Battle Scars #1
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Battle Scars #1

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Chris Yost Artist: Scot Eaton Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 9, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
6.8Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

• The post-Fear Itself Marvel Universe begins here! • Who is Army Ranger Marcus Johnson, and how could he tear the Marvel Universe apart?

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles May 4, 2019

    Overall, an interesting origin story to a beloved characterwrapped in a mystery leading to pulse pounding thriller. The story by thecreative team is action packed and intense. The art by Eaton is beautiful.Altogether, an excellent story which is definitely more than meets the eye. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Nov 16, 2011

    Overall, this was a decent read but quite forgettable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Nov 9, 2011

    Battle Scars #1 is an interesting new take on the aftermath of Fear Itself, but all signs point toward it becoming much larger in scope than this first issue deals with. Hopefully, Yost and company can keep the thematic successes intact as they grow the story bigger. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Nov 10, 2011

    Anyway, Marvel's promising that Marcus Johnson is going to be a hugely important character as the mystery around him unfolds, and Yost has certainly earned enough credit to be allowed to unfold it the way he'd like. Battle Scars #1 isn't anything stunning, but it's just the first chapter in a larger story, and it does manage to remind us a bit about what Fear Itself was actually supposed to be, but failed to become. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 9, 2011

    With Yost, Bunn and Fraction involved with the story, you almost have to have faith that there is something big coming on the horizon. Scot Eaton's art captures the feel of the Marvel Universe as well as the other characters that pop in. This series can go either way. There is a lot of promise that this will be big. It's hard to see it from here but you won't want to take the chance of missing out of something big. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Nov 13, 2011

    It's clear that the small seeds are intended to grow a mighty oak of a story, but based on this first issue it's hard to imagine people being interested enough to hang around that long. The central idea of a man thrust into the crazy world of superheroes is well-defined, but the series wasn't sold on that. It was sold on the strength of its lead character, and at this point he just isn't interesting enough to carry it. Whatever twist Yost and Co. are working towards should probably have come at the end of this issue, because without it, there's no hook, and this reader, at least, isn't going to spend any extra money hoping that one will appear. Read Full Review

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