On Marvel’s new Fear Itself spin-off The Fearless – This is getting ridiculous, isn’t it? A twice-monthly spin-off from a major event book exploring the aftermath, co-written by the writer of said event? I guess someone at Marvel really, really liked Brightest Day (or wants to cement my feeling that Fear Itself is some kind of bizarro Blackest Night). But between this and the Superman: Earth One – Season One similarities from earlier this week, I now feel as if Marvel is just looking over at what works for DC and then ripping it off wholesale. I’m telling you, if this September relaunch works, I fully expect The Fearless to spin-off into a Pete Wisdom mini-series called The Fearless Aftermath: The Search For Man Thing before we get a rehash of Flashpoint (Itself a rehash of Age of Apocalypse, itself a rehash of “Crisis On Earth-A” from Gardner Fox’s Justice League of America run back in the ’60s) and then every series will get relaunched all over again by the end of 2012.
On the plus side, I can’t wait to see the uproar online over whether Thor will be wearing pants or not.