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The Golden Age of Comics lives again in a brand-new super-sized issue of LIBERTY COMICS featuring the legendary VANGUARD OF FREEDOM.
The Golden Age of Comics lives again in a brand-new super-sized issue of LIBERTY COMICS featuring the legendary VANGUARD OF FREEDOM.
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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.

Cover of Liberty Comics #9
Cover of Liberty Comics #9

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.

Martinez artwork with color and lettering
Martinez artwork with color and lettering
Gordon Purcell Artwork
Gordon Purcell Artwork
Chris Marrinan Artwork
Chris Marrinan Artwork

As rewards, we're offering digital and physical copies of the super-sized Liberty Comics #9.

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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

ALSO

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.

Steve Perrin's "Against the Axis" RPG
Steve Perrin's "Against the Axis" RPG

PLUS

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.

Mark Sparacio's Cover for the Liberty Girl Trade Paperback
Mark Sparacio's Cover for the Liberty Girl Trade Paperback

AND TO TOP IT OFF

Poster prints!

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.

Britannis Poster by Ulderico Fioretti
Britannis Poster by Ulderico Fioretti
Giant Poster by Ulderico Fioretti
Giant Poster by Ulderico Fioretti
Roland Hunter Poster by Ulderico Fioretti
Roland Hunter Poster by Ulderico Fioretti
Doctor Arcane poster by Ulderico Fioretti
Doctor Arcane poster by Ulderico Fioretti
Minuteman Poster by Ulderico Fioretti
Minuteman Poster by Ulderico Fioretti
Liberty Girl Poster by Ulderico Fioretti
Liberty Girl Poster by Ulderico Fioretti
Diamond Jim Poster by Ulderico Fioretti
Diamond Jim Poster by Ulderico Fioretti
Fletcher Poster by Ulderico Fioretti
Fletcher Poster by Ulderico Fioretti

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.

Cover of Liberty Girl #5
Cover of Liberty Girl #5

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.

Dennis Mallonee

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.

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    Digital Copy of Liberty Comics #9

    The digital edition of the super-sized LIBERTY COMICS #9, starring the VANGUARD OF FREEDOM, will be prepared the instant color work and lettering are complete. The digital edition will be provided by DriveThruComics.com.

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    Physical Copy of Liberty Comics #9

    Get a physical copy of the super-sized LIBERTY COMICS #9, starring the VANGUARD OF FREEDOM, autographed by writer Steve Perrin and publisher Dennis Mallonee. The issue will go to press the instant color work and lettering are complete. Copies are likely to ship in late December.

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    Vanguard of Freedom Print by Fioretti

    Choose this reward and get a high-quality 11" x 17" print of any one of the eight pinup pages created by Ulderico Fioretti for Liberty Comics #9.

    It's your choice from among LIBERTY GIRL, GIANT, DOCTOR ARCANE, ROLAND HUNTER, BRITANNIA, FLETCHER, MINUTEMAN, and DIAMOND JIM.

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    Complete Digital Liberty Comics

    Get a digital copy of each and every issue of Liberty Girl and Liberty Comics. This reward will give you 15 digital comic books provided by DriveThruComics.com, including digital copies of Liberty Girl #0, Liberty Girl #1-4, Liberty Comics #0, Liberty Comics #1-8, and (as soon as it's ready) Liberty Comics #9.

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    Liberty Girl Trade Paperback

    The first Liberty Girl Trade Paperback collects the earliest published adventures of America's Bronze Goddess of Freedom, from issues of Anthem and Liberty Girl. Choose this reward and get 96 pages of Liberty Girl adventures all in one volume.

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    Steve Perrin's "Against the Axis" RPG

    "Against the Axis" is a WW2 era superhero RPG supplement written by gaming luminary Steve Perrin for the ICONS gaming system, featuring background information and game statistics for members of the Vanguard of Freedom, and many of their enemies. Select this reward and get a copy of "Against the Axis" autographed by Seve Perrin.

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    Physical Comic Book Plus Trade Paperback

    Get an autographed copy of Liberty Comics #9 plus a copy of the Liberty Girl trade paperback. This combines those two reward options.

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    Against the Axis Plus Comic Book

    Select this reward and get autographed copies of both Liberty Comics #9 and the "Against the Axis" role-playing game.

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    "Against the Axis" Plus Liberty Girl

    Get the Liberty Girl trade paperback PLUS an autographed copy of Steve Perrin's "Against the Axis" role-playing game.

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    Comic, Trade Paperback, RPG

    Get the Liberty Girl trade paperback, plus autographed copies of Liberty Comics #9 and Steve Perrin's "Against the Axis RPG, all in one fell swoop.

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    Complete Set of Physical Liberty Comics

    Get physical copies of the entire run of issues of Liberty Girl and Liberty Comics. This reward will give you 15 physical comic books, including copies of Liberty Girl #0, Liberty Girl #1-4, Liberty Comics #0, Liberty Comics #1-8, and (as soon as it prints) Liberty Comics #9. We'll get a package of 14 comics out to you as soon as the Kickstarter funds, then send an autographed copy of Liberty Comics #9 to you as soon as we get copies back from our printer.

    Special note: Liberty Girl #2 will be from the second printing of that issue. The first printing is unfortunately long since sold out.

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    4 Vanguard Prints by Fioretti

    Choose this reward and get igh-quality 11" x 17" prints of any four of the eight pinup pages created by Ulderico Fioretti for Liberty Comics #9.

    It's your choice of four from among LIBERTY GIRL, GIANT, DOCTOR ARCANE, ROLAND HUNTER, BRITANNIA, FLETCHER, MINUTEMAN, and DIAMOND JIM.

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    Comic Book Set plus either Trade or RPG

    Get the complete set of Liberty Comics, plus your choice of either the Liberty Girl trade paperback or Steve Perrin's "Against the Axis" RPG.

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    Comic Book Set Plus Paperback Plus RPG

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    All 8 Vanguard Prints by Fioretti

    Choose this reward and get high-quality 11" x 17" prints of all eight pinup pages created by Ulderico Fioretti for Liberty Comics #9.

    You'll receive prints featuring LIBERTY GIRL, GIANT, DOCTOR ARCANE, ROLAND HUNTER, BRITANNIA, FLETCHER, MINUTEMAN, and DIAMOND JIM.

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    The Whole Shebang!

    Pledge $450 and get everything!

    The Liberty Comics set, the Liberty Girl trade paperback, Steve Perrin's "Against the Axis" RPG, plus all eight 11" x 17" Vanguard posters by Ulderico Fioretti.

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