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The Sons of Liberty #1 by Alexander Lagos
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Nov 05, 10

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bookshelves: fantasy, graphicnovels, historical-fiction, horror-gothic
Read in November, 2010

Very interesting historical graphic novel with a sci-fi twist. Set in Revolutionary War times, it's the story of 2 runaway slaves who are caught by William Franklin, the son of Benjamin Franklin--who uses them in some sort of evil science experiment and leaves their bodies for dead on the riverbank. But aha! they're NOT dead! And Franklin Senior finds them and awakens them; only to discover that they have superpowers! woohoo! Plus scary glowing blue eyes, but who's counting that when they can leap rivers in single bounds and fight at superstrength? They get some training from a mystical abolitionist (that's the part that I had the biggest trouble with; his backstory about how he learned African fighting styles and religious stuff is a little bit of a stretch--but then again, this whole book is one fun suspension of disbelief) and it's set up for continuing adventures at the end, as they take on evil slavecatchers. I very different look at the time period, and at superheroes.

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