TITLE Sunburst Finish DEDICATION the newest Psycho Circus fans STORY Brian Holguin LETTERS John Roshell, Kiff Scholl, Richard Starkings COVER Angel Medina, Kevin Conrad COLORS Andy Troy, Brian Haberlin, Dan Kemp INKS Kevin Conrad PENCILS Clayton Crain Romeo Blade played the guitar for years. Played for free. played for nickles and dimes. He visits Madam Raven, who reads his cards and leaves him with a warning: everything has a price and gifts must be respected. Romeo finds a ?58 Les Paul in a pawn shop, and his life begins to change. His work is truely inspired, and he gets a following. An agent discovers him, and turns him into a star, complete with drugs, women and alcohol. After the death of his girlfriend, he begins a downward spiral of self destruction and self mutilation. Now, slowly dying, he looks back on his life. The new-found respect he feels for his talent may be his only salvation.