Intense cliffhanger of a cover(Prog1110,2Sep’98)by occasional 2000AD artist John Charles.
With war brewing between the Houses Romanov and Makarov,insane Romanov sibling Valentine has strapped Tsar’s daughter Jena and his own half brother Nikolai Dante to WMD,the Darkstar.
In an attempt to get revenge on his father,Dmitri,for his faulty Weapons Crest,eldest son Valentine is going to blow the singularity device,which is aboard head of the Tsar’s Imperial fleet,the Battleship Potemkin.
Dante escapes,defeats his brother by collapsing the Darkstar around him and then destroys it,with the help of Tsar’s daughter Jena,thus maintaining the status quo between Houses Makarov and Romanov.(End of Book II,““The Great Game”)