In Five Blades, five samurai are hunted by the nation they helped form during a five-year war. 5 Blades was written by Marcel Dupree (Armor-I, Soul Pact) and Joshua Metzger (Villain, Punch Drunk) and drawn by Lamar J. Mathurin with lettering by Justin Birch.
During the war, five samurai were instrumental in defeating opposing warlords so that power could be solidified under the rule of Emperor Dai. However, the Emperor is under the influence of a Lady Macbeth figure in Prime Minister Madoka, who wishes to dispose of these folk heroes.
Backing the Kickstarter will fund the oversized first issue of a 5 issue mini-series. The comic should easily appeal to fans of samurai sci-fi comics like Tokyo Ghost and anime like Samurai Champloo.
Those interested can back Five Blades on Kickstarter right now.