Ooooh, Robert Venditti, you are a clever and evil man. Yes, you are. You have written a wonderful story in Freedom Fighters 6, but one that has such an amazing twist that I cannot reveal why the tale is so good without completely spoiling it. Damn you!
The Freedom Fighters wind up having to fight Overman, the Nazi version of Superman, in this story. Things do not go well for the team. Not well at all.
Uncle Sam gets to meet the new members of the group, and learns a bit about what happened to the originals, but this issue is heavier on the action. I mean, they’re taking on the Nazi Superman. It ought to be a heavy action issue.
Barrows does a superb job with the art. Overman is shown in imposing angles, adding to his menace. And there is one shot of him, late in the story, that will blow you away. But enough about that.
Yeah, I am really stuck when it comes to this one. I have to suppress almost everything I want to say. But I really want to convey how great this issue is, and why readers really really need to buy this book.
I can say that, even though the team does not fare as well as they had hoped against Overman, they end off the issue with a new purpose, a new plan to bring down the Nazi regime, and it’s a plan that does sound intriguing.
Hard to believe this book is already halfway through its run. I am certain that another six issues will not exhaust the potential this series has. So there will have to be another miniseries afterwards. Or an ongoing series. Or a movie. That would be good, too.