Nov 1st 2012 By: Graeme McMillan
We're not done with Marvel's one-word teasers for its Marvel NOW! launches, it appears; the publisher has released a brand new one today, with The Sixth Gun's Cullen Bunn teaming with artist Will Sliney for something that's apparently "Fearless."
With most of Marvel's major characters and relaunches already spoken for, it's unclear just what "Fearless" refers to; the most obvious choice would be Daredevil - who is, after all, famously "The Man Without Fear" - but Mark Waid and Chris Samnee are both expected to remain on that title for the foreseeable future. That particular subtitle was temporarily re-assigned to the Black Panther when David Liss and Francesco Francavilla worked on the character in 2010/2011, and the former King of Wakanda is, theoretically, up for grabs as part of Marvel NOW! despite his involvement in Jonathan Hickman's New Avengers series, so that could be a possibility.
More likely, however, is some kind of series showcasing former Defender and Secret Avenger Bruunhilde the Valkyrie; after all, Bunn did co-write the miniseries Fear Itself: The Fearless, which focused on the character and ended - spoiler alert! - with her being tasked to form a team of new, human, valkyrie warriors to defend the world. If ever there was an obvious set-up to an ongoing series...
The reveal of who - or what - "Fearless" actually refers to is expected to come in a week's time.