I’d like to be, under the sea, in a nasty slug like creature’s garden, in the shade. Today I will be reviewing The Fearless #4. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
The Fearless #4
So let’s talk about the book. Flashback to 1945, Brunnhilde AKA Valkyrie is contemplating her reason for existence. Flash forward to the future, Valkyrie brings the remnants of Hulk’s smashed hammer to Tolor, a dwarven blacksmith in Asgard. He takes her hammer and reassures her of her purpose. He also teaches her tricks of sneaking into impregnable fortresses. Meanwhile, Sin and Crossbones manage to locate another Worthy hammer. This one is underwater. As they go to retrieve it, they are confronted by Namor. Sin, however has that covered and unleashes a monstrous pack of sea beasts to distract him as they swim off with the hammer. As this occurs, Vlakyrie uses her new knowledge to break into the Future Foundation. She is there to retrieve Thing’s hammer. Too bad Ben is waiting for her. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. Another incredible issue. If Fear Itself was anything even close to this series, it wouldn’t have been such a pile of rubbish. I don’t understand why Matt Fraction can put together such an incredibly cohesive action packed story here, but had nothing but a cliff notes story for the Fear Itself series. There is an actual plot in Fearless and it is being fleshed out every issue. I love how the flashback scene in the beginning of each issue always ties into the main theme of the issue. I really enjoyed Sin getting some equal face time this issue. We need to see more of her. Namor’s appearance, and what he said, was a really nice touch. It shows Namor’s history as a character and how iconic he really is. The action this issue was all right, but not as intense as we have seen over the past few issues. Hopefully next issue will have that pick up. I am really looking forward to Valkyrie versus Thing. Should be a good brawl. The art this issue was great once again. I wish we had more exposure to the Thule, and D.O.A. We barely got a glimpse of them last issue and I was hoping to see more of them this issue. I especially enjoyed all of the underwater panels. Great details. Thing looked a bit off on the last page, but overall, great work on the art. I usually blast bi-weekly comics because they feel half assed, but this series makes me believe that it is possible to put out a strong, well written, story heavy comic on a regular bi-weekly basis. I just wish Marvel would put the same kind of storytelling into their “events” as they do into their follow ups. Hopefully, Sin and Valkyrie will try to go for the same hammer soon so they can see each other face to face. Then the real battles can begin. I can’t wait. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|great story. nice pacing. great art. nice plot progression.||I’m finding it harder and harder waiting for the next issue of this great series to hit the stands|
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