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First Look at Marvel's 'Fear Itself' Finale and 7-Page 'The Fearless' Preview

As 'Fear Itself' draws closer to its end, Marvel gives us our first good look at what to expect in the following story arc, 'The Fearless.'

Marvel Comics has released its first teaser for 'Fear Itself' #7, the final issue in their latest event story; but it wouldn't be an event if "not everyone will make it out alive." In order to save his friends, an the world, Iron Man must return from Asgard with the weapons that can transform him and the Avengers into 'The Worthy,' but will he make it out in time? And who won't make it out alive?

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But wait, that's not all. Following the final issue of 'Fear Itself' comes 'Fear Itself: The Fearless,' a story that Marvel hopes will bring Valkyrie to the forefront as a premiere female character. With Fear Itself over, Valkyrie decides to take back the weapons that started this mess in the first place, even if that means going against Captain America. Oh, and no doubt, Sin is sure to cause some trouble in this upcoming 12 issue series. However, how will Valkyrie manage to go forth without the help of the Captain, the first Avenger?

We think it's great that Valkyrie will be getting a chance to flex her muscles on her own and that she's being given some spotlight -- particularly since a lot of fans don't know a whole heck of a lot about her. We're looking forward to seeing Valkyrie prove herself in this new series. What do you think? Are you looking forward to the final issue of 'Fear Itself,' and the first issue of 'Fear Itself: The Fearless'? Full solicitations and previews for both images can be found below.

== TEASER ==
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THIS IS IT! This year’s blockbuster comics event from Marvel Architects Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen, comes to its cataclysmic finale in Fear Itself #7! Left defenseless and on their own, Earth’s Mightiest must dig deep for one last assault on the Serpent, and the Worthy! Luckily, from the depths of Asgard, Iron Man returns with a last-chance arsenal that will transform the Avengers into the Mighty! Earth’s last hope has arrived – but not everyone will make it out alive. Catch the action packed, double-sized conclusion ofFear Itself this October – filled with extras that no fan can miss!

FEAR ITSELF #7 (AUG110568)

FEAR ITSELF #7 IMMONEN VARIANT (AUG110569)

Written by MATT FRACTION

Pencils by STUART IMMONEN

Inks by WADE VON GRAWBADGER

Colors by LAURA MARTIN

Variant Cover by STUART IMMONEN

FOC – 9/26/11, ON SALE – 10/19/11

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The hunt is on! Mystical hammers lay strewn across the entire Marvel Universe and in Fear Itself: The Fearless #1 from the blockbuster creative team of Matt Fraction, Cullen Bunn, Chris Yost, Mark Bagley & Paul Pelletier, Valkyrie is off to find them! Her mission is simple – find these weapons of mass destruction no matter what the cost, and no matter who stands in her way…even Captain America & the Avengers! Except while Valkyrie is trying to save the world, Sin is looking to burn it to the ground. No fan can miss Fear Itself: The Fearless #1!

FEAR ITSELF: THE FEARLESS #1 (of 12) (AUG110582)

Story by MATT FRACTION, CULLEN BUNN & CHRIS YOST

Script by CULLEN BUNN

Art by MARK BAGLEY & PAUL PELLETIER

Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS

FOC – 9/26/11, ON SALE – 10/19/11

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