Hammers galore and a purpose revealed. Today I will be reviewing The Fearless #5. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
The Fearless #5
So let’s talk about the book. Flashback to 1945, Brunnhilde AKA Valkyrie joins the Invaders in defeating some Asgardian creatures that have been trapped by the Nazis in suits of armor called Sleepers. Before she can continue her quest to find out who caused this situation, the Enchantress appears and magically forces her back to Asgard. Flash forward to the future, Valkyrie has broken into the Future Foundation and the Thing has found her. Instead of battling her, he, along with Valeria, help her to get the Worthy hammer. Meanwhile, Crossbones and the D.O.A. arrive on the Raft, where Titania is being held, to take her hammer. The Thunderbolts try to mount a defense, but Crossbones manages to get the hammer. He opens a portal and escapes to Sin’s location along with the D.O.A.. Sin takes the hammer and adds it to the ones she already has. Her purpose is to use the hammer’s energies to awake a Final Sleeper. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. The well oiled machine that is this series just keeps chugging along it’s path. This is a perfect example of what a comic mini series should be like. The people who write all of these crappy events for the past few years need to take a really close look at this series and take notes. The story has a groove to it. It has continuity. There’s a hero with a purpose and a villain with a purpose. Those purposes are clear and concise. There are no unknowns that need to be guessed or waited upon to come to fruition for four to six months. The art is phenomenal. The action is present in every issue and is actually part of the story instead of just being random. Plenty of characters from every comic line is present and they all work together to improve the story. Did I mention that all of them are drawn perfectly? Because they are. Also, we don’t need 150 random tie-ins to make the story bigger than it actually needs to be. This is what I want all Marvel “events” to be like in the future. This issue in particular was pretty cool. I t was nice to finally see the D.O.A. in action. It was also nice to see Crossbones and Cage square off. That one was a long time coming. I liked the way Thing and Valkyrie came to a resolution without resorting to fisticuffs. It would have been nice to see a battle between these two heavy hitters, but this way worked as well. Valeria added some humor and innocence to the situation. That was some incredibly good character writing by Fraction and Co. With it could have been that way with Fear Itself. I love the way this book moves back and forth between the hero and the villain. It gives the reader the feeling that they are watching a movie from both sides of the fence. They know what is always happening. I liked the flashback story and how it ties in to the main story. That is a great writing technique that has been used every issue very effectively. And as I mentioned earlier, the art is beyond reproach. Nice big colorful images depicting multitudes of characters to perfection. I really enjoyed the Enchantress panels this issue. The artist really captures her majesty and power in every panel. The action sequence with the Thunderbolts and the D.O.A. was pretty cool too. This series has been a 100% win on all levels. I can’t wait for next issue. 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 pissed that Fear Itself couldn’t have had great writing like this|
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