Official Press Release
America’s bronze goddess of freedom, Liberty Girl, makes her comic book debut in a
special zeroth issue from Heroic Publishing, available only at comic book specialty
stores on this year’s Free Comic Book Day, May 6, 2006!
This full-color 32-page comic book features two complete introductory Liberty Girl
adventures by Dennis Mallonee and Dærick Gröss, with colors by Tom Luth, plus a
special bonus feature starring Flare and the savage Tigress. A preview of this Free
Comic Book Day issue of Liberty Girl can be found on the Heroic Publishing website
Flare appears regularly in her own magazine, with story and art by Wilson Hill,
Gordon Purcell, J. Adam Walters, and Terry Pallot. The Tigress appears regularly in
Tales of the Champions, with story and art by Wilson Hill, Dærick Gröss, and Dick
Additional Liberty Girl previews will be available in Flare #34, on sale May 31, and
in the third issue of Roy Thomas’s new Anthem comic book, on sale June 28. The first
regular bimonthly issue of Liberty Girl is scheduled to appear on July 4, 2006, with
story by Dennis Mallonee and a painted cover plus fully rendered interior artwork by
Mark Sparacio. The first issue of Liberty Girl will contain a full-length, 28-page
adventure revealing how America’s bronze goddess of freedom returns to us at last,
after five decades of being lost in the mists of time.
The top 100 retailers who order the most copies of Liberty Girl #0 will receive as a
bonus gift from Heroic Publishing a special signed and numbered lithograph of Mark
Sparacio’s painting of the classic Liberty Girl Liberty Bond poster, circa 1943.
Comic book historians will note that Liberty Girl has previously been seen only in
cameo appearances in Flare v3 #5, and Flare #25, and on the Huntsman pinup page in
Flare Adventures #14. The earliest reference to her was in the second issue of Rose,
cover dated March 1993. Liberty Girl #0 will contain her first published comic book
Current plans call for most issues of Liberty Girl to contain at least two Liberty
Girl adventures. The lead story will be set in contemporary times, with story and
artwork by Liberty Girl’s regular creative team of Dennis Mallonee and Mark
Sparacio. The second story will normally be a tale from out Liberty Girl’s past, set
sometime during the years between 1938 and 1955. The first such “Golden Age” Liberty
Girl adventure is set to be written and drawn by Shi creator, Billy Tucci. Heroic
Publishing has expressed hope that other talented comic book creators will be
interested in contributing “Golden Age” Liberty Girl tales.
Mark Sparacio is a rising talent in the comic book industry, whose painted covers
have been seen on issues of Comics Buyer’s Guide and several DC comics. Liberty Girl
will be his first ongoing project as an interior artist.
Heroic Publishing’s full-color comic book titles are distributed by Diamond Comics
Distributors and Ingram Periodicals.
Retailers who haven’t been ordering Heroic Publishing titles may want to register on
the Heroic Publishing website at www.heroicpub.com/retailer and take advantage of
Heroic Publishing’s back issue services. Back issues of all Heroic titles are
normally made available for wholesale purchase beginning 30 days after their on-sale
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