Inks by Horacio Ottolini, Colors by Melissa Kaercher

Originally appeared in Femme Noir: The Dark City Diaries, Issue #1

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Page Seven

Full-page Splash. Montage. Mob war has erupted in Port Nocturne. A sedan roars down a street, two men with Thompsons hanging out the window, firing into a group of men on the sidewalk who are tossed in the air like marionettes with tangled strings. A warehouse burns. A group of men and women are gunned down in an Italian restaurant, lying bleeding in the Tortolini. Whatever appropriate scenes or images you can think of.

Caption: "With DeMilo's death, there was war in Port Nocturne.

Caption: "Factions that had maintained a tenuous peace under the Don's rule, engaged in open combat on the streets of the city….

Captions: "…with little thought given to the innocent lives caught in the crossfire.

Captions: "It was amid this chaos…