Fear Itself: The Fearless #1

Fear Itself: The Fearless #1

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Paul Pelletier Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 19, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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FEAR ITSELF AFTERMATH! A new twice-monthly series featuring Captain America, the Avengers, and heroes and villains across the entire Marvel?Universe! In the wake of FEAR ITSELF, CLASSIFIED. By the acclaimed writing team of Matt Fraction (FEAR ITSELF), Cullen Bunn (FEAR ITSELF: THE DEEP) and Chris Yost (FEAR ITSELF: SPIDER-MAN) and the powerhouse art team of Mark Bagley (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN) and Paul Pelletier (THE INCREDIBLE HULKS).

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Oct 19, 2011

    You know, much like everything I've read thus far today, I really enjoyed this comic book... That doesn't happen very often! The story here is simple. On one side you have Valkyrie, who doesn't want to see Asgardian weapons lead to anymore widespread destruction on Earth. On the other side you have Cap, who is still hurting over the death of his best friend/protg Bucky, unwilling to trust the “gods” to watch over these weapons. And then of course you have that damned Sin who is looking to regain her lost powers by gathering the Serpent's hammers. So you have an easy to follow story, good artwork and solid dialogue. There's not much more I could ask for here... The next issue comes out in two weeks and it should go without saying that I'm already looking forward to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Oct 20, 2011

    Indeed, there's very little the book does wrong. The problem, if any, is that it extends (and to some extent, repeats) the premise of "Fear Itself" beyond the point where one expects most readers will be interested in reading about it. Fans of Valkyrie will be justifiably thrilled with her emergence as a wildcard (and Bunn's handling of the character is by far the best reason to come back next issue) but on a conceptual level, the series struggles to evoke any feeling other than fatigue. Not necessarily the fault of the creators of this series, but unfortunately, something they'll have to deal with. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Oct 19, 2011

    For readers on the fence about the whole of Fear Itself, The Fearless likely won't be enough in and of itself to fully interest you, particularly in this first issue that relies heavily on the concluding event. However, the pieces that have been put in place could serve to move beyond just a follow-up series and into a fun spotlight for Sin and Valkyrie. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Sara McDonald Oct 21, 2011

    The Fearless picks up in the aftermath of Fear Itself, with Captain America searching for the recently-escaped Sin and trying to contain the power of the hammers previously wielded by the Serpent's "Worthy." The focus, however, is not on Captain America or any of the core Avengers, but on Valkyrie, an Asgardian warrior who has been seeing more action these days thanks to her addition to the Secret Avengers. Valkyrie is often an underutilized character, and she's a good fit for this comic, with her ties to both Asgard and the Avengers. By the end of the comic, however, Valkyrie has decided to go it alone, asserting, against Captain America's stance, that it is "not the responsibility of man to stand vigilant over" the weapons of Asgard. She asserts herself as a warrior of Asgard and takes on herself the burden of keeping something from her world from again bringing destruction to Midgard. Read Full Review

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