Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Freedom Fighters #7 Review



Give Me Liberty Or......


Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Bruno Redondo, Adriano Lucas, Andworld Design
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 24, 2019


Let's hop on over to Earth-X to continue watching the Freedom Fighters take their world back from the Nazi menace.  In our previous action packed issue we saw our heroes take on Adolf Hitler Jr.'s greatest achievement, the Cyborg Overman and learned in the process that this series is a direct continuation of The Multiversity: Mastermen, which just tickled my fancy because I love continuity.  With that battle, Human Bomb was captured and our heroes were forced to regroup so that they can make their next strike.  Let's hope that we don't lose anyone else as we jump into this issue and check it out.

We have some downtime for our Freedom Fighters for the majority of this issue and it's during this time, where two people are hiding the heroes that give us the most impact for what happens by the end because it's the whole idea of doing whatever you can to preserve liberty, even if that means your death that really makes this issue go above and beyond what I was expecting from jumping into this issue.  I was sure that the battle for the most part was going to be put on hold here as our team regrouped and discussed their next attack against the Ratzis, which affects Black Condor in a big way, but when we did finally have the action that we've grown so accustomed to in this series, it was because of the beginning that made this issue feel like even more of a pleasure to read because there's one moment there that I couldn't help but get the chills. 


Our big bad for this issue are the SS Plastic Men, who are trying to find our heroes and while they seemed like one hell of a threat previously, it's this issue that really made them come across as monsters of a higher caliber that can do so many messed up things to get their job done and seeing our heroes go toe to toe with them, especially with a more powered up Uncle Sam was just great and by the end I realized that I'm so angry that this is only a twelve issue maxi-series because while I do want to see the Nazis go down by the end, I don't want to see this series and these characters disappear.


All in all, the art continues to be great even with a new artist jumping on this issue....... really though, you can never go wrong with Bruno Redondo...... and the pacing of this story was amazing, where I really thought that things were going to calm down this issue only for it to catch me off guard with the horrors of the SS Plastic Men.  We're moving toward the endgame for our heroes with each passing issue and with each one I get more and more scared for what could happen, but even the tiny wins, where our heroes can simply escape to fight another day comes off as something spectacular here and I can't wait for the next issue.

Bits and Pieces:

Both sides of the fight are going above and beyond to achieve victory in this issue and I was glued to the page every step of the way.  I love the art in this issue and the pacing of this story and by the end I only wish that the destination for our heroes' next attack would have been a little more set up..... but even that is a minor gripe for a series that has become one of my favorites out of DC Comics and I only wish more titles were like this one.

9/10

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