Matt Fraction's catastrophic epic Fear Itself hits full swing in June, and all the preview images below are the grist for the rumor mill that the Event Book Victim for this year is going to be James Buchanan Barnes, formerly Steve Rogers' World War II sidekick Bucky as well as brainwashed Soviet assassin the Winter Soldier and, most recently, Rogers' replacement as the shield-bearer Captain America.
Odin's opposite number, known as The Serpent or the God of Fear, has dropped hammers aroudn the globe, and those it calls to are The Worthy. The hammers have possessed the minds and bodies of Juggernaut, the Hulk and Titania just to name a few, while Sin's massive army of god-powered Nazi-bots has laid siege to the American capital. With Odin being a complete jerk and locking Thor away, the rest of the Avengers have to struggle to find a way to contain the chaos. Will that result in Buck Buck Number One going down for good as an excuse to get Steve back in the Cap suit in time for the movie in July? We'll have to read to find out.
Check out this Fear Itself #3 preview art from Stuart Immonen, featuring a cover from Steve McNiven.