Marvel Announces Avengers vs. X-Men

Published on December 6th, 2011

Today Marvel announced its next major event, Avengers vs. X-Men. Launching in April 2012 the event will be a twelve-issue series that will revolve around the heroes learning that the Phoenix force has returned and the X-Men and Avengers come into conflict over how to protect Hope Summers. The event has all of Marvel’s top talent behind it with Brian Bendis, Matt Fraction, Jason Aaron, Ed Brubaker, and Jonathan Hickman alternating every issue. The event will be illustrated in four-issue acts by John Romita Jr., Oliver Coipel and Adam Kubert.

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The series will ship bi-weekly, starting in April with a prologue illustrated by Frank Cho shipping in March. Similar to Avenging Spider-Man customers that purchase a print copy will also receive a digital download code. Stay tuned as Marvel promises to release more information tomorrow during a press conference at 3 PM EST.

After just wrapping up their latest event Fear Itself it appears as though Marvel is not slowing down for a second. It’s curious to see how fans will react to another massive twelve-issue commitment so soon after a major event. What do you guys think???

Matt Todd

matthew@comicimpact.com