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Freedom Fighters #1 came out in April 1976. The team came to Earth One because there were "no credible threats" on Earth X any more.
The team of Uncle Sam, The Human Bomb, Phantom Lady, Black Condor, Doll Man, and The Ray made their way through 15 issues. A long the way they added Firebrand.
Even with great cover art, the team just couldn't survive an inconsistent creative team.
Below are the covers for its run.
As you can see from the covers, the team went all over the place. Unlike me, many readers gave up on the title and it was canceled.
The team that could, didn't.
Ah but there is more to their story....
To be continued.
The tale call Crisis on Earth X told us about a world where the Nazis won WWII. The inhabitants were now mind controlled, save people like The Freedom Fighters.
It took the combined might of the Justice Society, the Justice League, and the Freedom Fighters to free Earth X.
It was a nice story, but it had many flaws because of the Comics Code Authority of the day.
The idea that "Good shall triumph over Evil", in reality over simplified what would happen if the teams freed Earth X.
In my mind the logical next step in the Freedom Fighters journey should have been mop up and facing new threats. One of which could have been what kind of power would the Soviets yield in a NAZI less world.
Instead DC had the team come to Earth 1 in the first post JLA story.
To Be Continued.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The Freedom Fighters were introduced in the Pages of Justice League of America.
It was the first and only time that the team was on Earth X until it appeared the Supergirl TV show.
The team has bounced from not being seen at all to being seen then disappearing.
I am going to to do several articles here talking about the verisions of the team that have been published over the years.
The next article will talk about the Quality years and their first appearance is DC comics.
Until then, Go Forth and do well.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
THE KAMANDI CHALLENGE #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE ATOM REBIRTH #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: VIXEN REBIRTH #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE RAY REBIRTH #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: KILLER FROST REBIRTH #1
THE ODYSSEY OF THE AMAZONS #1
THE FALL AND RISE OF CAPTAIN ATOM #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE/POWER RANGERS #1