AVX: Versus #1 Cover Contains No Homo-Erotic Subtext Whatsoever

We've taken Steven Wacker's criticism to heart.

Bleeding Cool had previously presented a series of Avengers Vs X-Men in a fashion that might suggest the principal male protagonists/antagonists were engaged in a courtship ritual in some cases, in actual on-cover sex in others. Initially it was an attempt to deliver a little colour into the proceedings rather than roll out the covers like every other websites, and possibly highlight were he unavoidable and fan-popular interpretations when you have skintight overmuscled men engaged in hot sweaty close contact. We're talking the fireside scene in Women In Love, basically.

But Steve Wacker schooled us considerably over such schoolboy sniggering. So, just as The Daily Show has vowed to finally stop talking about the other Google Search result for Rick Santorum, we're no longer going to refer to any further yaoi interpretations of Marvel's Avengers Vs X-Men covers.

Here is the retro-styled Stuart Immonen variant cover to AVX: Vs #1. With Magneto, Iron Man, Thing and Namor, presenting their fists to each other.


AVX: Versus #1 Cover Contains No Homo-Erotic Subtext Whatsoever

Marvel is proud to present your first look at superstar artist, Stuart Immonen's jaw-dropping variant cover for AVX VS #1, the premiere battle book tie-in to the summer blockbuster event of the year – Avengers VS. X-Men! Catch the cover to cover battles – featuring pulse-pounding brawls as Iron Man faces off against Magneto & Thing takes on Namor! Don't miss out on all the action in AVX VS #1, available in comic shops worldwide and on the Marvel Comics app this April!

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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