
48 pages, b&w,
(although it says
$2.25 on the cover)
back up story, and cover pencils)
Donn Smith &
(April '98), SyCo
Fagan's ghost and several supporting characters. Akil and some
of the hip-hop, cowboy gang members make at cameo at the end,
which previews issue #8. First back up story, "The Soda
Wrong cover price on cover, Jersey Devil Movie Casting Call,
3 page back up story, probably the last 48 page issue for a while.
Pin up contest winners revealed.
Concludes the story of Joe Mulliner, the Refugees and their ghosts.
In flashback, Mulliner's ghost tells how he could not see the
end of the Revolutionary War. He disrupts a wedding between a
young bride and his old army seargeant. The Refugees plan a robbery,
but Fagan betrays them. Alan-a-dale is killed, Joe and Refugees
are tried and executed. Later, Fagan runs amok and is also hung.
Year later, Madeline dies and all the Refugees are reunited as
ghosts. Hundreds of years
later, Madeline's ashes are dug up. The ashes force Madeline's
ghost to move with them. She is moved into a bar where
Fagan's ghost has been residing for hundreds of years. Joe and
the Refugees cannot save her, but J.D. can. J.D. goes into the
bar, steals the vase containing the ashes and runs. Fagan's ghost
animates Fagan's skeleton, which fights J.D. for the vase. J.D.
breaks the vase and scatters the ashes in the Pine Barrens, freeing
Madeline's ghost. J.D. kicks Fagan's skull into the sewer, causing
his ghost to fade. In the end, J.D. wants to stay with the Refugees,
but Nate, the Headless Ghost Pirate, prevents this by using his
evil influence. In a two page preview of issue #7, we flash forward
to present time. J.D. enters the very dangerous neighborhood
of New Jersey Heights (a suburb of Washington D.C.), where he
is confronted by angry drug dealers.