CBLDF Liberty Annual 2012 hits shelves tomorrow, and Comic Book Resources has a sneak peek! Published by Image Comics, the Liberty Annual declares “It’s good to be free!” Image Publisher Eric Stephenson edited this year’s issue, which features stories by some of comics’ hottest creators. This is one spectacular treat for a Halloween new comics day!
Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard contribute an all-new story about THE WALKING DEAD arch-villain The Governor! The anthology also features incredible stories by Howard Chaykin, Kieron Gillen, Jim McCann, Terry Moore, Chris Roberson, James Robinson, and more! Eye-popping art by stars like Michael Allred, Chynna Clugston-Flores, Janet Lee, and Ben Templesmith completes this celebration of comics and free speech. In addition, previews of two upcoming Image comics — STORM DOGS by David Hine and Doug Braithwaite and THE SAVIOR by James Robinson and J. Bone — will be included.
The anthology features an “A” cover by Gabriel Bá (Casanova, The Umbrella Academy) (AUG120468), a “B” cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson (Harley Quinn, Trouble, Defenders) (AUG120469), and a “C” cover by Chris Giarrusso (Mini Marvels, G-MAN) (AUG128005).
All proceeds from the CBLDF Liberty Annual 2012 will benefit the important First Amendment legal work of the CBLDF, a non-profit group dedicated to protecting the free speech of the comics community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. It is available for pre-order now.
Here is the complete list of creative teams (Writer and Artist; one name indicates creator both writes and draws the story):
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
Check out the sneak peek from CBR here, and don’t forget to pick up your copy at your favorite comic book store tomorrow!