Fear Itself: The Deep #1

Fear Itself: The Deep #1

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Lee Garbett Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 1, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! Namor is targeted for death by one of the hammer-wielding Worthy and this is a battle no one hero can survive! With the X-Men under siege from a shocking foe and all hope seemingly lost, the Sub Mariner finds an ally in his old friend Dr. Strange. Can Strange recruit a team powerful enough to keep the seas safe from the spread of fear and chaos gripping the world? If he can't, there may just not be any hope for the rest of the Marvel Universe!

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jun 1, 2011

    Well, if this comic would have ended after like the first 6 pages, I'd have given it a perfect score, because the beginning, with Attuma battering a... dare I say, frightened Namor was fantastic. Unfortunately, this issue didn't end after that battle... Now, I don't have anything against Dr. Strange, but Loa annoys the hell out of me, and I can't really stand anybody in the Hulk family, which is why Lyra's appearance really hurt my enjoyment of this one. Honestly, if there were two characters I enjoyed more in Loa and Lyra's places, this comic would probably be around the 9 range score-wise. Unfortunately that's not the case, which means the score looks more like this... Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jun 6, 2011

    Any Defenders fans who notice that this is aimed at them will probably enjoy seeing the characters back together again (even if there's little chance for the newer members to make their presence felt), and Lee Garbett's artwork is largely clear and enjoyable, so aside from Namor's characterization, there's little to criticize. Nor is there anything to distinguish it, though, and alongside so many tie-ins, well, that's a problem that it seems too late to fix. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 1, 2011

    Fear Itself: The Deep would be a perfectly decent book if not for the questionable depiction of Namor and the simply flat characterization of Attuma. Hopefully the book will improve as the Defenders come together and embark on their new mission. Read Full Review

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