I should first say that I'm a sucker for this kind of story in general. I love when an element of fantasy is introduced into the real world. Books like Sandman or Fables, where the setting is familiar but a twist of unreality is thrown in. I am also really getting into the detective and noir kind of thing lately too.
So I was immediately interested in this! And after reading it I'm still interested, this is a story I want to see play out. The first issue didn't make much clear in terms of what is going on in this world. The main character is undead and demons mingle with humans in a manner that seems common yet why that is is not explained. I'm guessing we won't get an explanation either, we are just suposed to accept it as the norm.
The issue is mostly one dialogue after another as the main characters situation and relationship is explained. Apparently when he dies he can come back to life if another soul takes his place in hell, limbo, somewhere. It's not clearly explained. And some mob bosses are using this to make Eddie thier tool in a power struggle. I was somewhat bored thru alot of it but I see that it was needed to set the stage and with the expected violent scene at the end of the issue I have hopes that the pace will pick up from this point on.
The art is top notch, I love it! I'm completely blown away, such a clean feel to it and these are great character designs. Fantastic!
As for a score I'd give this one an 8 and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.