Freedom Fighters #5

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 24, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 10
8.7Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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Uncle Sam, the living embodiment of the American spirit, has been awakened...but will he recognize the country he left behind? Sam has reemerged to discover his beloved nation overrun with fascists and the huddled masses he fought so hard to protect marginalized and under the iron grip of an evil regime mad with power and willing to do ANYTHING to preserve it. Even with the help of the Freedom Fighters, can the spirit of America hope to survive the titanic forces of oppression? Plus: the return of the one Nazi weapon that's faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than anything the resistance could hope to put in his way: the mighty Ov more

  • 10 - Russ Burlingame Apr 24, 2019

    Robert Venditti continues to blend superhero action with modern day commentary and Golden and Silver Age nostalgia, making the first "real" Uncle Sam issue of the series into a treat. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Jeffrey Bracey Apr 30, 2019

    If you've ever been a fan of DC's Freedom Fighters and Elseworlds this book is for you, and even if not this is just a solidly satisfying comic book experience that combines superheroes with alternative history. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 24, 2019

    Assuming the streaming service still remains viable a year from now I could see this series easily translating to a very captivating show on DC Universe. It's got a compelling serialized nature that would do well in a TV format. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 24, 2019

    A great issue that's filled with action, reveals about a major classic hero, and good progress to the overall plot. If you've ever wondered what it means to be patriotic, give this comic a read. It's an entertaining escape that harbors deeper meaning. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton May 11, 2019

    For that matter, so is the big villain we are introduced to, although in a different sort of way. I wont spoil that surprise, so just go buy the issue now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 24, 2019

    All the pieces are in place for this series now and I couldn't be happier because on top of getting all our heroes together now, we also have a pretty impressive villain being presented that could change the game for our heroes.  Just a lot of fun, while it catches people up on who and what Uncle Sam is, while giving us amazing art the whole way through Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 1, 2019

    This title continues to provide a deeper look at the meaning of freedom and how it impacts the world. The notion of Uncle Sam as the Spirit of '76 is an idea that is worthy of more exploration. Venditti is not afraid to show the mistakes made by the United States in its history, and it feeds right into the idea of freedom in 2019. Venditti finds a truth that is present in the philosophical ideals, despite the errors of humans. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - John Jack May 6, 2019

    A really fun entry in a good series, no high society here, just Nazi punching fun! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 24, 2019

    This continues to be a series that tries for epic scale and delivers in gorgeous art and splash pages " but lacks the compelling foes and characters needed to make it click. Read Full Review

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