Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Freedom Fighters #10 Review

Fight The Power!

Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Adriano Lucas, Andworld Design
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 23, 2019

We're Earth-X bound as we travel the Multiverse to check in on our Freedom Fighters and their war against the Ratzi menace.  Previously, we saw Black Condor's mission to obtain the Plastic Man formula fail because he went a little over the top and decided to free all of Detroit instead....... or depending on your point of view, maybe he did succeed because he put the formula into himself, making himself a huge threat to the Nazis, more than he already was.  Hopefully, the Freedom Fighters can use this to their advantage as they storm Cheyenne Mountain to take down Adolf Hitler Jr. and to rescue Human Bomb and Doll Woman.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

For this issue of Freedom Fighters we see Uncle Sam, Phantom Lady and Cache storming Cheyenne Mountain, where Uncle Sam has become engorged with the power of America as people all over the country are believing in freedom again, especially now that Detroit has been freed from Nazi control.  I just wish that the art was a little clearer during this section because I found some of the battle confusing in what was going on, which seemed weird since it was dealing with a big ass War Wheel and something that big should have been easy to understand with the art.  Beyond that though, this issue is a giant fight scene with our heroes storming the Nazi fortress and while that part is really fun, the real strength of this issue comes from the more personal aspects of the story.

There isn't much with Human Bomb and Doll Woman this issue, but the bits there were I found really enjoyable, with their talk about what they're willing to do to make sure that the Freedom Fighters prevail in their attack and to undoubtedly make sure that the Nazis would be destroyed.  Also, the ending of this book was fantastic with Adolf Hitler III arguing with his father about whether or not they should release the Cyborg Overman again, which adds an interesting twist to what the landscape will look like leading to the end of this story.

All in all, I really enjoyed the art for the most part beyond some confusing panels during the big battle at the beginning of the book and loved the personal moments between the characters here.  I just wish there was a little more of that because for a lot of this book we get a big ass fight, where our heroes are just approaching a door and while it was cool and action packed, it just went on a little too long.  I really love the ending to this issue and can't wait to see what we'll get next, especially with some of the revelations that this issue gave us about our heroes and our villains.

Bits and Pieces:

Freedom Fighters continues to be one of the best books that DC Comics is putting out right now and I love the character work with both our heroes and our villains.  I just wish that the action sequences in this book would have taken a backseat to some of the more personal conversations because while it was cool, it just went on a little too long.  Still a great issue though and with our cliffhanger I can't wait to get my hands on the next chapter.


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