The one-shot "Fear Itself: Book of the Skull" comes out on March 16th, and will be the prologue for Matt Fraction's Fear Itself event. Written by Ed Brubaker and drawn by Scot Eaton, the issue is being teased by Marvel as an explanation for what is going to happen over the next six or so months. However, the teaser image that has just been released isn't particularly subtle about explaining what we're going to see shortly. Our title more or less sums up the teaser, which looks like this:
The image shows that The Invaders look set to play a part in the storyline, particularly Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, and Namor (possibly The Human Torch) andthat Sin/Baron Zemo are working together as the conductors of the event. It appears that their monster is going to be unleashed on Earth's heroes, leading to a series of tie-in stories where Cyclops fights a disapproving Jean Grey, Spider-Man talks to Gwen Stacey, etc etc.
We could be wrong, of course, but when have we ever been wrong?