Marvel Announces Fear Itself tie-in: The Home Front and Agents of Atlas back-up
Updated 1/18/11: Marvel Comics April 2011 Fear Itself Solicitations
Marvel announces a "Fear Itself" seven issue tie-in "The Home Front" from writer Christos Gage and artist Mike Mayhew which begins this April.
"The Home Front" sees 'Speedball’s continuing quest for personal redemption he has sought since his role in the tragedy that kicked off "Civil War."'
Gage has this to say:
"In the first issue, we'll see that Speedball has been secretly, in disguise, going back to Stamford regularly as a civilian and getting involved with charity work to try and atone for what he feels is his responsibility for the people that died there. He happens to be there at a time when the affects of Fear Itself start to take hold and that leads to a very charged set of circumstances."
When "Fear Itself" hits, Speedball's identity is revealed to the citizen's of Stamford, CT which puts them at odds.
Gage goes on to state that "The Home Front" will just not take place in Stamford as it will go global. Just how? Well, Speedball is an instructor for Hank Pym's Avengers Academy (also written by Gage). Pym has his "Infinite Mansion" - with the dimensional doors. Not only will se see "Fear Itself" from Speedball's perspective - but from the regular citizens of the Marvel U. as well.
A back-up featuring the Agents of Atlas from writer Peter Milligan and artist Agustin Padilla will be featured in the first four issus. This brings in the team, lead by Jimmy Woo, to investiate the events that surround "Fear Itself."
Here's the official press release:
Marvel Faces FEAR ITSELF on THE HOME FRONT!
Starting this April, Fear Itself: The Home Front gives you a front row seat to the biggest comic event of 2011, Fear Itself! By some of Marvel’s top creators, including Christos Gage, Peter Milligan, Mike Mayhew, Howard Chaykin and many more, Fear Itself: The Home Front pits the heralded heroes and unsung champions of the Marvel Universe against their own worst nightmares! The Marvel Universe is on the brink of being ripped apart and when all hope is lost, it’s up to Marvel’s greatest and bravest heroes to make a stand. Catch Fear Itself from every angle and join the fight as Marvel’s top talents take you on a series of globespanning, action packed adventures that will test the mettle of hero, citizen and villain alike!
“Building directly out of the global tide of fear and chaos of Fear Itself: The Home Front will feature stories both large and small of superhumans to regular joes as these momentous events divide friends, unite enemies and tear up the foundations of the Marvel Universe itself,” said series editor Lauren Sankovitch.
This spring, every denizen of the planet will be forced to face the same soul-shaking question: What Do You Fear? Even as a throng of gods and heroes battle the very personification of terror, a cast of thousands will confront the cosmic horror behind 2011's most anticipated comics event, only in Fear Itself: The Home Front!
FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT #1 (of 7)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE, PETER MILLIGAN & MORE
Penciled by MIKE MAYHEW, ELIA BONETTI & MORE
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
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