Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force #2

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Simone Bianchi Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 10, 2011 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
5.9Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! With the events of FEAR ITSELF causing worldwide panic, Jonathan Standish and his cell of rogue Purifiers look to take their murderous mission to the next level. Believing superheroes have brought about the end of the world, just how many innocents can these Purifiers kill? How many 'souls' can they save from the devil? And where will they strike next? If ever there was a group worthy of X-Force's lethal talents, this is it. But is there a grain of truth hidden in Standish's askew thinking?

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Aug 16, 2011

    On the surface, this whole X-Force concept seems like it should fall into the 'dark for the sake of dark' trap, but in both Remender's series and Williams' efforts here, it manages to avoid that sensibility, while certainly maintaining that unrelenting bleakness. It's a strange thing, to still want to read books that bring up really murky feelings of ugliness, but in this day and age, Uncanny X-Force is managing just that. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Aug 15, 2011

    I was really enjoying this comic right up until the ending, which I obviously didn't get. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 10, 2011

    In short, too little of what makes Uncanny X-Force so memorable has found its way into this series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Aug 10, 2011

    Of all of Marvels voice, I feel Remender has a firm grasp of how the X-Force characters would speak, and I absolutely love that about those books. Their voices, however, do not carry over into this issue. This issue (as well as issue one) did not feel cohesive with the Fear Itself story line, although I can see why Marvel would brand it this way. Still, I think it may be a mistake not to state that in the story itself. The characters don't really allude to Wolverine's campaign with Scott, either. This issue is not an easy read, feeling cluttered at times and overall out of place. Read Full Review

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