The Golden Age lives again in this brand-new, super-sized, 52-page LIBERTY COMICS #9, starring the legendary VANGUARD OF FREEDOM.
Travel back with us into the dark days leading up to America's involvement in World War II. With the specter of all-out global conflict looming on the horizon, it's up to GIANT, DOCTOR ARCANE, BRITANNIA, and ROLAND HUNTER to find new allies to join them in their quest to deal with the machinations of the Third Reich's most sinister occultists, the sorcerers of Thule.
This is the very first full-length adventure of the Vanguard of Freedom ever published. It's a spectacular adventure featuring 34 pages of story by fan-favorite writer Steve Perrin, with fantastic artwork by Henry Martinez, Gordon Purcell, and Chris Marrinan. Also in this issue, 8 pages of bonus pinups by cover artist Ulderico Fioretti.
The artwork for this issue is complete. What we now need to do is finish the color work and the lettering. Here are a few pages of artwork by Henry Martinez, Gordon Purcell, and Chris Marrinan.
As rewards, we're offering digital and physical copies of the super-sized Liberty Comics #9.
You can get digital or physical copies of a complete set of LIBERTY GIRL and LIBERTY COMICS issues. This would include Liberty Girl #0, Liberty Girl #1-4, Liberty Comics #0, and Liberty Comics #1-9.
If you choose the digital editions, they'll be provided by DriveThruComics. If you aren't yet familiar with the company that was the very first to provide digital comic book downloads, you really ought to visit their website at www.drivethrucomics.com
You can select as part of your reward option an autographed copy of writer Steve Perrin's "Against the Axis" role-playing game, written for the ICONS game system. This volume provides a wonderful World War II background setting, including game stats and brief histories of members of the Vanguard of Freedom and many of their enemies.
If you'd like to know a lot more about Liberty Girl, Giant, Doctor Arcane, and their friends, selecting "Against the Axis" as part of your reward set is an excellent way to accomplish that.
You can select as part of your reward a copy of the LIBERTY GIRL trade paperback. This is a 96-page volume featuring the earliest adventures of America's Bronze Goddess of Freedom, the Liberty Girl, collected from various issues of Anthem and Liberty Girl.
This volume features the talents of an extraordinary group of creators, including Dennis Mallonee, Mark Sparacio, Billy Tucci, Daerick Gross, Jeff Brennan, Henry Vogel, and Mark Propst.
AND TO TOP IT OFF
On top of everything else, we're making all 8 of the pinup pages Ulderico Fioretti created for Liberty Comics #9 available as high-quality 11" x 17" poster prints. You can get all eight of them, or four, or even just one. They're gorgeous pieces of artwork, as you can see below. I particularly like the Liberty Girl poster, but they're all excellent.
What we're looking for with this Kickstarter is the $1250 it will take to finish the color work and lettering. Once that's done, LIBERTY COMICS #9, starring the legendary VANGUARD OF FREEDOM will go straight to our printer!
As a stretch goal, anything pledged beyond that $1250 will go toward preparing the next issue of LIBERTY GIRL. Some of the work on Liberty Girl #5 has been done. Mark Sparacio has done the cover, and Henry Martinez has done some of the interior artwork, but there's still much more to do.
Please help us achieve our goal of getting Liberty Comics #9 ready to go to press.
Spread the word. Steve Perrin has written a fabulous story that reveals how Liberty Girl, Diamond Jim, Fletcher, and Minuteman joined original members Doctor Arcane, Britannia, Roland Hunter, and Giant in the Vanguard of Freedom.
It's a story we'd very much like to share with you.
PS: If there's anything else you can think of that you might like to get as a reward, drop me a note. There's no particular reason we couldn't accommodate.
PPS: If you live overseas (i.e. not in the US), and would like to get one of the rewards that would involve shipping, drop me a note and we can figure something out.
Risks and challenges
The artwork for this issue of Liberty Comics is complete. All 34 pages of story, and the 8 pinup pages have been drawn. What remains is a large portion of the color work and lettering. This Kickstarter will provide the financing needed to get this first full-length adventure of the Vanguard of Freedom into print.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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