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03-14-2012, 02:44 PM
Hey guys. I fell out of a comics for the majority of Fear Itself and I'm back now. I'm mostly caught up with the non FI related titles and I have a question. Do I have to read FI to understand what's going on in Iron Man, Thor, the Avengers titles and JIM? Also, are the tie-in issues of these books just side stories or an expansion on the main book? Since Fraction wrote FI and IM I'm a bit concerned with just skipping it.
03-14-2012, 02:49 PM
From what I can tell, Fear Itself sank without a ripple into the pool of continuity. The only effects I can see is that Bendis is turning the resulting property damage into a grievance the general public has with the Avengers. Everything else that was changed by Fear Itself has been either changed back or quietly ignored.
03-14-2012, 02:59 PM
Thanks man! Looks like I can go on without that!
03-14-2012, 10:47 PM
You should definitely read Fear Itself if you're keeping up with Thor. As a Thor story, it's really not as bad as people would have you believe.
For Avengers, JIM and Iron Man you can skip it.
03-15-2012, 09:55 AM
I didn't read FI and still Journey Into Mystery became my favorite ongoing title. So, as far as that one is concerned, FI is unnecessary.
03-15-2012, 11:05 AM
Fear Itself was one of those events where you can skip the main story, but some of the tie in stories are really good. JiM and Avengers Academy both come to mind.
03-15-2012, 01:46 PM
Yeah, you'll have to read Fear Itself (and the Thor-related .1 tie-in book) to understand why Thor is in the state he's in now.
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