Ten years it's been like this.
CJ hasn't left her property in ten years. Not once.
CJ was a happy, dedicated wife and a compassionate, protective mother. That's who she was...
Ten years ago CJ's husband PETER, and nine year-old daughter TALLULAH, were murdered off a desert highway near the California/Arizona border. Since that day, CJ can feel only two things -- PARALYZING SHAME for not being with her family and QUIET FURY that the perpetrators were never found.
Her daughter's body was never found at the scene. Investigators told CJ they believed the killers buried her in the desert. It's rumored the messianic RUSH BRIDGE and his Manson-like followers were responsible but the investigation was bungled and Rush was never questioned, let alone arrested.
And then one day, a day like the thousand that came before, a letter arrives. It’s postmarked Needles, California, the town closest to the murders. There's no return address.
There’s only one word in the letter. It simply reads: 'sunflower' with the 'f' bending like a tall flower beginning to die...just how Tallulah used to write it. That was her nickname.
CJ’s daughter is alive.
And now with her life and purpose to it re-ignited CJ will do whatever it takes to get her back.
Whatever. It. Takes.
Written by: Mark Mallouk
Adapted by: Andi Ewington
Illustrated by: Lee Carter
Edited by: David Forrest
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ARTIST: LEE CARTER
His published comics work includes the Dead Eyes and Necrophim series for 2000AD. He has also worked freelance for various fantasy gaming and roleplay publishers, such as Wizards of the Coast, Games Workshop, Fantasy Flight Games and Green Ronin.
CREATOR: MARK MALLOUCK
Producer/writer Mark Mallouk goes where other authors fear to tread. Mark’s cut-to-the-bone films includes the kick-ass adaption of A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES featuring Liam Neeson as a down-and-out private eye Matt Scudder tracking killers through the back streets of Brooklyn; Ron Howard’s pedal-to-the-medal Formula One racing film RUSH; the upcoming Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger true-life gangland saga, BLACK MASS; and adaption of Lori Roy‘s best selling mystery novel BENT ROAD for Cross Creek Pictures.