Liberator - Vol. 1 Rage Ignition
Animal cruelty is the most pervasive form of torture in the modern world. The heroes who fight it don’t wear capes, they wear ski-masks.
Whether it’s vicious dog-fighting clubs or senseless lab experiments force-feeding oven cleaners to monkeys, Jeanette Francis and Damon Guerrero have had enough. Using any and all means available to them, Jeanette and Damon not only rescue the animals but also avenge them – delivering harsh retribution to the animals’ captors and tormentors.
“Liberator is a comic with a purpose, a voice, and a platform. It also happens to be incredibly well written and paced. It’s well worth your money, and some of the profits go to an incredible cause.” – Bloody Disgusting
A hard-edged vigilante series about young heroes who avenge the torture of animals, created by writer and real-life dog rescuer Matt Miner (Occupy Comics) with art by Javier Sanchez Aranda (Star Trek: The Next Generation). Cover by Tim Seeley (Revival, Hack/Slash).
- 30% of Liberator profits will go to animal rescue initiatives. *
“Unlike any comic book to date, Miner delivers a message about animal abuse with expert knowledge on the matter, while blending it with a gritty protagonist in the vein of Batman.” -Comic Booked
“It’s refreshing to see a comic hero fighting for something I care about, rather than protecting the financial security of the rich and middle class. The comic world hasn’t had anything approaching this since Grant Morrison’s Animal Man chickened out during a laboratory arson… Comic books have always had the power to make the impossible and outlandish seem attainable, allowing us to get lost in vibrant fantasy. Following in this tradition, Liberator helps to bridge the gap between superherodom and ourselves. Damon doesn’t do anything that any of us couldn’t, a fact which makes his acts all the more extraordinary.” -Earth First Journal
Inspired by the exploits of ordinary people who risk their lives and freedom for defenseless animals, Liberator is a superhero comic for readers interested in real-world justice doled out to real-world villains.
“It has an infectious energy, a bold purpose, and will speak to many… Liberator strikes for the core of the movement and will resonate with a far wider audience than anything more explicit or shocking. This ain’t PETA, it’s far too considered and powerful for that.” – Comics Beat
“This comic really really doesn’t screw around.”—- The New York Post
“Debut Of The Year… Unmissable… Gritty stuff with an emotional punch.”—-Comics Beat
“Really cool, progressive story about young outcast crusaders.” -—Scott Snyder, writer Batman, American Vampire, Superman Unchained
This book collects Liberator issues 1-4 into a single volume for the first time. It also include 40 pages of brand-new, previously unreleased comics taking place in the Liberator world by a murderer’s row of incredible, animal-loving comics creators:
“This Is You”
Written by Tim Seeley
Illustrated by Tim Seeley
Colored by K. Michael Russell
Written by Ed Brisson
Illustrated by Brian Level
Written by Ales Kot
Illustrated by Morgan Jeske
Lettered by Ed Brisson
Written by Alex de Campi
Illustrated by Sally Jane Thompson
Colored by Jenn Manley Lee
“What’s A Hero, Anyway?”
Written by Frank Barbiere
Illustrated by Matthew Marks
Colored by Lauren Affe
Written & Illustrated by Megan Hutchison
Written by Matt Miner
Illustrated by Tess Fowler
Colored by Joaquin Pereyra
Lettered by CRANK!
Written by Fabian Rangel, Jr.
Illustrated by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Colored by Doug Garbark
Lettered by CRANK!
“We Are What We Are”
Written by Matthew Rosenberg and Patrick Kindlon
Illustrated by Ariela Kristantina
Colored by Jen Hickman
Lettered by Jim Campbell
“A Boy And His Rage”
Written by Adam Egypt Mortimer
Illustrated by Ryan Lee
Lettered by CRANK!