(W) Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction (A) Scot Eaton, Stuart Immonen (CA) Steve McNiven
Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and the Avengers are Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – but even they know fear. And when a powerful and ancient evil overtakes our world, each hero must make a sacrifice to save the Earth. But as the Serpent’s mystical hammers transform friend and foe alike into unstoppable agents of destruction, as terror takes hold and the Serpent’s power grows, as Odin prepares to burn the Earth to cinders to save his people – it’s not these sacrifices the Avengers fear. It’s the knowledge that no matter what price they pay, this battle may be unwinnable. Heroes will fall, gods will die, and fear will rule the day – as the hammer falls! Collecting FEAR ITSELF: BOOK OF THE SKULL and FEAR ITSELF #1-7.
(W) Cullen Bunn & Various (A) Mark Bagley, Paul Pelletier (CA) Arthur Adams
When FEAR ITSELF ends, the hunt is on! Mystical hammers lie strewn across the entire Marvel Universe, and it’s Valkyrie’s mission to find them – no matter who stands in her way…even if it’s Captain America and the Avengers! The Serpent’s hammers could be the most dangerous artifacts in the world, and Valkyrie knows this all too well as she pursues the villainous Sin and Crossbones across the globe – from the Fantastic Four’s headquarters to the Sub-Mariner’s undersea vault, from the Thunderbolts’ island prison to Project: P.E.G.A.S.U.S. and Utopia island! But as Sin and Crossbones launch a vicious attack, the final Sleeper awakens, and a universe fights for its very survival! Valkyrie and Sin face their final destinies – and they’ll never be the same! Collecting FEAR ITSELF: THE FEARLESS #1-12 and material from FEAR ITSELF #7.