It all begins here! A violent, bloody intergalactic planet-spanning science fiction franchise comes to Boom! Studios! They are the Black Templars - mankind's greatest hope in fighting the ravening hordes of invading Necrons, battering back the enemy with power gauntlet, chain-sword, and bolt rifle! Elite of the elite, they are The Chapter of the Eternal Crusade; world-shaking space marines who cleanse entire planets of their enemies. They are the heart of Warhammer 40K - from the Battle of Carrion Gulf all the way through the Torment Crusade. Centering on a new recruit to the Templars, to an advance warrior Sword Brethren, and all the way to an ancient man-machine Dreadnaught soldier, Warhammer 40K #1 serves as an accessible opening chapter introducing new and old readers alike to this bloody, dark, ravaged universe of science fiction and fantasy! Gods of War and Ancestors, bless us now, for we go to war.