Picking the weakest issue of Freedom Fighters is like trying to pick the worst Pauly Shore movie; too many serious contenders. This series is very disappointing, as convoluted plots and dull artwork really hamper the development of some potentially interesting characters. This particular story revolves around four disgruntled Native Americans who are struck by lightning and develop powers and rob a bank. I'd say that the way things are presented is offensive to Native Americans, but really it's offensive to just about anyone. One of the bad guys (Tall Tree) is definitely an Apache Chief prototype, so that's cool, I guess. Bob Rozakis' story is all over the place, and the only potentially interesting bit, and argument between Uncle Sam and the Human Bomb, just dies. For me, Dick Ayers is someone who needs a very, very strong inker. Jack Abel does little more than trace here, and the artwork's flatness doesn't do anything to help with the ridiculous story. I'm shocked that this series lasted as long as it did during a time when far superior DC books were cancelled after 3 or 4 issues. Avoid with extreme prejudice.
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