The Liberation Of Detroit: Freedom Fighters #9 Reviewed
by Josh Davison
[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
Adolf Hilter III realizes there is no point in continuing to torture the Human Bomb, so Hitler brings out Doll Woman, knowing his torture of her will get the Human Bomb to talk. Meanwhile, Cache, Uncle Sam, and Phantom Lady learn of Black Condor’s liberation of the Detroit Factory City. They worry that this will jeopardize their plan to have Sam replace Adolf Hitler II. Meanwhile, Black Condor’s freedom charge continues, but reinforcements are on their way. There’s no hope for this rebellion…unless Condor does something drastic.
Freedom Fighters #9 finds Black Condor living up to the team’s namesake and fighting for the freedom of his hometown of Detroit.
It’s a cathartic issue that delivers a lot of “hell yeah” moments, as we get to watch Black Condor and the slave workers of Detroit bash Ratzi heads in.
It’s a surprisingly punny comic; just about every action panel is delivered with a joke about how one person is beating the other. It gets to be a bit much at times, but it doesn’t sink the more dramatic scenes.
There is one moment that wanders into the realm of cheesiness, though. At one point, the Detroit slave workers are corralled into a firing line, and the Nazis ask for their last words. The group of slave workers then break out into the national anthem. As much as this maxiseries has partaken in over-the-top patriotic indulgences, this moment was a bit too much, even for me.
Eddy Barrows delivers the art for the full issue once again here, and he continues to show how immense an artistic talent he is. This book looks spectacular, and the fight scenes get surprisingly violent and even a tad gruesome at times. That said, it looks great throughout, and Eber Ferreira’s inking remains very strong. Plus, Adriano Lucas once again nails it on the color art.
Freedom Fighters #9 is another great issue from this series. While this installment has its shortcomings, the strong moments far outweigh the weak points. As such, I once again recommend this comic. Check it out.
Freedom Fighters #9 comes to us from writer Robert Venditti, artist Eddy Barrows, inker Eber Ferreira, color artist Adriano Lucas, letters from Andworld Design, and cover artist Eddy Barrows with Eber Ferreira and Adriano Lucas.
Final Score: 8/10