More than two thousand years ago, a Roman soldier named Cartaphilus struck a prisoner who was to be executed by crucifixion. From that moment, he was cursed by God and fate to walk the earth until Christ's return. Doomed to always bleed, always hurt; and never die. Acclaimed master of science-fiction and fantasy and New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony delivers his first comic book story to the world of Starkweather and brings the untold history of this mythical Roman soldier to vivid life. In a tale that spans the millennia, Anthony reveals the events that created this fearsome adversary and how Cartaphilus was recruited to the side of the witches in their war against the Templars, creating a perfect entry point into the forthcoming Starkweather: Immortal limited series. Starkweather: Immortal #0 not only marks Piers Anthony's first true comic book work, but it's also the only place where Anthony's original short story 'Cartaphilus' can be read in its entirety."