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: "It's Just A Sword" -- Cronenberg is tasked with solving the theft of an ancient katana from the museum. A deeply concerned curator tells him the appalling story of the Sword of the Five Kami, its blood curse, and the insane shogun who once wielded it.