What would you do… To save the love of your life? England, 1738… Cole Blaquesmith, a simple fisherman, falls in love with Fiona, a beautiful, gentle teacher. However, their blossoming romance is cut short when Fiona falls ill with a terminal disease. Would you sell your soul to a madman? Dr. Absinthe, town pariah, a sinister ghoul in his castle on the hill holds the key to saving Fiona's life... But this "cure" comes with a terrible, terrible price. Would you trade humanity for strength? The "Experiment" requires a test subject... a Pilot. A young, strong healthy body to endure the arcane rigors of science. Would you undo the course of human history? As Cole loses himself behind a whirling tangle of steel and light and science, he closes his eyes and prays that he has not made a grave mistake. When his eyes open again... Would you change the World? He knows with all his heart that his world will NEVER be the same again... Enter a world of madness, action, dark science, fiction and shattered history where one man battles to set right a world torn apart for love. Collecting the first arc of the ground-breaking Cliffhanger! series by Chris Bachalo (Death, Generation X) and Joe Kelly (Superman, X-Men) featuring Steampunk: Idiosincratica, Catechism and issues 1-5 in one haunting and beautiful volume.