A hard-nosed cop in a violent, corrupt metropolis. A stolen samurai sword. A strange green fog... The Mayor, perhaps himself the most corrupt, is ready to do anything to control and channel the rampant criminality -- and, in so doing, assure his re-election. But is Detective Croneberg -- a man torn between duty and justice -- willing to let him get away with his horrific plans? THIS ISSUE: "Give Me a Break" -- Cronenberg employs subtle interrogation techniques -- his fists and gun. Frustrated and crazed with jealousy, the Mayor is prepared to do anything to cleanse and rule his city with an iron grip. Raging, he sends his goons to take out the detective once and for all. All the while, the blood ritual to awaken the sword and its immortal guardians is almost complete.