The GeeksverseFreedom Fighters #7

Freedom Fighters #7
Published on Thursday, March 3, 2011 by

Written by: Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Penciled by: Travis Moore
Inked by: Walden Wong
Colored by: Allen Passalaqua
Lettered by: Travis Lanham
Cover Art: Travis Moore w/ Trevor Scott & Rob Schwager
Assistant Editor: Rickey Purdin
Editor: Rachel Gluckstern

This is an interesting take on a super hero team. They are totally dysfunctional, yet as Phantom Lady says, it works for them.

P&G left last issue with a cliffhanger where it looked like Miss America was bringing the forces of S.H.A.D.E. to “convince” Dollman to rejoin the team. This issue shows that she only brought them there to protect Dollman’s family. It’s an interesting way to start the issue off. It fits in with the rest of the book though, as things don’t go as you’d expect them to with this team. It also shows more of the personality of Miss America, who is all business.

For all their dysfunction, they are an incredibly loyal team and it shows in how they interact and react with eachother. We’re given hints of just how bad S.H.A.D.E. can be. The Jester gives hints to Phantom Lady that her powers might be harming her and Firebrand just casually mentions how they are growing him a new spine and he had requested a new body. It’ll be interesting to see how this develops in later issues.

We see the artifacts gathered and how they are used by the Jester and the location that the Jester has been holding the vice-president brings it all together. The Jester had the Freedom Fighters doing his dirty work for him. He already had one of the weapons and he used them to gather the others. But his rantings let us know that there is more to it then first glance.

He wants Uncle Sam.

And it all fits. Uncle Sam is the embodiment of the american dream. He’s one of the american weapons.

And who Uncle Sam reincarnates as? Excellant choice.

The one negative in the issue was the art. It’s the same artist as always, but with a new inker. This issue highlights why the inker is so important. The cover was done by the regular art team and shows how good the art normally is. Wong’s inks on Moore’s pencils just aren’t as strong as Trevor Scotts. The figures don’t look as strong.

The art is still good, but not as good.

Freedom Fighters #7 receives
4 out of 5

This series is worth picking up but I hope the regular art team returns next issue.

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