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Death pf Professor X

Professor Xavier Makes The Ultimate Sacrifice in Avengers VS. X-Men #11, On-Sale Now! 

New York, NY—September 12th, 2012—In the move that shocked and saddened comic book fans worldwide, beloved super hero Professor Charles Xavier meets his demise today in Avengers VS. X-Men #11. In the penultimate chapter of the biggest comic book story in 2012, superstar creators Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel rally the forces of the Marvel Universe against the final two members of the seemingly all-powerful Phoenix Five—Cyclops and Emma Frost. But as this epic battle rages, Cyclops makes a decision that not only takes the life of the man who formed the X-Men and raised him like a son, but that also may damn both the Avengers and the X-Men!

“When we first crafted Avengers VS. X-Men, we didn’t set out to kill any characters but as the story progressed it became obvious that this had to be the last stand of Charles Xavier”, said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “He’s one of my favorite characters and while like all fans I’m sad to see him perish, both Brian and Olivier deliver a powerful, dramatic conclusion to his story. Rest assured his death will reverberate across the Marvel Universe, leading into major launches like Uncanny Avengers and All-New X-Men this fall.”

Then, on October 3rd, the dramatic conclusion to the series arrives in Avengers VS X-Men #12, as the remaining Marvel super heroes launch their final assault on the Phoenix Five and the force that threatens to consume all of reality. Once this battle ends, nothing with be the same for the Avengers, the X-Men or anyone else in the Marvel Universe.

Plus, Join the Marvel ReEvolution as Marvel brings fans even more value to their comics reading experience. Every issue of Avengers VS. X-Men comes packaged with a code for a FREE digital copy on the Marvel Comics app and with exclusive, behind the scenes extras via the Marvel AR app powered by Aurasma.

Don’t forget to get your copy of Avengers VS. X-Men #11, the comic everyone’s talking about, on sale now in comic shops everywhere, on theMarvel Comics app, and the all-new Marvel Comics Webstore!

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

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #11 (JUL120528)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by OLIVIER COIPEL

Cover by JIM CHEUNG

ON SALE NOW

 

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #12 (JUL120535)

Written by JASON AARON

Penciled by ADAM KUBERT

Cover by JIM CHEUNG

ON SALE – 10/3/12

 

Thanos is real tough with his little Cosmic Cube!


Marvel Comics Tuesday afternoon released a teaser image for Avengers Assemble #7 written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Mark Bagley. The image shows Thanos in bad-ass form with the Cosmic Cube. Avengers Assemble will be in your local comic book store on September 12th, 2012.

Thanos Brings The Avengers To Their Knees With A…COSMIC CUBE?!

With the Mad Titan, Thanos, out of the reach from Earth’s Mightiest – his quest for power and domination over the Marvel Universe continues in Avengers Assemble #7! But the Avengers won’t go down without a fight, and courtesy of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley, they’re bringing the Guardians of the Galaxy with them! But can even their combined strength defeat Thanos with a cosmic cube in his possession? Find out in Avengers Assemble #7, hitting comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app, and Marvel Digital Comic Shop this September.

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #7 (JUL120551)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by MARK BAGLEY
FOC – 8/20/2012, On Sale – 9/12/2012

Spider-Men #3 An “Event Book” Done Right

Spider-Men #3

Story By: Brian Michael Bendis

Art By: Sara Pichelli

After an introductory issue that created the set up for 616 Peter Parker arriving in the Ultimate Universe  we finally learn that 616 Mysterio is behind everything. Issue 3 starts with Mysterio on the attack as his Avatar convince bot Peter and Miles that every Spider Villain has come t destroy them. Its a fun and intense battle that continues to show case both Spidermen extremely well. Brian Michael Bendis also continues to do a great job separating Miles and Peter from one another giving them their own voice as the fight everyone from Carnage to Miles Uncle this issue.

Peter has seen Mysterio do this type of thing before and distracts Mysterio long enough for Miles to put the hurt on Mysterio’s Avatar which backfires and knocks our 2 heroes out long enough for Mysterio to make his escape.

Sara Pichelli’s art continues to be one of the biggest selling points. She is just as important to the story. Giving both Miles and Peter their own signature moves. The action never feels choppy or out-of-place and it never once feels odd seeing Villains from Marvel’s 616 world next to their Ultimate counterparts. Their were several moments where I just stared at her pages in awe at the level of detail she packs into each panel. Sara’s always been able to draw a great action scene but its the closing pages that really surprised me. Pichelli captures emotion is such a great way that you cant help but match the same look she gives to Peter at the end of this issue.

Miles and Peter battle Mysterio in the earlier pages of Spidermen #3

Miles is woken up by The Ultimates after the fight but Peter is no where to be found. All of this leads up to the final pages I spoke of earlier. I must say that any Spidey fan is going to be shocked at the ending of this issue. I know I was legitimately saddened. I also cant wait to read the next issue to see how this all plays out for Peter.

Event books are a necessary evil in the comic world. I have to say I’m extremely impressed at the high level of quality being brought to this series. It does exactly what an event book is supposed to do. After reading this series I’m genuinely interested more now in both characters then i was prior to reading Spidermen. Also this Event Book seems to have implications that will last for both Peter and Miles in futures issues of their respective books. If you haven’t picked up this book yet give it a try its only five issues long and has done a great job so far convincing me that the Marvel world is big enough for two Spidermen.

Review Score 8.5/10

Mike DeVivo

Follow Me on Twitter @pandasandrobots

Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon goes “Die Hard” with Brian Micheal Bendis

Marvel Comics release a clip of Ultimate Spider-Man from an upcoming episode “For Your Eyes Only” written by Brian Micheal Bendis.

Grab the family and bond over this Sunday’s brand new episode of Ultimate Spider-Man inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD! Written by Brian Michael Bendis, “For Your Eye Only” is most action-packed super spy episode yet. Plus, keep an eye out for nods to other fan favorite film franchises, shaken AND stirred throughout the episode… and this trailer!

3-page preview: Spider-Men #3 – sort of…


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Marvel Comics Friday afternoon released a three-page preview of Spider-Men #3 written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Sara Pichelli. The problem with the preview is some of the panels are blackout till you read Spider-Men #2. No one wants spoilers but it seems like a have hearted effort by Marvel Comics. Also, the Comic Vault is waiting to review Spider-Men till something happens because the first issue is just a very long setup. Bendis is great at witty banter but could use some help with the pacing. With that said, Marvel loaded the press release with quotes from other comic book website and I feel like I read a different book.
The Comic Vault would like your opinion of what you thought of the first issue of Spider-Men #1.

“With well-judged pace and tone, it’s everything a Spider-Man fan could want.” – ComicBookResources.com

“A fine comic book that is spilling with the same charm that we get from Ultimate Comics Spider-Man each and every month.” – IGN.com

“…there isn’t a single panel that feels static.” – AintItCoolNews.com

“A purely enjoyable comic book, and three cheers if that continues through to the end.” – Comicsbeat.com

SPIDER-MEN #3 (MAY120671)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by SARA PICHELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Variant Covers by SARA PICHELLI & TERRY DODSON
FOC – 6/18/2012, On Sale – 7/11/2012

Ultimate Spider-Man Behind-The-Scenes Clip

Marvel Comics Thursday afternoon after the Mets game released an Ultimate Spider-Man Behind-The-Scenes Clip. Sunday’s episode of Ultimate Spider-Man features a team-up with Wolverine and the writing talents of Brian Michael Bendis.

From Marvel comics:
This weekend, Marvel Television and Disney XD offer up a very special Father’s Day gift everyone will love …. a brand new episode of Ultimate Spider-Man featuring Wolverine! Acclaimed comic writer Brian Michael Bendis takes his story from page to screen as Spidey and Logan team up and freak out when they mysteriously switch brains! Check out this behind-the-scenes interview with Steve Blum, the voice of Wolverine, as he talks about what it’s like to be Spider-Man for a day.

This brand new episode kicks off the Ultimate Father’s Day Marathon at 11am/10c inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD. Celebrate the day with YOUR hero and six back-to-back episodes of the hit animated series. Plus, check out http://MarvelKids.com/Dads for ways to incorporate your favorite Marvel Universe characters into the day’s events.

3-page preview: New Avengers #28 – Prison Break!


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Marvel Comics Thursday afternoon released a three-page preview of New Avengers #28 written by Brian Michael Bendis with artwork by Michael Deodato. The Avengers vs. X-Men cross over will be in your local comic book store on July 11th, 2013. Are you enjoying Avengers vs. X-Men?

Marvel is proud to present your first look at New Avengers #28, an epic tie in to Avengers VS. X-Men from the blockbuster creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato! With the Phoenix Five pursuing and imprisoning Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, it’s up to the New Avengers to stage a prison break! But can Luke Cage, Hawkeye, and Spider-Woman escape from the heart of X-Men territory? It’s non-stop action in New Avengers #28, coming to comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app and the Marvel Digital Comics Shop this July.

NEW AVENGERS #28 (MAY120651)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL DEODATO
FOC – 6/18/2012, On Sale – 7/11/2012

3-page preview: Spider-Men #2 – We must fight first!

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Marvel Comics Friday afternoon released a three-page preview of Spider-Men #2 and the cover of the second print of issue #1. This continues the crossover between the Ultimate universe and the 616 Spider-Men (Did you get all that?). Brian Michael Bendis writes Spider-Man #2 with art by Sara Pichelli. Spider-Men #1 second print hits your local comic book store on June 20th and issue two comes out the following week on June 27th, 2012.

Marvel is proud to present your first look at Spider-Men #2, by the chart-topping creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli! When Peter Parker is thrown into Miles Morales’ world, the duo begin a journey that will not only answer questions about their own identities, but also reveal the truth about a major character in the world of Spider-Man! Kick off Spider-Man’s 50th anniversary in style with double the web-slinging action in Spider-Men #2, hitting comic shops, the Marvel Comics app and the Marvel Digital Comics Shop this June.

SPIDER-MEN #2 (APR120606)
SPIDER-MEN #2 MARTIN VARIANT (APR120607)
SPIDER-MEN #2 PICHELLI VARIANT (APR120608)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by SARA PICHELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Variant Covers by MARCOS MARTIN & SARA PICHELLI
FOC – 6/4/12, On-Sale – 6/27/12

SPIDER-MEN #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (APR128107)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by SARA PICHELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
FOC – 6/4/12, On-Sale – 6/20/12

Moon Knight #12 – That’s A Wrap, Khonshu

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Alex Maleev
Colors by: Matt Hollingsworth
Lettering by: VC’s Cory Petit
Cover by: Alex Maleev

Moon-Knight_12Moon Knight comes to its logical conclusion this issue. While there might not be many surprises or big oh-shit moment’s in this final send-off, it end’s on a solid note. Snap Dragon is in police custody and is dangled as bait for Count Nerfaria. The trap is set and the Count goes for it hook, line and sinker. Nefaria pulls a Terminator and blasts the L.A. police precint well into next week. Also he rather brilliantly let’s the cat out of the bag that he’s been bribing the police commissioner. He’s gig to fuck him up for not taking care of Snap Dragon before she ratted him out. Moon Knight misses his cue a bit and swoops down on the scene rather late. Nefaria has already disintegrated a few people by the time Moony comes to the rescue. That’s what I love about Marc Spector, even in his last issue he’s remains a flawed crazy fuck-up.The final showdown is a gritty powers vs. weapons kind of brawl. It’s pretty much what you’d expect from these two sluggers, however I felt it could have been taken up a notch. How epic would it have been on a LA set piece rather than a percent office. Just my two cents, but it’s the last battle, the last issue of the series, why not give it a pretty setting. Anyways, Moon Knight has a shrewd Ultron-sized trump card up his sleeve, so you all should check it out and see how it plays out. It’s a slick and effective way tame the ruckus and put Nefaria in his place.

The whole point of the this series seems to be to plant the seed for the Ultron War. The last page confirms this as Bendis let’s you know that Moon Knight will return in “The Age Of Ultron.” Not as cool of a name as Ultron War, I know, but still I foresee that being a bad-ass series. When people as me about this series, the way I always describe it is it’s like a deep cut on your favorite record. Growing up I listen to a lot of Black Sabbath, and the first record that I owned, or rather stole from my old man’s collection was Volume 4. That whole record is practically deep cuts. On one hand you have powerhouse dirges like Supernaut, Snowblind, Wheels of Confusion, on the other you have small intimate tunes and experimentations like FX, Laguna Sunrise and Changes. These demonstrate a soft, orchestral approach and a departure from their trademark style. I think that there is some distinct parallels between the two. Now, I’m not going to call Moon Knight the Volume 4 of the comic book world. That would be insane and heresy. But perhaps it is  the Volume 4 of Brian Michael Bendis’s and Maleev’s Marvel tenure. There’s a lot of story meat that has Bendis signature style of ridiculous super-powered combat, smart-ass dialogue, insults, and snappy come-backs. However there are some softer moments as well. The short-lived fling with Echo. The tired and disappointing failures of Marc Spector. The small reflective conversations with his assistant Buck Lime from S.H.I.E.L.D. Then there’s some completely out of the box experimental shit, like the Avenger’s personality war inside his head. The death of some of the personalities and the also the acquisition of new one’s in some sort soul absorbing way that alludes to the possibility that this actually part of Moon Knight’s power set.\Maleev’s contribution to Moon Knight was is similar to his work on Daredevil. He added that grimy and almost xeroxed inking style. L.A. was rendered like it had been dragged through the Labrea tar pits. It added gravity, mood, and raw texture to the simplest of scenes. The photo references which Maleev heavily relied on for work on Spider Woman are minimized here. There’s a more naturally art-class approach. That’s not to say that some reference wasn’t used, as it obviously was, but it’s more interpreted and stylized rather than a straight replication. Hollingsworth colors added a lot to this series and really tried to make it sing L.A. Noir. Dirty broken neon signs, blood-stained dusk, smog drenched colors, with pockets of hot saturation; Hollingsworth lights the stage Maleev set like hardboiled detective movie being screened in the back of porno shop. It’s skeevvy, slutty and very much L.A. And that’s a good thing.

I like this journey of Marc Spector working on his “Legends of the Khonshu” TV show only to have it cancelled after waging a long and costly war with the kingpin of L.A. It was a fitting end. I feel like I finally have a grasp of his character after this series. This fractured hero tries to figure what’s going on is his head and redeems himself in his eyes and those of his peers as well. Yeah, he’s a fuck-up, but in a lovable way. More importantly he’s not an emo loser. He doesn’t give up and never says dies, although he can be really tempted to at times. Spector fly by the seat of his pants and rolls with the punches as best he can. He goes over the edge sometime, but always seems to pop back over to sanity. I’m sure in a lot of way’s it how people with real mental illness act. Besides that it’s one of the more engaging stories that Bendis has told. You can really just lose yourself in the story because of how decompressed and natural the flow is. The realism just makes engrossing and entertaining. It’s a shame this didn’t see more ground-swell support, because Bendis did to Moon Knight, what Brubaker did to Iron Fist… he took a C-string character and gave him A-string development. Nicely done. I look forward to the “Age of Ultron.”

 

Story: 9
Art: 8
Jerry Nelson

Follow me on twitter and tell me what you think @the_hellhounds

Avengers Vs. X-Men #2 – Cyclops has lost his mind

Avengers Vs. X-Men #2
Writer:  Jason Aaron
Art:  John Romita Jr. [Pencils], Scott Hanna [Inks], Laura Martin [Colors]

[We’ve tried our best to be as spoiler-free as possible here, but nobody’s perfect.  Read at your own risk.]

Defying Captain America’s request to take Hope Summers into custody last issue, Cyclops fired the first shot in the X-Men’s war on the Avengers against the Star-Spangled Hero himself.

As the Avengers take Utopia’s beach, Emma Frost moves Hope inside–assuming the girl, with more questions than answers regarding the Phoenix and what its return means regarding her, will stay put.  In short order, the most epic battle in comics since the end of 2008’s Secret Invasion or 2006’s Civil War commences.

Jason Aaron sets up several of the fights to take place in the accompanying Avengers Vs. X-Men: Versus mini-series beginning next week, with several moments in this issue hinting at the outcomes of those fights.  He brings Quicksilver into the fray, revealing where the son of Magneto stands in the fight (HINT:  There isn’t going to be a reunion of the original Brotherhood of Evil Mutants anytime soon), and teases the entrance of Magneto’s daughter, the Scarlet Witch, with no hint of who she’ll side with.

The highlight of this issue is arguably Aaron’s insights into the match-ups, like calling Emma Frost’s organic diamond form punching Tony Stark’s multi-billion dollar armor the “most expensive punch in history,” playing up the marital dramatics in a fight between Storm and the Black Panther, or pointing out that Wolverine is fighting against an island of characters he once called family.

This initial battle is all for naught, but it does skirt on the idea that Cyclops might potentially become a villain.  Much of what he says in this issue sounds like things reformed X-Men über-villain Magneto would say, and he does have his own Juggernaut now in Colossus.  With 10 issues to go, the only things that are certain are that several characters are bound to switch sides, Civil War-style, (Hell, it’s even teased in the Cap vs. Wolverine cover for AVX #3) and that things will spiral further out of control.

At this point, my biggest hope (aside from wanting a Cyclops villain turn) is that we at least get a Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 video game out of this in a year or two.

– Roger Riddell

Follow me on Twitter @RRiddell3 

Mike DeVivo’s take forthcoming

Alright Roger Ive Assembled here!

So, two issues into Avengers Vs. X-Men and I can say I’m underwhelmed. What I thought was largely going to be a collaborative effort in bringing two different teams and their vantage points to light has thus far turned into “Cyclops is crazy and the Avengers aren’t.” I don’t buy the angle that Cyclops is losing his mind, or that he’s taking things too far. It paints every X-Man and woman as blind sheep fighting for the cause of a crazy man. Maybe I’m rooting for the little guys, in which case i feel the X-Men are warranted to protect one of their own. The characterization feels off, especially with Cyclops and Wolverine. Again, maybe it’s because I’m in Cyclops’ camp here, but I can’t help but feel like this story feels off.

I do love John Romita Jr.’s work in this series so far. His facial work with females has improved very much. His pencils give all of the energy and intensity you’d expect between a battle of the two most recognizable factions in Marvel.  Aaron’s script does provide great narration as Avengers and X-Men beat the hell out of each other. Also, kudos for him creating the Magnetic Fastball Special. Those moments are what I’ve enjoyed about this series so far. He also gave Emma the best line in this issue reflecting the tone I think most X-Men have towards their Avenger counterparts. After Iron Man refers to Hope as “the girl,” Emma responds by telling him that the girl’s name is Hope and that they never requested help in the first place.

We get quick glimpses of Quicksilver and Wanda ,with Quicksilver rushing to join his Avengers team and Wanda walking away from her journal not joining the fight just yet. The journal by the way is called “Wanda’s Dream Journal” (slap forehead with hand) there are more than a few of these moments in this issue that make you cringe. As I said in my opinion this book hasn’t delivered the goods just yet with the story. It’s a pain to see characters like Quicksilver, who was actually  insane (anyone remember House of M?), fighting along side Avenger’s while Cyclops is characterized as a mad man losing touch with his reality.

I’m hoping next issue improves a bit and makes the reason for this fight a bit less one-sided. With the cover to issue #3 showing Cap fighting Wolverine, it will be interesting to see why he defends the X-Men after dropping down and beating up the same students he defended during Schism.  As I said, as a fight book this is fun. As an event that is supposed to change Marvel’s landscape for the next year…not so much.

– Mike DeVivo

Follow me on Twitter @pandasandrobots


 

Review: Avengers Vs. X-Men #1 – ‘Nuff Said

Avengers Vs. X-Men #1
Writer:  Brian Michael Bendis
Art:  John Romita Jr. [Pencils], Scott Hanna [Inks], Laura Martin [Colors]

After what has felt like an eternity of build-up (but was really more like just over six months), the event to end all Marvel events has finally arrived on shelves–but was all of the hype worth it?

So far, it’s a toss-up.

The premise, in case you’ve been living under a rock or reading some other company’s books, is that the Phoenix is coming to Earth and has chosen the would-be-mutant-messiah Hope Summers as its host.  Hey, she looks like Jean Grey, so who else is it gonna pick, right?  Anyhow, the Phoenix is a cosmic firebird that leaves devastation in its wake on a planetary scale wherever it goes in the Universe.  It chose Jean Grey as its host once and she almost destroyed Earth, but that’s “The Dark Phoenix” saga and you can read about that elsewhere.

Avengers Vs. X-Men #1 opens with the Avengers hanging around Avengers Tower doing the sorts of things you’d expect powerful people in tights to do (but not those things, sicko!) when all of a sudden, the intergalactic superhero Nova conveniently crashlands in New York City after falling from space.  He warns the Avengers that “it’s coming,” and Iron Man deduces that he’s referring to the Phoenix.  He and Captain America then brief the President on the danger.

Meanwhile, Cyclops–who has known all along that the Phoenix was on its way back–is training Hope and trying to prepare her in the hope that she’ll be able to control its power when it does return.  This entire conflict centers around the Avengers’ belief that the Phoenix will use Hope Summers as its vessel to try to destroy the world again versus Scott’s belief that if Hope can somehow control the Phoenix’s power, then she can undo the “no more mutants” spell that Scarlet Witch decimated the mutant population with.

Scott believes that Hope is the savior of the mutant race, and he’ll stop at nothing to see her fulfill that destiny–perhaps to the point of taking things too far during his particularly ruthless training sessions.  During the time that has passed since he joined the X-Men, Magneto has pointed out that Scott is growing more and more like him than his mentor, Charles Xavier.  This trend continues here, as Magneto–watching the training from a distance–comments to Emma Frost regarding the difference between “taking it seriously” and “compulsion,” perhaps foreshadowing things to come.

Anyhow, Hope is finally pushed far enough and releases a flare of Phoenix-like energy strong enough that the Avengers notice it.  Traveling to Utopia to see about taking Hope into Avengers custody until the Phoenix situation is figured out, Captain America is greeted by a particularly hostile Cyclops.

Thus, the first shots in the battle are fired, so to speak.

Over all, this is a solid start to the event, but it is by no means perfect.  Despite being packed with action, the dialogue pulled me out of the story on a few occasions, most notably during the conversation Captain America has with Wolverine regarding the Phoenix.  Given Wolverine’s history with Jean Grey and how he felt about her, I have a hard time believing that he wouldn’t just refer to her by her first name.  Using her entire name felt a little unnatural, especially after the previous scene already established her history.

Aside from that, though, anything else I noticed here would just be nitpicking.  Bendis’ first chapter draws you in and gives new readers a primer on what’s going on, and the art here is phenomenal.  The facial expressions of everyone standing in the vicinity when the first blow of this battle is landed were perhaps the highlight of the entire issue.  Desperate times call for desperate measures, especially when your bluff is being called, and that panel alone sells that idea absolutely.

After event fatigue had fully set in following last year’s Fear Itself (which, no offense to Matt Fraction, fell short of expectations), I swore I’d never drop $3.99 an issue on another “event” book again.  Despite being highly skeptical of the idea of Avengers Vs. X-Men, I have to say I’m impressed so far and actually looking forward to where this goes from here.

STORY:  8/10
ART:  9.5/10 

Taiko #1: Three page PSA by Brian Michael Bendis

Marvel Comics Friday afternoon released a Takio PSA with a three-page preview written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Michael Avon Oeming. Takio receive an ongoing series after the success of the first graphic novel. Takio #1 will be in your local comic book store on April 9th, 2012.

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And Now, A Public Service Announcement From The Stars of TAKIO!

TAKIO #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
ON SALE – 5/9/12

3-page preview: New Avengers #24 #AvX

Marvel Comics Wednesday released a three-page preview of New Avengers #24 written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Mike Deodato. Issue 24 will be in your local comic book store on April 11th, 2012.

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Your First Look At NEW AVENGERS #24 – An AVENGERS VS. X-MEN Tie-In!

Marvel is proud to present your first look at, New Avengers #24, an epic tie-in to the hotly-anticipated blockbuster event of the year – Avengers VS. X-Men! From the acclaimed creative team of Brian Michael Bendis & Mike Deodato, the New Avengers have received the call to duty by Captain America to go to war against the X-Men. Except Luke Cage needs more convincing before he heads out on the front line. Are other team members also re-thinking their membership? Find out in New Avengers #24, hitting comic shops everywhere and the Marvel Comics app, this April!

You’ve heard It’s Coming—and this April The War Is Here in Avengers VS X-Men! All your favorite super heroes enter—and only one team will emerge victorious!

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

NEW AVENGERS #24
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO
Rated T…$3.99
FOC –3/19/2012, ON SALE – 4/11/2012

Update: Spider-Men #1 – Amazing/Ultimate Spider-Man cross over





Worlds will collide in June when Brian Michael Bendis teams-up Miles Morales from the Ultimate Universe and your friendly neighborhood Peter Parker from the 616 Universe for Spider-Men #1.

“This June – history will be made for the Marvel Universe,” from the Marvel press release Friday morning.

Marvel Comics has released two teaser images for Spider-Men and both combine symbols from both universes. Sara Pichelli is the artist on the book and she currently works on Ultimate Comics Spider-Man which created the Mile Morales character. This work be a ground breaking crossover for Marvel Comics that would translate into massive sales.

SPIDER-MEN

This June – history will be made for the Marvel Universe.

SPIDER-MEN #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by SARA PICHELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
ON SALE THIS JUNE!

Preview page of Avengers Vs. X-Men #0 Frank Cho

Marvel Comics Friday released a page from Avengers Vs. X-Men #0 with inked art by Frank Cho. This page doesn’t show much, but it does bring us one more page to the “shit hitting the fan,” when AVX is in full throttle. Hope is at the center of the “shit storm” when the Phoenix returns to Earth and Captain America and Cyclops are at opposite sides of the battle. Avengers Vs. X-Men #0 will be in your local comic book store on March 28th, 2012.

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #0
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & JASON AARON
Art & Cover by FRANK CHO
ON SALE – 3/28/12

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, JASON AARON, MATT FRACTION, JONATHAN HICKMAN, ED BRUBAKER
Art by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
ON SALE – 4/3/12

Avenger VS. X-Men cover gallery – 10 covers

Marvel Comics used all day Thursday and Friday releasing all the Avenger VS. X-Men tie-in covers for the month of May. In Avengers #26 Thor returns to his roots with the Walt Simonson cover and interior art.
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AVS: VS #2
Written by KIERON GILLEN & STEVE MCNIVEN
Pencils by SALVADOR LARROCA & STEVE MCNIVEN
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
ON SALE THIS MAY

AVENGERS ACADEMY #29 & 30
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Pencils by TOM GRUMMETT
Covers by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
ON SALE THIS MAY

NEW AVENGERS #26
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO
ON SALE THIS MAY

AVENGERS #26
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by WALTER SIMONSON
ON SALE THIS MAY

VENGERS: X-SANCTION #3 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (DEC118178)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Rated: T+ …$3.99
FOC – 2/13/12, ON SALE – 3/14/12

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #4
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Pencils by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Colors by LAURA MARTIN
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
ON SALE THIS MAY

X-MEN LEGACY #266
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Pencils by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by MARK BROOKS
ON SALE THIS MAY

UNCANNY X-MEN #12
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND
ON SALE THIS MAY

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #1 (JAN120638)
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #1 SILVESTRI VARIANT (JAN120640)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by Cover by MARK BAGLEY
Variant Cover by MARC SILVESTRI
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 2/13/12, ON SALE – 3/14/12

Marvel Comics just jumped the shark, WWF style! Watch this video

Marvel Comics Friday afternoon released a promotional video to promote Avengers VS. X-Men. This 2-minute video has two announcers comparing the combatants of Avengers Vs. X-Men. They even try to make some jokes along the way.

From Marvel Comics:

Take your Avengers Vs. X-Men experience to the next level with AvX Battle Center! In this very special video presentation from Marvel.com, hosts Jesse “The Gentleman” Falcon and “Mean” Jeanine Schaefer offer their take on the key battles in the biggest super hero war of all-time! First up: Captain America Vs. Cyclops! Find out what strategies these team leaders must utilize and what they need to watch out for as the combat heats up!

Who has the edge when Earth’s Mightiest Heroes take on the Children of the Atom? Be sure to stay tuned to AvX Battle Center before you place your bets and then be sure to pick up Avengers Vs. X-Men starting with issue #0 on March 28 and then grab Avengers Vs. X-Men #1 – April 3rd!

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.
Colors by LAURA MARTIN
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
FOC – 2/27/12, ON SALE – 4/3/12

Avengers vs X-Men #1 7-page preview! (It’s Coming?! No, it’s finally Here!)

For months Marvel has set the internet on ablaze with up-coming “Avengers vs X-Men” interviews, covers and promo art. Finally, Marvel has unveiled a seven page preview of issue #1!

Enjoy!

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Will you side with the renegade mutants? Or join Earths Mightiest Heroes, The Avengers?

Get ready, Avengers vs X-Men hits your local comic shop this April!

Your First Look At AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #1!

This April, prepare for the biggest super hero war in comics history as Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Avengers Vs. X-Men #1! From the powerhouse creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Matt Fraction, Jonathan Hickman, Ed Brubaker, John Romita Jr., Adam Kubert and Olivier Copiel comes a groundbreaking event pitting Earth’s Mightiest against the X-Men with the entire Marvel Universe at stake. Cyclops and his team believe the arrival of the Phoenix Force will save mutantkind, but Captain America is convinced it will destroy the world! But who is right? Don’t miss out on all the action in Avengers Vs. X-Men #1 in comic shops worldwide and on the Marvel Comics app this April!

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.
Colors by LAURA MARTIN
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
FOC – 2/27/12, ON SALE – 4/3/12

Hope has daddy issues! 5-page preview Avengers VS X-Men #0

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Marvel Comics released a five-page preview of Avengers VS. X-Men zero complete with words! Brian Michael Bendis and Jason Aaron write Avengers VS. X-Men with art by Frank Cho. Do you think Marvel is getting worried that the hype-machine isn’t working by giving away the first five pages? Avengers VS. X-Men #0 will be in your local comic book store on April 3rd, 2012.

Bendis, Aaron & Cho Prepare For War In AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #0

This March, fans worldwide cannot miss the essential opener to the biggest pop culture comic event of the year as Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Avengers VS. X-Men #0! Just before the Avengers and the X-Men go head to head, superstar creators Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron & Frank Cho set up the crucial roles of the Scarlet Witch and Hope Summers before their allegiances come into question. With all eyes on Wanda and the Mutant Messiah, the Marvel Universe has become a powder keg on the verge of exploding! No fan can miss Avengers VS. X-Men #0, in stores and the Marvel Comics app this March!

You’ve heard It’s Coming—and this April The War Is Here in Avengers VS X-Men! All your favorite super heroes enter—and only one team will emerge victorious!

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

“Modok & Scarlet Witch’s first date” #AVX zero 2-page preview




Marvel Comics Monday afternoon released a two-page preview of Avengers VS. X-Men #0 written by Brian Micheal Bendis and Jason Aaron with art by Frank Cho. The first two pages show Scarlet Witch and Modok trading punches in front of the White House. Avengers VS. X-Men #0 will be in your local comic book store on March 28th, 2012.


Bendis, Aaron & Cho Prepare For War In AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #0

This March, fans worldwide cannot miss the essential opener to the biggest pop culture comic event of the year as Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Avengers VS. X-Men #0! Just before the Avengers and the X-Men go head to head, superstar creators Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron & Frank Cho set up the crucial roles of the Scarlet Witch and Hope Summers before their allegiances come into question. With all eyes on Wanda and the Mutant Messiah, the Marvel Universe has become a powder keg on the verge of exploding! No fan can miss Avengers VS. X-Men #0, in stores and the Marvel Comics app this March!

You’ve heard It’s Coming—and this April The War Is Here in Avengers VS X-Men! All your favorite super heroes enter—and only one team will emerge victorious!

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 #0 (JAN120622)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & JASON AARON
Art & Cover by FRANK CHO