Image Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at Jim Lee artwork from "Liberty Comics" #2, the new 48-page full color anthology benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
"Jim has long been a true Defender of Liberty with his ongoing support of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and his cover goes above and beyond the call of duty," CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein said in a statement. "We're very thankful for his generosity."
Lee's contribution is "100 Words," written by Neil Gaiman. The following exclusive images detail Lee's process in illustrating the story.
|Preliminary pencil stage||Detailed pencils and white-out rendering||Lettering stage|
Other contributors to "Liberty Comics" #2 include Jimmy Palmiotti and Jim Rugg, who turn in a new Painkiller Jane story; Mike Allred, Dave Johnson and Jamie S. Rich, with a new Mr. Gum adventure; Ray Fawkes and Cameron Stewart, who bring a new story starring their Apocalypstix; Dave Gibbons, with a special Martha Washington piece alongside exclusive material by Paul Pope; and a return to "Channel Zero" by Brian Wood.
"Liberty Comics" #2 also features work by Ben McCool, Ben Templesmith, Kathryn Immonen, Stuart Immonen, Chynna Clugston, Paul Grist, Jason Aaron and Moritat, and ships with three covers, one by Tim Sale, another by John Romita, Jr. featuring his and Mark Millar's Kick-Ass, and a third limited edition 1-in-25 cover by Jim Lee based on "100 Words."
LIBERTY COMICS #2
story NEIL GAIMAN, JASON AARON, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, KATHRYN IMMONEN, BRIAN WOOD, JAMIE S. RICH, RAY FAWKES, BEN McCOOL, PAUL GRIST & CHYNNA CLUGSTON
art JIM LEE, DAVE GIBBONS, PAUL POPE, MIKE ALLRED, STUART IMMONEN, BEN TEMPLESMITH, CAMERON STEWART, JIM RUGG, MORITAT, BRIAN WOOD, PAUL GRIST & CHYNNA CLUGSTON
cover JOHN ROMITA, JR.
variant cover TIM SALE (50/50 SPLIT)
48 PAGES / FC
CBLDF Defenders of Liberty NEIL GAIMAN & JIM LEE lead off an all-star ensemble of industry greats in an all-new second volume of LIBERTY COMICS! Passionate comic book storytelling, all in service to an important cause, the incredible contributions list includes a Painkiller Jane story by JIMMY PALMIOTTI and JIM RUGG; a new Mr. Gum adventure from MIKE ALLRED and JAMIE S. RICH; The Apocalipstix by RAY FAWKES and CAMERON STEWART; a return to Channel Zero by BRIAN WOOD; a preview of Choker by BEN McCOOL and BEN TEMPLESMITH; and a special Martha Washington piece by DAVE GIBBONS, alongside exclusive material by PAUL POPE; KATHRYN & STUART IMMONEN; CHYNNA CLUGSTON; PAUL GRIST; and JASON AARON & MORITAT.
Alternate covers feature a new Kick-Ass illustration by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and a special noir image from TIM SALE.
All proceeds from LIBERTY COMICS will benefit the First Amendment legal work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!