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CBF Quick Picks #64 : Fear Itself and Brightest Day | Comic Book Fury

CBF Quick Picks #64 : Fear Itself and Brightest Day

April 8, 2011 by
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This was the week of events, as Marvel launched its big event while DC took one more step to ending its own.

Fear Itself #1 launches with Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen at the helm this time. Marvel puts its spin on current events and introduces us to the God of Fear that will apparently have a key role in stirring up the fear that is striking humanity. Plus, Thor has daddy issues and is taken back, along with the rest of the Asgardians, to their homeland, leaving the remaining heroes to contend with something they don’t fully understand yet. Intriguing approach so far with some comparisons to Civil War, but I’ll give it a shot.

Brightest Day #23 finally gives us the revelation of Earth’s protector. I won’t lie to you – it totally came out of left field after embarking on different journeys with the resurrected characters, but if you give it some time to process, it actually makes sense in the grand scheme of things.

And while these event books took most of the spotlight, there was another book that got some good internet buzz this week. Nonplayer #1 was written and drawn by a very talented video game art designer in Nate Simpson. It takes us into a MMORPG world that a girl named Dana is drawing up to escape the reality she’s in. Think Ghost in the Shell and Lord of the Rings and you have an intriguing premise. I don’t know where we’re going with the story yet, but the art is just gorgeous (and just what you’d expect from a video game artist). Keep an eye on this one.

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