Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Freedom Fighters #11 Review

Freedom Is On The March

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

It's the penultimate issue of taking back America from the Nazis and it's been a wild ride, but to do this issue right, you're going to have to have a wilder ride leading up to the finale next issue, which I'm all for because I've been enjoying this book immensely and am getting kind of sad now that I know it's going to end.  In the previous issue we saw Adolf Hitler III kill his daddy and take control of the Third Reich all because he wants to end the Freedom Fighters once and for all and Adolf Jr. wasn't willing to send out the Cyborg Overman again, but with him now gone........ it's time to see if our heroes can once again stand up to this metal monster.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

For this issue we get right into the action and that action starts with all of America hearing about the revolution within the Detroit Labor Camps and that now all of the country are Freedom Fighters.  This idea fuels up Uncle Sam right in time for the return of Cyborg Overman, who has seen better days, but who is hellbent on taking down our heroes once and for all.

Throughout this issue we see our heroes taking on Cyborg Overman, SS Plastic Men and eventually making their way to their captured teammates, Human Bomb and Doll Woman, I just hope that they're not too late in bringing down everything that holds the Nazis together because Adolf Hitler III is taking no chances in securing his spot as fuhrer and making sure that his enemies don't survive their siege of Cheyenne Mountain.  This is a quick moving issue that really spotlights our heroes doing their damnedest to take out every threat imaginable, but the fight between Uncle Sam and Cyborg Overman is where this truly shines in not only visuals, but also in the feeling that it gives you when Uncle Sam is just pure American spirit.

All in all, I continue to love the art of this team, but I did have a problem during one of the action scenes where Phantom Lady is killing some SS Plastic Men because it feels like there should be this really important moment, where Phantom Lady uses her powers in a new and horrifying way, but for the life of me I have no idea what happened....... you know, except for some dead Plastic Men, but beyond that I loved the action sequences of this book and the way that we spent the first couple of pages to get that feeling of inspiration that Uncle Sam is fueled by throughout the issue.  Yeah, the story does just become action, which leads to this issue not feeling as complete as others, but it did lead to huge cliffhanger that makes me wonder how our heroes will ever survive this maxi-series.  

Bits and Pieces:

Are you ready for some Freedom Fighters to kick some Ratzi ass?  Well, look no further because you'll get that in spades here.  I just wish that we had some time to really get a more personal connection to some of these heroes, but overall I love see Uncle Sam take on the Cyborg Overman and you couldn't get any bigger of a cliffhanger to lead into our final issue next month.


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