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To a noble family twins are born: Mathilde and Giselle, the Sisters Grey. For generations the Sisters have protected and counseled the Kaiser, ruler of Mitteleuropa. But this is a different time. At the birth of the industrial age a great war is raging. When the Kaiser is assassinated, Giselle is accused. Pursued by her sisters and hunted by the enemy, Giselle must unravel the prophecy of the Carbon Grey before history itself is rewritten. 
  

Captains Room - Kaiser's Dirigible.

The Kaiser's Dirigible 
The Kaiser's Dirigible 
Outside a glass windowed corridor an air war rages where bulky single engined propeller war planes dogfight and strafe massive dirigibles and a fire filled sky. Behind the solid wooden door at the corridors end a squad of masked and heavily armed troops prepare to burst in. Inside the room a female assassin has killed her target with a massive head-shot. the lead squad member pushes the door opens lowly and calls  "My Lady Grey?"  They burst in and find the headless corpse of the Kaiser. Before they can gather themselves the assassin burst out with sword and gun in a furious attack. A flamethrower equipped guard fires at her seconds before her bullet punctures his fuel tank, blowing out a massive hole in the side of the aircraft. 
 
The Assassin explains the kaiser inherited his rule of Gottfaust and was despised by the people. His assassin was used to control the people when he couldn't inspire their love. 
 
Lady Grey 
Lady Grey 
She charges into a bombing hanger on the side of the dirigible as her guns runs out of ammunition. Slicing though supports a huge bunker busting bomb tumbles from the hangar, its parachute unfurling to slow its descent. She dives after it and detaches the cute and takes it for herself as it tumbles and explodes on the ground. She wakes in a blood filled crater with the bodies of dozens of soldiers.
 
She says there are always three Grey Sisters: one for strength, grace & wisdom. But now there are twins and a fourth sister, one for revolution and rebirth. Mathilde is destined to break the cycle of 13 generations. 
  

12 Miles from the Front.

Dina Cummings 
Dina Cummings 
The war ravaged land is suffering and all citizens are now conscripted to the cause. A warehouse becomes a makeshift brothel and in an upstairs room  Captain  Kleinenmann is being entertained by 4 women when a buxom (an angular grey tattoo on her left breast), leather corseted maid brings him liquor. She seduces him and he leaves the girls he's with for just her. 

Early next morning she rifles throguh his clothes for his Level 5 Comsec clearance. She opens his wallet and sees a picture that makes her freeaze as a gun is pointed to the back of her head. 
 

Elsewhere 

Eva Grey
Eva Grey
Eva, a tall blonde woman in a white dress is being counselled by her advisor and military captain. The dirigible drifted intio their airspace and was apparently on its way from the Ball peace summit where an accord was signed. On board a distinctive slug was recovered (a unique .257inch caliber bullet) which she identifies as belonging to Giselle's weapon. She decapitates the tall captain easily with a huge hooked sword much to the advisors shock. 
 

The Front - Trenches 

The heavy barrage stops and green uniformed, round tin hatted soldiers rise from the dugouts to face grey trench-coated, gas-masked soldiers with knives and electricity firing guns attack the lines.  Giselle passed through the front much to the surprise of the troops and runs onwards just before the mortar barrage starts again. 
 

Back at the Brothel 

The girl accuses the captain of being an allied-spy. Angrily he catches sight of himself in a mirror and his face is puffy and swollen. She indicates its due to the anaphylactic gel she used to swell her bust thats transfered to his face and the swelling will reduce, probably. Outside the room men with drawn pistols approach as he trains his gun on the woman. he door busts in and a grand figure steps in announcing he's please he will get the rare chance to kill a man twice. 
 

Elsewhere 

Wolf General 
Wolf General 
A tall wolf-skin wrapped figure with a thin waxed moustache and an iron face mask, that covers one eye completely, picks up the chancellors severed head. 

His vision flashes red and back to the earlier scene, from the point of view of the chancellor, of Eva's hooked sword flying on a cord towards him and a spray of blood. the man announces to the men around him the Kaiser is dead and to issue a warrant for the arrest of the Sisters Grey.                    
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Cover:   Though simple, it is the main reason I looked at this in the first place.  To the point, great colors and the depiction of the Grey sisters is awesome.  The Good:   I thought I'd never like this about a comic, but being thrown right into the story without background really, really works here.  I enjoyed not needing any background, how it slowly fleshes out and allows the reader to figure it out on their own without having to be spoon fed the premise.  I also love the poetic storytelli...

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Carbon Grey : Issue 1 0

The Cover The regular cover of this issue is strangely uninspiring to me. Three short haired women on a red background with Asian looks and gritty, retro WWII looking guns with a tiny steam-punky twist. Muted references to the Third Reich and Europe do all give hints to the content but honestly if i saw this in a comic book store I'm not sure I would even pick it up. The drawing is well executed but just not gripping enough. The Glossy alternate cover is far more dramatic to my mind. The Story ...

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