*Dark Horse Comics has unveiled an exciting new Manga series, Blood Blockade Battlefront by Yasuhiro Nightow. So far there’s only two editions, and already The Crowgrrl is hooked! Solid and thrilling storylines are told against a backdrop of great artwork.
The tale is set in the city of Jerusalem’s Lot, where monstrosities walk the street alongside humans. The city, you see, is where our world intersects with The Beyond.
Set in the future, Jerusalem’s Lot came to be after the Fall of New York. In a flashback scene within the story, we see how a mystic portal was opened in the Big Apple during a dense fog, and chaos erupted. The city was destroyed within hours, and the world never recovered.
However, a secret society works to maintain Balance and Order. Called Libra, this society consists of superumans who work in the Shadows.
In Volume 1 – “Secret Society in the Sealed City of Magic” – teenager Johnny Landis moves into the city, and within three weeks catches the attention of Libra member and all-around bad-ass Zap Renfro, who recruits Johnny into the society. Johnny has the gift of Sight, and sees supernatural things and beings that others can’t. Johnny changes his name to Leonard Watch, or Leo for short.
A bank robber is being shepherded into a police van, and he resists using sorcery. He conjures a many-eyed entity known as Fempt, the King of Depravity. Fempt, in turn, conjures a half-demon which is unleashed at random times and places throughout the city, killing and maiming scores of innocent people every time it appears.
It’s up to Libra to predict where it will appear next and how to stop it.
Fantastic gripping story! The Crowgrrl highly recommends it.