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Image Comics announced today that critically acclaimed series THE SWORD by the Luna Brothers will get a double-sized send off. THE SWORD #24 is increasing its page count to 40 pages, with a cover price of $4.99.   “Like GIRLS #24, we absolutely needed more pages to tell the final issue of The Sword,” said artist Jonathan Luna. “We were trying to fit it all in 22 pages, but there’s just so much to tell.

We hope everyone enjoys more story!”   Writer Joshua Luna added: “This is the ending we’ve been keeping a secret and dying to reveal since this series’ conception, so we cannot wait until readers get their hands on it.”   “We couldn’t be more excited about the conclusion of the Luna’s third miniseries at Image,” stated Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson. “They’ve created yet another extraordinary series with THE SWORD and this double-sized final issue of THE SWORD is the send off the series and its fans deserve!”   THE SWORD tells the story of Dara Brighton, a young woman who witnesses the murder of her family at the hands of three very powerful elemental beings who are after a sword in her father’s possession. In the aftermath, Dara attains the sword, which gives her incredible abilities beyond her wildest imagination. In THE SWORD #24, Dara Brighton’s epic quest for revenge against the three elementals who murdered her family comes to its conclusion.   THE SWORD #24 (MAR100401), a 40-page full color comic book for $4.99, will be in stores May 12, 2010. Also available are THE SWORD: FIRE, collecting issues #1-6; THE SWORD: WATER, collecting issues #7-12; and THE SWORD: EARTH, collecting issues #13-18.   Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of four major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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