Freedom Fighters #1

Freedom Fighters #1

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Travis Moore Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 1, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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A new call to arms begins as Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters return in an all-new action packed ongoing series helmed by the writing team of Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Travis Moore and Trevor Scott! A national mystery unfolds when the government learns of the existence of a Confederate super weapon intended to insure the South won the Civil War. Who built it and why wasn't it used? Find out when Uncle Sam leads the team on a quest through the hidden history of the United States! With new challenges and old threats returning to plague them, the stakes are higher than ever. Can even these stalwart heroes stand by their duty when their country calls?

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Sep 2, 2010

    When I first starting writing the Rankings for this week, I had Freedom Fighters at #5; then, every time I flipped through it, I found something else that I loved about itnext thing I know, it's the Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 1, 2010

    It's a very full issue that has a lot of information to offer the reader. I may not be running back to my local comic shop to add this to my pull list right now, but I'm definitely in for issue #2. These characters may not be my favorites, but neither were the characters in "Atlas." This is a very good combination of writers, artists, and story making the characters compelling enough for me to say that I'm looking forward to the adventurous tale waiting for us in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Vine - inferiorego Sep 1, 2010

    It's the first issue of a new series featuring a team that we don't see normally in the comic books. It's tough to judge the pilot of a series essentially. I'd recommend this book though. Palmiotti and Gray are great writers and I'm sure there will be some more explanation of who these characters are and the team within this story arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 7, 2010

    I think, like most group hero books, this title has a lot of potential - but this issue didn't get it off to a great start. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 1, 2010

    The script jumps between characters in the early pages, each dealing with their own weird, wacky conflicts. Even when the full team bands together, the issue can't seem to decide what the conflict of the story is. Is it the search for a fabled Confederate super-weapon? Is it the hunt for the kidnapped Vice President? Is it the presence of mysterious spirits within a remote mountain? Palmiotti and Gray seem to throw a wide array of situations and ideas on the page in the hope that some will stick. s a result, the series feels too cluttered and unfocused for its own good. Some of the dialogue can be downright silly at times, which only further screws with the tone of the book. Freedom Fighters isn't that far off from being a worthwhile read. The team is interesting, some of the ideas at play are clever, and the art is solid, if cluttered at times. What Palmiotti and Gray need to do is sit back, simplify things, and let the characters breathe. Hopefully issue #2 will mark a return to form Read Full Review

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