‘Liberty #0’ Comic Review
Liberty: Deception Chapter Zero is short, but it has a lot of action and a lot of dialogue packed into each page. It’s a feat to be able to display character personality so clearly in just nine pages, but Liberty #0 seems to have done just that. It’s a taste of what’s to come in October, when the 120-page volume is set to be released. For now, we have just a little bit of a sample to hold us over, but it’s good.
Liberty #0 has a Borderlands feel about it, what with the modded guns and the sort of rag-tag group of main characters we follow. Despite the short length of the comic, there’s more than enough information present to keep readers interested and invested; character interactions are funny and believable, there’s a quick-and-dirty fight that happens all in the span of a couple of pages, and the costuming and the art are beautiful. Liberty really gives the sense of a world gone by, a world that’s quite familiar in recent media but still a high point of consumption. It’s imaginative, it’s interesting, and if the sample twelve pages are any indication of what we’re in for in the full volume, it’s going to be one hell of a ride.
Liberty also has an accompanying podcast, available at nerdyshow.com/liberty, which ties in to the world that’s being presented and the story told in Liberty #0. It’s a great tie-in and a wonderful way to join page with voice, really enhancing the experience and the world.
Overall, this is definitely a comic to look forward to–the only downfall here is that we have to wait until October for the full volume, but if it’s anything like the small sample presented in this issue it’s going to absolutely be worth the wait. In the meantime, you can hold yourself over with the accompanying podcast and peruse the website. Prepare yourself, because Liberty is going to be awesome.