Fear Itself: The Home Front #5

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Marko Djurdjevic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 17, 2011 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! Surrounded by tragedy on all sides, Speedball can either succumb to despair...or find the antidote to fear amid the horrors of war. But even if he finds it, one question remains: can the means used to sow fear throughout the world also be used to spread hope? The teen analogues of your favorite Avengers -- X-23, Spider-Girl, Power Man and Thunderstrike -- find themselves stranded on a weird island in the middle of the Pacific. Is it their greatest fears come to life ... or the birth of a powerful new super team? PLUS: Trouble is brewing out West as the effects of Fear Itself have neighbors at each others' throats...and Am more

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 17, 2011

    The Mr. Fear story from Howard Chaykin is as annoyingly brief and choppy as all the other one-pagers, but still vaguely amusing in its way. And finally, American Eagle makes a welcome return in an unusual tale from Si Spurrier. Like the Blue Marvel segment in issue #4, this story seems barely interested in acknowledging Fear Itself, but it too provides a platform for an underutilized character and manages to reaffirm the the themes driving Fear Itself, if not the actual events of the crossover. There's a sly, knowing tinge to Eagle's dialogue that adds a slight meta quality to the story without overdoing it. Taken as a whole, this is one of the stronger issues of the mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Aug 17, 2011

    If there's any reason to read this series, it would be for Speedball's story. The other stories are nice, but are beginning to pale big time in comparison. Read Full Review

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