The Liberator #2

2 Overall Score
Art: 2/10
Dialogue: 2/10
Story: 2/10

It’s a superhero story that runs similarly to a cross between The Watchmen and Alpha Flight, but without any redeeming qualities whatsoever.

They made a comic book based on the never-should-have-been-made independent film The Liberator, starring Lou Ferrigno, and what I can only imagine are the most desperate actors in Hollywood.

The Liberator #2
Cirile, Pope, Hopkins
Blue Water Comics
2013

Glad that you have returned to join us on the “Both Barrels Comic Book Review.” I just wish that I didn’t have to be here, because I am unfortunate enough to have to review the next installment of one of the worst series since the inception of this little process, The Liberator #2.

If you read the last review, then let me catch you up; they made a comic book based on the never-should-have-been-made independent film The Liberator, starring Lou Ferrigno, and what I can only imagine are the most desperate actors in Hollywood (which is saying something).

It’s a superhero story that runs similarly to a cross between The Watchmen and Alpha Flight, but without any redeeming qualities whatsoever. The heroes work for the government, who makes them do bad things, cover-up, conspiracy, redemption, and you’re probably already as bored as I was. Again I will state; I didn’t see the movie before reviewing the first comic, and that book made me never want to see another movie ever again.

Now, we are at the mercy of Jim Cirile and Aaron Pope again, and forced to look at the horrendous artwork of Gerry Kissell, all of whom are inexplicably being paid and circulated by Blue Water Comics. Issue number 2 is worse than the first one, if that is possible.

The storyline is ridiculous, in that “I believe in super powers, aliens, and hobbits, but can’t buy this shit” sort of way. Characters we don’t care about find themselves in situations that we care even less about, and…well, stuff happens, exactly the way any 6th grader who’s read a comic before knows it’s going to go down.

There is one extremely meta part of this rag. One character, who has kidnapped The Liberator, comments to him that his book exposing the government’s superhero program cover-ups (which the government is now trying to bury, and is the crux event that kicks off everything in the story), is “Not very well written, by the way.” That’s the theme of The Liberator #2. Badly written, poorly edited, shabbily drawn, and pathetic from cover to cover. Don’t. Just…just don’t. If possible, it’s worse than the first issue.

 

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