Blood Syndicate #1 (Apr. 1993):
“America Eats Her Young”
by Dwayne McDuffie, Ivan Velez Jr., Trevor Von Eeden, Andrew Pepoy
14 characters in this story:
Text on cover:
"First Issue Collector's Item!
America Eats Its Young"
Summary (from http://milestone.luthor.com/comics_detail.asp?ID=57&):
Reporter Rob Chaplik goes to Paris Island to interview the street gang Blood Syndicate. We are introduced to Brickhouse, Wise Son, Flashback, DMZ, Tech-9, Fade, Holocaust and Masquerade as Rob follows the Syndicate on a raid of a crack house. We see Flashback steal some crack to smoke.