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It’s Friday, and that means a bunch of sneak peeks from Image Comics. This week’s haul includes Parade (with Fireworks), Compass 1, Killing Girl 2, Casanova 9, Age of Bronze 26, Nobel Causes 31, and Spawn: Godslayer 4.

PARADE (WITH FIREWORKS) #1 (OF 2)
story, art & cover MICHAEL CAVALLARO

32 PAGES, FC, $3.50

In 1923, Italy was pulling itself from the wreckage of one World War while unknowingly plummeting towards another. The Nation seemed to be holding its breath, and the slightest perceived transgression could result in violence. On the evening of The Feast of the Epiphany, it did. Young Paolo is caught between a rowdy group of local Fascist Party members and his family. And the choice he’s about to make will change his life forever!

Stunning art in a compelling real-life drama torn from the pages of history!

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COMPASS #1
written C.B. CEBULSKI & AKIHIDE YANAGI, art & cover RYUSUKE HAMAMOTO

32 PAGES, FC, $2.99

CAN FOUR YOUNG WITCHES WIELD THE POWER OF EARTH’S MAGIC?

In the world where Magic rules, the last four clans of witches meet on the summer solstice for the Rite of Ascendency ceremony. They are set to ring in a new generation of spiritual leadership and appoint their newest “Heirs to the Elements”. However, a deadly attack by forces unknown leaves four young witches alone and helpless as they must learn to cooperate and use their knowledge, skills and magical abilities to prove they are indeed worthy of inheriting the abilities to control Earth’s mystic forces.

C.B. Cebulski teams with writer Akihide Yanagi and renowed Japanese manga artist Ryusuke Hamamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Sea Sir Sun) for this new full-color manga series, debuting first in the United States.

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KILLING GIRL #2 (OF 5)
story GLEN BRUNSWICK, art & cover FRANK ESPINOSA

32 PAGES, FC, $2.99

What if the Mafia had their own secret service…?

Sara has uncovered the truth: Her sister is alive. Just one quick kill…then Sara will slip away to spend some overdue quality time with her long lost sibling. Unfortunately, her current target may complicate matters. The FBI agent she’s been assigned to kill is also her sister’s fiance.

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CASANOVA #9
story MATT FRACTION, art FABIO MOON, cover GABRIEL BA

24 PAGES, 2C, $1.99

This issue: Kubark Benday: The man you’ll love to love. Valomilk Chocolates: What God would taste like if He had a flowing center candy cup. Zephyr Quinn: Brutal, beautiful and BACK with ten thousand sinister secrets. X.S.M. Island: What if Dr. Moreau knocked up an issue of POPULAR MECHANICS? And who’s that six-armed space-vixen daring to ask the question that melts men’s minds: WHEN IS CASANOVA QUINN? What does that even MEAN, anyway?

From the writer of PUNISHER: WAR JOURNAL and THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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AGE OF BRONZE #26
story, art & cover ERIC SHANOWER

32 PAGES, BW, $3.50

BETRAYAL, Part Seven
The members of the embassy to Troy are oblivious to their mortal danger. Menelaus gets drunk and waxes sentimental about his past with Helen. Meanwhile Laodike gets more than she bargained for when she arranges to meet Akamas privately.

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NOBLE CAUSES #31
story JAY FAERBER, art YILDIRAY CINAR, cover KHARY RANDOLPH

32 PAGES, FC, $3.50

Judgment Day. Gaia Noble finally faces the consequences of her recent actions, and the Noble family will never be the same. We mean it!

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SPAWN: GODSLAYER #4
story BRIAN HOLGUIN, art PHILIP TAN, cover JAY ANACLETO

32 PAGES, FC, $2.99

THE WINTER KING, Conclusion
In the conclusion to the Winter King saga, it?s a furious battle to the death between the Godslayer and the cannibal God, Urshrek. But Bairn soon discovers there may be more at stake in the outcome than he had bargained for. Meanwhile, Neva makes a bargain of her own.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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