Freedom On The March: Freedom Fighters #11 Reviewed

by Josh Davison

Mild Spoilers Ahead

Outside the Detroit Factory City, pirate radio operators begin rallying the American people to revolt against the Nazi regime. Meanwhile, Cyborg Overman stops the advance of the Freedom Fighters into the Cheyenne Doomsday Bunker, current headquarters to the Third Reich. Uncle Sam sends the rest of the Fighters forward, opting to fight Cyborg Overman on his own. Black Condor, Phantom Lady, and Cache go to find Doll Woman and the Human Bomb, but the PlaSStic Men arrive to stop them. Thankfully, Phantom Lady still has plenty of tricks up her sleeve. However, can the Freedom Fighters reach Doll Woman and Human Bomb in time to save them? Can Uncle Sam stand up against the might of the Cyborg Overman?

Freedom Fighters #11 cover by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, and Adriano Lucas
Freedom Fighters #11 cover by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, and Adriano Lucas

Freedom Fighters #11 brings this maxi-series to its penultimate issue, with the Freedom Fighters charging into Cheyenne Mountain and the American people revolting against the Third Reich. The Ratzi regime is on its backfoot at last, and the Freedom Fighters have to make sure the Reich doesn’t have time to recover.

This is an action issue from beginning to end. Uncle Sam battles Cyborg Overman, and the rest of the Freedom Fighters battle through Nazi troops and PlaSStic Men to get to their captured allies. Its tense, exciting, and downright cathartic.

It’s also shockingly gory at times, particularly in regards to the PlaSStic Men. What Phantom Lady unleashes upon them is genuinely shocking.

Freedom Fighters #11 art by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, and Adriano Lucas with letters from Andworld Design
Freedom Fighters #11 art by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, and Adriano Lucas with letters from Andworld Design

Eddy Barrows continues to knock it out of the park on the visuals. His detailing, ability to depict action and emotion, and general stylism is brilliant. He’s backed up by the inking talents of Eber Ferreira, and the bombastic color work of Adriano Lucas. Together, they make one hell of an artistic team.

Freedom Fighters #11 is another exciting and generally kick-ass issue of this DC maxi-series. We’re approaching the big finale and Freedom Fighters #11 makes sure you’re primed and pumped to see what happens. Needless to say, this comic earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

Freedom Fighters #11 comes to us from writer Robert Venditti, artist Eddy Barrows, inker Eber Ferreira, color artist Adriano Lucas, letters from Andworld Design, and cover artist Eddy Barrows with Eber Ferreira and Adriano Lucas.

Final Score: 8.5/10

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