So what’s all the hoopla about this ‘It’s Coming’ teaser nonsense from Marvel? Yep, you guessed it Avengers Vs. X-Men. The publisher revealed their “secret” plans yesterday afternoon on their website as well as in USA Today that their next big event will not be run by one single man, but by a team of their best writers. Avengers Vs. X-Men will be co-written by Marvel’s five “Architect” writers: Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and Jonathan Hickman with illustrations by John Romita Jr., Olivier Coipel and Adam Kubert. Sounds like a winner to me! Read on for some more deets.
So you’re probably wondering why the two major mutant teams at Marvel will be stacking up against one another. As the teaser poster suggests, the ever-powerful Phoenix force will be coming back, seeking out Hope Summers as a new host. The Avengers want to destroy her, while the X-Men want only to protect their young. As Axel Alonso (Marvel editor-in-chief) tells USA Today, “You’re seeing a story that evolves out of ‘What would you do?’”
USA Today also reports that “Bendis takes on the Scarlet Witch, and for good reason: He was the Avengers writer when the mutant heroine, after being driven insane and thinking that her fellow Avengers took her children, lost control of her magical powers.” Jason Aaron on the other hand, will be handling Hope Summers as Phoenix.
This project bands together two of the biggest and baddest teams out there. I know I’m not supposed to put my personal opinion into news, but I can’t hold back my excitement for this. It’s been a long while since the X-Team was part of a major event, and now they’re back in full force.Avengers vs. X-Men will be a 12-part, biweekly miniseries starting in April.
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