Fear Itself: Spider-Man #1

Fear Itself: Spider-Man #1

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Chris Yost Artist: Mike McKone Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 4, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! SPIDER-MAN IS ROCKED BY THE EVENT OF THE YEAR! Manhattan is gripped in violent panic. Peter Parker has not slept in days. Abandoning his friends and family, Spider-Man cannot...WILL not... stop if there are people to be saved. But as the opening salvos of Fear Itself take their violent toll, will Spidey have what it takes to fight his own doubts? Find out here!

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle May 4, 2011

    Tie-in series like these are always a gamble. The good news, though, is that this one is delivering. In fact, if the next two issues live up to what we've gotten so far, it will certainly position itself at the top of the list of Fear Itself tie-in books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt May 8, 2011

    However, the best praise I can give Yost and McKone with "Fear Itself: Spider-Man" has been saved until last, and that's the assertion that this series is straddling the crossover line expertly. As a stand-alone Spider-Man story, it wo. As a tie-in miniseries, it works. It should satisfy both halves of its target audience, and if it continues to do so while taking the story in a more interesting direction in future issues, well, so much the better. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - May 4, 2011

    Yost is fortunate as well to have Mike McKone backing him up on art. McKone delivers a very clean and cinematic issue. The heavy emphasis on blacks and shadows also suits the grim tone of the story. On the downside, McKone seems to switch sporadically between his familiar style and one hinged more on flat minimalism. While the latter isn't a bad look aside from the overly simplistic and youthful rendering of Spidey, it would be nice to see McKone stick with one approach or the other. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell May 5, 2011

    A pretty good issue that sells the concept of FEAR ITSELF. The story has some macro issues (like FEAR ITSELF still seeming a little dorky as a concept and that hasn't fully been explained in the main event book) and micro issues (continuity issues), but it is still a decent Spider-Man story that shows off his sense of responsibility for people he doesn't even know. But, based on this reading, I'm probably not getting the final two issues in the miniseries. Read Full Review

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