The GeeksverseFear Itself #5

Fear Itself #5
Published on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by


Written by: Matt Fraction
Penciled by: Stuart Immonen
Inked by: Wade Von Grawbadger
Colored by: Laura Martin w/ Milla & Molinar
Lettered by: Chris Eliopoulos
Cover Art: Steve McNiven w/ Mark Morales
Assistant Editor: Lauren Sankovitch
Editor: Tom Brevoort

Fear Itself is moving along but really doesn’t seem to be getting anywhere. The idea behind this is what a big event series should be like. There should be a major threat or threats, something that the good guys just can’t stop. The good guys should be on the ropes. There should be destruction and death. There should be major impact on the comic universe.

Fear Itself has it all except it doesn’t feel as epic as it should. There were a couple of big moments in this issue and none of them carried any impact. They happened, things moved on. There was no emotion behind any of them.

The words describe the impacts but they are just description. There isn’t anything behind it all. When Mjolnir burst through the corrupted Thing? The moment wasn’t as big as it should have been. There’s a couple of other moments that I don’t want to spoil, but none of them carry the impact they should. This was also in issue #4 with Tony taking a drink and the death of Bucky.

The emotional impact just isn’t there.

It’s not the fault of the art, because that is spectacular. The script itself is solid. All the moments are there that should be there. All the potential impact, shocks and “wow” moments are there. Except there’s no “wow” itself.

Immonen’s art is dynamite. Some of his best work. He draws the big moments as they should be.

Fear Itself #5 receives
3.5 out of 5

When I read this story I should be saying “my god” over and over but instead there’s no emotion.

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