"The Freedom Fighters": The Freedom Fighters journey from Earth-X to Earth-One in the hopes of helping America in its war against crime. Arriving in Times Square, they immediately find themselves embroiled in the machinations of a super-villain known as the [[Raphael Van Zandt (E
- There's some folks as call me the Spirit of Liberty... but I'll letcha make up your own mind about that.
- -- Uncle Sam
Appearing in "The Freedom Fighters"
- District Attorney David Pearson
- Becky (a pedestrian)
- Blanche (a pedestrian)
- Edgar (a pedestrian)
- Earth-X (Flashback only)
- Silver Ghost's hovercraft
Synopsis for "The Freedom Fighters"
The Freedom Fighters journey from Earth-X to Earth-One in the hopes of helping America in its war against crime. Arriving in Times Square, they immediately find themselves embroiled in the machinations of a super-villain known as the Silver Ghost and his henchman, King Samson. During the course of battle, Phantom Lady discovers a new ability - intangibility. The battle ends inconclusively and the Silver Ghost gets away. The Freedom Fighters are arrested for creating a public disturbance and brought before District Attorney David Pearson. After hearing their tale, Pearson decides to help them out and provides them with a new headquarters inside an abandoned East Side armory. Later, the Silver Ghost strikes again and faces off against three members of the Freedom Fighters. He succeeds in turning Black Condor, Doll Man and Phantom Lady into statues of solid silver.
- In 1956, DC Comics obtained the rights to the Quality Comics characters, and re-introduced them 17 years later as the Freedom Fighters in Justice League of America #107 (Oct. 1973).
- The Freedom Fighters were relocated to a parallel world, one called "Earth-X", where Nazi Germany had won World War II. The team was featured in its own series for 15 issues (1976-1978), in which it temporarily left Earth-X for "Earth-One" (where most DC titles are set).
- In 1981, some Quality Characters became recurring guest-stars of All-Star Squadron, a superhero-team title set on "Earth-Two", the locale for DC's WWII-era superheroes, and at a time prior to when the Freedom Fighters were supposed to have left for Earth-X. They later appeared with the rest of DC's superheroes in Crisis on Infinite Earths, a story that was intended to eliminate the confusing histories that DC had attached to its characters by retroactively merging the various parallel worlds into one. The Freedom Fighters became a mere splinter group of the All-Star Squadron.
- Issue includes a Hostess Cup Cakes advertisement featuring Shazam! called "The Cup Cake Caper".
- Doll Man is accidentally referred to as Darrel Dare at one point in this issue. His real named is Darrel Dane.
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Links and References
- Freedom Fighters (comics) at Wikipedia.org
- Freedom Fighters at Cosmic Teams
- Freedom Fighters at Toonopedia
- Freedom Fighters at TV Tropes