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5.0 out of 5 stars The best title no one seems to have heard of!, 9 Aug 2006
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This book is great. I have been buying the monthlies rather than waiting for this the first of the trades mind you. If you like books that have a great mix of action, adventure and humour then give this title a shot. Story wise it reminds me of 2000AD's Sam Slade Robo Hunter only as if written by a cross between Warren Ellis and Dan Slott (with maybe a little Robert Kirkman thrown in for good measure). At only a little over a fiver you can't go wrong with this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars nothing pretentious here, 19 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Fear Agent Volume 1: Re-Ignition: Re-ignition v. 1 (Paperback)
Just good fun really. You don't have to think, just enjoy it for what it is. A good action comic
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4.0 out of 5 stars 50s sci-fi is back, 9 May 2011
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Michael Finn (Blackburn, Lancashire, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Fear Agent Volume 1: Re-Ignition: Re-ignition v. 1 (Paperback)
Fear Agent is Rick Remender's love letter to sci-fi in the 1950s, back before, as Remender puts it - sci-fi lost its stones. By that he bemoans how sci-fi forgot to be fun and adventurous in favour of getting all technical with the science and the intricacies of alien cultures. Even though I like modern sci-fi I can understand what he means. So this book is trying to recapture the post war pulpy comic book fun that the folks at EC and Wallace Wood in particular used to deliver. He does a good job as well, creating Heath Huston, last of the Fear Agents, the boozy square jawed hero of the title, battling weird aliens, monkey men, robots, jelly brains and hungry tentacles, while trying to earn enough alien killing bounty to keep his rocket ship fuelled.
"Prepare for Warp Launch," pipes his ship computer.
"Preparing," Huston acknowledges, glugging down the Jim Beam.
Delivering the retro graphics on these first four issues is Tony Moore. Yep the same guy who sprang onto the comic scene on Kirkman's Battle Pope a decade or so ago, though most folk probably know his work from the first few issues of The Walking Dead. He's really 'on it' with this book; bubble helmets, rocket shaped space ships, ray guns and brains in a jar - it all piles on that 1950s nostalgia trip goodness. I loved the alien space trucker in issue one, stomping about the deserted space station:
"They aint mannin' the docks but they damn well better be mannin' the Chili Shack."
Jerome Opena does some work on issue four - the two artists would later take it in turns illustrating separate arcs.
Issue four is my least favourite of the issues as it gets a bit bogged down with infodumping some back story. It was sort of unavoidable but it hits the pacing just when it needed to kick ass. It does all end with a heck of a cliff hanger though.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fear Agent Volume 1, 12 Mar 2010
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Owen Hughes (Oxfordshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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An enjoyable sci fi romp, following the last of a band of alien hunters (called the Fear Agents) and his exploits. There's some aliens trying to invade Earth, there's some time travel, and there's some witty quips from Heath as he kicks some alien arse.

I bought this comic mainly because I like Tony Moore's artwork in The Walking Dead, Battle Pope and The Exterminators. And once again, it is top notch.

I also bought this comic as it sounded fun! And that's just what it is. It feels like a classic sci-fi film but updated and in comic format. I fully recommend it if you want a fun, easy to read, actiony comic.
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Fear Agent Volume 1: Re-Ignition: Re-ignition v. 1 by Rick Remender (Paperback - 11 Jan 2011)
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