From Marvel Entertainment

Dec. 7, 2011

Marvel Announces AVENGERS VS X-MEN

The Biggest Comic Book Event In History Begins In April 2012


New York —This April, The Avengers and the X-Men—the two most popular franchises in comics history—go to war! Marvel is proud to announce Avengers VS X-Men, a landmark twelve-issue pop culture event bringing together the world’s greatest super heroes—Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Magneto and more—for an unforgettable battle beginning in April 2012.


Avengers VS X-Men is written by a team of the top-selling authors in the comic book industry today: Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man); Jason Aaron (Wolverine & The X-Men, Wolverine); Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four, Ultimate Comics Ultimates); Ed Brubaker (Captain America, Winter Soldier); Matt Fraction (Invincible Iron Man, The Mighty Thor). This unprecedented assembly of acclaimed writers is joined by a trio of the industry’s superstar artists: John Romita Jr (Avengers); Olivier Coipel (The Mighty Thor); Adam Kubert (X-Men: Schism).


The Avengers and X-Men have learned that the all-powerful embodiment of both death and rebirth  known as the Phoenix Force is on a crash course for Earth…and it needs a new host to unleash its immeasurable power. But what is the shocking decision tied to the Phoenix’s return that will pit the Avengers against the X-Men? And when good friends become bitter enemies, what does this mean for the future of the Marvel Universe? .


Shipping twice monthly, this epic twelve-issue limited series will be available in comic stores and on the Marvel Comics app on the same day—additionally, each print issue ofAvengers VS X-Men includes a code for a FREE digital copy of the issue on the Marvel Comics app at no additional cost to fans or retailers.


“Avengers VS X-Men brings together the most powerful forces in comics for a super hero war like you’ve never seen before and will never see again. We all want to see the best of the best go against each other—Lakers & Celtics; Ali & Frazier; Yankees & Red Sox; and in comics it’s the Avengers fighting the X-Men, ” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “We’ve brought together the biggest writers, biggest artists and biggest characters for the biggest story we’ve ever told. This is the kind of high-octane action-packed story that fans demand while also having a profound effect on every character involved—and reshaping the Marvel Universe in its wake.”


Plus, for the first time ever, fans can watch and take part in the groundbreaking Avengers VS X-Men LIVE Kickoff beginning at 3:00pm ET today on and A unique event produced in collaboration with’s cutting edge streaming services and the Hangout functionality provided by Google+, we’re bringing the writers and editors of AVX directly to the fans. Make sure to follow Marvel on Google+  as five lucky True Believers will be chosen to join in on the AVX hangout with their favorite writers and editors! Even if you’re not part of the Hangout, your questions can still be answered via Facebook and Twitter using hashtag #AvX—just make sure to send in your questions before the press conference ends!


You’ve heard It’s Coming—and this April The War Is Here in Avengers VS X-Men #1! All your favorite super heroes enter—and only one team will emerge victorious!


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Methinks there are too many cooks here ...



Which reminds me:  How did the whole Team CYCLOPS V Team WOLVERINE thing pan out anyway?  That was supposd to be bigger than Elvis!

I found the end of 'X-Men: Schism' a great jumping-off point for all the X-books, if that's a hint about how I felt about it!

Well, this could be your jumping back on again point!  Apparently its never been done before!

Yeah, you would think that Captain America and Cyclops would be bored about it by now!

And I guess it's Wolverine the Avenger, not Wolverine the X-Man here, and the same for the Beast but only vice versa!

Except that Magneto, the White Queen, the Red Hulk, the Sub-Mariner, Hawkeye, the Black Widow, even Colossus as the new Juggernaut have all been (still are??) villains to some. No way Cap would let Magneto walk around free!

Mark S. Ogilvie said:

  The marvel universe, a place where the villains have retired because the heroes are fighting each other all of the time.  I bet the villains are all in Dr. Doom's castle munching popcorn and taking bets on who goes down first.  

Which side is Storm on again?

The X-Men's as she's attacking Iron Man even though it really should be Magneto!

Maybe she's giving him a zap for Mark?




... I'll get my coat.

Technically she's on Team Cyclops.

Captain Comics said:

Which side is Storm on again?

Actually I meant that Magneto should be attacking Iron Man but hey maybe she does have some Civil War hard feeling left! ;-)

I wonder what would happen if the Black Panther showed up....

Yeah -- not only is Storm now an Avenger, but so is her husband. And Wolverine and Beast are on both teams. It's going to take one heck of an explanation to get me to swallow this one. Or, like with 'Schism,' my suspension of disbelief will deflate faster than a teenager's ego on a first date.

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