Tag Archives: freedom fighters

Preview: Freedom Fighters #3

Freedom Fighters #3

(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Eddy Barrows
RATED T+
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The Freedom Fighters are launching their biggest offensive ever against the Nazi regime…but the bad guys aren’t done for yet. The Hitler dynasty has made its move against the insurgency, and it’s in the form of their secret weapon: Hitler the Third. And boy, is this kid a deranged little psycho! If the resistance is to succeed, they’d better move fast and stir up enough support from the public to bring Uncle Sam back from the brink, or all hope will be lost…

Freedom Fighters #3

Review: Freedom Fighters #2

Freedom Fighters #2

The Freedom Fighters go public in present-day Nazi America! It’s been 50 years of fascist rule in the U.S. under Hitler and his heirs, and frankly, everyone’s had enough. A new Freedom Fighters team makes a very public debut in hopes of rallying the people and re-igniting the long-dormant American spirit. Phantom Lady, Black Condor, Doll Girl and Human Bomb strike a blow against the Gestapo’s Iron Police Force, but will it be enough to summon the long-lost Uncle Sam from retirement?

In reality, there’s an ominous cloud of the creeping of fascism into our lives and the rise of a far right movement across the world. For many, there’s a want to just punch these Nazis and get some of the frustration of our reality out. Freedom Fighters #2 helps in that fantasy experience as the team takes on the Nazi robot in an issue that’s all about the action and it is epic.

Writer Robert Venditi knows what the audience wants in this issue which is one giant extended fight scene picking up from the exciting ending of the first. The issue serves a few purposes, one of which is introducing us to these characters. We get to learn about their personalities and their powers through the fight. The second is, to give us hope. We, like the people witnessing the battle, get a little hope out of it all. There’s something satisfying watching Nazis get beat and done so in a rather patriotic rah-rah sort of way.

That’s delivered through the art of Eddy Barrows with ink by Eber Ferreira, color by Adriano Lucas, and lettering by Deron Bennett. The art is fantastic with amazing panels and page layouts that emphasizes the action. The explosions are big, the framing and focus of the action is dynamic. This is a big summer popcorn blockbuster on every page and it’s beyond entertaining.

There’s not a lot of rocket science to the comic. It’s action pack and the Nazis get their butts kicked. In this day, that’s about as satisfying as you need. The team mixes the high octane action with just enough rah-rah to not go too over the top into parody instead keeping the tone grounded in a retro sort of way. Fun action delivered through awesome art creates a comic that’s a hell of a lot of fun.

Story: Robert Venditi Art: Eddy Barrows
Ink: Eber Ferreira Color: Adriano Lucas Letterer: Deron Bennett
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Freedom Fighters #2

Freedom Fighters #2

(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Eddy Barrows
In Shops: Jan 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The Freedom Fighters go public in present-day Nazi America! It’s been 50 years of fascist rule in the U.S. under Hitler and his heirs, and frankly, everyone’s had enough. A new Freedom Fighters team makes a very public debut in hopes of rallying the people and re-igniting the long-dormant American spirit. Phantom Lady, Black Condor, Doll Girl and Human Bomb strike a blow against the Gestapo’s Iron Police Force, but will it be enough to summon the long-lost Uncle Sam from retirement?

Freedom Fighters #2

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Blossoms 666

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

It’s a short week of releases with the holiday and you can get every single issue for under $50! So, instead of picking which you should get, we’re doing something a little bit different with going over what they are and why you should check out each release!

American Carnage #3 (Vertigo/DC Comics) – An undercover agent dealing with white supremacists, yeah, we’re all in for this series.

The Avant-Guards #1 (BOOM! Studios/BOOM! Box) – BOOM! has been rocking series the popular genre of manga sports comics with a western spin. This is the latest entry into that and we can’t wait to read it.

Blossoms 666 #1 (Archie Horror/Archie Comics) – Archie’s horror line of comics has been fun and different and this latest entry is one we’ve been waiting to check out since it was announced.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 (BOOM! Studios) – The classic tv show is back in a reboot and we’re beyond intrigued about the new spin.

Freedom Fighters #2 (DC Comics) – Nazi punching, nuff said.

Go-Bots #3 (IDW Publishing) – The first two issues are no joke and much more depth than we expected. Hopefully the third is more of that excellence.

Guardians of the Galaxy #1 (Marvel) – The Guardians get a new volume and a new line up of characters that reminds us of the Abnett and Lanning days of the series.

Naomi #1 (Wonder Comics/DC Comics) – A brand new character debuts in Brian Michael Bendis’ in contunuity Wonder Comics line and we’re very intrigued.

Oliver #1 (Image Comics) – New twists on Oliver Twist seems to be all the rage now but we’re always up to see how someone updates and makes their take unique to a classic like Dickens’ famous orphan.

Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 (Marvel) – Cyclops is back, but how? This promises to answer that question.

Review: Freedom Fighters #1

In today’s time we need good ole Nazi punching and in Freedom Fighters we’re given exactly that as we travel to Earth X where they won World War II.

The first issue of this twelve issue maxi-series is written by Robert Venditti, art by Eddy Barrows, ink by Eber Ferreira, color by Adriano Lucas, and lettering by Deron Bennett.

Get your copy in comic shops now! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/comiXology/Kindle

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review
This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from this site. Making purchases through these links helps support the site

Review: Freedom Fighters #1

Freedom Fighters #1

Line up for this all-new maxiseries set on Earth X, where the Nazis won World War II! Twenty years after invading and occupying America, Germany wiped out all metahuman resistance, including the original Freedom Fighters. 

Fast-forward to the present day, and a new team of Freedom Fighters emerges to challenge the Nazi occupation once again. But if they’re to have any chance of victory, they’re going to need Uncle Sam-who disappeared after his original team was killed.

Beyond one small “factual” issue of including “under God” in the pledge, Freedom Fighters #1 is a read that had me sucked in from the start. Writer Robert Venditti delivers a story of resistance in a time when real world resistance is a daily occurrence.

World War II is over and the Nazis have won leaving few heroes to continue the fight and eventually a new generation must step forward. Venditti has nailed the zeitgeist that’s currently occurring in the world with a story that’s engrossing and acknowledges the generational shift we’re seeing today. The greatest generation’s torch has been passed to a new generation who has taken up the fight against fascism in both the comic and reality. The fact Venditti recognizes this shows this will be a series that will reflect heavily upon the real world while still delivering an escapist story full of action.

The art by Eddy Barrows, ink by Eber Ferreira, color by Adriano Lucas, and lettering by Deron Bennett is top notch. There’s some fantastic scenes and use of panels and pages with scenes delivering the emotion on the page whether it’s despair, hope, and at times horror. The designs are fantastic creating something familiar but slightly different with an aesthetic that fits this alternate world without being over the top. Small details like the use of Nazi bolts in Plasstic Man adds small touches that emphasize this reality.

The issue is a fantastic start with highs and lows. There’s lots of action, hope, despair, and more hope. It’s a rollercoaster that’s both escapist and a reflection on today’s reality and what was. We’re in a real world fight against a rise of far right ideology and fascism and a second rise of Nazi beliefs. To get a comic with some good ole Nazi punching is quite welcome.

Story: Robert Venditti Art: Eddy Barrows
Ink: Eber Ferreira Color: Adriano Lucas Letterer: Deron Bennett
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Freedom Fighters #1 (of 12)

Freedom Fighters #1 (of 12)

(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Eddy Barrows
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Line up for this all-new maxiseries set on Earth X, where the Nazis won World War II! Twenty years after invading and occupying America, Germany wiped out all metahuman resistance, including the original Freedom Fighters.

Fast-forward to the present day, and a new team of Freedom Fighters emerges to challenge the Nazi occupation once again. But if they’re to have any chance of victory, they’re going to need Uncle Sam-who disappeared after his original team was killed. The 12-part epic “Death of a Nation” storyline kicks off here!

Freedom Fighters #1

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Captain America #6

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

American Carnage #2 (DC Comics/Vertigo) – The first issue was a solid set up of a former FBI agent who has to go undercover in a white supremacist organization. We’re intrigued and excited by this series and can’t wait to read more.

Black Badge #5 (BOOM! Studios) – One of the best new series this year! Basically, Boy Scouts who are recruited into doing black ops.

Captain America #6 (Marvel) – The first story arc wraps up and its hinted at something big happening. We’ve loved this series and can’t wait to see what’s next.

Dead Man Logan #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was fantastic and though this seems like on surface another “lets kill a hero and make some money” event, so far, it’s exceeded expectations.

Extermination #5/Infinity Wars #6/Spider-Geddon #5 (Marvel) – These three are on the list for the same reason… We want to know how they end!

Freedom Fighters #1 (DC Comics) – Head to Earth X for superheroes punching Nazis!

Hardcore #1 (Image Comics) – From Image and Skybound this new series written by Andy Diggle with art by Alessandro Vitti is about a program where anyone’s body can be taken over making them into human drones to target the bad guys. Interesting concept. We’re in.

Livewire #1 (Valiant) – The character takes the spotlight and we’ve already had lots of praise of this issue.

Around the Tubes

It’s almost new comic book day… what’s everyone getting?

Around the Blogs:

Comics Alliance – DC Comics’ Attempts to Make You Care About the Freedom Fighters: A Brief HistorySome cool history here.

Comics Alliance – The CW Orders a Full Season of ‘Arrow’ Based on DC Comics’ Emerald ArcherShould be interesting.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews:

CBR – Avenging Spider-Man #7

CBR – The Walking Dead #97

CBR – Wolverine & the X-Men #10