SNEAK PEEK: Image Comics for April 24, 2013

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Before heading out to your local comic book shop today, take a look at the titles arriving from Image Comics this week.

A Distant Soil #39
15-year-old Liana now sits on the throne of the Avatar, a living weapon of mass destruction, the most powerful psionic in the universe. And she’s pointed directly at Earth.

Back after a six-year hiatus, the final chapter of the critically acclaimed space opera series begins in a bi-monthly release from Image/Shadowline.

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Clone #6
NEW STORY ARC!
Luke Taylor’s true nature has been revealed, but his fight to rescue his wife and newborn daughter back is just beginning. Now that Beta and the second generation of clones have been unleashed, how can Luke survive against his younger, stronger, more ruthless self?

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The Darkness #112
“TWISTED TALES OF HOPE!”
On the verge of adolescence, Jackie’s daughter Hope is following in her father’s footsteps and is starting to grow into the young lady that she was always destined to become. But there is Darkness in her blood. And when she wanders into the woods alone, surrounded by things that go bump in the night, Hope wonders if she is the creature to actually fear.

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East of West #2
“SONS OF PROPHECY”
Following the high crimes in the debut issue of EAST OF WEST, the fallout spreads across the broken nations of America. Forces align to stave off the apocalypse, while equally powerful ones do everything they can to bring it to pass.

One of the most exciting new books of the year, this is EAST OF WEST, a brand new, ongoing, monthly comic from the award-winning team of Marvel’s FF, JONATHAN HICKMAN and NICK DRAGOTTA.

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The End Times of Bram & Ben #4 (of 4)
MINISERIES CONCLUSION
After last issue’s shocking ending — Ben is left alone to face the Antichrists! Did we mean for that to be plural? Will Ben die before having sex with Laura, the Gym teacher? Why does God let bad things happen to good people??? FIND OUT IN THIS FINAL ISSUE!

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Five Weapons #3 (of 5)
At the annual school festival, Tyler is caught in a battle between the Archery club and the Exotic weapons club, but a new threat emerges from outside the school that could blow his cover and ruin everything.

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I Love Trouble #5
“MARS AIN’T THE KIND OF PLACE TO RAISE YOUR KIDS”
Things just aren’t going well for Felicia, when she starts experiencing breaks with reality after her work as an assassin begins to take an emotional toll. Doesn’t help that she finds out just how deep Johnny’s betrayal goes, either.

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Invincible #102
It’s Nolan vs. Thragg on the surface of the moon as still more secrets about the Viltrumite Empire are revealed.

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Lost Vegas #2 (of 4)
The clock has started — Roland has 24 hours to make his move. But when he uncovers the darkest secret of LOST VEGAS, will that information help him…or will he be in even more danger? (Hint: let’s go with “more danger.)

The Eisner Award-winning team of JIM McCANN and JANET LEE reunite to create a universe filled with intrigue and a high stakes heist.

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The Manhattan Projects #11
“BUILDING”
Following the dramatic events of The LOGIC REVOLUTION, what will the Science Lords of the Manhattan Projects do with an Earth they now completely control? NOTHING GOOD.

The thrilling FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE series continues in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #11: BUILDING!

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Mighty Skullkickers #1
MIGHTY SKULLKICKERS: A classic relaunch that blazes a new trail with familiar fan favorite sensibilities. A bold, new direction, a continuing story and a brand new adjective! Our twenty-first issue is brand a new #1! Our B cover is a variant with the original numbering, in case readers want their issue super-duper “old school.”

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Morning Glories #26
“THE WAITING GAME”
Season 2 of the smash hit series begins here, with a special, full-sized, impossibly priced $1 prelude – the perfect jumping-on point for collection readers looking to move to single issues!

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Whispers #5
Sam fights the devil.

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Witch Doctor: Mal Practice #6
This is it: Doc Morrow’s last stand against the forces making his life hell! If Morrow and his allies fail here, all of Arkham, Oregon will suffer! Too bad he screws it up. Oops: SPOILERS!
“Drips with retro-gore fun” — Paste Magazine

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