Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force #1

Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force #1

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Simone Bianchi Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 6, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! As armageddon hits the Marvel world in the events of FEAR ITSELF terror grips the planet. An extreme faction of the mutant hate group The Purifiers believes that the end of the world has come, that the devil is here for humanity and it is up to them to "save" as many human souls as they can before he strikes. Can X-Force stop their drive for worldwide suicide? And what, exactly, is a mutant kill crew afraid of?

  • 8.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jul 6, 2011

    Okay, so there really wasn't a STRONG Fear Itself connection in this issue, but Rob Williams did use the Fear events to advance this story, which is a good thing. Sure, we didn't get X-Force vs any of the Serpent's Worthy, but at least the events in this issue occurred BECAUSE of the events of Fear Itself. As for this issue, it was good. I have to admit, I enjoyed it. You had crazy bigots, X-Force killing said bigots, and the head bigot acting like a loony religious fanatic! All in all, good stuff! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jul 10, 2011

    Despite the criticisms, this is one of the strongest "Fear Itself" minis yet, and a good X-Force story to boot. It would have worked just as well in the regular title as in this miniseries, and when the main series is as strong as it is, that's a lot of praise. "Uncanny X-Force" fans should certainly pick it up. If you're looking for something with strong ties to the plot of "Fear Itself," you won't find those here, so be careful. As long as you know what you're in for, there's no reason you shouldn't enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Jul 7, 2011

    Like I'd mentioned before, this story may be pretty derivative of every other book, movie, and comic book that has used the "streaming execution" premise before it, but Williams' Uncanny X-Force is exuberantly white-knuckled and quick witted, a short-fused powder keg of violent adventure. Coupled with the awesome, ultra-detailed artwork of Simone Bianchi and Peruzzi's perfect balance of shadow, matte, and fluorescents, Williams' work on this book may not be a "must-read," but you won't be disappointed if you choose to give it a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jul 7, 2011

    I initially went into this issue with some very high expectations, and wound up slightly let down. This is not an X-Force book, it's a Fear Itself tie in which happens to feature the X-Force team. However you may notice that the dynamic of the teammates is very different from what we see in the X-Force books, so don't expect that here. That's not to say that this issue is bad, because it isn't, it's just not what I am used to. It's a solid story that is well organized and well structured. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Jul 7, 2011

    I do have to wonder a bit, though, at Marvel's pricing. The .1 issue a few months back, and now this mini (even this premiere issue!) are priced at just $2.99....while the main title is $3.99. Something's just a bit "off" about that. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 6, 2011

    It's not surprising that Uncanny X-Force would be drawn into Fear Itself given how well received the series has been. However, this mini lacks the qualities that make the main series so memorable. Read Full Review

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