Incognito is the palate cleanser project for Brubaker and Phillips between Criminal story-arcs. It’s a return to the mixing of noir and espionage and super-heroes that they did with Sleeper, but moreover it’s a tight story about a former super-villain in the witness protection program. Zack Overkill and his brother were two of the top men for the Black Death, but Xander ends up dead and Zack is given a choice: Testify and give up the super-powered life or get vanished down some hole forever. Zack makes his choice and is now Zack is a file clerk, killing time and living the life of a schmuck when he isn’t getting hassled by his case worker… that is, until the drugs that keep his powers in check stop working.
For those who’ve witnessed Brubaker and Phillips’ work together on Criminal or Sleeper this one should be an easy sell. And if not, Incognito makes for a good spot to introduce yourself to their skilled noir stylings.