At The Mercy Of The People: Freedom Fighters #7 Reviewed

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]

The Freedom Fighters are hiding out in the basement of a Good Samaritan couple. The wife is happy to help, but the husband is starting to feel antsy. The Fighters need to find the Plasstic Man formula next, and Cache knows where it is. Unfortunately, it’s the one place to which Black Condor never wants to return. Worse yet, the Plasstic Men aren’t too far behind the Freedom Fighters. Meanwhile, Adolf Hitler III gets to work on interrogating the captured Human Bomb.

Freedom Fighters #7 cover by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, and Adriano Lucas
Freedom Fighters #7 cover by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, and Adriano Lucas

Freedom Fighters #7 finds the crew trying to recover after their last big operation. They will stop at nothing to bring down the Nazi Empire, but they are too few and too weak.

The lion’s share of character work in this comic goes to the married couple that is hiding the Freedom Fighters, as it is their moral conflict on which the fate of the Fighters hinges. The husband is uncomfortable with hiding them, and he has every right to be so. The Ratzis aren’t known to be gentle, and they have a daughter still locked away in a labor camp.

There is a climactic battle between the Freedom Fighters and a squad of Plasstic Men. It’s here that we get to see Uncle Sam strut his stuff and remind us why he’s so endearing and awesome. A rubber jaw meets a stone fist.

Freedom Fighters #7 art by Bruno Redondo and Adriano Lucas with letters from Andworld Design
Freedom Fighters #7 art by Bruno Redondo and Adriano Lucas with letters from Andworld Design

Bruno Redondo joins up as the artist on this issue, and he takes up the mantle from Eddy Barrows with distinguished finesse. Redondo gives the comic ample detailing, flow, and all-around visual appeal. The Freedom Fighters look just as good under his pen as they did under Barrows, and this comic is lucky to have had two such talented artists in its run. Adriano Lucas supports Redondo with a moody yet popping color palette that does plenty of justice to the Fighters.

Freedom Fighters #7 is another fantastic issue in this DC maxiseries. We watch the moral conundrum of an innocent couple while the Fighters plan their next move. This is another fine read from Robert Venditti and company, and it easily earns a recommendation. Feel free to give this one a read.

Freedom Fighters #7 comes to us from writer Robert Venditti, artist Bruno Redondo, 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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