Avengers #17

Avengers #17

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 21, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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FEAR ITSELF has brought damage and destruction the likes of which the Marvel Universe has never seen but it has also brought two avengers together in the most surprising way. Be here for the start of an all-new chapter in the lives of two of the most controversial Avengers!

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Sep 21, 2011

    Luckily, Romita Jr. makes the extended brawl " however impractical it may be " look incredible. His style, along with the vibrant colors, work perfectly for this issue's over-the-top feats full of energy blasts, fiery explosions, and jaw-dropping splash pages. Romita Jr. also gets props for toning down the sexuality of the female characters so they appropriately look like battle-hardened heroes instead of swimsuit models. To top it off, Klaus Janson's inks are balanced and consistent, which is not an easy task with Romita Jr.'s numerous nuanced details. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Sep 23, 2011

    Another nice tie-in by Bendis and Romita, but I'm really ready for Fear Itself to go away. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 12, 2011

    Im not sure what will be salvaged from the crossover next issue, now that there is no Avengers Tower. It almost feels like Brian Bendis is compelled to put all the toys back in their box by destroying one mainstay of his Avengers run " the Tower. One thing I can say is that John Romita draws too many comic books per month and the lack of cohesiveness in his work is really harming the Avengers. He is still committed to Kick-Ass. Perhaps he should let another artist have go at the Avengers. His work does not bring anything to the table anymore and is actually a detriment. It used to be that his work on a series was a special thing. Now, its just a pale imitation of a master who works too much and sends in pages of scribbles instead of properly designed comic book pages. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Sep 22, 2011

    I just don't have much more to say about this issue. It's not good. It's not as completely painful to sit through than issue #16, but it's so flat that it becomes almost inconceivable that this was the premiere characters from the premiere event doing primarily not much. Series like Fear Itself: Spider-Man, Secret Avengers, Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt, and even Fear Itself: The Home Front focus on character. Those series show us how our characters are emotionally holding up to the threats and fear. Even New Avengers offered some characterization. This arc seemed to force the talking heads down our throats as a way to push character and emotion. It didn't work. At all. Read Full Review

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