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 #4
Part 1 of "Cut Here." Kai squares off alone against the araburu kami — a legion of predatory, memory-stealing goblins — as well as the beautiful Nidoru, spirit of needles. And although one promise spelled doom for the Hara family, Kai may be forced to make yet another.
CROSSING MIDNIGHT #6
Part 1 of the 4-part "A Map of Midnight." With both a new role and a new life in service to Lord Aratsu, Toshi must choose her weapons and begin her hazardous training through a fairy-tale-gone-wrong world like nothing anyone has ever experienced.
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 #3
Aratsu, the deadly kami of knives, returns for the third and last time to collect on the debt the Hara twins owe. But while Kai and Toshi are prepared to battle him to the death, the price they'll pay will be more terrible than they ever dreamed.
CROSSING MIDNIGHT #5
Part 2 of "Cut Here." During the conflict with Lord Aratsu, the twins' father Yasuo has been alternately absentee, distracted and anxious. Now, in his effort to save Toshi, Kai will be brought face-to-face with his father's deadly secret as well as the extreme world of urban violence and yakuza treachery.
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?