Writer Rob Venditti and artist Eddy Barrows are bringing back Earth-X’s iconic Freedom Fighters!
Featuring some new takes on the familiar faces of the Freedom Fighter’s original roster: Human Bomb, Black Condor, Doll Woman and Phantom Lady Freedom Fighters #1 is set in Earth-X’s version of 2018, where the population of America has lived in fear of an oppressive Nazi regime since their ultimate victory in World War II. Think Man in the High Castle meets The Avengers.
Check out some of the art from the first issue below:
Though he was a part of the Freedom Fighters in the ’70s, pliable DC superhero Plastic Man isn’t a part of the Rebirth era’s Earth-X based team. His presence will still be felt, however, but as yet another obstacle for the Freedom Fighters to overcome as they attempt to rid the United States of its Nazi overlords.
“Plastic Man doesn’t exist on Earth-X because he was captured by the Nazis and they extracted his DNA, his ability to shape shift,” Venditti explained to CBR. “And now they’ve used that science and applied it to an entire force of covert agents called the “PlaSStic Men”. So there’s a new SS, and they live among the American population. They can literally be anybody. They could the person who works in the store, someone in your life. They could be your next door neighbor and they’re always living in secret — they’re a force that everybody knows is out there, but not where they are. It keeps the American population living in abject terror all the time.
“In their default form, all the PlaSStic Men look exactly the same.,” Venditti continued. “Their appearances, their uniform — they all have the blue eyed, blonde hair, but you very rarely see them in that form, because they’re always under cover.”
Freedom Fighters #1 by Rob Venditti and Eddy Barrows hits shelves this December!