controversial opinion: Flashpoint is way better than fear itself
The thread title says it all. After two issues of Fear Itself, and one issue of Flashpoint, I'd have to say that Flashpoint #1 is WAY better than fear itself #1 and #2. I've read all three, and coming into it, I had high, high hopes for fear itself, and I thought Flashpoint looked pretty meh. Matt Fraction is a writer whose work I think highly of, but he's miscast writing this event book for marvel. My pull list tends to lean DC, but I still pick up lots of monthlies from both publishers, and I really thought the preview stuff for fear itself was cool looking, and I hoped that Fraction would make this work. I thought fear itself #2 had some moments, but, all in all, meh. Flashpoint #1 was really, really cool and made me want to pick up #2, but I'll be dropping fear itself.