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Marvel Announces Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Fri, 02/11/2011 - 11:29

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Marvel.com announces Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt from Sean McKeever and Mike Norton, a limited series hitting this May.

Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt will see, "former members [Prodigy, Cloud 9, Thor Girl, Ultragirl, Gravity, Hardball and Komodo] of the Initiative drafted back into government service as the Marvel Universe begins to fall apart in a spiral of terror. However, despite these young heroes’ best intent, things quickly go from bad to worse."

McKeever clues us in on what we have to look forward to:

“With YOUTH IN REVOLT, we’re taking a look at how a palpable sense of fear and despair can affect the younger generation of heroes,” states McKeever. “In the first issue, they’re deputized by the federal government in anticipation of terrible things to come, but what then? When they’re rushed into action without any strategy, who suffers? When things get out of hand, who will step up and who will crumble? And how well can they stand up to their own fears?”

“Prodigy has finally found some stability in his life. Cloud 9 has given up the hero game. Thor Girl and Ultragirl are still in Georgia, kicking butt with the rest of their teammates in the Cavalry. Gravity’s back to attending NYU and dealing with the after-effects of ONSLAUGHT UNLEASHED. Hardball and Komodo are…well, you’ll see.”

Updated 1:22pm Eastern: With Official Press Release:

FEAR ITSELF Rallies Marvel’s YOUTH IN REVOLT

Fear Itself has a stranglehold on the Marvel Universe and this May, Eisner Award-winning writer Sean McKeever and fan favorite artist Mike Norton,take the next generation of Marvel heroes’ fight for freedom outside the chain of commandinFear Itself: Youth In Revolt #1 (of 6)! In the wake of the Civil War, the Initiative would have been there to marshal the heroes of tomorrow against any force of evil, no matter how great. But for the heroes-in-training who managed to survive Norman Osborn’s corrupt regime, there’s only one honorable response to yet another call for mandatory service – run!

“With YOUTH IN REVOLT, we’re taking a look at how a palpable sense of fear and despair can affect the younger generation of heroes,” said McKeever to Marvel.com. “In the first issue, they’re deputized by the federal government in anticipation of terrible things to come, but what then? When they’re rushed into action without any strategy, who suffers? When things get out of hand, who will step up and who will crumble? And how well can they stand up to their own fears?”

Unregistered and untested, the former Initiative trainees will learn fast that even super-heroes have to cope with the horrors of war and the cost may be higher than they ever imagined! Can this team of youngsters push back the forces of Fear Itself and make it out on one piece? Find out in Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt #1 (of 6)!

FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT #1 (of 6)

Written by SEAN McKEEVER

Pencils by MIKE NORTON

Cover by GUISEPPE CAMUNCOLI

Rated T+ … $2.99

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