NAZI-Punching Galore in DC's New FREEDOM FIGHTERS Series

Freedom Fighters #1
Credit: Eddy Barrows (DC Comics)
Credit: Eddy Barrows (DC Comics)

DC Comics are launching a 12-issue Freedom Fighters series by writer Robert Venditti and artist Eddy Barrows in December. First reported by CBR, the series will be set in Earth-X - the alternate universe where Germany won World War II and America lives under the thumb of a Nazi regime.

"We get to see how 2018 America looks if the Germans won WWII, but also what the status of superheroes is in that kind of environment as well," Venditti said. "It’s a lot of fun because you get to just kind of build everything from scratch and really get to throw a lot of concepts out there and it’s something that takes place in the wider DC multiverse but not being set on this Earth means it isn’t as constraint[sic] as other stories might be."

The Freedom Fighters team will be comprised of Human Bomb, Black Condor, Doll Woman, and Phantom Lady.

"These are all newer incarnations of the characters, and we’ll learn new backstories for them, what motivates them and why they’re Freedom Fighters. Uncle Sam in 2018 is missing in action. The American spirit was crushed when America was conquered by Nazi Germany, and so the Freedom Fighters are now coming back to try to remind the American population that there is such a thing as heroes and here’s what America stands for. They sort of re-stoke that American spirit with the hope that by doing so, if they can stoke it enough, Uncle Sam can return and they’ll have this very powerful, you know, fighting force on their side."

Venditti said he is "drawing from" Grant Morrison and Jim Lee's The Multiversity: Mastermen one-shot, which was also the basis for the CW Seed's animated Freedom Fighters: The Ray series.

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