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A science-fiction comic book series by Rick Remender, with art alternating between Tony Moore and Jerome Opena on different story arcs.
Launched in October 2005 by Image Comics
, and subsequently published by Dark Horse Comics
, Fear Agent
was created by Rick Remender, who believes that "science-fiction has lost its stones". Fear Agent
follows the adventures of Heath Huston, a rugged, alcoholic Texan space badass who is the last of the Fear Agents, a task force dedicated to eradicating alien threats to their home planet of Earth. After the death of the other Agents in an at first undescribed event, Heath spends his time as an alien exterminator traveling to distant locales, getting rid of pests for a price. During one such pest removal, Heath stumbles upon an alien plot to annihilate the last of Earth's already mostly destroyed and displaced human population.
"Fear Agent" provides examples of the following tropes:
- The Alcoholic / Drunken Master: Heath.
- Benevolent A.I.: Annie
- Shout-Out: The primitive Tetaldian robots scream out "Crush, kill, destroy'' when attacking
- Space Western: This hits this trope pretty square, with its big-buckle toting, hard-drinking, down-home wisdom spewing, alien exterminating protagonist.
- Used Future.
- Wham Episode: Issue 4 Heath and Mara are revealed to have been sent 20,000 years into the past. Ket is revealed to be a traitor who's working with the Tetaldians. Jentu, the leader of the Tetaldians, has been expecting Heath and delivers a Curb-Stomp Battle on him. The final shot is of Jentu squishing Heath under his foot