What happens when the Great Emancipator is suddenly freed from the bonds of time to right wrongs throughout history? Taken out of time on the night of his assassination, Abraham Lincoln learns all of history is threatened by the Tyrant of Time, Void Stalin--and that he is (or will be) Stalin's arch enemy! Faced with fiends like Mephitler and Apocalypse Mao, Lincoln joins with such historic heroes as Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Ben Franklin and George Washington Carver to thwart the forces of evil in the past, present and future. In his final hour, he lived a lifetime!

[[CoolVsAwesome Now that we have your attention...]]

Time Lincoln is a one-shot graphic novel written and illustrated by Fred Perry, with cover art by Brian Denham. And...well, the back cover blurb you just read tells you pretty much all you need to know. It's {{Abraham Lincoln}}, {{Isaac Newton}}, {{Albert Einstein}}, {{Benjamin Franklin}}, and {{George Washington Carver}} (along with a few other surprise historical cameos) travelling through time to fight off a demonic {{Adolf Hitler}}, {{Mao Tse Tung}}, and {{Big Bad}} {{Josef Stalin}} (again, with a few surprise characters) and keep them from taking over all of time.

[[JawDrop You may pick your jaw up off the floor now.]]


This comic shows examples of:

* ActionBomb: [[spoiler: Hoover Damned.]]
* BadassCrew: One for the heroes and one for the villains.
* BadBoss: Stalin. [[spoiler: No wonder two of his followers eventually betray him.]]
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Naturally.
* BookEnds: The comic starts and ends with the time of Lincoln's historical assassination. He escapes death [[spoiler: both times.]]
* CharacterTitle: Again, obviously.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Kind of. The cover and the actual comic were drawn by two different artists, with the cover being in a more realistic style while Fred Perry's art is more cartoony.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Lincoln sends Mephitler into the deepest reaches of the Void, where he'll never be found. [[spoiler: Until Void Stalin brings him back.]]
* FeedTheMole: Lincoln does this to [[spoiler: Castro, who ends up turning against Stalin.]]
* FreezeRay: George Washington Carver's weapon of choice, courtesy of Void-sustained Helium-4.
* FasterThanLightTravel: There's a reason he's called [[spoiler: J-FTL-K]]
* FunWithAcronyms: Newton's cloaking device that prevents other travellers from seeing him is called a "B.O.O.M.-Box"--and it looks like one.
* {{Ghostapo}}: Hitler becomes Mephitler after dabbling in the dark arts, complete with demonic minions.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Josef Stalin got a pair after learning to manipulate the Void, which allows him to travel through time. [[spoiler: Lincoln got the same power by gazing into them.]]
* HereWeGoAgain: Just when you think Time Lincoln's journey is at an end, [[spoiler: his future self comes back and heals him, telling him there's more work to be done.]]
* HistoricalInJoke: You know how everyone makes jokes about the connections between {{Abraham Lincoln}} and {{John F Kennedy}}? [[spoiler: Guess who ends up saving Lincoln's life later in the story.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[BigBad Void Stalin]] goes back in time to assassinate Lincoln before their rivalry begins. [[spoiler: This ends up giving Lincoln the same power he has to freely travel through time. Oops.]]
* JumpedAtTheCall: Lincoln. Within seconds of seeing the Void for the first time, he's fighting back against Stalin.
* LightningCanDoAnything: In BenjaminFranklin's case, it sends him to meet the others in the future.
* MesACrowd: [[spoiler: Hoover Damned again.]]
* NiceHat: Lincoln retains his [[IconicItem signature stovepipe]].
* NuclearWeaponsTaboo: Subverted. A scene is dedicated to Einstein pondering the ramifications of the atomic bomb's creation, because he knows it led to the creation of the villains' superweapon.
* PowerArmor: All the heroes have a SteamPunk version of it--strangely, though, the villains don't.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: The "Shiva Furnaces" that allow Apocalypse Mao's ancient jet fighters to travel through time? They're powered by the boiling of an innocent soul in a SoulJar.
* PunnyName[=/=]NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Seriously--Mephitler? Apocalypse Mao? [[spoiler: Hoover Damned?]]
* ShoutOut: The weakness of Mao's Shiva Furnace factory? Its [[StarWarsANewHope exhaust ports]]. Subtle. Also, the heroes' PowerArmor is strikingly similar to the {{Ghostbusters}}' proton packs.
* SpaceSailing: One of the final battles.
* SteamPunk: In SPADES.
* TemporalParadox: The first happens when Time Lincoln comes to the day of his assassination to save himself. The two Lincolns touching one another causes the Void to pull Past Lincoln into the future. [[spoiler: A much older future Lincoln also saves Time Lincoln during the ending.]]
* TimeTravel: The main crux of the story.
* YoureInsane: John Adams' response to Ben Franklin telling him of Lincoln falling through time. Naturally, he's wrong.