Sep 30th 2011 By: Caleb Goellner
With Fear Itself
headed for its finale, Marvel's already looking ahead with the promotion of Point One #1
, a 64-page one-shot out in November that will reportedly set the stage for seven major stories in 2012. Every day this week Marvel sent out a promo image attached to a creative team that hints at some shakeups and threats within -- and spinning out of -- the worlds of The Avengers, Spider-Man, The Defenders, Nova and Uncanny X-Force. Mum's the word until the publisher's full reveal at New York Comic Con, but a few things seem pretty clear. Ultrons, A Scarlet-ish Spider, Nova, The Defenders, some scary mutants and more are going to be all up in the Marvel U soon care of creators such as Brian Michael Bendis, Brian Hitch, Christopher Yost, Ryan Stegman, David Lapham, Roberto De La Torre, Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinnes, Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson.
"POINT ONE is a massive one-shot of 64 all-new pages of story by the top creators in the business, setting the stage for the biggest stories coming in 2012. It is the starting point to what's in store for the world's most iconic characters and startling events. POINT ONE serves as the launch pad for dynamic new series, including one that spins directly out of the smash hit 'Dark Angel Saga' in UNCANNY X-FORCE, and a shocking teaser that will have everyone talking. See how all it comes together in one gigantic epic!" – Tom Brevoort, Senior Vice President, Executive Editor.
Marvel already announced Fraction and Dodson's Defenders book
would be rolling out in December
back at Comic-Con, but much of the rest of Point One remains a mystery. Loeb and McGuinness
have been revealed to be working on a story about a reborn Cable, but what does that have to do with Nova? Where did this new possible Scarlet Spider get sleeves? Did he sew them back on himself? Time, and likely future promos, will tell.
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