The Fearless Defenders #2

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Will Sliney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 13, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12
6.8Critic Rating
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DANI MOONSTAR joins the Defenders!

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Mar 16, 2013

    Sliney's art continued in a similar fashion from book one. Where he really outdoes himself is with the villain who appears: Caroline Le Fey. Her thin and purposefully emaciated body is painful to look at and makes her scowl and smiles all the more creepy. The shadows on those same panels, in the middle of the book are a little much making it a little hard to read her face. However, I think that too was done very purposefully. Also, it's only in a small square of a single panel, but Sliney's profile of Storm is just lovely to look at. I'm looking forward to watching the team members grow in size and the additions made with his pencil. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Mar 18, 2013

    Fearless Defenders is a very promising bit of good-time adventure storytellling. It's got a fun, energetic vibe that should make most fans of cool superhero comics happy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Mar 13, 2013

    Another entertaining read, artistic complaints aside. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Mar 18, 2013

    Fearless Defenders has earned a place on my very slim pull list. It has a lot going for it: Strong female leads, the use of (for lack of a better term) "C-list" characters, and a general uniqueness that sets it apart from most other Marvel titles. Unfortunately, those very things also work against it. This is a solid book and needs to be read by many, so I beg you"BUY THIS BOOK. Support quality like this from the big publishers. This issue continues the joy that the first issue brought and earns 4 out of 5 stars. I really hope this book doesn't get cancelled. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Melissa Grey Mar 13, 2013

    As Bunn introduces a slew of new female characters, including the depowered but no less formidable Dani Moonstar, each bringing their own brand of verve and vigor to the mix, one can't help but wonder if Will Sliney's art is necessarily the best fit for the book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Mar 13, 2013

    Fearless Defenders is starting to become one of those hidden gems in Marvels collection (Next to JIM & Captain Marvel), from the characters to the set-up, it is a nice tale that anyone can get into without much knowledge. I will certainly continue to follow this story as it continues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Matt Eurice Mar 14, 2013

    If you aren’t very particular when it comes to art, buy this book now. Otherwise, at least give it a chance. The art isn’t bad enough to make this to be a bad title, and I personally think the writing makes up for the shortcomings of the artist. This is probably one of the best titles Marvel is kicking out right now, and it’s a book based on all female heroes, which is a big surprise. Marvel usually blows when it comes to the ladies, and it looks like this book is trying to change that. Definitely worth the price point for me and it’ll stay on my pull list until either Bunn drops from the book or Marvel finds some way to make me hate it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Mar 13, 2013

    Overall, this issue was definitely a step down from the previous issue, although I will say I do like the way that Valkyrie is portrayed here: I think Cullen Bunn has a real grasp and vision for the character and the story he wants to tell so it will be interesting to see how he develops her character further. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 16, 2013

    Everyone is solidly written, and I'm sure fans of these characters would be happy, but I can't imagine those fans are nearly enough to drive sales. I firmly believe that any character can be fun to read if handled properly " just look at Gail Simone's Secret Six " but Bunn has got nothing interesting to say about this team. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jason Motes Mar 16, 2013

    I'm going to remain optimistic. There are some really nice bits to it, in art and story, but it's not wowing me yet. (I do like it better than Birds of Prey, which I ultimately dropped, because it was just okay.) BUT, there's been a lot of talk about female books not selling well and I think mediocrity is a big part of that. Mediocre books are NOT going to sell. But Fearless Defenders is better than mediocre and I think it'll find its footing as we go on. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Mar 18, 2013

    I'm hard pressed to think of two characters I'm more interested in reading about for a team-up book, but so far I'm not seeing nearly enough to draw me back for a third issue. In time Cullen and Sliney might find their own chemistry and thus find it for Val and Misty, but at this point I'm not optimistic. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Crux - Cal Cleary Mar 13, 2013

    To get back to my initial question one last time, what do you look for in a second issue? Fearless Defenders #2 reinforces the strongest aspects of the first issue and improves on the weakest. Its reiterates all the important information from #1 without beating us over the head with it. I still dont love it, but I cant dismiss it. After the first issue, I was resigned; after this one, Im eager for more. Which, really, is the best thing a second issue can possibly do. Read Full Review

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