Saint Cole depicts four days in the life of 28-year-old Joe who feels trapped working overtime at a pizza restaurant to support his girlfriend, Nicole, and their infant child. When Nicole invites her troubled mother to move in, Joe retreats further into alcohol. Joe wants out. He's angry. He's in a position to act rashly. And he does. This new graphic novel from Noah Van Sciver may seem like a left turn from his critically acclaimed debut graphic novel biography of Abraham Lincoln (The Hypo), yet upon closer reflction, it continues Van Sciver's interest in pathos and the human condition.