Free Agents #1

Free Agents #1

Illustrated by: Stephen Mooney

Cover Art by: Stephen Mooney

Written by: Fabian Nicieza, and Kurt Busiek

Release date: July 3rd, 2024

Image Comics

*Minor Spoilers Ahead

SERIES PREMIERE

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An all-new ongoing series! KURT BUSIEK (ASTRO CITY), FABIAN NICIEZA (Deadpool), and STEPHEN MOONEY (Half Past Danger) introduce a team of young veterans, survivors of a massive intergalactic war.

Salvo. Pike. Katari. Shakti. Ridge. Maraud. Chalice.

They’ve fought every day of their existence and won a terrible victory. Now they’re stranded on Earth, free agents for the first time.

But when relics from their long war appear, threatening their chance at better lives, their greatest battle begins. They’ve fought for a million planets. Can they fight to save their own souls?

In the realm of comic books, a new star is rising, and it’s none other than ‘Free Agents #1’. This inaugural issue marks a triumphant return for Kurt Busiek, paired with the dynamic Fabian Nicieza and the artistically gifted Stephen Mooney. Together, they weave a narrative that is as compelling as it is visually striking.

The story introduces us to a band of young veterans, each with a name that resonates with their battle-hardened experience: Salvo, Pike, Katari, Shakti, Ridge, Maraud, and Chalice. These are not your average heroes; they are survivors of an intergalactic war that has left them scarred yet unbroken. Stranded on Earth, they face the daunting task of adapting to life as free agents, a stark contrast to their days of constant combat.

What makes ‘Free Agents #1’ stand out is its ability to blend the familiar with the innovative. There’s a hint of nostalgia for fans of classic teams like X-Force, yet it also brings something entirely new to the table. The pace is relentless, mirroring the adrenaline-fueled lives of its protagonists. It’s a narrative that grabs you from the first panel and refuses to let go.

One cannot help but draw parallels to the cosmic escapades and sci-fi(ish) stories of the Guardians of the Galaxy, yet ‘Free Agents #1′ carves its own identity with a more grounded, gritty approach. The character of Katari, with her striking resemblance to the iconic Grace Jones, adds a layer of intrigue and charisma to the ensemble.

The artwork is nothing short of spectacular, with Mooney’s illustrations bringing the characters’ emotions and actions to life. Each page is a testament to the team’s dedication to their craft, delivering a reading experience that is both immersive and exhilarating.

‘Free Agents #1’ is a bold statement in the world of comics, promising a journey that is as much about the battles fought within as those against formidable foes. It’s a tale of resilience, identity, and the quest for purpose beyond the battlefield. For anyone looking for a comic book that offers both heart-pounding action and deep character exploration, ‘Free Agents #1’ is a title you won’t want to miss.

“Free Agents #1” is available on our weekly new comic book wall and can also be placed on your pull list.

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Colors - 9.7
Design - 9.8
Illustration - 9.8
Narrative - 9.8
Subplot - 9.9

9.8

"Free Agents #1" bursts onto the comic scene with a dynamic blend of action and soul-searching, as penned by the seasoned duo of Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza. The artwork by Stephen Mooney is both striking and evocative, perfectly capturing the essence of the battle-weary yet resilient team of intergalactic war veterans.


Genre: Science Fiction, Superhero
Series: Free Agents | Illustrated by Stephen Mooney
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