THERE is nothing to fear
Fear Itself: Book of the Skull cuts between Sin and Baron Zemo seeking the Atlantean skin book to carry on for her father while, in the past, we get an idea of what the original Red Skull was looking for. Then Captain America, Bucky and Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner fight Nazis and a conjured Frost Giant. These are all fairly inconsequential in the grand scheme of the event as a whole, so it does feel as though this is just a superfluous book created just to make event hounds fork out some more money. The Book of the Skull tells a good story, but it doesn’t quite ring true as the events in the book won’t seem to have much of a lasting effect on the overall storyline; Sin has recovered her father’s book, but this isn’t something that should have taken a double sized one shot to tell.