The adventures of Marvel: The observing of Fear Itself.

This is going to be different than what I do on mycomicnetwork.com. This is not as much a review though my opinion on it will be reflected. This is more a look into the first crossover event of Marvel I’ve picked up in quite awhile. I didn’t touch Shadowland nor anything else with it outside of a couple issues of Siege last year. This is more my own look into Fear Itself for the aspect of how it could hold over the long haul as a mega event. For this is the first big bad holy mother of all mercy event that Marvel has done in awhile. The thing that caught my eye initially with Fear Itself was the fact that I like the writer and it’s Stuart Immonen on the art side so if I’m not a big fan of the story then I’ll be guaranteed one amazing art experience. What I didn’t fully count on is really getting into it like I did.

Here’s the way I think about it this could have gone one of two ways. For this was either going to scream cash cow or actual good story just with one huge budget if you want to use action movie terms. What you got out of this was strong looks into the general aspects of what could scare you in the Marvel Universe right now. It’s going for more the thoughtful approach to how life is in the Marvel Universe. The big focus of it being you have the Gods on Earth still dealing with the after effects of Siege and the destruction of their Earth home. While on the other side there’s a strong human element of the town of Broxton, Oklahoma that’s suffering because of the lack of jobs in that area. You get metahuman and human elements at the same time.

I think it’ll be interesting in the midst of the battling with Sin and her newly embraced Hammer of power mixed in with the human side of this whole affair. I call it almost stealth message. For in the midst of the big battles to come if the balance can be kept with the human element of this story this could be one fascinating little look into the universe at large. For I loved the Fear Itself: The Home Front. That was seriously amazing work from all involved. I think this is what gives you the vibe that this is going to be just as human a story as well as a superhuman one. For like I said in the midst of all the as you’d put it giant smashy that will go on there will be a lot of great looks into the minds of everyone involved. The home front book alone has great stories probably one of the better of the anthology sort of books. Three solid teams on each story and it’s about as impressive as you can get. I think that this is starting to scream “This is more than what you’d think!” and I like it. Since on my own website I think someone else is doing this I’ll be doing my own sort of perspective on it. As I put in an earlier post I’m just starting to get back into it over the past year or so and it’s been one overall pleasant experience. It’s what has me buying anything retro marvel I can find in the process. Just wait till Flashpoint comes out you all I can only imagine what that crossover will bring us to come. For so far the curse about that book is the creative teams for the book are all over the place but I digress.

I’d love to have some discussion on feat itself either via twitter or comment section. So feel free and pop me a line!

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About Wesley Messer

columnist/reviewer at rhymeswithgeek.com, geek culture examiner at examiner.com and general jack of all trades in everything else.

Posted on April 7, 2011, in Comic Books, Marvel Comics and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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