Author: Ryan Gattis
Editor: Carmen Harbour
Artist: Matthew Woodson
After finally locating Emi Sato, Johnny Ban loses her just as quickly as he found her. Their too-brief reunion sends him careening after her once more—this time setting him up for a chain of surprises that will forever change how he sees himself and those he trusts most—as his doomed rescue mission spirals to its horrific conclusion.
“Following his descent into L.A.’s Little Tokyo in The Big Drop: Homecoming, Johnny Ban has only one thing on his mind: to never let his long-lost love slip away again. But Emi Sato has different plans, and while Johnny uncovers more of the constantly evolving conspiracy in order to save her, he finds himself always a step behind. Right up to its climax, Impermanence tests every fiber of Johnny’s endurance before bringing him full-circle to face the inevitable. The Big Drop’s conclusion leaves no doubt about Gattis’s ability to weave a deeply human crime tale that throws everything at a down-and-almost-out character while pulling off the most remarkable feat of all: leaving him with both grace and a hard-won hope. Its power lingers long after the final page.”
–Carmen Harbour, Editor