Baltimore Comic-Con is pleased to announce a show exclusive: Thrilling Nostalgia Comics is debuting the #0 issue of their new comic series, The Liberty Brigade. The Liberty Brigade features brand new World War II adventures of many of the heroes of the 1940s. As part of the launch, you’ll find a gorgeous Sean Chen illustration of The Liberty Brigade on the cover of our Program Guide and as our official Baltimore Comic-Con t-shirt. Tickets for the Baltimore Comic-Con and Ringo Awards are now available.
The Liberty Brigade is launching as a 100+ page graphic novel on Kickstarter with a 500 print-run original prequel story available at the Baltimore Comic-Con. The Liberty Brigade consists of:
- The Blue Flame
- The Mad Hatter
- Johnny Patriot (formerly Johnny Rebel)
- The Green Turtle (the first Chinese Super-Hero in American comics)
- Mr. Freedom
- The Bill of Rights
- The National Anthem
You’ll also find guest appearances by 1940 stalwarts TNT Todd (called TNT) and The Spark Man, as well as some major Golden Age villains including Professor Fenton, Mastermind, and the Rat.
The 24-page #0 issue sports a cover by Barry Kitson, interior art by Garry Gastonny/Joe Rubinstein and preview art from the graphic novel by Ron Frenz and Mark Buckingham. It also includes encyclopedia entries on several team members from Temporal Comics.
On Friday at 3:45pm in Room 339-342, Michael Finn, Mark Waid, Mark Buckingham, Barry Kitson, and several other members of The Liberty Brigade creative team will be holding a panel to discuss the debut of the new comic.
This Golden Age revival story is a true passion project, as is evident in each and every panel and page. Aside from the 80+ page story, the graphic novel features one page origins of many of the heroes and villains by an amazing array of guest artists including: George Perez, Alan Davis, Mark Buckingham, Doug Braithwaite, John Totleben, Paul Renaud, Garry Leach, Ron Wilson, Mark Morales, Steve Conley, Mike Lilly, Jim Steranko, Sal Buscema, and many more!