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This isn't exactly the first page, it's sort of a prelude. Like, "This is what's about to happen". Several times in comics' past the first image has been a dramatization of the story and that's what's here. I also wanted to mention the place at which Patrick Henry's "Give me Liberty" speech was: in St. John's Church. That seemed an important historical detail. I remember reading that while people who heard his speeches found them quite persuasive, they often didn't remember exactly what it was Mr. Henry said. This quotation was taken from Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry, published in Philadelphia, 1836.

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Comic transcript

Crimebuster and his pet monkey Squeeks stand in between three lacrosse players and gigantic, powerful hands that intend them nothing but ill. Adorning the tableau is a full quotation from Patrick Henry's speech in 1775: What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

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