“Ferocious!”  “Epic!”

FREEDOM FIGHTER #1 is a true crime graphic novel by Wayne Coe based on the 1999 MLK Assassination Conspiracy Trial.

FREEDOM FIGHTER shows the battle of secretive military operations against the black church (Red Summer) & three generations of Martin Luther King, Jr's family.




Available at: 

Printed Matter, NYC, 

MASS MOCA Research & Development, North Adams, MA, 

Pure Folly Books, Hudson, NY.

$26 includes postage & handling. FREEDOM FIGHTER #1, color cover, 36 black & white pages, 11.8” x 7.5”.

$200 Special, signed edition of 300, stamped with artist’s forensic hand print.

FREEDOM FIGHTER is a graphic novel based on the 1999 Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination Conspiracy Trial. In one hour the Jury unanimously decided King was assassinated by “government agencies”. FREEDOM FIGHTER’s a true crime thriller by Wayne Coe, creator of GRIM PRAIRIE TALES.

Selected Reading

Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., (1999). IPM in association with Little Brown and Co. 

Bennett, L. (2007). Forced into Glory Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream. Johnson. 

Douglass, J. W. (2014). JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters. Orbis Books. 

Hedges, C., & Morey, A. (2011). Death of the Liberal Class. Dreamscape Media, LLC. 

Krugler, D. F. (2015). 1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans fought back. Cambridge University Press. 

Martin, L. A. (2023). The Gospel of J. Edgar Hoover How the FBI Aided and Abetted the Rise of White Christian Nationalism. Princeton University Press. 

McCoy, A. W. (2019). In The Shadows of the American Century: The rise and decline of US


Neil, S., Hedrick, S., Kenworthy, E. W., Fox, B., & Greenfield, J. L. (2017). The Pentagon Papers: The Secret History of the Vietnam War. Skyhorse Publishing. 

Pepper, W. F. (1998). Orders To Kill: The Truth Behind the Murder of Martin Luther King, Jr..

Warner Books. 

Pepper, W. F. (2003). An Act of State. the Execution of Martin Luther King. Verso. 

Pepper, W. F., & Pepper, W. F. (2018). The Plot to Kill King: The truth behind the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.. Skyhorse Publishing. 

Scheidler, F., Ray, B. C., & Pinson, P. (2020). The End of the Megamachine: A Brief History of a Failing Civilization. Zero Books. 

Theweleit, K. (1987). Male Fantasies, Vol. 1 & 2. University of Minnesota Press. 

Thompkins, S. G. (1993, March 21). “Army Feared King, Secretly Watched Him. Spying on Blacks Started 75 Years Ago.” The Commercial Appeal, March 21, 1993 

Williams, Adam Daniel (A. D.). The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute. (n.d.). https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/williams-adam-daniel-d 

Willson, S. B. (2011). Blood on the Tracks: The Life and Times of S.

Brian Wilson. PM. 

Wolin, S. S. (2017). Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy

and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism. Princeton University Press.