Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fear Itself: The Fearless #10

Man am I tired... I've been working for 6 straight days now, so if it seems like I'm flying through this review, it's because I am! So now you know.

Fear Itself: The Fearless #10(of 12):

Summary: Valkyrie gets up from the rubble of her home and sends Captain America and Dr. Strange away since they had been injured in the explosion. Valkyrie then attacks Crossbones, the DOA and (the currently VERY evil) Daimon Hellstrom. Crossbones sacrifices some of the DOA members and manages to get the Serpent hammers Valkyrie had collected before leaving with Hellstrom and the few remaining DOAers. Valkyrie finds a DOA member still clinging to life, so she proceeds to torture him to learn the location of Sin's hideout. Crossbones happily hands the hammers over to Sin, figuring she'd now conquer the world, but is shocked to discover that Sin intended on destroying the world instead. At that point Daimon pretty much laughs at Crossbones for having no clue as to what Sin's master plan was, before stating that once Sin had created Hell on Earth, there was nobody more qualified at running Hell than Hellstrom himself. Crossbones heads outside to ponder all of this and is soon attacked by Valkyrie and pretty much ALL of the Avengers(!). The Avengers tear into Crossbones and Sin's forces, so Crossbones retreats inside to check on Sin. Crossbones finds Sin's body on the ground, while the Final Sleeper awakens, being powered by ALL of the Serpent hammers and Sin's mind.

Thoughts: This was a pretty good issue. It's kind of weird that there are two issues left, because the way this one ended seemed like the sort of thing you'd expect to see happen in the penultimate issue of a series... So the Final Sleeper attacks the heroes next issue and...... I would have expected the Final Sleeper to attack the heroes and then to lose in the same issue. As it is now, the next issue(#11) seems almost useless, since we already know that Sin has all of the hammers, and has joined with the Final Sleeper, but can't lose before issue #12. With how fast things moved in this comic, I'm very curious to see where that leaves us for the final issue(#12).

Score: 6 1/2 out of 10.
fear itself the fearless #10
In this issue, Daimon Hellstrom is---VERY Evil.


  1. That artwork looks like a really sucky imitation of Mark Bagley's style. Unless...oh, please tell me that's not what the actual Bagley's art looks like now....

  2. It may actually be Bagley... I know he's one of the artist on this mini. In his defense though, they are asking a lot of him since this is a twice a month series and has been going on for 11 months(!) now.

  3. The more I look at it, the more convinced I am that it's him. It's so sad to me what Marvel and DC have done to him by stretching him so thin...the fact that someone CAN draw as quickly as Bagley doesn't mean they necessarily should. I miss the early days of Ultimate Spider-Man when I could count on Bagley's art knocking my socks off each and every month.