The two hammer hunters finally get prepared to meet. Today I will be reviewing The Fearless #9. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
The Fearless #9
So let’s talk about the book. First a brief recap of issue #8, which I couldn’t review due to time issues. Flashback to the end of Fear Itself, as Sin is being transported to prison, she is rescued by the D.O.A. Flash forward to the present, Sin is talking to Hellstrom and letting him know who’s in charge. Meanwhile, Valkyrie arrives at Utopia where she is intercepted by Dani Moonstar, who instead of fighting her, will give her the Worthy Hammer being held there. Before the exchange could happen, Emma Frost arrives and takes control. Valkyrie manages to escape her mind control and flees with the hammer. Before she can escape, Storm arrives to block her path. Onto this issue. Flashback to the past, Valkyrie is standing on a hill, overlooking a battle, contemplating what their purpose is. Flash forward to the present, Storm and Valkyrie are battling in the skies for possession of the Worthy Hammer. After some back and forth battle, Valkyrie stands victorious. When she returns to her base, she is greeted by Dr. Strange and Captain America who have finally found her. Meanwhile, Hellstrom reveals to Sin the purpose of the Valkyrior, which is to banish the Worthy Hammers forever by absorbing them into their own souls. Using the same magic that Dr. Strange used to find her, Sin and the D.O.A. arrive at Valkyrie’s home. They proceed to capture her Pegasus and blow up her house. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. The bullet train that is this mini-series has reached it’s speed limit and needs a moment or two to relax. That’s what the last two issues feel like to me. Now don’t get me wrong. This is still an awesome series and an incredible read each and every issue. Still, these last two issues were definitely missing something. There was a lot more talking and a lot less fighting. The Storm/Valkyrie battle was awesome, but that was the only real action highlight in the last two issues. Emma’s little mind screw didn’t really count as a battle, in my opinion. Instead of action, we actually got a bit of plot development and a much clearer picture of the endgame of this series. I knew that Valkyrie is doing this to end her life but adding the destruction of the Hammers to the mix is a nice touch. It makes it morally wrong for the heroes to try and stop her. In fact, they should all be helping her get the hammers and banish them so their threat can never hang over Earth again. Sin’s story is also pretty cool. I love Hellstrom and the Memphistoish role he is playing with Sin. Can she really trust Hellstrom? I’m still not fully convinced that he’s on Sin’s side. There has to be some ulterior motive to his switch. Crossbones is a very funny character as well. However, he really should not have attacked Hellstrom and I found that part of the book a bit far fetched. Hellstrom can probably kill Crossbones twenty times over before he can even pull out a gun. In any case, the battle line has been drawn and now we are entering the last leg of this series. Hopefully we get a ton of action and maybe a lasting finale. The art this issue was as great as ever. Storm’s powers were incredibly laid out. All of the characters looked awesome. I can’t wait to 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.||a bit light on the action|
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