Written by Ian Brill & Matt Gagnon
Art by Joshua Covey & Felipe Smith
Colors by Justin Stewart, Vladimir Popov & Zack Sterling
Letters by Pat Brosseau
Covers by Ibraim Roberson, Felipe Smith, Khary Randolf & Ron Riley, Fan Yang, Phil Noto, Stephane Roux, Reilly Brown & Felipe Sobreiro
Release Date: November 7, 2012
Cover Price: $1.00
Freelancers #1 is a lot of fun. It’s not going to change your life or win an Eisner, but you will definitely have a good time with this comic. You’ve got the perfect formula-hot girls, guns, cars, kung-fu, and dogs. What more could any red-blooded American male want?
Ian Brill takes parts of existing pop culture icons and combines them into an action packed comic, that’s a TON of fun to read. Part Charlie’s Angels, part Codename: Knockout, this comic is action from start to finish. You’ve got the two main characters that work for an agent that may or may not be 100% on their side. Brill sets up a good mystery that leaves you wondering if their agent is trying to get them jobs or trying to get them killed. I can’t emphasise enough how much pure fun this book is! It’s a great spy/bounty hunter tale that never takes itself seriously at all. It knows what it is, and never tries to be anything different. Really good for a first issue.
Joshua Covey has got a bright future in comics. His style is FANTASTIC!!! And it’s great for this book. He’s got a really cool Phil Noto vibe to his art, but with bolder line work, and it makes for a very nice book to look at. He’s no slouch at drawing good looking women, which doesn’t hurt. His page layouts and storytelling are fantastic, and you can follow the book very easily. Overall, there’s some great art here.
First off, this book is only a dollar, which makes it ripe for any comic reader to give it a try. Beyond that, it’s a really fun read that I guarantee you’ll enjoy. There’s a very cute back up story of Cassandra and Valerie when they were kids at the secret bounty hunter training oprahage. Even if this book was $3.99, I’d recommend it, but at the bargain price of $1.00, it’s a MUST HAVE!!!