Free Agent (Character)

Free Agent (9)

Publisher: Image Comics

Created by: Rob Liefeld

Real Name: Calvin Raines

1st appearance: (As Die Hard) YoungBlood Strikefile #1, April 1993

(Unmasked as Free Agent) Youngblood #9, 2004

Alias: Die Hard, Golden Age Die Hard, WWII Die Hard

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: Youngblood

Legal Status: US citizen with no criminal record

Weight: 225 lbs    Height: 6’4

Eyes: Brown        Hair: Black

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Free Agent is a military and espionage trained government special agent in armed and unarmed combat.

Powers: Free agent has a measure of enhanced strength, resistance to injury and enhanced reflexes. Since he was alive in WWII and was still a man in his prime in the 2000’s he also has a slowed ageing process.

Equipment: He has access to an energy shield which can block gun fire.


He first appears as the golden age Die Hard fighting alongside Glory, Superpatriot and Supreme. He fought during WWII and never removed his mask due to the tense racially charged climate of the time. Alongside Glory and Superpatriot they comprised “The Allies”. The tale of how he battled Nazis was told to the modern-day Die Hard [Youngblood Strikefile #1].

After serving his time he retired when a replacement Die hard was made.

Years later Calvin Raines is re-activated this time as the Free Agent by president Barack Obama. Calvin is dispatched into Afghanistan to battle a deadly terror cell who turned out to be superhuman Muslim Demon ninjas. Raines has not been seen since [Youngblood v4.#9, 2004].


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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2 thoughts on “Free Agent (Character)

  • March 21, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    I don’t know what the writers of issues of #9 were smoking but only for that issue Diehard was known as Free Agent, but all the other time he was Diehard a Caucasian cyborg with red eyes and white hair.

    • March 24, 2019 at 11:42 am

      I’ve noticed that as well….confusing…but that’s Leifeld for ya! (Shrug)


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