Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt #2

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Sean McKeever Artist: Mike Norton Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 15, 2011 Critic Reviews: 5
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FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! WE NEED YOU FOR THE INITIATIVE! With the Initiative draft in full swing, young heroes are joining the effort to stem the Serpent's fearful tide...whether they want to or not! With Thor-Girl wrongfully imprisoned, her fellow Initiative recruits face a rising wave of paranoia and distrust from the very citizens they are meant to protect. And does Prodigy, reformed alcoholic and now deputized Initiative head, have what it takes to lead...or will he, too, fall prey to the coming darkness?

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jun 17, 2011

    Thor-Girl's origin recapped in an economical single page is very interesting, and it does fill in some blanks. Thor-Girl isn't a Skrull, but she is an alien. Thor saved her from doom, and she wears his uniform to honor his heroism. The hammer's still a mystery though. I suppose Odin could have commissioned the Dwarves to make her one like he did Beta-Ray Bill. Whatever. All I know is that I like this girl's personality, even more so than Ultragirl or Firestar. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jun 23, 2011

    Putting my love for Avengers: The Initiative aside, and focusing more on being a fan of comics, I'm really liking what Sean McKeever and Mike Norton is doing with this mini. There's a feeling of that old school storytelling going on in this book. There are lots of things happening but there's a pace and an energy to it that I can really appreciate. While the action cuts from one setting to the next, it never feels rushed or confusing. We're following several characters spread out across the country, but it's easy to follow. Nothing about the script is a head scratcher either. It's a well constructed, and nicely paced plot that's exciting and actually pretty fun. Put Norton's art in the mix with McKeever's story, and you've got yourself a comic book like the ones I remember as a kid, and that just makes me happy. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jun 16, 2011

    Another really tight issue featuring some kids and B-listers. I'm really enjoying a few of them (Thor Girl, Cloud 9 and Ultragirl) and hope they can stick around in the Marvel U after Fear Itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - IGN Staff Jun 15, 2011

    As a Fear Itself tie-in, Youth in Revolt isn't quite unique or ambitious enough to rise above. But as a vessel for revisiting forgotten characters and relationships from Avengers: The Initiative, it succeeds quite well. Adjust your pull list accordingly. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 16, 2011

    I'm going to be honest with you: I'm pretty sure I read this EXACT issue, with different players, during Civil War, and then again during the reign of The Initiative. There's a lot of characters jockeying around in this issue, far more than can be realistically developed during the six-issue time frame, which makes me think that we're about to see some teenagers get killed. To be honest with you, I'm not entirely sure that I'd mind, since Spider-Man influenced teen heroes are far too plentiful, and thicker on the ground than peanut butter from the deep freeze. (That sentence started SO well, and then...) We're back to fear and paranoia about heroes again, and the issue also tries to make a lot of drama about the seeming murder of James Barnes in the main title, but I'm just not feeling it. Maybe it's that the 'Heroic Age' was supposed to be a change from five years of that, maybe it's just that we've gone back to this particular story well too often. Pretty much the last 7 years of Mar Read Full Review

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