Avengers VS X-Men

Avengers VS X-Men

The biggest comic book event in history begins in April 2012

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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 12-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, Jason Aaron, Jonathan Hickman, Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction. This unprecedented assembly of acclaimed writers is joined by a trio of the industry’s superstar artists: John Romita Jr., Olivier Coipel and Adam Kubert.

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 12-issue limited series will be available in comic stores and on the Marvel Comics app on the same day—additionally, each print issue of AVENGERS 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, Wednesday, December 7, on Marvel.com and http://new.livestream.com/marveluniverse. A unique event produced in collaboration with Livestream.com’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 fans 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 event 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!

For more on AVENGERS VS X-MEN, please visit http://avx.marvel.com

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CAPTAINRICH
CAPTAINRICH

Avengers. I mean come on. Cyclops dukes it out with CAP? CAP DESTROYS HIM.

her_wolviee
her_wolviee

i have faith in my x-men. i hope they conquer!!

jue1333
jue1333

Every one forgets the is Jean were in this fight the avengers wouldnt have a chance in beating the X-Men. and Polaris

Bigds9fan
Bigds9fan

Avengers hands-down. They have Captain America, Thor, Red Hulk, Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and my all time favorite: The Thing!

pizzatrails
pizzatrails

I think this will all come down to where Uatu the Watcher will have to intervene

demisogi
demisogi

Anyone else think that the sentry should come back for this? Hell they would win if he did.

Spobobich
Spobobich

The only way this battle would rock, is if it turns out Bishop was right all along!

Mauvern
Mauvern

Well, i cant wait for this to come out, i read somewhere that half of the prologue will be a Scarlet Witch story and the other half is Hope. I cant wait for this because I adore the scarlet witch! even before she want all mental.

shinukinohono
shinukinohono

@maximuscain Yes, Thor did die in Fear Itself, however, he was briefly seen in Limbo sleeping, not actually dead. The fact that Marvel stated here that Thor would fight implies that Thor will return beforehand in his own series, possibly starting over from #1 to signify his return.

richroc
richroc

Everyone forgets how much more powerful the x men have become. Colossus is now powered by the Cyttorak gem, Namor is an x man, Magneto already considered one of the most powerful villains ever is an x man, Ice-man is stepping up. Oh yeah 2nd coming showed that Hope is more powerful than Thor.

Sonosu
Sonosu

Wamonde, you sound like a fan boy. If you look at the teams, it is easy to see the X-men win. More heavy hitters, more diverse powers, and far less street level heroes such as Cap and Hawekeye. X-men win.

wamonde
wamonde

we are all aware of that, but that doesnt mean we cant discuss our opinions

maximuskain
maximuskain

I thought Thor died in Fear Itself. Anyway, I don;t think it will be an all out brawl more or less a mismatch. Sad thing with all these VS is that no matter how powerful the heroes are, its the writers that dictates the true winner. We can go on and on debating about who is more powerful but at the end of the day, it is still going to be a stalemate.

wamonde
wamonde

The Hulk already fought all the x-men together by himself and won in WWHulk.. so i dont se why the x-men would be any trouble for him plus the God of Thunder, plus the 3rth smartest person in the world (tony)and all the other Avengers

furious2246
furious2246

See the problem is the Xmen individually cant do much whereby the avengers individually are awesome, even wolverine got taken out by a striker with a single bullet to the head. Although tony/ironman would be in trouble due to magneto, hulk would easily deal with that personally there are no members of the xmen that would be able to stand up to the avengers and if spiderman is involved what side would he be on because he was both in the xmen and in the avengers

hose66
hose66

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eldincal
eldincal

This is all about Hope Summers. This is why they had the Cable and Avengers thing.

dhesi
dhesi

It will end up in a draw but mixing mutants with the Avengers was not a good idea because Wolverine and Storm are in Avengers. Namor is also involved in the Defenders so the question is where does the mutants loyalty lies?

renjesus
renjesus

yo real talk the x-men are lame half assed super heros who can barely defend themselves against there own kind. think about it in wwhulk hulk smashed the x-men,he destroyed there entire team including wolverine your poster boy. and how dare you talk smack about the god of thunder,are you serious the ODINSON has faced the worst of threats in the marvel universe and no mutant !%* wad will ever best the GOD OF THUNDER or the avengers

mcwarmachine
mcwarmachine

who will Wolvie be fighting for cuz in the pic he seems to be goin up against Emma Frost and shes an Xman so whichever side Wolvie is fighting for is probably gonna win

mlloyd
mlloyd

Hmmm. . . new host for the Phoenix Force. My vote goes to Nate Grey. They seriously need to power him back up.

r7taylormade
r7taylormade

is this going to be avialable for a subscription, anyone?

Gematriadown
Gematriadown

Holy crap!!I prefer the x-men but spidey is my favorite character in the marvel universe (and deadpool, of course) so i dont wanna see spidey getting defeated by the mutant team!!

kazaiakuma
kazaiakuma

lol thor one of the biggest losers in the marvel uni and hulk sucks ... sense the world war hulk wolvie will kick his red booty lets face it xmen are way better then avengers they have a bigger roster hell is that spidey or that other kid cause that matters >.

David612
David612

I see alot of name dropping for the X-men going on. And felt I needed to even it out. If this is the Big 3 = Cap,Thor,Ironman plus,Hulk and Spider-man! Thats The Dream Team, people!The dream team...nuff said!

candylyn
candylyn

Questions: Will Scott and Logan call a truce for this? Will Jean finally not have the Phoenix and just be Jean? Will some writer figure out a way to allow Jubilee to sucker punch Wanda after all the crap she has been through seen M-Day (depowered, killed, brought back, vampire).

whitewineburger
whitewineburger

I hope jean chooses rachel to be the host of the phoenix force again

phoddaers
phoddaers

Avengers. Two reasons: Thor and The Hulk!

wamonde
wamonde

dunno bro.... besides, namor wont necessarily be with the x-men on this one, he has worked with the avengers too before, and i dont know xD Hulk seems like he could beat both sides at the same time since planet hulk xD and hes with the avengers.. plus Tony has like a million tricks up his sleeve and Thor is a freaking God.... but x-men has telepaths, that makes it hard to choose... we shall see

Mercenary111
Mercenary111

X-men vs Avengers...... hmm.... i think it will be a good fight, but the x-men will proboably emerge the victors.

Nimrod_the_King
Nimrod_the_King

I say X-men would win hands down. They Magneto, Namor, Storm, and Emma Frost a powerful telepath. Those four alone will crush most of the Avengers example Ironman. Then you have Rogue, and Wolverine and Colossus. Not to mention that the X-men have been up against far more powerful marvel characters than the avengers. Avengers my have the military backing but X-men will more than likely have Atlantis and some cosmic characters rolling with them.

ironespio
ironespio

Avengers all the way. Sure the x-men have rogue who can drain many of the avengers skills and powers but the avengers have......wait for it......THE INCREADIBE HULK!!!! NO PUNIY X-MAN CAN STAND AGAINST HIS ALMIGHTY POWER BWAHAHAHA!!!!

David612
David612

Are you people high? There called Earths Mightiest Heroes for a reason!The Children of the Atom are heavy hitters for sure. But when it hits the fan, Nick Fury and the rest,call the best! The AVENGERS...

Iron4rm
Iron4rm

X-MEN KO!Although Steve Rogers will batter Cyclops.

Sonosu
Sonosu

X-men all the way. Anyone who says Avengers is a fanboy. X-men FTW.

jiddy1863
jiddy1863 member

Spider-man will destroy

joshtylen
joshtylen

looks like some people will be switching sides

Ahmed_Abdo
Ahmed_Abdo

I think the AVENGERS are much stronger than the X-MEN!

xxtonezxx
xxtonezxx

Hmmm...it looks like Cyclops team of X-Men vs the Avengers. It also looks like Wolverine is on the Avengers team. What about the the X-men Legacy team? I am very intrigued.

deejay_74369
deejay_74369

I miss the days when heroes were heroes and had each others back through thick and thin.

linkfa65
linkfa65

rematch wolverine vs spiderman......but i wonder if some character will fight each other even when they work together so well

waltman6
waltman6

Because it will! Expect the expected.

dhesi
dhesi

Why do I have a feeling this will end up with a draw and will be settled by a cup of tea?