Luther isn't a hero. He isn't motivated by honor or justice -- at best he's a regular guy. He went out that night, he followed that woman home, because he hoped to see something. What he saw was her abduction. What he did was save her . . . for himself. But the newspapers, the television, they turned it into something else, turned him into someone else. Now he's The Black Pearl, and the media won't let him quit.
It should be noted that while this collects issues 1-5, it has been edited for content. The content was deliberately toned down in the trade to make it more appropriate for a greater age range. In movie terms, it went from an "R"-rating in the issues to a "PG-13" in the trade.
Introductions by Peter David & Bill Mumy.
Features 3 pages of sketchbook material by Mark Hamill.