Avengers #13

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 18, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
6.7Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! The God of Fear has come to Earth and the only thing standing between it and world domination are Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Can the Avengers stand against an evil older than time itself? Or will even the strongest heroes on the planet fall? Prepare to face Fear Itself! Plus: another chapter in the oral history of the Avengers!

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 21, 2011

    But hopefully next issue will give us just a bit more action. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 18, 2011

    The only real point of concern to be found right now is a romantic subplot introduced in this issue. Bendis seems intent on playing up a mutual attraction between two characters who really have no prior history together. So far it seems forced, unnecessary, and even a little awkward as the two interact. Hopefully that will change over the course of the arc and this new relationship can be properly fleshed out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 18, 2011

    I've enjoyed the "Oral History" pages and I quite like this issue. There's no denying that this issue is more set-up than delivery, but the set-up presented here is enjoyable in its own right. Now, I'm dialed in for the delivery. "Fear Itself" is here and it seems ready to make an impression upon the legend of the Avengers. This is going to be good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman May 19, 2011

    Overall, the issue is a bit of a dog and pony show, with Bendis serving up an issue's worth of somewhat empty characterization given his overuse of the narrative device chosen, but thankfully he's saved by some extremely solid, very much noteworthy artwork by Bachalo. I can only hope that next issue has more of a focus on actual plot development, instead of just replaying a scene which was already seen elsewhere, and then obliquely and vaguely talking about how bad things get later on, without just getting to something of greater substance instead. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans May 18, 2011

    An issue that's sure to be divisive. Despite the complete lack of plot development, I enjoyed it and found it a unique read as far as Marvel superhero comics go. Certainly, reading this comic, there's no way anyone but Bendis could've written it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle May 18, 2011

    Overall, if you're looking for action connected directly to Fear Itself, you might want to skip this one. Regular readers of the series will likely be mixed. I fall on the side that marginally recommends the issue, but not without some thought to what the person I'm talking to about it is looking for. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 23, 2011

    If you want to see the Red Hulk eating raw eggs or Spider-Man randomly drinking a bottle of soda with a straw, THIS is the comic book you've been dreaming of! But if you're looking for a cohesive story or action, avoid this comic at ALL costs! You'll thank me later. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Ryan Dec 19, 2018

    I’ve previous stated that this book needs to to tone down the goofiness, but when it’s tieing into an event that tries way to hard to be grim and gritty, a little goofiness is a breath of fresh air. Spidey always finds a way to make me laugh while the Red Hulk and Noh-Varr egg jokes were hilarious. The Modern Family/Survivor-esque confessional thing was hilarious as well and Luke Cage and Jessica Jones’ marriage has never been funnier. Though I like Clint and Spider Woman as a couple, Bendis destroyed Clint and Bobbi’s relationship in one issue. During Dark Reign, Siege, and Hawkeye and Mockingbird it looked like Clint and Bobbi we’re back together. Like seriously read those comics and then read this one and it’s so stupid that more

  • 8.0
    Mout Dec 22, 2023


  • 8.0
    iPodwithnomusic May 22, 2019

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