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Fear Itself 7.n #3: Review

Nov 2011
Matt Fraction, Salvador Larroca

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4 stars

Fear Itself 7.n #3 Review by (May 14, 2014)
This is one of 3 postscripts to Fear Itself. Odin says he's seen the world die and be reborn many times. This fits the Norse Ragnarok cycle, but not the supposed history of the Marvel universe. Unless he's referring to the times said universe has been destroyed by e.g. Thanos and recreated. It doesn't say so, but presumably Odin recreates all the people whose statues had got broken as well. Certainly Iron Man #511 will show that Detroit Steel/Doug Johnson has been brought back to life. It also isn't shown, but presumably Odin changes Iron Man's Uru/Destroyer-like armour back to his own version. The Uru version certainly isn't seen again.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Fear Itself 7.n #3 Synopsis by Rob Johnson
Tony Stark is visiting a prison he designed to hold powerful super-criminals. He's come to see Grey Gargoyle, no longer the Worthy Mokk since Fear Itself #7. He's probably not going to be put on trial for turning the population of Paris into statues. (According to the Thing the Worthy were possessed.) But he's being held for scientific study.

During the visit Tony remembers the events of the previous day, after the end of Fear Itself. In his Uru Iron Man armour he was helping load intact statues into trucks. (Presumably in the hope that they could be revived in the future. But seemingly leaving the shattered statues behind.)

Later Odin popped by to suggest Stark attend Thor's funeral. But Tony thought Thor would prefer him to stay in Paris helping others.

Tony was having a crisis of faith, of the "Why does God allow bad things to happen?" type. And, manifesting the Uru armour, he took it out on Odin as the only god handy. But Odin easily slapped him down of course. The Norse god then gave Tony a glimpse of the universe from his perspective, where human lives are so small.

After that, with a wave of his hand Odin restored all the statues to life.

During his 'chat' with Grey Gargoyle (who isn't in a position to respond), Tony empathises with Pierre Duval not being able to remember the bad things he did as Mokk. (After his brain reload in Stark Disassembled, Tony couldn't remember things like the Superhero Registration Act and Civil War.)

Stark contemplates killing Gargoyle. The special prison is supposed to immobilise its occupants, but Gargoyle slowly puts his hands together in prayer, and Tony lets him live.

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Salvador Larroca
Salvador Larroca
Frank D'Armata
Salvador Larroca (Cover Penciler)
Salvador Larroca (Cover Inker)
Frank D'Armata (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Joe Caramagna.
Editor: Alejandro Arbona.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)

(Ben Grimm)


Plus: Worthy.

> Fear Itself 7.n: Book info and issue index

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