"Deep, Dark and Dead"
Near the end, Jane says, "Ali, Deseo... What are you doing here..." however Deseo does not appear in the story.
Painkiller Jane's next appearance is in Vampirella/Painkiller Jane (May 1998).
32 pages: 22 of story & art, 6 of ads, 4 of creator columns
This issue includes:
- Editor and Publisher Laurie Bradach and JoeQ explaining Event's plan to cease publication and take a short hiatus. Sadly, only five more issues are ever published; Ash: Fire and Crossfire #1 & 2, Painkiller Jane (1997) #0, Painkiller Jane/Darkchylde and Painkiller Jane/Hellboy
- Event Comics Fan Club offer: Gold Foil Ash Zero, Kid Death and Fluffy print, Ash Chromium card, Ash postcard & 22 Brides #2 Cebollero cover One-Year Membership: $24.95
- advertisements for Vampirella Monthly #1 from Harris, Terry Gilliam lithograph, Ballads by Charles Vess from Green Man Press, Ash: Cinder & Smoke #6, Comicraft/Active Images fonts and Ash: Fire and Crossfire #1
Event Comics Shopping Channel offers in this issue:
- Ash, 22 Brides, Kid Death, Painkiller Jane T-Shirts MSRP: $18.95
- Ash #1, 4, 0 Limited Edition Lithographs (1/1200) MSRP: $29.95
- Ash/22 Brides #1 Lithograph MSRP: $19.95
- Ash Volume #1 Trade Paperback signed by JoeQ & JimmyP (1/1000) MSRP: $34.95
- Painkiller Jane vs. Darkness #1 signed by JoeQ & JimmyP MSRP: $24.95
- Ash Premier, 22 Brides, Ash #0 Present Day Posters MSRP: $8.95
- Ash Chromium Cards MSRP: $5.00
- Ash Cap MSRP: $18.95