"Aged 45, Joe Telenko is sick of his life. Being a New York taxi driver doesn't exactly help, but his greatest torment is actually Martha, his wheelchair-bound wife. Until the day he decides to kill her. A 3-part series scripted by Tome, with Ralph Meyer on the artwork. An incisive and captivating thriller."
V1 Lethal Lullaby
Telenko, a New York taxi driver, spends his days ferrying around the dregs of society in one of the city's roughest neighborhoods. He has an obsessive fear of dying like a guy he saw in a film, who'd hear his heart stop every 15 beats. Because Telenko himself has a tired heart. He has a minor case of tachycardia and the odd extra systole, not helped by his stressful job and the constant abuse from his wheelchair-bound wife, Martha: "You don't divorce a wife in a wheelchair, Telenko!" She'll get what's coming to her, no doubt. Just like that slut who just got in his taxi who's fooling around with some other guy right under her decrepit old husband's nose. So he decides to kill Martha. But you gotta have some guts to kill your wife in cold blood. Especially when she's got a nasty surprise in store...
V2 Lethal Lullaby
Martha could have chosen another man. In that dump where she grew up, they were all falling at her feet. Because of her legs, actually - dancer's legs. But she loved Joe Telenko, a guy who drank too much and drove too fast. And ever since the accident, it's over. Just like life. These days, Martha chews over her hatred in a wheelchair. While Joe slogs around New York's shadiest neighborhoods in his taxi, she creeps around the house, rummaging through his things and reading his journal, just to get an idea of what his life is like. Nothing particularly surprising: some girl he hooks up with when he's got enough cash to get her drunk, visits to Arthur the medic, a tachycardia problem and a few notes like "I'm going to kill her." That's right. Joe wants Martha's head on a platter, and Martha herself would like to see Joe croak. The only reason they don't separate is because each of them hopes to one day gaze down on the corpse of the other...
V3 Lethal Lullaby
We've seen Joe Telenko, we've seen Martha, and now we're plunged into the day to day existence of Dillon, a Native American and father of the boy that Telenko killed in a tragic car accident. Dillon is now in a living hell. He's lost everything. He's miles from his homeland, pushed to the margins of an inhospitable society. And he'll do anything to eliminate Joe Telenko, the source of all his woes.
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