The first is "Lady Liberty" by Ben Templesmith (FELL, 30 Days of Night) (OCT128241), a painting of a young woman wearing the Statue of Liberty's iconic crown. The second is a new Image Comics 20th anniversary tribute cover by Chris Giarrusso (G-MAN, Ultimate Marvel Minis) (OCT128242) — this time to Jim Valentino's creation SHADOWHAWK.
All proceeds from the CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2012 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.
The anthology is 48 pages, featuring stories with the theme "It's Good to Be Free," edited by Image Publisher Eric Stephenson. It will be in stores on December 19.
Below 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
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ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.