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Benedict Arnold and Albert Einstein in Redcoat #2 (Spoilers)

In Redcoat #2, we get to meet Benedict Arnold, telling us, "Most of you must know this man was one of Washington's loyalists turned traitor."

Article Summary

  • Explore Redcoat, a new series starring an immortal British rogue from Geoff Johns and Bryan Hitch.
  • Benedict Arnold seen as a traitor by some, is unknown in the UK and featured in Redcoat #2.
  • Albert Einstein gets a fantasy twist as a young man of magic in the Unnamed Universe.
  • Delve into character lore with Who’s Who/Official Guide style entries inside Geoff Johns comics.

In Ghost Machine #1 we got our first look at some of the Redcoat characters in the new series created by Geoff Johns and Bryan Hitch. At the time, I wrote, "Bryan Hitch is getting to learn all about Redcoats from Geoff Johns.  Seriously, we Brits don't know any of that stuff; we're more likely to learn about the Indian uprising than the American one." The comic promised "British redcoat and all-around rogue, Simon mysteriously became immortal in 1776 after a run-in with the clandestine cabal known as the Founding Fathers, which included George Washington, John Hancock, and many other prominent American Revolutionary War leaders. Since that fateful day, Simon has led a life of adventure and avarice, rubbing elbows (and sometimes fists) with many of history's most renowned figures, including his nemesis Benedict Arnold, Albert Einstein, Annie Oakley, and many more. One thing they all agree on: they never want to see him again!"

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Benedict Arnold and Albert Einstein in Redcoat #2 (Spoilers)

Oh, and yes, in the Unamed Universe, he is also an Immortal, so he will be sticking around. And because this is a Geoff Johns comic, just like in Golden Age, we get Who's Who/Official Guide style text entries to wallow in, Not just for Simon Pure, the Redcoat, or Benedict Arnold but Albert Einstein. The Younger. Who also has a divergent path.

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As a young man of magic rather than science…

(W) Geoff Johns (A) Andrew Currie (A/CA) Bryan Hitch, Brad Anderson
The Unnamed's Redcoat is just getting started! It is 1892! The year of Coca-Cola, the first public basketball game, and Lizzie Borden picking up an axe! It's also the year that immortal mercenary and former British Revolutionary War soldier Simon Pure finds himself the target of a mysterious cult. One that seems to know everything about him. And now Simon must do something he's never done before-accept help. Help in the form of the most unlikely of allies: a 12-year-old Albert Einstein obsessed with unlocking the secret to Simon's magic! In Shops: May 15, 2024 SRP: $3.99

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from The Union Club on Greek Street, shops at Gosh, Piranha and FP. Father of two daughters. Political cartoonist.
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