Today Marvel announced the comic series behind their “Fear Itself ” Campaign at here
What we know from Marvel:
– Its a seven issue miniseries
– Marvel universe battles a God of Fear
– A Prelude is planned featuring Captain American and Namor, by Ed brubaker and Scot Eaton
– Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen will be the creative team on the main series.
– The story is as ambitious as Civil War
– There is a concealed act at the center of the Marvel universe that was committed a number of years ago. Fear itself brings it out to the open.
–Fear Itself” is an extinction-level event. It’s a major event that involves everyone–expect major participation from X-Men
–The first issue of “Fear Itself” will be about 45 pages, and the final issue will probably also be oversized. The price point is expected to be $3.99.
– The teaser image of Captain America should be used to draw conclusions about Bucky’s fate.
Our perspective :
-As we thought, Marvel’s next summer event has a Fear themed character as as the antagonist. Although Marvel doesn’t name the fear god, I am putting my money on Phobos.
For those who came in late, Phobos is the 7 year old fear god, son of deceased Ares ( God of War, killed by Sentry in The Siege) and part of Secret Avengers.
-I am not sure about the team of Matt fraction and Stuart Immonen on a Major Marvel event. Matt fraction is one of my favorite writers of the new breed (Iron Man, Thor etc), however he has proven less adept at handling team titles ( X-men) and a major marvel event means tonnes and tonnes of characters
-Civil War was a huge storyline with innumerable tie-ins and X-men weren’t directly involved. Here they are!. So we should get ready for many more tie ins, some superfluous, which means a hole in many a pockets if you want to follow this event fully. Ah , the price we pay for the love of comics..
-A concealed fact at the center of Marvel universe? This smells of retcon.. which are not always pleasant.
-And lastly, Marvel wouldn’t be this bold to let the fate of Bucky known so early would they? And if they did m and if what the teasers shows is correctly interpreted by me – DAMN YOU MARVEL!!
We would just have to wait and see, but Marvel sure knows how to get my attention.