The Fearless Defenders #7

The Fearless Defenders #7

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Mark Brooks Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 31, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

I know. You’re still upset about issue 6. But stick with us for a status quo change so big we can’t actually show you anything! Do not judge anyone’s safety by this cover.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jul 31, 2013

    Without going into TOO much detail, I will say that I love that this issue brings back a trope from old Thor comics and applies it to Valkyrie in a way that is far more interesting than even the original was. This is definitely an issue that focuses on Val and Dr. Riggs (though Misty Knight DOES appear at the end), but with how last issue ended, there really weren't many other options, so I'm absolutely willing to accept that and go along for the ride. I'm also happy that the one new character introduced in this series isn't just relegated to Redshirt status by the end of the first arc, but seems like she's going to stick around. This is a great point to start getting into Fearless Defenders (but by all means, check out the last arc as well). Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    IGN - Melissa Grey Jul 31, 2013

    Visually, Stephanie Hans has provided the kind of art this title deserves. Her fluid, flowing lines and soft yet rich colors create a dreamlike ambience that brings to life the ethereal nature of the afterlife.There's an energy to the book's visuals that is equal parts elegant and exciting. Bunn and Hans make for a hell of a team and issue #7 proves to be one of the series' best yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Aug 1, 2013

    Val sacrificing herself for Annabelle, and Annabelles upgraded status as Vals host, adds another layer to the team dynamics here. While things seemed to be smoothed over between them, and Misty is likely on her way to forgiving Val for killing Annabelle in the first place, this opens the doors to new intrigue as the Defenders gear up to tackle LeFays new team of Doom Maidens. Overall a solid issue with stellar artwork, that lays the foundations for the next leg of the title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Jul 31, 2013

    Many of these twists are not completely surprising. However, having Bunn's narrative combined with Stephanie Hans beautiful backdrops and glowing characters creates an epic feeling of grandeur. Her chosen color palette is dark and muted for the halls of Valhalla and washed-out airy feeling for the surrounding landscapes. The juxtaposition of these two locations also helps to convey the loneliness Annabelle is feeling and the hope that Valkyrie brings with her. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - geraldomalley Aug 2, 2013

    Hopefully, Bunn's script will continue to respect the character's motivations and inner voice that are on display with this issue. To those fans that dropped this title after issue #3, this seems like a good time give it another chance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 2, 2013

    "Fearless Defenders" #7 takes what could, and maybe should, have been a breather issue for the characters and readers and emotionally amplifies it. Hans' beautiful artwork is perfect for a story of love and sacrifice. It will be interesting to see what visual approach this title takes next issue and beyond, but for now, this is one of the best-looking issues for this series as it hits all of the right marks to continue to grow the team and the characters on that team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Aug 2, 2013

    As Fearless Defenders kicks off its second story arc, it's tempting to gloss over any flaws in the script for the rare chance to savor stunning interior art from Stephanie Hans. Her covers for Journey Into Mystery were right up there with what we expect from books like Fables, but when she finally got the chance to offer her glorious painted interiors on Kieron Gillen's final issue of the series, she gave us the best single-issue superhero comic artwork of 2012. And while I seriously doubt we can expect her to become the regular artist on this book (or any monthly) she goes a long way to adding some gravitas to Bullen's scattershot script. Read Full Review

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