There’s a lot going on in this issue, and Fraction does really well in juggling all the balls. My favourite thread was Tony and the Asgardian dwarves he works with to build new weapons to fight The Worthy. The dwarves were just hilariously foul-mouthed and grumpy, completely different from the usual aloof Asgardians. I also really dug the decision to render their curse words with Nordic runes, it added a sense of levity to what has been a dark storyline. And Tony slipping further and further into drinking again is certainly dark, I’m terrified about what’s coming for Tony now that he’s a boozer. The stuff with Rescue in Paris was equally scary and dark, and the set-up of her fight with the various idiotic Detroit Steels will be very exciting. I think these issues have been my favourite Fear Itself tie-ins.