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A four issue hard boiled noir crime thriller with girls, guns, fangs and aliens.

New York, 1929. The height of prohibition. The cops turn a blind eye while the mobs run the city, dealing in guns, girls and illegal liquor. But the arrival of the mysterious Dragonmir Family from Eastern Europe with more of a taste for blood then booze co-incides with a series of brutal attacks on the gangsters themselves. As the gangs fall before the fangs, only handful of mobsters survive. But an unlikely alliance formed between tough guy Eddie Falco and a character from a LONG way from New York City – a long way from Earth in fact – offers the humans a glimmer of hope. As the strong willed young reporter Susie Dale from the Gotham Herald tries to survive in the middle of the maelstrom, and an ancient prophecy unfolds, no one can guess who’s going to win the battle for this particular slice of Turf.

variant cover by DUNCAN FEGREDO
variant cover by JIM STERANKO
variant sketch cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.1%


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Avg Rating: 3.5
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  1. Tommy Lee Edwards, Yes Please.

  2. I second that. Between Edwards on art and the interesting premise, they’ve got my 2.99

  3. I agree! I would buy this just for Edwards. But to see him draw this period of time is awesome. 

  4. Jonathan Ross is that British talk show host, right?

  5. Yes! He’s love him or hate him over here.

    I love him! Combined with the beautiful art this is a must buy for me.

  6. Wait, wait, wait. are we sure it’s the same  Jonathan Ross?

    Because i’m way more like to buy this if it isn’t

  7. @edward: It is that Jonathan Ross. We interviewed him about the book this past weekend.

  8. Aliens and Vampires and Gangsters for 2.99? Ok

  9. Ah…. that’s something, i suppose

  10. I’m not familiar with Jonathan Ross, but I like the premise here.

    I was actually just thinking a few months ago that I would like to see and get into more of these unique miniseries from image.  And now I’ve got Turf, Choker, Shuddertown, Orc Stain and a few others on the horizon.

  11. Jonathan frickin Ross, i can’t wait.

  12. His wife co-wrote the script for the ‘Kick-Ass’ movie. 

  13. Sold.

  14. he’s friends with ricky gervais… come on

  15. Wossy!

  16. Wait…..Jonathan Ross wrote a comic book?

    I’m having a hard time processing that like a lot of others. lol

  17. This guy knows Karl Pilkington. Therefore this comic will rock!


    I just hope more talk show host follow suit. I can’t wait to read Parkinson’s sci-fi dystopian furture story

  18. I think there was a preview in the back pages of some other image book. Looked interesting. The cover is beautiful. Will give it a chance.

  19. I like the premise and the art of the book but I gotta say this is one dense read.  The volume of word balloons made me put this down half way through.

  20. Man… i didnt know i was reading a novel with my comic stack… not bad though… i like the premise though.l..

  21. I really wanted to like this because I like Jonathan Ross, Tommy Lee Edwards and the concept but… man. That was way too many words.

  22. Yeah, let’s bitch about how much it sucks to read.


    I only have a vague idea of who Jonathan Ross is, but this was awesome. I’ll definitely be checking out the rest of this.

  23. No, it DID suck to read.  If there are people who found the writing poor, then they’ve every right to say so as long as they back it up.  For me personally it was one of those cases where the number of words hid the art completely, which is an indication that it’s too much.  I understand the wish to go back from the current decompressed style, but I felt that in this case, Ross falls back on way to much "tell don’t show", describing the action rather than leaving it to his fantastic artistic partner.  Not only that, the script was kind of hackneyed and cliched, and not in a good way.  His characters felt waaay to expositional.  Not only that, but I never got the sense of real word building.  A good new "universe" feels as though it’s been sculpted, and thought about from every angle until it’s all right there on the page and the reader can immerse themselves in it.  That’s my take, and I don’t exactly even regret the purchase as I liked the concept and adored the art.  Just won’t buy the rest.

  24. You’re the first person to criticize the actual writing, if you felt that way then you’re certainly entitled to your opinion. 

     I do get annoyed with comic-book people who don’t like to read though. It’s like someone saying they’re into music except for all the instruments. If you don’t like to read go watch some Batman cartoons (nothing against Batman cartoons. I’m just saying, they’re good and you don’t have to read them). 

  25. Man this might be the wordiest comic i’ve seen in awhile.

    But I still really enjoyed it especially the art.

  26. I enjoyed it, but ultimately I don’t think I’m interested in reading a vampire story right now.

    I think the massive blocks of text are problematic, though, because a lot of it could have been cut without losing anything. It’s not like we’re unfamiliar with the corruption of the Prohibition era, and a lot of it could have been conveyed with a few lines of dialogue rather than huge narration boxes.

    Cheers to them for cramming so much story in a single issue, though. But it really could have been streamlined.

  27. If you would translate this comic to a say TV or something, it would be a 3 hour show! This is dense. But it sucked me in. Needed to spread the read in three sessions. but it is full of story. I agree the writing is explanatory and ‘write to tell..’, certainly in the beginning. with the setup out of the way the dialogue really got better throughout the book like Ross was really learning on the job. The atmosphere is really set well in the writing and the art and it had some really interesting plot twists. The fact that it is so dense and I can remember most of the scenes out of my head right now and I’m in anticipation for the next issue, says that dense isn’t bad by default.

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