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Fear Agent, Vol. 1: Re-Ignition Paperback – May 29, 2007

4.4 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
Book 1 of 5 in the Fear Agent Series

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Stuff Flash Gordon and Die Hard's John McClane into one of the gleefully gory sf/horror comics of the 50s, and you'll have this pulp-inspired graphic novel, the first in the Fear Agent series. Leaving no genre stone unturned, the creators toss out a series of beautifully executed setups that follow hard-drinking, foulmouthed, down-and-out Heath Houston, alien exterminator. When Houston stumbles upon a plot to destroy Earth, he embarks on a mission that reignites the fire of his determination. It's a briefly lit fire, however, as the story ends right smack in the middle, with no hint of what's to come. For patient readers, though, particularly those who enjoy nonstop action and clever sf ideas and environments, this hits the stratosphere. Karp, Jesse
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse (January 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593077645
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593077648
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.7 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,293,168 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Tim Janson HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 3, 2006
Format: Paperback
Fear Agent really harkens back to the days of old sci-fi pulps and TV shows and movie serials with a thrilling, and adventurous story in the best tradition of Keith Laumer and Harry Harrison. This trade paperback collects the first four issues of Fear Agent published by Image Comics and written by Rick Remender and pencils by Tony Moore.

Heath Houston is a Fear Agent, the last of his kind---and alien exterminator with a license to kill...as long as the lifeform is the right class. There's nothing Heath likes more than his job, other than perhaps a good bottle of booze. A harrowing escape from the planet Frazterga following a somewhat botched job (In the Mayor's opinion) leads to Heath taking a job to investigate a trading and re-fueling outpost that has lost communications. Heath arrives to find the space station outpost apparently abandoned...but not quite. Heath soon discovers that the outpost has been overrun by Feeders, an octopoid-like race that does nothing but feed on flesh and reproduce.

Heath soon finds that an alien race called the Dressites have smuggled the feeders to the outpost but that's not the worst of it...now having re-fueled the Dressites are on their way to Earth with their deadly cargo, ready to wipeout mankind. Only Heath, and an outpost survivor named Mara stand in their way!

What a true joy it was to read this book! This is good, old-fashioned space-opera, laced with witty, sarcastic humor. Houston is like a sci-fi version of James Bond...if he were to imbibe far too many martinis. Two-fisted and packing all sorts of butt-kicking weaponry, Houston is truly a hero for the 21st century. Tony Moore's art is perfect for the title.
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These volumes kept getting recommended to me by Amazon and I decided to give it a shot and I'm very glad I did. The artwork is perfect for the story and matches the tone throughout. The story itself is fun and action packed while having serious moments and sad ones. The description on the page is accurate and giving away any more would spoil it. But I would definitely recommend this series to a friend or a well read lizard.
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I love scifi and I figured this would be a cheesy, fun read. It is, but it's more than that. This book made me fall in love with Fear Agent, which is beautifully drawn, well-written, and often very thought provoking. And he does stuff like fight alien orcs with a huge pipe wrench too.
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I'd give Fear Agent: Vol 1 more stars if future volumes delivered on its promise: a refreshingly brisk, old-fashioned, character-focused pulp adventure. Alas, it's all downhill from here. After a few issues it becomes clear that the plot doesn't make a lick of sense. After you've traveled back and forth through time and been cloned a few times, well, who cares what happens to you? An extended backstory recounting the alien invasion of Earth takes itself way too seriously, losing its pulp appeal in a desperate attempt to overload the central character with pathos.

Fear Agent is a breath of fresh air. Unfortunately, it doesn't go anywhere worth going.
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Part western, part sci-fi , part comedy , this book has it all without drowning out the most important element; story. Mr. Remember has crafted a very fun tale that takes the reader through a roller-coaster ride of action and intrigue. And Tony Moore's pencils are at his usual top-notch quality. I could'nt believe this book was under $10.00 and I can't wait for the next trade !
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An amazing blend of old-school retro sci-fi and modern cynicism, Fear Agent delivers the kind of thrill absent since the days of EC comics. Tony Moore provides eye-popping visuals and Rick Remender cooks up a burned-out hero who has his head in the bottle and one foot in the grave. Somewhere, Wally Wood is smiling...
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Fear Agent is a very cool new comic that feels old - and I mean that in the best possible way. The book is a well drawn and well told throw back to the dawn of sci-fi - when heroes...or anti-heroes packed ray guns, bounced around space in rockets and had bubble helmets on. Heck of a lot of fun!
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Science fiction returns to comics with an old school bent and a modern burst of energy. Remender's lead is the kind of character built to sustain a book over the long haul, and Tony Moore is one of the budding geniuses of modern comic book art. Lots of fun, and a pretty package, to boot.
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