Marvel is starting the week with a teaser for "Fear Itself: The Fearless," debuting what appears to be Mike Deodato's variant cover for the series' first issue with the teaser statement "Defeat the FF, Save the World."
As with much of the previous promotional pieces for "The Fearless," today's image strongly features Valkyrie, a character Marvel has gone to great lengths to promote in recent months. Indeed, Marvel's SVP of Publishing Tom Brevoort noted during a recent promotional call for the series, "Valkyrie was always a character that we liked, and a lot of this actually springboards out of the 'Secret Avengers' issue Nick Spencer wrote during 'Fear Itself' delving into her background," adding that the character also fit the post-"Fear Itself" bill as someone with an Asgardian background.
FEAR ITSELF: THE FEARLESS #1 (AUG110582)
Written by MATT FRACTION, CULLEN BUNN, & CHRIS YOST
Art by MARK BAGLEY & PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Variant Cover by MIKE DEODATO
FOC – 9/26/11, ON SALE – 10/19/11