Liberator #1

Liberator #1

Writer: Matt Miner Artist: Javier Sanchez Aranda Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: June 19, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Read the book that Batman's Scott Snyder calls "a really cool, progressive story about young outcast crusaders." A hard-edged vigilante series about two young heroes who avenge the torture of animals. "Unlike any comic book project to date, Miner delivers a message about animal abuse blended with a gritty protagonist in the vein of

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - David Gillette Jun 18, 2013

    Overall, Liberator makes for a solid debut from Miner and the creative team behind the art. This will run as a mini-series, which makes this a must read for anyone who ever wondered what really happens in the dog fighting, fur trading, or animal experimentation world. Run down to your local comic shop to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jun 18, 2013

    Liberator is a fun mix of politics and hero in comic form. Something we don't see enough of sadly. It wears its politics on its sleeve proudly and is all the better for it. No matter your thoughts on the subject the comic will entertain and hopefully make you think too. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Addicts - Akshay Dhar Aug 5, 2013

    I would definitely recommend it as something out of the box and another example of how versatile, mature and relevant comics as a medium can be if given a chance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Jun 19, 2013

    LIBERATOR is vigilante escapism grounded in reality. Animal lovers and socially-conscious readers will be disturbed by the things our heroes are fighting against, but find a payoff in Damon's around-the-law actions. I'm expecting things to get worse (in terms of abuses that we'll see a need to solve) and then better (in terms of action and explosive power). I'll be picking up Issue #2 for more animal-saving and evil-destroying, and I'll also be hugging every puppy I see. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 15, 2013

    Liberator #1 is a comic with a strong voice filled with passion. The creative team has a lot of interesting directions they can take the story going forward, and the issue kicks off the series very well. This is definitely worth picking up, I'd bet solid money you'll be back for issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Corey Fryia Jun 18, 2013

    That being said, Liberator #1 is still a solid debut effort from Matt Miner and company. All the necessary elements have been set into place for a truly unique book unlike anything else that youll find at your local comic book shop. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Jun 27, 2013

    “Liberator” is, above all, a polemical comic, and as such it serves its purpose well. It's redeemed more by its message than by the actual nuts and bolts of its storytelling, and those coming to this comic expecting nuance or introspection will likely be disappointed. This said, the grittiness and high stakes of the story are sure to win this series its fair share of fans. And you can feel good about giving this title a try: 30% of profits go toward animal rescue efforts. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Jun 20, 2013

    “Liberator” # 1 has something for everyone. I usher you to check it out. Not only because doing so will help a great cause, but also because doing so will help Miner tell more stories of this nature. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jun 19, 2013

    I don’t think I’ve ever read a comic like this before. It was interesting and definitely worth a read. I hate to say something as cliché as it’s not for everyone, but it’s really true. The fact is that most comic book buyers are going to skip right over this, but maybe a few will check it out. Maybe they’ll be moved by the message and look at what they can do in their community and at the end of the day that makes this a pretty important issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Melissa Grey Jun 19, 2013

    Javier Sanchez Aranda's art has its moments " particularly the opening sequence, when Damon breaks up a dog-fighting ring, liberating the abused canines and blowing the facility sky high " but they're unfortunately overshadowed by Miner's preachy prose (embodied by a poorly situated manifesto that ruins the story's overall flow). Some sections would have been better served by silence, but Damon's grating narration makes it difficult to sit back and enjoy the visuals. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GreyMouser Jun 19, 2013

    . . $3.50, 24pgs + 2pgs of text. Nice B+ cover. ALL ADs @ Back! . . From the Occupy Comics Kickstarter project comes Black Mask Publishing's first title. Liberator clearly leans into Occupy sympathies, and caters to the political and ethical action crowd.Specifically, Animal liberation supporters are the focus audience here. It may be a decent peephole into their perspective, but it may it also may end up just being vigilante fantasy. A nice opener gets me to connect with the main character, and we get a good book over all. While the the art is good overall, it does get rough at times. Colors, tones design and additional textures make for a good feel. I think its a worthwhile read for all kinds of people, but im not sure ill may it a regular purchase.

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