Previews Advertisement: November 2000
(W) David Mack (A) Rick Mays
You grow up in the streets of inner city Tokyo. As a teenager, you fall into the wrong crowd and find yourself in a heap of trouble. The Yakuza kill your best friend. The cops put you in jail. They say you get one more chance. You are offered a way to make amends by infiltrating the gangs as an informant. You know the subculture in a way the cops never could. You are so good at your job that a "federal agency" offers you other infiltration jobs. They groom you for a role in their agency.
 And that's when the real trouble begins. Sharp characterization and lush artwork. Scarab takes you on a trip of broken hearts and the Japanese underworld.
Black & White, 32 pages
Notes: · The cover was created by Rick Mays · The issue sold out at the distributor level in December 2002
· Page 25 includes one panel of artwork that was not used in the series
· The issue included advertisements for the Kabuki mask (back cover) and the Kabuki action figure (page 28)
· In the Previews catalog, the last paragraph of the soliciation  was changed: "And that's when the real trouble begins with sharp characterization, Scarab takes you on a trip of broken hearts and the Japanese underworld." [sic]
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