Read Fear Itself: Deadpool/Fearsome Four by Christopher Hastings Brandon Montclair Bong Dazo Simon Bisley Ryan Bodenheim Henry Flint Online


As the Marvel Universe is wracked with FEAR ITSELF, only Deadpool sees it for what it truly is ... a way to make money. Has Deadpool really been chosen as one of the Worthy, granted one of The Serpent's Hammers? Or did he just take any old hammer and go to town with some rhinestones? Plus: do you fear ... your protectors turning on you? Man-Thing has gone mad as fear consuAs the Marvel Universe is wracked with FEAR ITSELF, only Deadpool sees it for what it truly is ... a way to make money. Has Deadpool really been chosen as one of the Worthy, granted one of The Serpent's Hammers? Or did he just take any old hammer and go to town with some rhinestones? Plus: do you fear ... your protectors turning on you? Man-Thing has gone mad as fear consumes the world, and Manhattan will burn. A team of talented artists spotlight the dark side of the Marvel universe, each through the eyes of a fallen hero. Howard the Duck, Nighthawk, Frankenstein, and She-Hulk mutate from hero to monster freaks - and instead of saving the city, the foursome just might end it. COLLECTING: FEAR ITSELF: DEADPOOL 1-3; FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR 1-4...

Title : Fear Itself: Deadpool/Fearsome Four
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ISBN : 9780785158073
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 152 Pages
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Fear Itself: Deadpool/Fearsome Four Reviews

  • Sam Quixote
    2018-12-05 12:15

    Christopher Hastings and Bong Dazo’s Deadpool tie-in to Fear Itself proves the rule that event spinoffs are usually better than the event itself!Deadpool comes up with a convoluted get-rich-quick scheme that takes advantage of the nonsense going on in Fear Itself. He steals an ordinary hammer, glues on some cheap plastic jewellery, tricks a brain-dead Z-list villain – in this case, the Walrus – to terrorise a one-horse town, then gets paid by the scared townsfolk to beat up the hammer-wielding doofus. Except this is a Deadpool plan so, of course, things get FUBAR’d up almost immediately!Christopher Hastings has written one of the most entertaining Deadpool stories I’ve ever read with this miniseries. In just three issues he concocts an intricate farce that’s actually funny – most Deadpool comics are meant to be amusing but more often than not aren’t. I loved how silly the Walrus was with his laughably low goal of stealing video rental cards and that all he does when he receives what he believes is a magic hammer is smash up some cars! What I liked the most though was seeing Deadpool trying to be cunning and thinking he’s clever and then realising he’s neither of those things. The suitably named artist (for a Deadpool comic this daffy) Bong Dazo has fun with the many Beatles and hammer references in Hastings’ script, drawing wonderfully trippy visuals like Wade as the Eggman (goo goo gajoob) and Deadpool as MC Hammer was brilliant. I loved this comic - Fear Itself: Deadpool was a flawless victory!Unfortunately, Brandon Montclare’s Fearsome Four tie-in, also included to beef up this volume, was the polar opposite. Nighthawk, She-Hulk, Frankenstein’s Monster and Howard the Duck are the (arbitrary) Fearsome Four who have to stop Man-Thing from blowing up the world or some such tedious rubbish. I couldn’t have been more bored with this trite, forgettable and utterly pointless crapola. It was cool to see Simon Bisley’s art but that’s the only noteworthy aspect of this otherwise worthless four-issue miniseries.Five stars for Deadpool, two stars for Fearsome Four, I’ll give this volume four stars overall. Definitely worth checking out for Deadpool fans – just remember to skip the other half of the book!

  • Aaron
    2018-12-10 11:07

    Hoo boy, the more Fear Itself stuff I read, the more I realize just how undefined of an event it really was. There seems to be no true crossover, mostly due to the fact that so little of the plot is actually explained or explored in the central series. It's just "a lot of stuff is happening." This book averages out to being even crappier than the last book I read, and that's really saying something. Fear Itself: Deadpool - 2 stars: I've read a lot of hot, steaming Deadpool garbage recently, and this comes nowhere close to the lowest lows of the merc with a mouth. There are even a few good jokes and some funny visuals over the course of this 3-issue series. It ultimately just doesn't make a ton of sense, and the plot itself could not have been any more forced.Deadpool sees that the evil hammers have descended and the Worthy are tearing the earth apart, and that makes him decide, for basically no reason, to trick the "super villain" The Walrus into believing he has also received a magic hammer. Walrus goes on a rampage in a small town with his brand new (supposedly fake) magic hammer while Deadpool volunteers to stop him (for money, of course). But, randomly, it turns out the hammer Deadpool used to trick Walrus is actually magic, and is used to, um, prevent werewolves from coming into the town? What? Don't worry, that has not been set up even remotely, comes completely out of nowhere, and is resolved in about 2 pages. It's like the writer thought he had 6 more issues to tell a story, realized he only had one, and was like "Well I'm still gonna do every idea I had." It's not great.Fear Itself: Fearsome Four - 1 star: This thing feels lonnnnnnng. I could not wait for it to be over. In this one, Man-Thing, who is able to draw power from fear, has started to become overpowered by all the fear running lose in the world. I thought this was a great setup, but, unfortunately, it isn't explored at all. It just turns into a very, very long-winded parade of shitty (or at least shittily-written) characters trying to stop Man-Thing's rampage: Howard the Duck for some reason, a Batman ripoff (parody? is it parody if you don't do anything with it?) named Nighthawk, Frankenstein's Monster (no idea how he got involved), and She-Hulk (I guess because she's sort of a monster, though Nighthawk is not a monster, so I don't know why She-Hulk is here). It feels like the writer was just given a hat with some characters in it and told to write a story with them in it.From here, the plot goes in circles. It's 4 issues long but could've been told in about 9 pages. We just get a ton of repetitive dialogue from Howard about how they need to stop Man-Thing, and a climax that basically just involves each of these dumb characters explaining who they are and why they should no longer be afraid of being who they are, even though as the reader I did not know who they were, and certainly didn't care. God this was boring.So, skip this. It's terrible. I don't know why I buy so many terrible comics without reading anything about them first. I have to break this habit.

  • Kyle
    2018-12-16 15:57

    I haven't read a non-Tick comic since the 90s bubble. I'm aware that art styles and censorship have changed a lot in the intervening years. So basically I'm a lapsed fan with no knowledge of current continuity.The Deadpool story was definitely superior. As a Spider-Man fan I was always drawn to Deadpool's similar costume and quipping habits. This was fine for a self-contained story. Though I misremembered his teleportation being innate/part of his Weapon X-ification not technology driven and spent much of the story wondering when he'd use it.The Fearsome Four story was just odd. It went far too long and as the point of the story was the lack of A-listers I can't say I'd ever pick up a Howard the Duck/She-Hulk team-up comic on purpose. I found the art very distracted here. The splash panels between issues were often just ugly with fingers at impossible angles etc. She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Spider-Man all looked terrible to me. I'm unsure if the art just reflected their current character models vs. my 90s memories, the reality-bending storyline, or just poor drawing. Though the She-Hulk I remember was the incredibly sexualized version so the current costume was an improvement I found her face a little odd compared to my memory.I am now tempted to go through my old comics looking for the 90s interpretation of the Nexus of All Realities. I remember it being like a white hallway with black cartoon holes all over. Unless I'm thinking of something else entirely.

  • Davy
    2018-11-30 08:58

    I didn't expect much of this comic, bought it because it followed up on the Man-Thing storyline in Fear Itself:Thunderbolts and because of Deadpool. Strange to put these two story-lines in one book, would be better to just add the Fearsome Four-story to the Thunderbolts one. After reading it I have a different opinion from the rest: I was dissapointed in the Deadpool-story and surprised by the Fearsome Four. Tie-ins by Deadpool are always peculiar, but this time there is no connection to the major Fear Itself-story. Only the fact that there is something to do with a hammer. If you read it or not, makes no difference. The Fearsome Four deal with Man-Thing completely going out of control because of the Fear Itself. The FF are a strange team: Howard the Duck, She-Hulk, Nighthawk, Frankenstein. Buth it works. Some "big names" like Wolverine, Spider-man (do these two ever sleep ?), Hulk and Ghost Rider show up. Only strange that the Thunderbolts seem to have dissapeared at the moment Man Thing freaks out.

  • Stephen Kelley
    2018-11-21 11:55

    I'm usually a sucker for Deadpool stories that bring out obscure villains, but this was somewhat lackluster. The second half of the book involves the Fearsome Four (Howard the Duck, She Hulk, Nighthawk, and Frankenstein) fighting Man-Thing, which could have been good had the artist not swapped out constantly. I mean sometimes in the middle of issues there would be 3-4 pages done by a different artist. one section of this was due to the group being altered by fear, but the rest seemed like somebody was missing a deadline.

  • Shane
    2018-12-11 13:58

    This is my first experience reading Deadpool and it was a little too silly for me. I did like how they linked the hammers idea in though and I'm not giving up on Deadpool yet. I did like the art a LOT - Bong Dazo rocks!The Fearsome Four had a bunch of "heroes" I hadn't read before too. I've never been interested in Howard the Duck but he was kind of fun. Overall it got a little too chatty and the theme seemed to repeat itself over and over.

  • B
    2018-12-01 11:10

    The Deadpool story was pretty by-the-numbers. Not bad, not good. The Walrus was a great Deadpool villain. The Frightful Four story was a little confusing. And probably unrelated to the Deadpool story. I think I would be interested in reading some of the original Howard the Duck; I don't know.

  • Angela
    2018-11-20 09:06

    This has 2 oddball stories in it. Deadpool is quite fun, he tries to make money with a scam with a hammer. It even made me laugh out loud once. The fearsome four is not what you expect. Howard the Duck and the Man Thing have the best bits. Though it doesn't even reach the height of the Howard te duck tie-in for civil war. A good read.

  • Jen
    2018-12-11 07:51

    The whole Fear Itself event was not that great to me, and this volume has been my least favorite tie-in. The Deadpool story was 'ok' at best, and the Fearsome Four was just awkward and uninteresting.

  • Daniel
    2018-12-12 10:08

    The first half of the book was one of the funniest I'd read in a long time, Deadpool at his best, the second half, not so good. in fact it brought the whole book down.

  • VampAmber
    2018-11-16 14:56

    Didn't really like the section with the Fearsome Four, but the fluffy but wacky hijinks if Deadpool's section were just good enough to earn the whole book 3 stars.

  • Willow
    2018-12-07 16:01

    Super silly and irreverent and a nice change of pace from the rest of Fear Itself.

  • Bekca
    2018-12-06 11:03

    I wish there was more Deadpool in it instead of half the book bring the 'Fearsome Four'.