Freelancers #1

Freelancers #1

Writer: Ian Brill Artist: Joshua Covey Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: November 7, 2012 Cover Price: $1.00 Critic Reviews: 8
5.8Critic Rating
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Money Talks. Val and Cassie are two women trying to make it in L.A…who just happened to grow up in a Kung Fu Orphanage, and now make their way in the ultra-competitive world of bounty hunting . They’ve watched each others’ backs since they could stand, and those bonds are tested daily as they navigate a city where loyalty usually only runs as deep as one’s bank account. Val and Cassie take the most dangerous jobs, and watch as others bask in the glory. But now, as their former mentor becomes L.A.’s most wanted fugitive, Val and Cassie will fight through L.A.’s glitziest and grimiest hoods as they learn just what sacrifices are necessary to make Hollywood dreams come true. Rising star scribe Ian Brill (DARKWING DUCK) and red-hot newcomer Joshua Covey team up for this raucous series full of wild nights, beautiful dreamers, and knock-down brawls in-between trips to the newest food trucks.

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 7, 2012

    It sounded like a crazy idea but Ian Brill shows that it can work. There is something this other side of L.A. you wouldn't think exists. Kung Fu orphaned bounty hunters going on different missions definitely has a fun appeal. We get to see a glimpse into the past of the two leading ladies. It's not often we get strong female leads without having a ton of sex appeal shoved in our faces. This title has just the right amount to attract all readers with the clear potential for a fun and entertaining series. It's always refreshing to read a new series that surprises you in a good way. We're off to a good start and now we need to wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Nov 7, 2012

    As much as I dislike the phrase "popcorn entertainment", Freelancers #1 might fall into that category. Brill and Covey aren't breaking any new ground here. But they are having some serious fun with a couple of strong ladies that I can't wait to watch week in, week out. Or, month to month as this is comics. Freelancers #1 is just a good time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Nov 4, 2012

    Despite seeing ads for this for awhile now in other Boom! titles, I didn't expect to enjoy this as I did. It looked cheesey and over the top...but actually reading it, it had something to it that leaves me interested in where the first story goes, at the least. I'm a bit resistant to adding titles to my monthly pulls...but this has definite potential as an off-the-shelf title provided it doesn't sneak under my radar moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 7, 2012

    Personally, I had a lot of problems with this issue and if it was just based off of my own opinion of how it left me feeling I would rate it pretty low. Again though, that would be unfair to this book which actually isn’t that bad. It has a very complete story; be it not the most original, but it does introduce the setting, the conflict and the main characters. The art is detailed and creates a full and lush world for the story to take place in. For a dollar, that’s actually better than expected. Some comics are going to strike a chord with readers from the very first issue, while others take a while to warm up. I’m interested enough in this series to buy the next issue at full price, but I’ll beg Boom to cut back on the variant covers… most of them are pretty terrible. If you want to hear Kevin’s opinion on this issue then check out this week’s podcast where we chatted about it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Nov 9, 2012

    I have no idea what's in store for this comic; while I'd enjoy more “Tiny Fighters,” I'm also curious to see if Gagnon and Smith have any plans to bring their engaging vision to the grown-up versions of their creations in future issues: that, I'd buy. As it is, I'll give this one a recommendation, mostly based on the fact that, as I say, you do get one good story for your buck, even if it is a pretty short one. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Nov 8, 2012

    I would absolutely read an ongoing comic about the young adventures of Cassie and Val by Gagnon and Smith. I would consider reading the grown up adventures of Cassie and Val if Gagnon and Smith were delivering those as well, but with the current creative team on the main story, even at this bargain basement price, I'm afraid this is a skip. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Nov 12, 2012

    No hyperbole needed as this is a very middle-of-the-road comic. If you're looking for a slightly sunny, female character comic, this might be worth checking out. If not, you can certainly skip it. Read Full Review

  • 1.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Nov 7, 2012

    This comic book is a train wreck from start to finish. It might sound like that's at least worth the dollar cover price to witness, but, I assure you, it's not. I needed three attempts to read this comic -- not because I was interrupted but because the story was so atrocious that I just couldn't stand it without a break. I found that, despite my concerted efforts, I was also unable to enjoy this book in the framework of camp or mindless, testosterone-fueled entertainment. It's not even appropriate for children. This comic is a total waste of money, as it is among the worst comic books that I've ever read. Read Full Review

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