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It's the Blitzkrieg Bop. - Fear Itself

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I thought that's what he did, after the whole repulsor car.

    And those old Iron Man suits are like 36 million each

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    ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I am so out of the loop on comics. Like a half dozen things in that big shot of the heroes confuse me.

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Like what

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    Magna InfernoMagna Inferno Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I think stark's also using a bunch of the gold in asgard to fund this.

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    ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Red Hulk is just chilling out there. Wasn't he supposed to be the evil Hulk?

    Is that Dagger without cloak? Who is that guy on the far right? Looks like some weird version of Red Robin/Nightwing. Reminds me of a Kree though. And why is the dad from Invincible right behind him?

    Why is Freefall hanging out there too? Why is just Thing there, and wearing blue shorts when I thought they all had white outfits now?

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Not anymore it seems.

    That's Sharon Carter in the white jumpsuit, and Protector (Noh-Varr) and Dr. Strange.

    I don't know who Freefall is, but Thing has been an Avenger for like a year.

    I can't look at it and comment, but I see Jarvis, Maria Hill, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Wolverine, Thing, Sharon Carter, Thor, Ms. Marvel, Iron Man, Victoria Hand, Red Hulk, Steve Rogers, Spidey, Protector, and Dr. Strange. All relatively familiar faces from the last two years.

    That art is damn swanky.

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    FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Red Hulk hasn't been evil for a year and who the fuck is Freefall

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I forgot Iron Fist, Spider-Woman, Bobbi (Mockingbird), and Hawkeye are also in that spread.

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    ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Well at least I was close on the Kree part, then.

    Freefall, from Gen 13?

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    cardboard delusionscardboard delusions USAgent PSN: USAgent31Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Well I guess we know Bobbi doesn't die in New Avengers, not like we thought she would anyway.

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    This is from #1 though. That NA issue comes out concurrent with Fear #3.

    Or I may be missing something. I am not reading NA.

    I think you're saying Victoria Hand looks like Freefall. /shrugs Victoria used to be Osborn's deputy director of HAMMER.

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    cardboard delusionscardboard delusions USAgent PSN: USAgent31Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I figured since the most recent NA had her lying in a pool of her blood and then in Fear #1 she's standing there right as rain, she'll be ok.

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Someone dies in #3, right? Could be her.

    Pthbbbbbt on that idea on principle.

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    HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Reynolds wrote: »

    Freefall, from Gen 13?

    Nobody gives Wildstorm any love on this forum :(. I knew who you were talking about.

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    cardboard delusionscardboard delusions USAgent PSN: USAgent31Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Someone dies in #3, right? Could be her.

    Pthbbbbbt on that idea on principle.

    I almost fell out of my chair because I could hear the humor haha.

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I like how that page is essentially friendly to someone who hasn't read a single issue of Marvel since Siege. That could sound snarky, but I honestly do have a soft spot for event comics, and it's best filled when you can go from big event to big event without needing a ton of fill-in.

    It seriously looks like something that could be happening just a couple weeks after the Siege.

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Indeed it does. I recognize everyone there just from having seen them during Dark Reign.

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Comics Alliance descibes Fear Itself as 'Secret Wars meets Final Crisis'

    The only major complaints are a worry that the two storylines(The high concept Thor-driven plot and the street-level emotional Captain America driven plot) won't mesh well in future issues and that the Cap storyline might get a little too schmaltzy.

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    So, issue one hit.

    I loved it. The Captain America bits were a little heavy handed but nowhere near Civil War or the ASM 9/11 issue bad. Steves reaction to the whole thing was wonderful as well. The Thor bits were wonderful. Fraction's Odin is such a grumpy old bastard its great.

    Sin, or is it Skadi now, is suitably crazy and the new big villain is interesting enough to make me want to know more.

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    So, issue one hit.

    I loved it. The Captain America bits were a little heavy handed but nowhere near Civil War or the ASM 9/11 issue bad. Steves reaction to the whole thing was wonderful as well. The Thor bits were wonderful. Fraction's Odin is such a grumpy old bastard its great.

    Sin, or is it Skadi now, is suitably crazy and the new big villain is interesting enough to make me want to know more.
    Having a riot take place at Ground Zero was too much for me, as was everyone thinking a super-villain may've caused it.

    The Thor bits were good, though. Odin's insecurity and arrogant treatment of Thor should lead to some pretty good moments later on, and I especially enjoyed Odin's exchange with the Watcher.

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I actually really enjoyed thefact that
    they thought it might have been a supervillain. I mean it just makes sense in the Marvel Universe.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I was disappointed, and probably won't pick up issue #2. But the art was stellar, great coloring too, and the packaging and story content was good for the price. It just felt rather generic in every area except Sin's story, which was the highlight of the issue.

    Like Robos mentioned,
    The Ground Zero stuff was forced. And it's kind of weird seeing Steve just sit there now when he was such a rebellious young whippersnapper during Civil War.

    The scene where the heroes are at Stark Tower literally looking down at the city and the people with a disappointed mom look was overdone, and Stark seemed off in his talk to the team.

    And the final page, the gods leave us seemingly every other week, who cares at this point? And why do all the asgardians follow him? The Warriors Three should just chill out because they come down here every Friday for bingo night anyway. If this comes down to them all coming back in the 11th hour to help us because we puny mortals stood up to gods or something, I feel like I've read it all before.

    Steve seems less like a key point but more the guy who just happens to be at the center of every scene (and drawn that way too). People are rioting, so let's go to Steve's reaction! Steve's bummed about the riots, star swipe to him being sad it's not a villain who caused it! Gods leave earth again, cut to Steve's face in camera 3 now! It's less Steve having anything to do but just be the center, and if it keeps up that way, it just seems a clunky way to carry the story.

    And it seems like Odin has been watching Aqua Teen Hunger Force because he called the Watcher a titanic dumb mute baby, which seemed similar to big gay baby.

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    I actually really enjoyed thefact that
    they thought it might have been a supervillain. I mean it just makes sense in the Marvel Universe.

    Actually, I think the intent was to show that the superheroes are out of touch. The assumption shows that they're so tuned in with their corner of the world that they've forgotten how normal people think and behave.
    But there hasn't been a riot at Ground Zero yet, so it's not an accurate portrayal of normal people either. Instead, they inserted violence into an actual news story just so they could somehow justify having their superhuman characters comment on it, even though they should be above debates about community centers.

    I have a feeling that any future references to the recession will be just as awkward.

    On the subject of the Asgardian exodus, though, I thought it worked only because it's less of a desertion than a retreat. There's an undercurrent of fear throughout Odin's dialogue, and by the end I was pretty sure that his temper tantrum was just an act to disguise his true motives. I'm sure he does actually resent Thor's stubbornness and affinity for mankind, but I also think Odin decided to drag Thor to Asgard because he was afraid Thor would be killed if he stayed on Earth. Thanks to those elements, I thought the Thor segments were pretty interesting.

    That said, I'm sure anyone who normally reads Thor is tired of the gods facing an apocalypse every few months or so. It was only a few years ago that all the gods were killed, wasn't it?

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    I actually really enjoyed thefact that
    they thought it might have been a supervillain. I mean it just makes sense in the Marvel Universe.

    Actually, I think the intent was to show that the superheroes are out of touch. The assumption shows that they're so tuned in with their corner of the world that they've forgotten how normal people think and behave.
    But there hasn't been a riot at Ground Zero yet, so it's not an accurate portrayal of normal people either. Instead, they inserted violence into an actual news story just so they could somehow justify having their superhuman characters comment on it, even though they should be above debates about community centers.

    I have a feeling that any future references to the recession will be just as awkward.

    On the subject of the Asgardian exodus, though, I thought it worked only because it's less of a desertion than a retreat. There's an undercurrent of fear throughout Odin's dialogue, and by the end I was pretty sure that his temper tantrum was just an act to disguise his true motives. I'm sure he does actually resent Thor's stubbornness and affinity for mankind, but I also think Odin decided to drag Thor to Asgard because he was afraid Thor would be killed if he stayed on Earth. Thanks to those elements, I thought the Thor segments were pretty interesting.

    That said, I'm sure anyone who normally reads Thor is tired of the gods facing an apocalypse every few months or so. It was only a few years ago that all the gods were killed, wasn't it?
    I can understand how it could be interpreted that way but I took it at face value. I mean there is a guy whose powers are literally making people angry at eachother out there.

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    cardboard delusionscardboard delusions USAgent PSN: USAgent31Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I'm surprised no one mentioned in the dining hall scene on the top right, Sif is cupping Mockingbird's boob. Don't have a scanner, but this will hit internets soon I am sure.

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    She is just gesturing with poor hand placement

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    Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I liked it, I think this will be an adequate event. I agree that some situations and characterizations seemed a bit forced, but it wasn't bad enough to chase me away from the event.
    So are all the hammers that fell to Earth evil or does it depend on who picks them up? Also I missed Homefront, who has the soilers!

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I liked it, I think this will be an adequate event. I agree that some situations and characterizations seemed a bit forced, but it wasn't bad enough to chase me away from the event.
    So are all the hammers that fell to Earth evil or does it depend on who picks them up? Also I missed Homefront, who has the soilers!
    It
    has yet to be seen, but it seems like whoever picks up the hammer is possessed by a god similar to the Donald Blake/Thor situation.
    So probably!

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    AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    All the cool shit took a back seat to HURR DURR RECESSION!
    Blankzilla wrote: »

    Are they retarded?

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Not really!

    8 Pages of Recession vs. 32 Pages of Not-Recession

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    AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Not really!

    8 Pages of Recession vs. 32 Pages of Not-Recession

    Shouldn't have been 1 page of it.

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    AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I want people with hammers beating other people with hammers. Then Beta Ray Bill shows up and kills everyone.

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    I liked it, I think this will be an adequate event. I agree that some situations and characterizations seemed a bit forced, but it wasn't bad enough to chase me away from the event.
    So are all the hammers that fell to Earth evil or does it depend on who picks them up? Also I missed Homefront, who has the soilers!
    It
    has yet to be seen, but it seems like whoever picks up the hammer is possessed by a god similar to the Donald Blake/Thor situation.
    So probably!

    That's kind of disappointing
    , since it means we won't get to see how distinct personalities like Absorbing Man and Juggernaut react to getting all that power. Instead, we're essentially seeing new villains with familiar faces.

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    I liked it, I think this will be an adequate event. I agree that some situations and characterizations seemed a bit forced, but it wasn't bad enough to chase me away from the event.
    So are all the hammers that fell to Earth evil or does it depend on who picks them up? Also I missed Homefront, who has the soilers!
    It
    has yet to be seen, but it seems like whoever picks up the hammer is possessed by a god similar to the Donald Blake/Thor situation.
    So probably!

    That's kind of disappointing
    , since it means we won't get to see how distinct personalities like Absorbing Man and Juggernaut react to getting all that power. Instead, we're essentially seeing new villains with familiar faces.
    Maybe not
    Sin's personality seemed to have merged with Skadi. She clearly referred to herself as Sin and Red Skull as well as Skadi. Her transition was likely easier since she was totally in to it. I doubt Hulk or Juggernaut would be as smooth.

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Algertman wrote: »
    I want people with hammers beating other people with hammers. Then Beta Ray Bill shows up and kills everyone.
    Considering the end of the first issue leads up to just that and the next issue is Blitzkrieg USA maybe you should wait past the set-up issue.

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    GankGank Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Hell, I enjoyed the fuck outta #1,
    but it's hard to dislike anything drawn by Immonen. I didn't find the Ground Zero stuff too heavy handed or forced, like Blank I kinda took it at face value. Plus I think that whole scene was just meant to help set the tone for the Event. Stressed, scared citizens pushed to the brink and the fallout from said recurring events.

    And I loved Odins reaction to the Watcher, kinda reminds me of how Spider-man always wigs out whenever the Watcher rocks up, except Odin's a bad-mutha all-fatha, so he yelled at a cosmic entity.

    And I know they won't mention it, but I hope those dragons Sin fights are the same dragons from "Avengers VS Pet Avengers". Let it be so.

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    AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Algertman wrote: »
    I want people with hammers beating other people with hammers. Then Beta Ray Bill shows up and kills everyone.
    Considering the end of the first issue leads up to just that and the next issue is Blitzkrieg USA maybe you should wait past the set-up issue.

    Well, it's written by Fraction so that may take another 5 issues.

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    jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Algertman wrote: »
    I want people with hammers beating other people with hammers. Then Beta Ray Bill shows up and kills everyone.

    I want 22 issues of build-up before a half-ass reveal that leads into the company's next event which will begin the cycle anew.

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    AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Algertman wrote: »
    I want people with hammers beating other people with hammers. Then Beta Ray Bill shows up and kills everyone.

    I want 22 issues of build-up before a half-ass reveal that leads into the company's next event which will begin the cycle anew.

    You're in luck. You also forgot to add ACTION FIGURES!

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    FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Hey, this is not the Brightest Day thread!

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