The characters, story & art are copyright 1996 D.David. The story and images are intended for personal viewing or journalistic review, and reproduction is prohibited without confirmation by the author. Any resemblance to people living or dead is strictly a coincidence.
Layout and art are not to be reproduced or adapted except for satirical purposes and with the consent of the author and what other compensation has been agreed upon between parties (I've spent most of my life studying design, figure drawing, and perspective - go invest your own lifetime for your pursuits). For the record, the author is unaware of anything in the comic art genre bearing the name "Black Blade".