The official start of Marvel Comics next big event may not ship to comic shops until April 6, but that doesn't mean "Fear Itself" and its creators aren't already working has hard as they can to connect the series to the public's consciousness. After showing off an early first look at last weekend's C2E2 show, writer Matt Fraction spoke with USA Today about the book while sharing an early four-page preview of finished art by Stuart Immonen:
"It's about this hungry, craven, forgotten god and his mission to remake the world in his image," Fraction told the paper, noting that the first part of the series would work to destroy "the very fabric of polite society" in the Marvel U.
"We glibly demolish midtown Manhattan on a weekly basis," he added. "But this is about taking the time to make sure we're seeing that and feeling that and sensing that and understanding what that means. Every brick counts, every hit counts, every explosion affects something.
"We get to see what happens when Captain America feels fear, and not just an 'Oh, geez, I hope I'm not late for work' fear but genuine, bone-chilling 'Boo!' fear."
For two more pages of art and more from Fraction and editor Tom Brevoort, check out USA Today's first look and stay tuned for more on "Fear Itself" here on CBR.