The Fear Itself, Pt. 4: The Widow wiki last edited by X35 on 05/22/13 02:38AM View full history

FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN It won't take some of the Avengers to fight the madness of Fear Itself it will take ALL OF THEM!! The New Avengers and Avengers join forces in the face of true fear! And who will join the New Avengers for the first time EVER? Stay tuned, True Believer! This is a can't-miss Avengers event!

In this issue, Black Widow breaks into the offices of a muckraking tabloid doing a story about the recent death of an Avenger. What results is a lengthy meditation on the different meanings of the death of a superhero and the death of a normal person.

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A bold though dull concept 0

This issue is one big rant.  A long-winded, nearly 4th-wall-breaking rant.  It's all about the philosophical implications of death in the superhero world, versus death in the normal civilian world.  And that's a very interesting concept to see so thoroughly explored in a mainstream superhero title.  It's ironic, it's ballsy... and it's really, REALLY boring.  I couldn't quite believe what I was reading (in a good way), and yet, at the same time,  I dearly wanted it to just be over.  I really and...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Death becomes her 0

This is one of those weird issues where the writers sort of want to break the fourth wall, but they do so instead by having a superfluous character engage the lead character in a debate.  The debate ostensibly revolves around two topics, comic book character death as well as making money off of the likeness of a character.  The second point was accurate enough, if maybe a little out of place in an issue where there is product placement in one of the panels (a Harley Davidson sign sneaks its way ...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
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