Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters #1
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Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters #1

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Grey Artist: Daniel Acuna Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 5
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  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Jul 18, 2006

    Is it obvious Im into Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters? I hope so, because this is one Brave New World title that you cant afford to miss, particularly if you like your super-hero drama filled with political intrigue. Its like 24 without the timer! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 28, 2007

    By the end of the issue, the title characters face the core dilemma that was explored in the first series and is clearly still at the forefront of this revived property. The heroes face a choice: to act as the government's means to control illegal superhuman activity or to respect the rights of individuals. The analogy is clear here. The Amazon attack is used to justify a new super-powered police force the way the 9-11 terrorist attacks were used to justify the Patriot Act and other measures that emphasized the security of a nation over the rights of the individual. What's interesting about the writers approach to the issue and to the analogy here is that they don't take one side over the other. The protagonists are divided over the conflict, just as Americans have been divided in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jul 20, 2006

    Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters #1 was a nice debut issue. It combined a nicely paced and interesting story with solid artwork and showcases some rather interesting characters. That is a good recipe for an exciting comic book. This title has plenty of potential and I am looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin T. Brown Jul 24, 2006

    So while this issue does have its disappointments, overall it's still a solid book. I just keep hoping to see Palmiotti & Grey push the limits a bit more here and steer clear of the safety of what's been done before. This title has that potential. Let's see if it reaches it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bailey Jul 25, 2006

    In The End: I like the fact that Palmiotti and Gray are taking the chance to use this series as a way of looking at what is going on in the world around us. It adds a lot to this series, but it is also such a fine line to walk, and more often than not we as the audience are told what to think rather than leaving it up to us. I'm all for a writer or writers using their personal beliefs to dictate how they handle the characters because that is their right. At the same time when I see someone like Greg Rucka deal with similar themes and give all sides of the issue (and I mean ALL sides) it makes me look at this type of book and think that it could have been better. It's not bad. I liked most of it and am rather taken with some of the cast, but at the same time I don't know if that is enough to save this book. Read Full Review

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