Fear Itself #2 Review

Posted by Spiderfan001 20 May 2011

The Serpent makes his move as the Worthy are chosen...

The Story

Odin leads the Asgardians to the new Asgard he has created in the cosmos. He orders Thor to be imprisoned and prepares the Asgardians for the war to come.

The objects hurdling towards Earth last issue are actually giant magical hammers. One of them crashes into the Raft as the Juggernaut is having one of his workouts. When Juggy touches the hammer, he becomes Kuurth, Breaker of Stone and one of the Worthy under the Serpent's control.

Watching news reports about the other hammers that have landed across the globe, Steve Rogers orders the Avengers to split up and keep the peace around the world. Steve then contacts the Future Foundation (minus Spider-Man) who are at Yancy Street where one of the hammers has crashed.

In Brazil, Bruce Banner and Betty Ross (the Hulk and Red She-Hulk respectively) are enjoying some downtime when one of the hammers crashes near them. The two transform into their Hulk forms and head over to investigate. When the Hulk touches the hammer he becomes Nul, Breaker of Worlds. No longer in control of his actions, the Hulk warns Betty to run.

In South Africa, the Absorbing Man tries in vain to lift one of the hammers. His girlfriend Titania gives it a try and is transformed into Skirn, Breaker of Men. She takes the Absorbing Man to find his hammer.

As all this is happening the Serpent is ordering the Worthy to destroy everything and everyone in their path. Skadi and her troops are then dispatched to attack the capitals of the world including Washington D.C. As destruction rains around the globe, everyone has one question on their minds: where are the Avengers?


The second issue of Fear Itself largely consists of setting the stage for the epicness that is surely to come as the Worthy are chosen and the attack on Earth commences. The characters chosen so far as the Worthy were hardly surprising; consisting of the main heavy hitters of the Marvel Universe. As with last issue, Stuart Immonen continues to deliver amazing visuals. Spidey was completely absent from the issue, and is likely to be for most of the series as he is dealing with problems of his own in his Fear Itself tie-in.

This issue didn't quite have the "wow" factor that the first one did, but it does promise a lot of excitement to come. Fear Itself delivers all the scale and excitement that an event comic should have. Definitely worth checking out.

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