Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Freedom Fighters #3 Review

Taking Flight

Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Adriano Lucas, Andworld Design
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 27, 2019

Let's get back to Earth-X so that we can check in on how our Freedom Fighters are doing in taking America back from the Ratzis.  In our previous issue we saw our heroes take down an Iron Giant of a war machine and while that by itself was impressive, it seemed that this display was needed to rally the American people behind the idea that their country could still be theirs and with that, resurrect Uncle Sam so that the Freedom Fighters could be whole again.  Let's jump into this issue and see what the next step is for our heroes as they continue their assault on those lousy Ratzis.  Let's check it out.

While this issue does slow things down a bit from the big all out battle of the previous issue, the back story that we get for Adolf Hitler Jr., Phantom Lady and Black Condor just doesn't seem enough for me to really get a handle on the characters.  Yeah, we have a team of people who are trying to accomplish the impossible and the idea of getting a complete back story for all the characters involved while also doing that kind of an undertaking in a twelve issue maxi-series may not be likely, but I would like to know the characters a bit more than how they react in a mission scenario, which for our third issue now, is all we really get.  

Out of all the characters that we have though you do get the most out of Black Condor, Marcus Robbins and the rage that he feels for what has happened to the country and how the Ratzis have forced people of color into slave labor and into the ghettos.  While this is a giant motivator to why Marcus has become Black Condor, I still wish there was more shown in this issue about it instead of mostly focusing on his rage as he takes fighter jets down.  

This is still an enjoyable issue though that shows us some of the past, what we're dealing with in the present and teases the possibility of getting Overman showing up in the future.  With all that though, I still want more because we have an entire world with an alternate history than our own that I just want explored more than what we've got already, but this is only issue three so maybe I just need to hold my horses and wait a bit, but since this is a monthly title and I'm enjoying myself...... it just seems like the reveals are taking forever.  Isn't that always the case?  

All in all, the art continues to be fantastic in this series and for the dribs and drabs of information that we're getting along the way, Venditti still has me interested in these characters and the world they inhabit.  Like I said previously though, I'm just getting impatient because I'm having a good time with what we're getting and the issues read really fast.  

Bits and Pieces:

In this issue you have some amazing art and some back story to our heroes and villains alike and prospects for characters to come.  Yeah, we pretty much just get another battle here, but with it it shows some of the personalities of the heroes and their motivations for becoming Freedom Fighters.  Still an enjoyable series that I can't wait to get the next installment of as soon as I'm done reading...... Each time though, I'm just looking for a little more.


1 comment:

  1. 5/10 - Not FU 5 (yet), but it could go down to that. The art is great; but the reaching that Venditti does to push the "Orange Man Bad" narrative here is so tiresome. A good example of why ComicsGate exists.