A curious fact is that Edgar's position in the torture device is a lot like a crucifix, probably done intentionally. Though he is the most religious character in JTHM, he is not seen in Heaven at any time during Johnny's brief visit to Heaven in issue six.
Fans have started 'shipping' Edgar with Johnny, despite the fact that Johnny doesn't wish to be in a relationship, that Edgar is dead, and that neither had shown any desire towards each other or any other males in the series. This began on Fanfiction.net, with a story called Vargas, where Johnny releases Edgar in favor of someone else. Johnny and Edgar become friends, even though Johnny still wishes to kill Edgar. Towards the end of the story they begin liking each other, around that time Edgar is slowly going insane as a result of becoming a waste lock.
In the story Vargas, Edgar has a voice called Scriabin, who wants Edgar to leave Johnny.