Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fear Itself: The Fearless #9

Well, we've finally made it to Tuesday, and the impending end of this comic week... I have three comics left to review, and one night to review them in, so I'd best get to work!

Fear Itself: The Fearless #9(of 12):

What Happened: After a bit of a chase, Valkyrie makes quick work of Storm, and leaves Crazy Mutie Island(Utopia) with the Serpent hammer the Brotherhood had stashed there. Meanwhile, the presently evil Daimon Hellstrom tells Sin that there were secret codes hidden in the mystic texts Sin had gathered, codes that claimed Valkyries could permanently banish the Serpent's hammers. Upon hearing that, Sin demands that Crossbones goes out and finds the hammer she wielded during Fear Itself. Valkyrie returns to her hideout and finds Captain America and Dr. Strange waiting for her. Long story short, Valkyrie reveals to the two heroes that she was collecting the Serpent's hammers so she could banish them forever... Upon her own death. After some talking, Valkyrie realizes that if Strange could find her using magic, others could, and this issue ends with Crossbones blowing up Valkyrie's hideout.

Thoughts: You know, I need a frigging scorecard to keep track of what Daimon's allegiance is nowadays... He's good in Venom and Journey Into Mystery, but evil in this mini... I mean I'm all for Daimon getting some more face time, but now that he IS popping up more frequently, can we keep his hero/villain status steady? Anyway, back to this comic... This issue was okay. It's odd, I was way more into the early issues of this series, but as we approach the end, I'm finding myself getting bored with it... This story has just gone on for too long now... Plus the way Hellstrom has been handled has been kind of annoying. I still think in the end he's going to screw Sin and Crossbones over, but his turn to the dark side here, especially considering the other titles he's currently taking part in, is really bugging me with this series.

Score: 6 1/2 out of 10.
fear itself the fearless #9
This week, Daimon Hellstrom is... evil.

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