I hated giving four stars
First let me start with the arguing DC Trinity. They bicker like kids while the Freedom Fighters get stomped hard on a mission they would normally oversee. This did not make any of the big three look good at all. Mongul calls them pathetic here and he was right. So, the Freedom Fighters get pounded by an ambush and three of the team are quickly killed. This was bunk.
You see two of the characters should have been able to avoid or at the very least prolong their deaths. In this story they go out like punks even though on an average day they would have been victorious. The story needed a cost so they were put on the pyre. Now let me be very clear. It is not their deaths that bother me it is how they died.
The team that beat them could beat them I have no argument with that but the ease and convenience of it was the problem. No superhero or major villain should go out in such a way. When a hero or villain dies in a story it has to be for something or it is anticlimactic. It can't be because the story needs someone to die. That is a lousy reason. When ever one of these characters die there is a fan base that is hurt by it. At least have the decency of giving the character a noble or worthwhile death. Don't just snuff them. You could show the plot needed to take them out or show them struggle against the odds and almost make it. One character is simply shot by a charter that was unseen. This is no way for a hero to die.
Now I know that more often than not death has no meaning in the real world but I do not read comics because they parallel my life. I read them for good story telling an that is what I want. Lastly I want to close on a character that is killed. Phantom Lady is killed by a sword passing into her chest. I would like to quote the Dead Pirate Roberts from the Princess Bride when he says.
The deaths were a waste.
There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. It would be a pity to damage yours!