Freedom Fighters #2

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 23, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 19
8.7Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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?

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jan 23, 2019

    An action-packed spectacle promising a better tomorrow! Read Full Review

  • 10 - Russ Burlingame Jan 23, 2019

    It should be required reading for our dark and divided times. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Jan 23, 2019

    I recommend this maxi-series to fans of World War Two, fans of the Amazon Prime show Man in the High Castle, geeks who love lees popular superheroes and anyone looking for a new series to dig into. This issue offered up a classic comic book fight, lots of boom, the air of heroism and good versus evil. Get in on it and spread the word. This talented crew is onto something special here. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 23, 2019

    Freedom Fighters captures the heart and fight of America. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Jan 23, 2019

    Comics as a serial medium means that there is not just a singular issue, but how it works within a larger collection of pieces. I love how this context is forever evolving, even after a series ends, so to see Freedom Fighters begin its evolution makes me wonder how the rest of the story is going to pan out. With the second issue of a 12-issue maxi, there are likely some major events to follow, sparked by the embers of this installment. The mood feels appropriate for this series, and it is dishearteningly timely. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Feb 22, 2019

    The focus on action means there is a lack of development. As I said, that does not bother me, I trust the story, but it does mean that I preferred the first issue to this one. But all that really means is that one shouldnt dive in with issue 2. Start with issue 1. Now. Go do it. Im serious. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 23, 2019

    Im ready for more insight on the characters and how they endured a Nazi-run America and the month-long wait will seem even longer thanks to the high quality of this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - John Jack Jan 29, 2019

    Really fun issue, worth your time to be sure if you like alternate universe stories, or Nazi punchin! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 23, 2019

    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. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jan 23, 2019

    Freedom Fightersmay not be the series that we want, but it's the series that we need...okay, it's the series that we want too.Freedom Fighters (2018-) #1is a strong debut that leaves readers wanting more 'what-if' action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jan 24, 2019

    There's some palatable emotion packed in this issue as well as some exceptional visuals. Together, they make this issue a solid follow up to last month's inaugural chapter. It builds upon last month's set up with a deep emotionally plunged dagger. Nazi's are easy to hate, but can you find that American Spirit inside yourself? Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S. Lodi Jan 28, 2019

    The adventures on Earth X are consequential, deep and, in a terrifying way, beautiful and vintage. Looking forward to more. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 23, 2019

    You want to see some heroes be heroes and kick a little ass?  Well, boy, do I have an issue for you.  Seriously though, we get an issue that is pretty much a big ass fight scene, which normally I'm against but as a way to showcase what our heroes can do it works pretty well.  So yeah, the story is still fun and I'm continuing to love the art. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Jan 23, 2019

    While lacking character moments, this issue does a great job in showing off what the Freedom Fighters can do. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 23, 2019

    This title has more in common with Venditti's work on Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps than it does with his spectacular Hawkman so far, but it's an exciting read. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 27, 2019

    This issue is all battle, but I enjoy the amount of character we get in that fighty-fighty, and the art is top-notch. I'm interested in seeing where this all goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    YourGreenMuse Jan 25, 2019

    This was mostly dedicated to a fight scene, and well, at least it looked good.

  • 9.0
    ohhaimark Jan 24, 2019


    -This series is proving to be something special. After an excellent debut, we get an arguably even better second issue. If this series keeps it up, it could be remembered long after issue 12.

    -The opening was really, really good. Unique, but not forced, with solid writing.

    -I can't believe this Robert Venditti is writing the trash fest known as Damage, or even Hawkman, which I find subpar compared to this. I guess this is where he's focused his skill and attention. I'd argue it's worth it.

    -Good God, Eddy Barrows' art is something special. He draws things in such a perfect, nostalgic way, that also feels fresh and unique. Love it.

    -The battle in this issue was pure awesome more

  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Jun 3, 2019

    This was a bit too one-dimensional to me. I agree that Nazis are bad, but who are these people I am aligning with? Also I refuse to believe that after 50 years under the Reich’s boot heel literally everybody was ready to openly celebrate a bunch of heroes showing up.

  • 10
    Samuel Almeida Jan 23, 2019

    Bravo, Mr Venditti! An action packed story that is well written and mean something. Very good! But the highlight here is the AMAZING art!Eddy Barrows, man! This guy rocks! The two page spreads are gorgeous! Im amazed by this book.Its VERY good!

  • 10
    Dorival Jan 24, 2019


  • 9.5
    SloboSOY Jan 25, 2019

    What a fantastic reading. Yes it's just a Clobberin' time.
    But it's a astonishing one. And even if I was a little disappointed by the fact the Plastic man stay hidden (But man I didn't expect him, and I love them more & more).
    I love all the part on the plane of idea (But does the Eagle don't have to be bigger & brightest?

    Cover - Love it even if this isn't really in link. That could have been if the Plastic Man didn't stay on spy mode ^^ 1.5/2
    Writing - It was a very strong reading. 3/3
    Arts - Damn the art and layout are awesome 3/3
    Feeling - I want the next issue fast ^^ 2/2

  • 9.0
    GTMedia Reviews Apr 7, 2019

    Remember when the X-Men used to have a hard time taking one Omega Class Sentinel? Pepperidge farm remembers. 

    Freedom Fighters #2 captures that classic feeling of Days of Future Past with no Mutants in sight. The issue continues laying the groundwork from the first issue as our heroes matchup against the Iron Polizist. 

    This is a straightforward comic with the bulk of it being the new Freedom Fighters coming out party against the Reich. The set-piece covers about 90% of the issue and pretty much what I've come to expect from Robert Venditti. The art is for the issue is great and atmospheric. It sells the epic nature of the battle taking place The team coordinates well and it will be interesting to see how these he more

  • 6.0
    Valiant Son Jan 28, 2019

    Yeah, it was okay, but ultimately very disappointing after a fairly strong opener.

    The professional critics seem to be drinking the Kool-Aid, however, with their ludicrously portentous comments about it being so fitting for our times etc. Seriously, this is a very stylised comic book that presents a highly unlikely counterfactual for a Second World War that is lost by the Allies. Furthermore, the Trump government (of which I am no supporter) is not Nazi, nor is it fascist. These are silly labels put on things by soft left “liberals” to connote that something is “bad”. Can we review this comic book for what it is, rather than indulging in poor quality political rhetoric?

    This issue is fine at what it does, whic more

  • 10
    Nicetrylaoche Jan 23, 2019

  • 10
    Rocker97 Jan 23, 2019

  • 10
    Radar Jan 27, 2019

  • 10
    The Comics Golden King Nov 28, 2019

  • 9.5
    JustCrazy Jan 23, 2019

  • 9.5
    Watchtower022 Jan 24, 2019

  • 9.0
    Mike L. Jan 24, 2019

  • 9.0
    The 20-issue Ceiling Feb 5, 2019

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Jan 24, 2019

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Jan 26, 2019

  • 7.0
    DarloMan Mar 10, 2019

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