Freelancers #1 Written by Ian Brill & Matt Gagnon
Art by Joshua Covey & Felipe Smith
Colors by Justin Stewart, Vladimir Popov & Zack Sterling
Letters by Pat Brosseau
Covers by Ibraim Roberson, Felipe Smith, Khary Randolf & Ron Riley, Fan Yang, Phil Noto, Stephane Roux, Reilly Brown & Felipe Sobreiro Boom! Studios
Release Date: November 7, 2012
Cover Price: $1.00
Freelancers #1 is a lot of fun. It’s not going to change your life or win an Eisner, but you will definitely have a good time with this comic. You’ve got the perfect formula-hot girls, guns, cars, kung-fu, and dogs. What more could any red-blooded American male want?
Ian Brill takes parts of existing pop culture icons and combines them into an action packed comic, that’s a TON of fun to read. Part Charlie’s Angels, part Codename: Knockout, this comic is action from start to finish. You’ve got the two main characters that work for an agent that may or may not be 100% on their side. Brill sets up a good mystery that leaves you wondering if their agent is trying to get them jobs or trying to get them killed. I can’t emphasise enough how much pure fun this book is! It’s a great spy/bounty hunter tale that never takes itself seriously at all. It knows what it is, and never tries to be anything different. Really good for a first issue.
X-Men Annual #3 began the epic Escape from the Negative Zone story arc that will eventually team the mutants with the first Captain America Steve Rogers! Steve Rogers Super Soldier Annual #1 from writer James Asmus and artist Ibraim Roberson finds the X-Men marked for execution by King Blastaar, but Steve Rogers is ready to take on the entire Negative Zone to save the day! The story continues in Namor First Mutant Annual #1. Jump in with Steve Rogers Super Soldier Annua1 #1 when it hits shelves on April 13th!
Weren’t these annual books single epic stories in an over-sized issue back in the old days? Now to get an entire story you have to buy all of the Marvel Annuals? Really? The sad part is that this sounds like a fun sort of classic Marvel crossover kind of story that requires a look. We have some images from Steve Rogers Super Soldier Annual #1. Check them out and you decide!