The 2012 Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Liberty Annual has a heckuva lineup. The 48-page book, which collects short tales from some of the comic world’s top creators, will be published by Image Comics on October 31.
The stand-out from the issue, at least according to the press release sent out about it, is a new Walking Dead story from Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard featuring The Governor. Contributions from Michael Allred, Howard Chaykin, Kieron Gillen, Jim McCann, Ben Templesmith and several others will be included as well. If that wasn’t enough, it also boasts previews of David Hine & Doug Braithwaite’s Storm Dogs and James Robinson & J. Bone’s The Savior, two ongoing books that will be published by Image Comics in the not-to-distant future.
The book will be available with covers from each of the following artists: Gabriel Bá, Terry & Rachel Dodson and Chris Giarrusso. It, as I mentioned, will be on sale October 31; proceeds from sales will go to the benefit of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a group that fights for the First Amendment rights of comic book creators around the globe.
Here’s a complete list of the 2012 CBLDF Liberty Annual Creative Teams:
Howard Chaykin and Sina Grace
Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard
Chris Roberson and Roger Langridge
Richard Starkings and Ian Churchill
David Hine and Doug Braithwaite
Joe Keatinge and Chynna Clugston-Flores
Kieron Gillen and Nate Belllegarde
James Asmus and Takeshi Miyazawa
James Robinson and J. Bone
Jim McCann and Janet Lee
Andy Diggle and Ben Templesmith