Judika: Severance ( 2001 Pendlespear Comics) comic books
Written by Luke Payne. Art by Lee Melton. Cover by Carlos Mota. When Emperor Hirakomu, ruler of the Shon'tero clan, has his first-born son mysteriously abducted, sparks of unrest and fear erupt throughout the land. The Emperor dispatches an elite core of agents to track and recapture his son, but since their departure, no word has been received from them. Now he sits in contemplation of his next move, weighing the life of his followers against that of his beloved son, heir to the throne. Three years of peace and prosperity are about to be shattered in the world of Eios...and the promise of furthered horizons will soon die as a new and sinister religious power presents itself! The routes between cities become increasingly dangerous, talk of vile beasts abounds, and morale and productivity have slumped to an all-time low. Troubled times indeed. 6 1/2-in. x 10-in., 28 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.99.