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Matt Fraction checks in with CBR TV to discuss the end of “Fear Itself” and what he learned while crafting the massive Marvel Universe-spanning crossover, the approach he took to the project and the influence big events from his childhood had on his own epic.
Fraction also discussed his post-“Fear Itself” plans, from taking on Marvel’s next big team title in “Defenders,” the title’s history over the years and how past incarnations affected — or didn’t affect — his approach to the title, his plans to tell a story with the book in which he explains the mysteries of the Marvel Universe and the way in which Grant Morrison’s “JLA” influenced team titles like Brian Michael Bendis’ “Avengers” and, now, Fraction’s “Defenders.”
Fraction and Salvador Larocca’s run on “Invincible Iron Man” was also discussed, with the writer discussing his long-running, Eisner Award-winning partnership with the artist and the plan to bring back old school Iron Man villains for the title’s next story arc.
Finally, “Casanova,” Fraction’s Icon title, is touched upon, with the writer discussing the different sense of ownership and personal level of pride he takes in the title he co-owns with Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba to the level of work involved in crafting its stories.
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