Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen takes inspiration from Roosevelt’s famous quote. This mini-series is the core for an inter-company cross over that involves most of Marvel’s famous characters.
A forgotten evil has resurfaced and is set to destroy Asgard and the Earth. The mini-series carries some references to Norse mythology and reveals several secrets in the House of Odin. A Tale of Sacrifice, Heroism and Courage, “Fear itself” is filled with tense emotions and drama that may change the face of Thor and the Avengers.
Honestly, I’ve never been much for inter-company crossovers. I feel that comic book publishers have just made this a cheap way to avoid coming up with creative stories and merely uses these gimmicks to sell more comics. Jim Shooter was highly criticized for doing this in “Secret Wars 2”. Marvel has been on a roll though, much as I don’t like crossovers, they have had some good ones with “Secret Invasion”, “Siege”, “Civil War” and “Messiah … more
In this time of global anxiety, economic turmoil and mass hysteria, Sin, the new Red Skull, has made an awesome discovery...a shameful secret that will rock the foundations of the Marvel Unverse! A revelation that will divide father and son, turn friend against friend, and herals the rise of Fear personified. Who is the Serpent? As Odin and the Asgardians leave the Earth to fend for itself, the Avengers and the world's remaining heroes battle the unstoppable avatars of his evil? And how can the Avengers respond...to fear itself? The Mighty Thor--imprisoned by his own father! Steve Rogers makes the decision of a lifetime when a hero falls! And Iron Man makes the ultimate sacrifice. Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen bring fans the biggest Marvel event since CIVIL WAR!