Professor Lawrence Miller lost his son Val to a drug overdose. Overwhelmed by grief, he could sense his son's distress as he called out from beyond the grave. Recklessly, Miller followed his son into the afterlife. After great turmoil and with the help of Franco, his long-deceased father, Lawrence and Val are reunited. Now they wander the "Seam," that ever-shifting place between this world and whatever comes next, choosing to spend their eternity helping other souls. THIS ISSUE: "Angels Unaware" While traveling, Prof. Lawrence Miller (a.k.a. The Shepherd), his father Franco, and Lawrence's son, Val, stumble on a particular district of the Seam that functions a hospital of sorts for the souls of warriors who have died in combat. It appears that they have come to a peculiar version of Operation Phantom Fury, the 2nd Battle of Fallujah (November 2004). But this is the afterlife... and things aren't always what they seem.