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 Post subject: Fear Itself (2011)
PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:55 pm 
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Marvel's next big thing.....

OK.... I haven't noticed anything about Marvel's next event (if someone already posted I apologize), so here are the traser images, and first actual info comes next week! Yay! :D Now comment! :D

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It's the big Marvel event for 2011. Personally I couldn't give a monkey's but here's some more info for those of you that do:

Tom Brevoort wrote:
You know, we went into the Heroic Age, and we took a year or so off from doing big, interconnected event series, because we sensed a certain fatigue was setting in, both on the part of the readers and our creators. And fans seemed to like that for the most part. But now we're all well-rested and it's time to get back to business again.

So the thing we're going to be talking about a week from now is massive. It's incredibly huge, incredibly far-reaching. It's a big ol' bombshell to drop, and there's not much more I can say about it ahead of time. But yes, this will not be a small thing. This will be a grand, sweeping, epic Marvel event the likes of which you haven't seen in a few years. It's definitely larger in scope than "Siege," more on the scale of "Secret Invasion," and as ambitious in its way as "Civil War."

To that end, we're having a press conference on Tuesday at Noon Eastern at a location we can't reveal quite yet.


So that'll be a 100+ issues of main series & tie-ins which leads to a limp conclusion, purely designed to set-up the next event then.

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It's going to be Nightmare-based. If it's not, I'll be surprised. But he's the only 'fear' based Marvel villain, isn't he? All the scenarios pictured simply can't happen (Hulk killing everyone), or have already happened in the past (Cap becoming disillusioned about America).

I reckon Fraction will be writing the main book, too. He's been slowly building up to be a big force in the Marvel bullpen.

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It's going to be Nightmare-based. If it's not, I'll be surprised. But he's the only 'fear' based Marvel villain, isn't he?

There's a few others: Psycho Man, Mr Fear, Scarecrow & probably some more I don't know. Nightmare is the bigger bad of the lot though I guess.

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All the scenarios pictured simply can't happen (Hulk killing everyone), or have already happened in the past (Cap becoming disillusioned about America).

The Hulk one confuses me a bit - he's lost control & kicked the crap out of other heroes loads of times over the years. I'm not following any Hulk books at the minute but why would this be such a big thing now?

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 Post subject: Re: Marvel's next big thing.....
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Hulk may lose control every now and again,but he never really went over the edge.

and by "over the edge" I mean "smash to kill".

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 Post subject: Re: Marvel's next big thing.....
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Isn't there Phobos that is the God of Fear? Maybe he comes in control or whatever after Chaos War.


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Well, here's the info from the press conference they had.... Took it from CBR....

I put it as spoiler because it had a lot of info.....


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After a week of images depicting the greatest fears of Spider-Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Cyclops, Thor, and Iron Man Marvel Comics is preparing to unveil the details behind the upcoming event at New York's Midtown Comics. CBR News will be bringing you LIVE updates about the event's title, creative teams, and more as they become available.

Joe Quesada, Marvel's Chief Creative Officer, began by taking the podium and introducing VP - Executive Editors Tom Brevoort and Axel Alonso. Quesada also acknowledged that the state of the economy was rough, and that a number of television pundits "are telling you what to be afraid of."

"It's a great time to be fearful," he said. "The world has gotten smaller, and fear, above all else, seems to be a great motivator. There are no shortage of frauds, charlatans, and despots looking to fan the fire."

Quesada then showed a trailer announcing "Fear Itself," by Matt Fraction, Stuart Immonen, Wayne Von Grawbadger, and Laura Martin. He said that Marvel has always reflected the real world, and its heroes "represent the best in us." The series debuts in April.

"What happens when fear gets so prevalent that it seems the norm?" he said, and added that the line between hero and villain will be blurred... and crossed.

Matt Fraction spoke about the series in another video, adding that the Marvel heroes would be fighting the god of fear. "You will not feel underserved on any level," Fraction said. "We are going to be busting the doors down with the biggest story we've ever told."

Brevoort then took the stage. "This is the earliest in the morning I've ever seen Joe Quesada," Brevoort joked, "so you know this is important."

Brevoort acknowledged that fans had asked for a break from big events and Marvel largely took the last year off, but is now returning with a story "as ambitious as 'Civil War.'" The series itself will be 7-issues, and Ed Brubaker will be writing a prelude with Cap and Namor, with a title to be named later.

"There is a concealed act at the center of the Marvel universe that was committed a number of years ago, and it will change everything," Brevoort said. "And that, in essence, is what 'Fear Itself' is all about."

Brevoort brought Alonso on stage and, before handing the mic over, noted that readers can choose to just read the core series but many series will also be involved.

Alsono took over saying "Fear Itself" is "an extinction-level event." "It's a major event that involves everyone--expect major participation from X-Men, from Dracula ... and alliances you wouldn't have expected."

Brevoort added that Marvel had been "setting up some dominoes" for a while now, some of which readers will have recognized and others will have been glossed over.

The editors then opened the floor to questions.

"It's undeniable that there's a certain... something in the air," Quesada said when asked about fear's connection to current events in comparrison to "Civil War." Brevoort added, "'Civil War' touches on a number of issues, but it was at heart a superhero story," adding, "we're doing a similar thing with 'Fear Itself.'"

The next question was about characters and which titles should be watched. "For characters that aren't in books right now, it's a bit premature," Brevoort said, adding that Phobos can be seen in "Secret Warriors" but he couldn't comment on Captain Britain or Nightmare. Alonso added that the event would be a springboard for some characters.

The map of time seen in "Secret Avengers" is "a little bit of a Rosetta Stone," Brevoort said. "It won't be easy, but if you figure it out you can lord it over the guy next to you."

Asked about returning to darkness returning after "Heroic Age," Brevoort explained that the heroes are always being put through their paces, with Alonso adding, "if we advertise a series where nothing bad happens and it's all golden fields of corn, nobody's going to care." He said there are regularly periods of tension and release, and though problems the heroes face can be small ("it might be Peter Parker needs to get Aunt May her medicine before she has a heart attack") there are always problems.

The next question was about political overtones in the event. Quesada spoke about the issue being more cultural and moral than specifically political, and that Fraction had a good handle on how to portray these issues.

"This is a world in which all of us on a daily basis are told by talking heads to point fingers at one person or another," Alonso said. "They might be left of center or right of center."

Brevoort would not say anything more about "Fantastic Four," but "whatever's left of the 'FF' after that deathbag issue, they will be involved."

Asked how long "Fear Itself" had been seeded, Brevoort said some pieces had been set in place about 18 months to 2 years ago, but couldn't say exactly.

Brevoort said Fraction will continue writing "Thor" and "Invincible Iron Man," but his involvement in "Uncanny X-Men" will be scaled back, with Kieron Gillen taking a more active role. Stuart Immonen will be coming off of "New Avengers" to work on "Fear Itself."

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.

Brevoort said the teaser image of Captain America should be used to draw conclusions about Bucky's fate.

March will see the "Fear Itself" prologue by Ed Brubaker and Scott Eaton, followed by the seven-issue mini and tie-in miniseries, including one similar to "Front Line," Brevoort said, recapping and explanding his earlier statements.


And it seems that it will involve Phobos....


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 Post subject: Re: Marvel's next big thing.....
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:19 pm 
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How Phobos going to be the main villain if..
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he die in Secret Warriors. He also haven't appear in Chaos War. How their going to revive him?
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Dracula is allive in Curse of the mutants storyline in X-men..... Cyclops revived him.....


As for Phobos, i don't know.....


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Ares once told him that his powers will manifest in their full potential when his 'mortal body dies'.....


Don't remember which issue was it in.... Or which series....


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:36 pm 
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Lex Talionis wrote:
Hulk may lose control every now and again,but he never really went over the edge.

and by "over the edge" I mean "smash to kill".


World War Hulk?
He was pretty set on killing then!


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oh, I thought this was going to be one book, a one shot or a title by itself, not the next "give us your money" event. I guess I'll be sitting this one out.


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I'll be seeing how this unfolds. Its not by Bendis, so that's a plus already. Hopefully that will help this feel fresh and more exciting.

Other than that - meh. I've got nothing.

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Well I guess we know one of the surviving FF members then...

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"There is a concealed act at the center of the Marvel universe that was committed a number of years ago, and it will change everything," Brevoort said. "And that, in essence, is what 'Fear Itself' is all about."

Asked how long "Fear Itself" had been seeded, Brevoort said some pieces had been set in place about 18 months to 2 years ago, but couldn't say exactly.

So a bit of retcon, bit of SI overtones. Are they sure Bendis isn't involved in this?

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That WAS a bit of a spoiler by Marvel... XD

As for one of the other characters in that image, I prefer Dracula in a suit and cape, not a costume...

Perhaps the stuff 'seeded' is about Ares telling Phobos he needs to die before he becomes immortal...

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One of the main issues faced is that as a fan of marvel, choosing to sit out of an event this big for a whole year means dropping everything I would normally read, and trying to pick it all up after the event.

I imagine it will be a readable story. CW, SI and siege were all good, just very expensive. I will prob buy the main series and my regulars, but as for the rest, well, thank god for comic kingdom!


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