Meet The Real Criminal Underworld Of Depression-Era America

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1920s Manhattan is full of more than just mobsters and plucky young ingenues, according to new comic Turf. Click through for an exclusive preview of what just may be your new favorite thing.

Written by British talk-show host Jonathan Ross and drawn by the wonderful Tommy Lee Edwards, publisher Image Comics solicits the issue like this:

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.


The first issue of Turf is released on April 7th.