The comic will feature original stories from many of its top creators, including a piece by Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson that serves as a link between Fear Itself and their new Defenders title.
Tom Brevoort, Marvel's senior vice president of publishing, admitted that there had been some confusion over the announcement of the title at San Diego Comic-Con.
"We are doing a one-shot in November literally called Point One, and we've been describing it internally as 'our Rosetta Stone to the future'," Brevoort told Comic Book Resources.
"Not just in terms of saying, 'We have a big event coming next year, and here's stuff leading up to it', but instead in teeing several different initiatives up - some short-term, some longer term. Some series that are going to be launching and some big storylines that are going to be taking place in major titles.
"It will harken back to what I think the Annuals used to be when everybody remembers them as being so great - the big special issue that would come out and blow your mind with all the craziness in it. That's our goal with Point One. It is literally the first point in the next year or 18 months of Marvel publishing.
"You can start here and experience a lot of stuff that give you a glimpse of what's coming and will hopefully energise you into following assorted Marvel titles and the Marvel line as a whole moving into 2012 and beyond."
The 'Fear Itself' event will conclude in October with issue #7 of the core miniseries.