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Avengers Fear Itself

5 Issue story by Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr, and Chris Bachalo

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  • Oct 21, 2011
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Why are the Avengers ever given this billing? The Marvel Universe seems to see them as the premier super-team even when there is no stability in their ranks. They’ve been more scrutinized when Steve Rogers made them the core group as when they are the new Global enforcement division (similar to S.H.I.E.L.D.)
 
Brian Michael Bendis together with Chris Bachalo and legendary John Romita Jr. are poised to give the definition of Avengers membership in the events of “Fear Itself”. “Avengers Fear Itself” is told in Avengers # 13-17 and is the tie-in to the core of Marvel’s 2011 company-wide mini-series.

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The story arc is action-packed and truly does aid in the definition of an Avenger. Sacrifice, responsibility, relentlessness, courage, resourcefulness and being human is what defines the Avengers. They have arguably inspired (along with the Defenders) the group dynamics of the acclaimed Justice League animated series which was why it was so good.
 
Though it can be argued that this story arc borrowed heavily from themes of past issues; Bendis does make a creative way to get his point across in the form of interviews. It seemed to break the fourth wall and it gives the narrative a lot of character and personality.
 
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October 22, 2011
I have enjoyed all the Fear Itself stories
 
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review by . October 21, 2011
What Does It Mean To Become An Avenger?
I have reviewed the core series Marvel’s 2011 cross-company crossover called “FEAR ITSELF” a few days ago, and I even reviewed the first issue of its spin-off (the Fearless) with more to come. As I’ve somewhat promised, I was going to cover some of my favorite tie-ins to that (received mixed reviews by DC fans) series. I’ve said that several tie-ins would prove to be a worthy companion to that series while I admit that some prove unnecessary. Being as Thor was the prime …
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Published simultaneously to Fear Itself, this story arc defines the meaning of the word "Avenger'. Written by Brian Michael Bendis, with art by Chris Bachalo and John Romita Jr. Covers are done by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer. It covers Avengers issue #'s 13-17

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