Marvel announces huge event for 2012!
Dec 6, 2011 by     4 Comments    Posted In: News, Previews

This is going to make waves. To be written by the so-called Marvel architects –  Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman and Matt Fraction – this event will pit the Avengers against the X-Men. Take two huge franchises, mash ‘em together = sell a lot of comic books. The Prologue issue comes out in March.

Pouring out of the upcoming return of The Phoenix Force. “Cyclops, Wolverine, Magneto and the other X-Men want to protect her and prepare her if she’s to be the new Phoenix. Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man and their fellow Avengers want her handed over to them so they can figure out what to do with her and keep the world safe from a potentially fiery fate.” reports USA today. ” “You’ve got two populations whose motivations are simple and understandable and defensible,” says Axel Alonso, Marvel’s editor in chief. “That’s part of the beauty of this. You’re seeing a story that evolves out of ‘What would you do?’ “

Here’s the teaser image.


4 Comments Add Comment

  • Chance Peterson December 6, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    of course this is going to be a bi monthly book (probably $4)It will be interesting because of how intertwined the two teams are. I have said it before Marvel needs to give these events a break! They do not let characters develop on their own by throwing them into back to back events. In my opinion it hurts the quality of the books they are putting out.

  • Jason Newcomb December 6, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I’m going to skip this one out too Chance. I’m of the same opinion. Marvel may have been a leader in sales for a long time but their brand is slowly eroding from constant fan exasperation.

    But on the flip side, DC’s 52 was a weekly “event” book and it really helped out some lesser known characters and was a great collaborative effort. So this might be the project that repairs the PR damage Marvel has suffered lately.

  • Arno Stark December 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    and add Goku, vegeta and all the saiyans, that’d be fine

  • Chip Reece December 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm