Fear Itself #7

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Stuart Immonen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 19, 2011 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
4.0Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

- Tony Stark returns from the depths with a last-chance arsenal that will transform the Avengers from Earth's Mightiest Heroes...into Earth's Last Hope! - It's THOR'S DAY-- the day that everything ends!- Double sized Finale with a little something extra for keen eye

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 20, 2011

    Overall I give this series good marks, thanks to a strong story, some plot twists and lots of excellent art. It's actually a cut above the "Events" I listed earlier - but it didn't quite manage to stick the landing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Oct 23, 2011

    The weaknesses were also consistent. Sorry Matt, while everyone sounds right, the beats of the story were just too telegraphed. It was big. It was epic. It was devastating. But I was more entertained by Skirn and Greithoth torturing the students in Avengers Academy than I was by the simple martial battle steps in the main story. There was some quirky deviltry afoot in that part of the crossover, and seeing how the heroes coped in New Avengers and some of the other affected titles led to some strong character showcases. Though even there it got to the point that I was pretty tired of seeing the trade dress on yet another title by the end of the summer. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 19, 2011

    Perhaps one reason the main story feels so disjointed is that a significant amount of the extra pages are devoted to epilogue segments. The sad truth is that no event storyline truly ends, but merely sets up the next big thing down the road. Fear Itself is guiltier than most in this regard. There are no less than four epilogues designed to pave the way for new books launching in the coming weeks. Other than Jason Aaron's Incredible Hulk prologue, none of these segments are very enticing. Rather than learn what Marvel's heroes and villains are up to after the dust of Fear Itself settles, it would have been nice to see the more immediate fallout. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Tim Vinton Oct 21, 2011

    When all is said and done, Fear Itself #7 is pretty much an uninteresting waste of time. I found it to be mostly boring with some placation and confusion thrown in. In my mind, the problem with so many of these big events is they promise these huge changes to the universe and then the entire story ends up being pointless and has no lasting effect. With the New 52, DC has at least taken some steps towards lasting change. I'm not saying Marvel should reboot all their series, but if they continue writing these big events, then they need to actually serve a purpose and not just exist as blatant cash grabs. If you're a big fan of Thor and the Asgardians, then this might be worth checking out, if only to see that mythology on the page and pay respects to the fallen hero. Because I am certain this death is absolutely final and not meaningless and he will not be back again in a few months or so. Absolutely not. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Colin Andersen Oct 22, 2011

    Like Siege before it, Fear Itself left very little positive impact on me or the Marvel Universe, but Siege had the advantage of being only four issues long whereas Fear Itself seemed to drag forever with far too many pointless tie-ins. Though its been getting there for a while, I think Fear Itself needs to be the nail in the coffin of Marvel Event comics for a while. Theyve grown so tired and uninteresting and Ive found myself only reading them so that I know why some changes occur in the Marvel Universe. Fear Itself was a largely uninspired, boring mess that will hopefully teach people to vote with their wallets come next summer when Marvel inevitably tries again with their next big story. If you really feel the need to read Fear Itself, do yourself a favor and wait for the trade and dont bother with the tie-ins. A year from now, it probably wont matter anyway. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 19, 2011

    This issue is a major letdown from what was built up initially. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 20, 2011

    Fear Itself #7 is a complete deflation of all the tension of the first six issues without making a satisfying resolution of any of it. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Oct 19, 2011

    It's over. Marvel did a lot of damage in this one. Nothing happened in this event except for a couple of temporary deaths. Bad job. Read Full Review

  • 0.8
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 21, 2011

    I expect even more at $4.99 and was disappointed to see the last 17 pages were ads and previews. Read Full Review

  • 0.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 19, 2011

    The final epilogue goes back to the Hulk, who’s seeking the help of Doctor Strange in order to battle the evil spirit that possessed him during Fear Itself. That launches The Defenders. So that’s it. Fear Itself ends in the same messy, drawn out and unsatisfying way it began. What’s worse is how Marvel takes a final issue that is already too long and adds these tacky epilogues. Fear Itself could have been something really special, instead it’s a lesson on all the things writers and comic book companies should avoid. Read Full Review

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