Marvel’s next mega event is set to pit the X-Men against the Avengers. In this battle of Marvel’s superteams your guess is as good as mine as to who will come out victorious. Although I would guess the fact the X-Men have splintered into two groups led by Cyclops and Wolverine could prove to be problematic for the mutants.
The stories in Avengers vs. X-Men will tie-in to the main overarching story of the summer event, however Marvel editor Tom Brevoort has said that ‘Primarily, you’re talking about one-on-one bouts’ in the upcoming books. As a fan I find this to be really interesting. I’ve got in many arguments with my friends on topics like, ‘Who would win in a fight, Thor or Storm’ and other similar comparisons. From that perspective I think the Avengers vs. X-Men books are going to be a of fun.
The first matchup in Avengers vs. X-Men will pit Iron Man against Magneto in a fight that I think will be a lot of fun to see. Iron Man’s metallic suit against the Master of Magnetism… I’m sold. Also in the first issue we will see a battle between Namor and the Thing. Marvel Senior Editor Nick Lowe described the first issue as ‘two huge knockdown, dragout battles that play with the characters’ powers in amazing ways.’ One of my favorite artists, Adi Granov has drawn an incredible looking teaser for the first issue. I love the way he draws Iron Man and seeing the pieces of his armor shredding off while he flies towards Magneto just looks incredible to me. Credit goes to CBR for getting this fantastic looking promo art online.
Marvel has also released the following press release for the first issue of Avengers vs. X-Men…. and while it’s a bit light on details and any potential spoilers it’s still enough to get me interested in the upcoming series.
Official Press Release
AVENGERS VS X-MEN: ROUND 1!
The biggest superhero brawl in the history of the Marvel Universe begins this April in Avengers Vs. X-Men #1!
Which team will reign supreme? Join the conversation on Twitter with #AvX!
For more on Avengers VS X-Men, please visit http://avx.marvel.com
AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #1 (JAN120625)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, JASON AARON, MATT FRACTION, JONATHAN HICKMAN, ED BRUBAKER
Art by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
FOC – 2/27/12, ON SALE – 4/3/12
I’ll be the first to admit that I am generally vehemently against having a large number of tie-in books during a company wide event. However, this series intrigues me since it seems to mostly be one-on-one fights between characters which should make things a lot of fun… and be used to settle lot of fanboy debates. The first issues of Avengers vs. X-Men hits stands in April so keep your eyes open for it.