The CBLDF Presents Liberty Annual #2010 [Martha Washington Cover]
(October 2010)

Image, 2010 Series
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Price
4.99 USD
Pages
52
On-sale Date
2010-10-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Image Comics, Inc.
Brand
Image
Barcode
709853009481 00111
Editing
Larry Marder

Issue Notes

Per indicia: Copyright 2010 The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Printed in the USA. Published by Image Comics, Inc., 2134 Allston Way Second Floor, Berkeley CA 94704.
All covers have same text, which includes "For Mature Readers" tag and slogan "Fighting Censorship since 1986!"

Barcode on back cover.
This issue has variants:

[Martha Washington Cover] (Table of Contents)

Martha Washington / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Gibbons (signed) [as G.]
Inks
Dave Gibbons (signed) [as G.]
Colors
Dave Gibbons (signed) [as G.]
Letters
Richard Starkings; John Roshell [as J. G. Roshell of Comicraft]

Genre
advocacy; science fiction
Characters
Martha Washington
Reprints
Keywords
political

Indexer Notes

Copyright 2010 Frank Miller & Dave Gibbons per indicia.

[Contents] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
Richard Starkings; John Roshell [as J. G. Roshell of Comicraft]

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover presents the contents and credits, with art excerpted from each story.

Speak (Table of Contents: 2)

Conan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Darick Robertson
Pencils
Darick Robertson
Inks
Darick Robertson
Colors
Richard P. Clark
Letters
Jimmy Betancourt [as Comicraft]
Editing
Philip Simon

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Synopsis
Conan awakens a superstitious tribe to the truth about a demon.

Indexer Notes

Betancourt is named on contents page; story credits lettering to "Comicraft".
Copyright 2010 Conan Properties International per indicia.

Best. Defense. Ever. (Table of Contents: 3)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jill Thompson (concept); Brian Azzarello (concept)
Pencils
Jill Thompson (signed)
Inks
Jill Thompson (signed) (painting, graytones)
Colors
Jill Thompson (signed) (painting, graytones)

Genre
advocacy
Characters
The Comic Book Guy [Jeff Albertson] (unofficial)
Reprints
Keywords
political

Indexer Notes

Title from indicia. Pinup is wordless. Credits on content page read only "Jill Thompson & Brian Azzarello".
Illustration shows heavily shadowed but recognizable Comic Book Guy shining a CBLDF variation on the Bat-Signal.
Copyright 2010 Jill Thompson & Brian Azzarello per indicia.

Chain Game (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Fábio Moon; Gabriel Bá
Pencils
Fábio Moon; Gabriel Bá
Inks
Fábio Moon; Gabriel Bá
Letters
Fábio Moon; Gabriel Bá

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A family gets its chance to escape via spaceship.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Copyright 2010 Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá per indicia.

The Comic That Got the Legend Fired (Table of Contents: 5)

The Boys / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Garth Ennis
Pencils
Rob Steen
Inks
Rob Steen
Colors
Rob Steen
Letters
Rob Steen

Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Billy Butcher; Hugh Campbell [Wee Hughie]; Nosferina (story within story); The Blonde Blade (story within story); The Legend (flashback)
Synopsis
Butcher tells Wee Hughie the tale behind the comic he's uncovered.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story includes cover and panels from fictional Nosferina vs. The Blonde Blade #1 (Victory Comics) as well as glimpse of cover to Sandman parody Noncemancer (Acrophobia).
Copyright 2010 Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson per indicia.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Boilerplate / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Anina Bennett
Pencils
Paul Guinan
Inks
Paul Guinan
Colors
Paul Guinan
Letters
Paul Guinan

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're delighted that you're signing with Essanay Studio, Campion.
Genre
historical; science fiction
Characters
Boilerplate; Prof. Archibald Campion; Mr. Spoor
Synopsis
Campion relinquishes the motion-picture rights to his mechanical marvel without due diligence.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Copyright 2010 Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett per indicia.

Freedom's Lady (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Rob Liefeld (signed)
Inks
Rob Liefeld (signed)
Colors
Tom Mason (signed)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Copyright 2010 Rob Liefeld per indicia.

CBLDF-U! (Table of Contents: 8)

Milk and Cheese / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Evan Dorkin
Pencils
Evan Dorkin
Inks
Evan Dorkin
Colors
Sarah Dyer
Letters
Evan Dorkin

Characters
Milk and Cheese [Milk; Cheese]; Charles Brownstein
Synopsis
Our favorite "Dairy Products Gone Bad" meet the CBLDF's executive director at a convention and wreak their usual havoc.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Copyright 2010 Evan Dorkin per indicia.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Sin City / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Miller (signed) [as FM]
Pencils
Frank Miller (signed) [as FM]
Inks
Frank Miller (signed) [as FM]
Colors
Frank Miller (signed) [as FM]
Letters
Frank Miller (signed) [as FM]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We like the way Nancy's drawn just fine, pal.
Genre
advocacy; crime
Characters
Nancy Callahan; Marv
Reprints
Keywords
political

Indexer Notes

Copyright 2010 Frank Miller per indicia.

Liberty Tree (Table of Contents: 10)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Paul Pope (signed)
Inks
Paul Pope (signed)
Letters
Paul Pope (signed)

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustration signed "Pope después [after] Hugo Pratt".
Copyright 2010 Paul Pope per indicia.

Pursuing Liberty (Table of Contents: 11)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Terry Moore (signed)
Inks
Terry Moore (signed)
Letters
Terry Moore (signed)

Genre
humor; advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Statue of Liberty
Reprints
Keywords
political

Indexer Notes

Title from indicia.
Copyright 2010 Terry Moore per indicia.

Columbia Rising! (Table of Contents: 12)

Megaton Man and The Liberty Alliance / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don Simpson (signed)
Pencils
Don Simpson (signed)
Inks
Don Simpson (signed)
Colors
Paul Fricke
Letters
Don Simpson (signed)

Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Megaton Man; The Liberty Alliance [Ms. Megaton; Phantom Jungle Girl; Rubber Brother; X-Ray Boy; Yarn Man; Miss Columbia (introduction; induction to group)]
Synopsis
Megaton Man and friends uncover the dormant personification of Columbia and welcome her into The Liberty Alliance.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits on contents page read only "Don Simpson & Paul Fricke".
This appears to be the first appearance of The Liberty Alliance under that name.
Copyright 2010 Don Simpson per indicia.

Blind Justice (Table of Contents: 13)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jeff Smith (signed)
Inks
Jeff Smith (signed)

Genre
advocacy
Reprints
Keywords
political

Indexer Notes

Title from indicia.
Copyright 2010 Jeff Smith per indicia.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Charley Loves Robots / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Roshell
Pencils
Gabriel Bautista; André Szymanowicz
Inks
Gabriel Bautista; André Szymanowicz
Colors
Gabriel Bautista
Letters
John Roshell

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Kazang!
Genre
science fiction; teen
Characters
Charley
Synopsis
A mall-security robot makes Charley's life safe for consumerism.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Copyright 2010 Active Images per indicia.

Monsters at the Door (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gail Simone
Pencils
Amanda F. Gould
Inks
Amanda F. Gould
Colors
Amanda F. Gould
Letters
Amanda F. Gould

Genre
advocacy; children
Synopsis
A young woman has been taught to deny expression and imagination.
Reprints
Keywords
political

Indexer Notes

Captions and dialogue are in rhyme.
Credits on contents page read only "Gail Simone & Amanda F. Gould".
Copyright 2010 Gail Simone & Amanda F. Gould per indicia.

Phaeton (Table of Contents: 16)

Modern Myth / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Morse (signed)
Pencils
Scott Morse (signed)
Inks
Scott Morse (signed)
Colors
Scott Morse (signed)
Letters
Scott Morse (signed)

Genre
crime; historical
Characters
Charlie Helios; Phaeton
Synopsis
Two-fisted rum-runner Charlie Helios doesn't want his son to drive.
Reprints
Keywords
tragedy

Indexer Notes

Copyright 2010 Scott Morse per indicia.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Skottie Young (signed) [as SY]
Pencils
Skottie Young (signed) [as SY]
Inks
Skottie Young (signed) [as SY]
Colors
Skottie Young (signed) [as SY]
Letters
Skottie Young (signed) [as SY]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My name is Baxter.
Genre
humor; advocacy
Reprints
Keywords
political

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

The Pro / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jimmy Palmiotti
Pencils
Amanda Conner (signed)
Inks
Amanda Conner (signed)
Colors
Paul Mounts (signed)
Letters
Amanda Conner (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Go figure!
Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
The Pro
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits on contents page read only "Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner".

Freedom Is Only As Strong As Those Who Defend It. (Table of Contents: 19)

Nevsky / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ben McCool
Pencils
Billy Tucci (signed in Cyrillic)
Inks
Billy Tucci (signed in Cyrillic)
Colors
Brian Miller (signed in Cyrillic)
Letters
Brian Miller ?

Genre
war
Characters
Alexander Nevsky

Indexer Notes

Credits on contents page read only "Ben McCool & Billy Tucci".
Copyright 2010 Russ Intellectual Property LLC per indicia.

X-Rayz (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Scott Kolins
Inks
Scott Kolins
Colors
Scott Kolins (graytones)
Letters
Scott Kolins ?

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Dr. Walter Zwang
Synopsis
Dr. Walter Zwang hawks X-ray glasses.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits on contents page read only "Geoff Johns & Scott Kolins".

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. (Table of Contents: 21)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Colleen Doran (signed)
Pencils
Colleen Doran (signed) (painting/multimedia)
Inks
Colleen Doran (signed) (painting/multimedia)
Colors
Colleen Doran (signed) (painting/multimedia)
Letters
Colleen Doran (signed)

Genre
military
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Copyright 2010 Colleen Doran per indicia.

The First Amendment: It's Why We Fight! (Table of Contents: 22)

Beanworld / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Marder
Pencils
Larry Marder
Inks
Larry Marder
Colors
Larry Marder
Letters
Larry Marder

Genre
advocacy; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Professor Garbanzo; Beanish; Mr. Spook; Mr. Teach'm; James Madison; the Statue of Liberty
Synopsis
The Beanworlders learn about the First Amendment and promote the CBLDF.
Reprints
Keywords
political

Indexer Notes

Copyright 2010 Larry Marder per indicia.

[Masthead] (Table of Contents: 23)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
Richard Starkings; John Roshell [as J. G. Roshell of Comicraft]
Letters
Richard Starkings; John Roshell [as J. G. Roshell of Comicraft]

Indexer Notes

The inside back cover lists the officers of The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and its corporate partners, a statement about the issue in hand, its indicia, and the Image Comics masthead.

Free Speech Emergency? (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Martha Washington Cover]
    Martha Washington
  2. 1. [Contents]
  3. 2. Speak
    Conan
  4. 3. Best. Defense. Ever.
  5. 4. Chain Game
  6. 5. The Comic That Got the Legend Fired
    The Boys
  7. 6. ["We're delighted that you're signing with Essanay Studio, Campion."]
    Boilerplate
  8. 7. Freedom's Lady
  9. 8. CBLDF-U!
    Milk and Cheese
  10. 9. ["We like the way Nancy's drawn just fine, pal."]
    Sin City
  11. 10. Liberty Tree
  12. 11. Pursuing Liberty
  13. 12. Columbia Rising!
    Megaton Man and The Liberty Alliance
  14. 13. Blind Justice
  15. 14. ["Kazang!"]
    Charley Loves Robots
  16. 15. Monsters at the Door
  17. 16. Phaeton
    Modern Myth
  18. 17. ["My name is Baxter."]
  19. 18. ["Go figure!"]
    The Pro
  20. 19. Freedom Is Only As Strong As Those Who Defend It.
    Nevsky
  21. 20. X-Rayz
  22. 21. R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
  23. 22. The First Amendment: It's Why We Fight!
    Beanworld
  24. 23. [Masthead]
  25. 24. Free Speech Emergency?
    The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
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