I know I'm a lil' late to the party, but before I voiced my own personal reaction to #1 over in "spoilers", I wanted to post this here in the official appreciation thread first. I finally bought & read...
... over the weekend, along with...
... obviously for the historic Polaris revelations contained within (and emphasized rather effectively in the fan-augmented cover image above, done by fellow CBR forums member, jmc247). I highly recommend the issue to ANYBODY & EVERYBODY who's even REMOTELY interested in Lorna Dane, it's that GOOD & THAT important!
In fact, I feel more than comfortable enough saying X-Factor #243
's developments are SO INTEGRAL to understanding her character, so ESSENTIAL - that it's absolutely NECESSARY reading!
As for Fearless Defenders & my reasons for initially starting here, I think it's important to begin by stating the following:
- I stopped buying comis on a monthly basis almost 10 years ago, after enthusiastically doing so for over a decade before that. My interest in actually reading them was already waning though, progressively so, in those last few years that immediately preceded my quitting altogether. To the point where it was getting quite severe & nearly approaching apathy towards the end. My collecting had merely become habitual it seemed & devolved into just that, collecting, and that alone.
- I've only sporadically purchased & read books a couple of times since then, 3 or 4 total I would say, for characters that are of particular interest to me (mainly Jean & Lorna).
- This was my first eXperience with digital comics.
With that said, I can declare in all honesty that...
I liked Fearless Defenders #1... I really, REALLY liked it... A LOT!
I'll save the details as to why for the aforementioned "spoilers" thread & get right to my main motivation, which I'll eXpress via a heartfelt proclamation:
ThanX to Fearless Defenders... after almost 10, LONG years... I'M RETURNING TO BUYING & READING COMICS REGULARLY!! And it's all because of writer Cullen Bunn, artist Will Sliney, & editor Ellie Pyle... along with everybody at Marvel & their NOW initiative... and of course, those they so wonderfully & vividly brought to life... Misty, Val, & Annabelle - The FEARLESS DEFENDERS!!!