Honestly, I did not understand the point of Fear Itself.
The previews indicated that the Heroes would be facing their fears. But instead, they just faced a bunch of bad guys with hammers and super-powers. While this is not good, why is this so fearsome to the Avengers? They have faced such destruction before (Operation Galactic Storm, World War Hulk, Secret Invasion, Inferno, Infinity Crusade, Onslaught, House of M, to name a few). Why is this so bad compared to anything they've faced before?
Yeah, it was definitely misleading and from what I've read really didn't go anywhere or do anything. The only connection to fear was the God of Fear was behind it.
Like many of Fraction's stories, it has a lot of potential but goes no where.
Definitely. The man has good ideas but can't execute worth a damn. I actually liked the whole concept of the hammers but that was about it.
Other than an opportunity to kill off Thor and Bucky (kinda) and get Asgard out of Oklahoma, what happened? What did we learn? While I hate moralizing in stories, there has to be a point to the story. Other than the total destruction of NYC (for the 3rd time in 3 years), what happened? Even the other stuff got "fixed" by Odin.
No, there really seemed to be no point and it wasn't really anything we haven't seen before. It seems the point of every event is meant to reboot the Marvel U in some way, but after Fear Itself there is no actual set up for that reboot. Civil War, SI and Siege at least changed how the Marvel U operated, you can't say that about the latest one. Everything seems back to status quo like it was before it started.
I'm tired of these constant events. It seems that every year, we have to suffer through an event that disrupts the regular storylines and really doesn't go anywhere (though, with the current Iron Man storyline, I'm not sure it's a bad thing).
It's a pure money grab. My LCS owner says the past few major events have been selling less and less, and while a single shop isn't a total indication, it seems in general readers are getting tired of the major events. It's no surprise really, it happens with everything. I wouldn't mind if, like you said, it didn't interrupt any of the arcs of the main books. SI and Siege I actually enjoyed, WWH and Civil War were terrible.
We already have the 2012 event. I'm guessing it involves Phoenix.
And until the major events stop making money they won't stop. Who knows what it will be but I doubt it will be good.