The Squadron might find it a little hard to believe, but Uncle Sam is actually a real person and is relating his tale about the troubles he has had on Earth-X and how he needs their help if he is to turn back the invading forces from America’s shores. After his tale is finished, it is then that Midnight and Doll Man tell of something similar and when all is said and done, the Squadron now finds itself having to split up to deal with a menace upon two different Earths. In what is termed the prequel to Crisis on Earth-X, Roy Thomas and Rick Hoburg deliver a fun tale involving numerous heroes, though only three take center stage, setting the book up for its eventual conflict. There are some fun moments in this issue such as the meeting between Uncle Sam and Hourman as well as pretty much anything that had Doll Man. The Freedom Fighters, though not really formed nor even called as such yet, are a fantastic team of heroes who have an interesting power set and whose solo title was a whole lot of fun so to see them start coming together now is fantastic to say the least. There is a little bit of hilarity in the book as well when Wonder Woman points out that she feels like she is being used as a glorified lie detector which if you have read the past thirty-one issues, she has used her lasso in such a manner more times than you can count. As a prequel or a prelude to the next big story, Thomas sets the book up perfectly and hopefully, Crisis on Earth-X will be a doozy of a tale.
4 out of 5