Jai Nitz wondered what he would do if he woke up next to a dead body, somehow that turned into a tale of a artifacts thief who becomes possessed by vengeful ghosts while he sleeps. Sounds cool to me.
Middle of May Dark Horse will be releasing Dream Thief, the tale of John Lincoln who is the Dream Thief. A killer of killers and a thief. Nitz says that while the title has a lot of the trappings of the typical super hero comic, that at its heart it is a crime drama.
I for one will be checking this out.
Read a great interview with Nitz over on Comic Book Resources.