Marvel Comics’ Editor-In-Chief Joe Quesada has announced the company’s big Summer crossover, ‘Fear Itself’.

The action starts in March 2011 with a prologue written by Ed Brubaker with art by Scot Eaton. Set during World War II, the story involves Captain America and the Invaders battling the Red Skull. Deep in the history of the Marvel Universe is a secret that unlocks the first key to ‘Fear Itself’.

In April, anchored by a seven-issue limited series, ‘Fear Itself’ will involve the entire Marvel Universe. Headlined by writer Matt Fraction and artist Stuart Immonen, the storyline will feature Marvel heroes vs. the god of fear.

In addition to the central limited series, ‘Fear Itself’ will be supplemented by other event-specific limited series and specials as well as ancillary tie-ins in ongoing titles that will exist as their own standalone stories.