Roland is a down-on-his-luck space gambler and card cheat. With a large debt to pay off, he is forced to serve on the casino/prison spaceship, Lost Vegas. So far he has served five years as a servant busing tables and working for tips. Since he does not want to work at Lost Vegas forever, Roland has other plans. He hopes to escape Lost Vegas by cheating money from the casino and buying a ship. He also has help from a few friends: Ink, a telepathic, black goo alien; Rinny, the Lost Vegas mechanic; and Loria, a Lost Vegas card dealer. Equipped with a holographic collar so he can blend into Lost Vegas’s gambling crowd, Roland has all the cards to make the perfect getaway.
This week, Stephen and Matthew were expecting Sex from Image Comics, but instead, find themselves in Lost Vegas.
“With LOST VEGAS, Jim McCann and Janet K. Lee go from Dapper Men to a scruffy outer-space gambler in a series with roulette wheels and aliens a-plenty that’s part Star Wars, part Ocean’s Eleven and all intergalactically awesome. Just go ahead and beam me up now.”– Brian Truitt, USA Today