After a brash but decisive attack on the kidnappers' compound, Sherri Caniff has been rescued! However, the political fallout includes a declaration of war from Africa ... though an internal UNOW investigation reveals that Japan has financed the kidnappers! As Grendel-Khan Orion Assante, emperor of the Western world, directs his soldiers to the East, nations start taking sides. The big question is: who has nukes now? Meanwhile, Pellon Cross begins distributing a vampiric "communion" that allows feeders to bleed, thus foiling human barriers.
• Re-presenting the original Grendel #38, newly remastered by award-winning colorist Matt Hollingsworth.