Jay Murdock has a lot to come to terms with - not the least of which is an alienating attitude towards everyone he meets until he gets his face torn off by a hamster. Aaah! But instead of guts and bones under his face, there's... another face. A bat's, it seems, with some traits of a pig. Thing is, that hamster he just insulted? It was possibly his only way back to normal. There's always latex human masks, but those only permit a few day's worth of breathing, and not a lot of it to spare on sassy remarks. Just what is this radical new world Jay has happened upon? And just what kinds of closeted skeletons are these talking walking animals?