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'Fear Itself: The Fearless' 8-Page Preview Reveals the Aftermath of 'Fear Itself'

Fear Itself will branch off into two parts, 'The Fearless' and 'Battle Scars.' Here's what stories will be told in each series.

On Tuesday we saw our very first look at the next piece of the Fear Itself puzzle in Frank Cho's teaser image for Fear Itself: The Fearless. Today Marvel gave us a closer look at Fear Itself: The Fearless when the publisher revealed more preview images from their upcoming books and gave fans the opportunity to ask the creators some questions. This morning, Marvel hosted a live blog on their site featuring Marvel Senior VP of Publishing Tom Brevoort as well as the cast of Marvel's Fear Itself writers and editors Matt Fraction, Cullen Bunn, Chris Yost, and Alejandro Arbona.

According to the live blog hosted by Marvel, Fear Itself was evidently too large of a series to be confined to one book which is why the creators decided to split it up into different parts. According to Brevoort, Fear Itself was initially set up as a twelve issue series but then creators found that they had "too much story to tell," which is how the Fear Itself aftermath in both 'Fearless' and 'Battle Scars' came about.

== TEASER ==

Ultimately they broke one of the story elements out into its own project, Battle Scars. So both Fearless and Battle Scars were "masterminded" by Fraction, Bunn and Yost. Yost is handling most of the "heavy lifting" on Battle Scars with Bunn on Fearless, though all three are working on both projects

According to the writers, Fear Itself: The Fearless will focus on the journey of different characters to obtain the artifacts used by The Worthy in Fear Itself. These artifacts have the potential to "be good or evil" and apparently, meaning that the way they are used will depend on the wielder of the weapon.

Various characters, each with their own goals, will be seeking out the hammers. There will be a vast variety of Marvel characters pursuing the hammers, protecting the hammers and getting involved in other ways

According to Brevoort, Fear Itself: The Fearless will "span the entire Marvel Universe" and will touch virtually all aspects of Marvel's world. That means that Fear Itself: The Fearless won't be confined to being an Avengers story, but will also feature Namor, FF and some notable X-Men. So far, the X-Men that have been confirmed to appear are Storm, Wolverine and Dani Moonstar. Fear Itself: The Fearless will bring both Valkyrie and Sin center stage. While Cullen works on Fear Itself: The Fearless, Chris Yost will be writing 'Battle Scars,' will not feature any female characters and will be a male focused book.

While we don't yet know much about 'Battle Scars,' Marvel did reveal some interior pages as well as the covers to Fear Itself: The Fearless #2. What do you think of Fear Itself: The Fearless? Do you plan on picking up the aftermath of Fear Itself books?

Source: Marvel

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Posted by Transmetal

ok...Valkyrie is there alot
Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Just needs to be over with finally is what I'm thinking.  That and Valkyrie sure is prominent in this.  But yes...this needs to be done and quick.

Posted by Cafeterialoca

Why did you leave out mentioning the Thunderbolts being involved in this comicvine?
Are they not hip enough with you?  :(

Posted by Or35ti

Who's the kid with black t-shirt and the bald man with the goggles and green gas floating around him?

Posted by CrimsonTempest
Posted by SC

Thank you Marvel for giving Val a push!!!!!!!!!!! Plus why can people make as big a fuss about her wearing pants now lulz.

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Posted by SpectrumBlur
@Transmetal said:
ok...Valkyrie is there alot
Eh, makes sense.  Thor's out of commission, and unless somebody vouches for him, most 616 heroes wouldn't know Tanarus well enough to trust him, so Valkyrie would be their main contact with Asgard.  If everyone is going after the hammers, I could see her spearheading the cleanup, so to speak.
Posted by sladewilson30

who was that in the Stark Tech exo-suit

Posted by Burnstar1230
@sladewilson30 said:
who was that in the Stark Tech exo-suit
War Machine's new armor that focused more on stealth and espionage as opposed to heavy guns and rocket launchers. I see a lot of wreckage in front of Washington, soldiers and superheroes rescuing civilians and War Machine and Valkyrie having a little dispute. Ooh my blood is pumping now..... -_-
Posted by KainScion
@Or35ti: i think that's dog brother from immortal weapons. just a guess
Posted by The Impersonator
Posted by slimeknight89
@Or35ti: Kid in black shirt is shang chi and the fog man is immortal weapon John Aman(prince of orphans)
Posted by pspin

okay.... 
now this will be a total pain to get in trade, and after not following this except in tie ins, this makes no sense, at least it has good potential, mabye
Posted by Trodorne
@CrimsonTempest said:
A picture has never said so many words which I would like to convey.
Posted by jerfro23

So now there fighting vampires now im guessing?
Posted by TDK_1997

Fear Itself is strange event and will continue to be strange after it ends

Posted by Or35ti
@KainScion@slimeknight89: Ah thanks guys. I couldn't tell cos for some reason he looks really young to me and I thought he might have been shooting something from his hands.
Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Like the art but this whole thing is meh.

Posted by jcbart

The fact that Dani Moonstar will be involved in this has sparked my interest. I've always wanted her to become more involved with her Valkyrie duties.

Posted by ReVamp
@Or35ti said:
Who's the kid with black t-shirt and the bald man with the goggles and green gas floating around him?
Prince of Orphans. Prominent in 2007's (I think it was 07) Immortal Iron Fist and recently appeared in Secret Avengers as a Cap War Buddy.
Posted by Or35ti
@ReVamp: Thanks! So what are his powers? What can he do?
Posted by ReVamp
@Or35ti said:
@ReVamp: Thanks! So what are his powers? What can he do?
Aside from being Strong and whatnot. He's also skilled and the big one is that he can turn to green mist.
Edited by Or35ti
@ReVamp: Hm. Cool. I'm only familiar with Iron Fist and semi-familiar with Fat Cobra of the Immortal Weapons but he sounds interesting
Posted by jamesnoele

i wanna see the mighty already ^_^ come on marvel!

Posted by azza04

Wolverine's appearing... Shocker, Never would of saw that coming >_>

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Posted by Meteorite

Looks interesting but I doubt whether I can be stuffed picking it up.

Posted by daak1212

Is it me or does this actually look better than Fear itself?  Honestly I want to pick up Fear itself just to know whats going on here.
 
YAAAAAAAAY  A push for Prince of Orphans!

Posted by Wyldsong
@ReVamp said:
@Or35ti said:
@ReVamp: Thanks! So what are his powers? What can he do?
Aside from being Strong and whatnot. He's also skilled and the big one is that he can turn to green mist.
Don't forget the speed factor as well.  He can move fast enough to at least blur.  Prince of Orphans rocks. 
Posted by ReVamp
@Wyldsong said:
@ReVamp said:
@Or35ti said:
@ReVamp: Thanks! So what are his powers? What can he do?
Aside from being Strong and whatnot. He's also skilled and the big one is that he can turn to green mist.
Don't forget the speed factor as well.  He can move fast enough to at least blur.  Prince of Orphans rocks. 
Hm. My memory is quite fuzzy, but sure.
Posted by Wyldsong
@ReVamp said:
@Wyldsong said:
@ReVamp said:
@Or35ti said:
@ReVamp: Thanks! So what are his powers? What can he do?
Aside from being Strong and whatnot. He's also skilled and the big one is that he can turn to green mist.
Don't forget the speed factor as well.  He can move fast enough to at least blur.  Prince of Orphans rocks. 
Hm. My memory is quite fuzzy, but sure.
Well, maybe I should correct myself a bit, because I am probably mixing up some of his stuff up from his non-marvel appearances, since this character started back in the golden age under another publisher.  Thinking on it, I don't think he has displayed the speed thing in his marvel appearances.  He still rocks though=P 
 
Apologize for any confusion...but I haven't had my morning coffee yet=)
Posted by Or35ti
@Wyldsong said:
@ReVamp said:
@Wyldsong said:
@ReVamp said:
@Or35ti said:
@ReVamp: Thanks! So what are his powers? What can he do?
Aside from being Strong and whatnot. He's also skilled and the big one is that he can turn to green mist.
Don't forget the speed factor as well.  He can move fast enough to at least blur.  Prince of Orphans rocks. 
Hm. My memory is quite fuzzy, but sure.
Well, maybe I should correct myself a bit, because I am probably mixing up some of his stuff up from his non-marvel appearances, since this character started back in the golden age under another publisher.  Thinking on it, I don't think he has displayed the speed thing in his marvel appearances.  He still rocks though=P  Apologize for any confusion...but I haven't had my morning coffee yet=)
Haha no worries, he does sound awesome tho. Is he a Secret Avenger as well?
Posted by ReVamp
@Or35ti: Yep. He joined I believe. Well, yes he is. I'm not sure if he's officially joined, but for all intents and purposes yes.
Posted by higher_evolutionary

too much story just beyond comprehension, a thousand books wouldnt suffice for eight hammer wielding idiots destroying the city with some ,fear, like boss

Posted by Malhavok

In the picture above with Hank Pym, Valkyrie and the Black Widow, does it look like the vamps up at the top are spelling something?
Posted by turoksonofstone
@TDK_1997 said:
Fear Itself is strange event and will continue to be strange after it ends
Strange:  adjective
1.
unusual,  extraordinary,  or  curious;  odd;  queer:  a  strange  remark  to  make.
2.
estranged,  alienated,  etc.,  as  a  result  of  being  out  of  one's natural  environment:  In  Bombay  I  felt  strange.
3.
situated,  belonging,  or  coming  from  outside  of  one's  own locality;  foreign:  to  move  to  a  strange  place;  strange religions.
4.
outside  of  one's  previous  experience;  hitherto  unknown; unfamiliar:  strange  faces;  strange  customs.
5.
unaccustomed  to  or  inexperienced  in;  unacquainted  (usually followed  by  to  ):  I'm  strange  to  this  part  of  the  job.
Strange is new, new is good. No?
Edited by Mrfuzzynutz

Oh my god..!! 
There are 2 more parts?! 
When will this nonsense end 
they only thing good about this is the art Arthur Adams, Mark Bagley, and Paul Pellietier it looks like? 
and finally some screen time for VAL, hopefully she will fare better then her animated appearences 
I think she has been knocked out more times then the actual words she has spoke

Posted by venomoushatred1001

  

  
Posted by Dernman