Originally released as a five issue limited series from Vertigo Comics back in 2001-2, this story is now at long last being collected. That this hardcover collection is being released under the auspices of Dark Horse Comics, indicates that Gilbert has ownership of this work despite it being originally published by a subsidiary of Time-Warner. Good to know. Grip is a meta-thriller, that both literally and figuratively gets under the skin of the genre. It's loaded with plenty of sex and violence, secret labs, and dwarves, all presented in fairly straight-up, old-school, comic book style, in glorious black & white.