Jim Fern was born on Long Island, New York in 1964 and became an inker for Marvel in 1983 working on various Spider-Man titles. He later started penciling as a fill-in artist on titles such as Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men Annual #13 (where he co-designed and drew Jubilee in her first story), Transformers and Wolverine. Fern also started working with DC Comics as an artist on such titles as Legion '90, Adventures of Superman, Batman, Detective COMICS, and co-created the series Scarlett. In addition to his comic book work, Jim has worked as a Walt Disney World artist for the Disney Design Group. Jim currently is the artist of Crossing Midnight for Vertigo, a series he co-created with writer Mike Carey.
SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 5: WALLED INAs FOREVER EVIL sweeps over the DCU, the Suicide Squad experiences a world full of freed villains! And now, with the Reverse Suicide Squad taking over Belle Reve, Amanda Waller and James Gordon Jr. must free a prisoner from the early days of The New 52 if they are to have any hope of surviving! Collects SUICIDE SQUAD #24-30 and SUICIDE SQUAD: AMANDA WALLER #1.
CROSSING MIDNIGHT #8
Trapped in the mortal realm, Toshi discovers that Tokyo by night has rules and rhythms that its daytime inhabitants scarcely dream of. But will the people she meets and the things she learns be enough to defeat an adversary who is one of the five faces of death?
CROSSING MIDNIGHT #13
New storyline. Finally, Kai has a tangible link to the trail of his sister, Mimi Uguno, the lady-boss of Ueno Park who met Toshi while she was in Tokyo. But it might all be for nothing, because Aratsu has agreed to give Toshi back her memories. She only has to do one thing: Kill her brother Kai.
CROSSING MIDNIGHT #15
Toshi has finally caught up with Kai, and, with complete amnesia, she's committed to fight him to the death. And regardless of the victor, one of the twins will cross a line from which there is no return.
CROSSING MIDNIGHT #7
As Toshi prowls through Tokyo learning her magical trade, she'll discover just how dangerously the kami world intersects with the real one. Meanwhile, Kai finally gets some answers regarding the enemy the twins are facing.
CROSSING MIDNIGHT #9
At the end of a quest that has bounced her from a mystical realm to the mean streets of Tokyo, Toshi faces her ultimate opponent: The Gleaner, one of the five faces of Death itself. But with a challenge that literally hits too close to home, does the impulsive Hara twin have any hope of succeeding?
CROSSING MIDNIGHT #14
Stranded in the backwater island of Idzumu, Kai's only hint on how to continue his quest is a mysterious religious ceremony. Meanwhile, Toshi is hot on his trail, and won't let anything stop her from her target, especially not Kai's new friend Loretta.
CROSSING MIDNIGHT #16
Special anthology issue. With Kai's surprise discovery last issue, Kai and his allies regroup to collect themselves. And while it starts with each of them sharing a memory with the others, the outcome will lead Kai to a decision that will change the course of his quest.