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Yesterday evening on G4TV’s Fresh Ink, Blair Butler announced The Luna Brothers have officially begun work on the final arc of their long running action-packed revenge epic, THE SWORD.

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 imaginations. While the sword has thus far protected Dara in her quest for revenge, the final arc reveals even this great power has a shocking limitation, one that may be her undoing.

“We cannot wait to reveal what happens in the final arc,” Illustrator Jonathan Luna said.

Writer Joshua Luna added, “From the moment we started working on this series, we’ve always had a very specific ending in mind. So, it’s been incredibly fun, dropping little hints and working towards the payoff, issue by issue.  I think readers will be surprised to see how it ends.”

THE SWORD #19 (APR090395), a 32-page full color comic book for $2.99, will be in-stores August 2009. The announcement is available at–The-Sword-/.

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  1. July 10, 2009 at 1:04 pm — Reply

    My wife has the first two trades for this series and keeps telling me to read them. She tore through both of them in a night (which is unusual for her), and had nothing but praise for it. Guess I need to break down and catch up.

    Anybody hear when Vol 3 of the trades is supposed to be out? I can’t find any reference online.

  2. July 10, 2009 at 1:29 pm — Reply

    @Stacy B

    I believe that volume 3: Earth comes out on September 9th.

    I love how the end of every issue of this series has you drop your jaw and say “Holy Crap!”

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