Update Thursday Aug 18: Well it didn't take long for an answer of sorts to pop up. The Forgiven are in fact a team of heroes, seemingly enhanced in their normal powers, and they'll be showing up in Fear Itself: Hulk vs Dracula... but fighting on the side of the erstwhile King of Vampires. Marvel's official teaser text below: Witness the debut of the Forgiven – the Marvel Universe’s only hope at stopping the Hulk during Fear Itself.
FEAR ITSELF: HULK VS. DRACULA #1 (JUL110595)
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Art by RYAN STEGMAN
Cover by GABRIELE DELLOTTO
FOC – 8/22/11, ON SALE – 9/14/11Original Story: In the midst of Shattered Heroes and X-Men: Regenesis, Marvel is debuting another teaser campaign Wednesday afternoon, with the tagline of "Who are the Forgiven?" Newsarama is exclusively debuting one of the teaser images — of five surfacing simultaneously across the comic book Internet — with an unnamed character and the quote, "Leadership is a responsibility. Don't step up if you aren't ready." Of note is the month listed on the teaser — September 2011, one that already was solicited by Marvel two months ago. Does that point to the month of the announcement, or is it related to a project that's already official? Feel free to speculate on our social network links below. And if you're looking for the other four teasers, they're up on Marvel.com, CBR, iFanboy and MTV Geek. Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!
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