freedom fighters 1
By Robert Venditti & Eddy Barrows
I liked this considerably more than Tom (im sure Its not a sequel to Master Men, I think they are just using Earth-X)
Set on Earth-X, the earth where Nazi Germany won, the American Resistance Underground plans to fight back.
There’s a definite gap in the market for a book like this. Making it 12 issues is a good choice. I’m hoping that Venditti, who can be a good writer, has plotted it tighty enough across a focussed 12 issues. The brilliant Barrows must remain on art throughout though. Even if it means some slippage in the scheduling of the books.
The smart bit here is using Jesse Owens in the book. Most people will know that Owens was a legendary sprinter (and also got gold in the long jump), im not sure everyone will know that he won 4 golds in the Berlin Olympics in 1936, which clearly stuck two fingers up at Adolf who was keen to show the world at the time how superior his Aryan race was.
So Jesse Owens is an inspired leftfield choice as leader of the Freedom Fighters and the resistance.
I’ve also got fond memories of the Black Condor series from the early 90s. I miss the long hair
Tonight is the first time I’ve noticed though, just because of Black Condor, the similarity (in my mind at least) between Barrows and Rags Morales (so underrated - where is he now??) detailed line work.
This little series isn’t going to blow anyone’s mind, it’s a just another fun series that makes me feel nostalgic about some characters I don’t get to see very often. The Earth-X lens gives it that added bit of flavour.
…this was my thought process up until I turned to page 13.
Fucking hell man did this take a dark turn or what?
I’m really not sure where they are going with this, just because of the stop-start nature of the issue - but it mostly entertained, and where it never entertained it at least intrigued me.