Marvel teases us this morning with word that the Fearsome Four are getting in on the Fear Itself action.


Whoever knows fear burns at the touch of Man-Thing and, with the arrival of Fear Itself, he’s about to turn all of New York into a bonfire! But with Marvel’s mightiest pinned down by “The Worthy,” who can protect the Big Apple from the rampage of a creature that that’s more monster than man? Howard the Duck, She-Hulk, Frankenstein’s Monster and Nighthawk are out to extinguish the Man-Thing’s flame by means necessary as the all-new, all-outcast Fearsome Four!

“As stand-ins for the Fantastic Four, they may not inspire confidence in the people they’re sworn to protect—but they each have a great story to tell,” said series writer Brandon Montclare. “They’re going to turn some heads, and then knock them clean off!”

Can the Fearsome Four deliver the coup de grace while there’s still a city to save or will these would-be defenders unwittingly give themselves over to the dread deep within themselves? Find out as Earth’s Mightiest Monsters cut a path of destruction clean through 2011’s biggest comics event, only Fear Itself: Fearsome Four #1 (of 4)!

The $2.99 issue arrives in June and is written by Brandon Montclare, with art by Michael Kaluta and Ryan Bodenheim.

via Marvel


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  1. To paraphrase Peter Parker from his cameo in the original “Howard the Duck” series….”She Hulk? Frankenstein’s Monster? Nighthawk? A Duck? I think I’m going to be sick…”

  2. I really don’t want to be a troll about these things, but they’re making it really difficult. Slott’s She-Hulk was great. Man-Thing in TBolts is great. But I get cranky when I see concepts like this. Yes, cranky like Howard.

  3. I actually kind of interested… except for the addition of Frankenstein. What is that about? You couldn’t find any one else? What happened to the dynamic duo of Howard and Machine Man? I think almost any other character would be better.

    I didn’t even know that Mary Shelly was in Marvel continuity. Oh well.

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