Last week's finale to Fear Itself introduced readers to Nul, a manifestation of rage born from the resolution of mankind's battle with the Asgardian god of fear with lasting ties to the Hulk. Beginning in December with the release of Defenders #1 by writer Matt Fraction and his former Uncanny X-men collaborator artist Terry Dodson, this force will rear its ugly head in a major way, bringing together the only team able to properly protect the world from its power. Marvel Comics has revealed colored interior art from the first issue of the series, along with an inked variant cover by Neal Adams, which you can preview after the cut.From Marvel's official press release:

When the impossible is everywhere and the very fabric of reality is threatened by insanity, the world needs more than super heroes...they need Defenders! Enter Defenders #1, from the top-selling creative team of Matt Fraction (Fear Itself, Invincible Iron Man, Mighty Thor) and Terry Dodson (Uncanny X-Men), as Doctor Strange assembles a new team of heroes to face a new kind of threat that will leave readers shocked. Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Namor, Red She-Hulk, Silver Surfer and more of your favorite Marvel Heroes will band together exploring corners of the Marvel Universe you never knew existed for missions so deadly they have to be kept secret. Once a Defender, always a Defender – no matter the cost or sacrifice.

Check out select art and a variant cover by Neal Adams from Defenders #1 below: