When Captain America led the Avengers to invade the sovereign mutant nation of Utopia in 2012, demanding that the X-Men hand over innocent teenager Hope Summers to be imprisoned on the moon for crimes she might one day commit under the influence of a bird-themed cosmic space god, The Phoenix Force, it kicked off one of the most infamous super-mega-crossover events in history: Avengers vs. X-Men.
Of course, that was only the beginning of the atrocities committed by the Avengers, who were treated by Marvel as the heroes of Avengers vs. X-Men despite being the clear villains. Iron Man caused the Phoenix Force to be split into five parts, each infecting different X-Men known as the Phoenix Five. Together, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Colossus, Magik, and Namor created a paradise and ended all war on Earth, but, jealous of their success, the Avengers battled to tear it all down. Unfortunately, at that time, rival movie studio Fox held the movie and television rights to the X-Men, necessitating that the X-Men be relegated to a second-class franchise, their characters defamed, a process which continued until Marvel's parent company, Disney, announced it was buying Fox in 2018.
An old saying goes: it takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a village of comic book creators to write a super-mega-crossover event like this one. Creators involved in Avengers vs. X-Men included Jason Aaron, "The Great One" Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman, Matt Fraction, John Romita Jr., Olivier Coipel, and Adam Kubert.
Marvel is expanding its Marvel Unlimited binge-reading subscription service with a new free tier featuring collections of classic stories, the publisher revealed in a press release today. The classic story collections chosen all represent Marvel trade paperbacks available to purchase from local comic shops, Marvel was sure to point out in the press release lest […]
We don't care how tired you get of us saying it- we LOVE BossLogic's art. Anytime he creates and releases a new piece, we always appreciate the thought and artistry that goes into it, and usually the tongue-in-cheek joke too. The most recent one, released this morning, takes a stab at tonight's midnight Disney / FOX […]
One thing that is often a cause for much discussion among comic fans, retailers and publishers are events comics. And at the Marvel Retailer Summit, there was a great deal of frank discussion surrounding those concerns. It's only natural. Marvel has become an event churning machine in recent years, and 2017 alone is seeing about […]
By Joe Glass Next week, Civil War II ends, thus ending yet another heroes vs. heroes line-wide mega-event. Of course, we already have Inhumans vs. X-Men to continue the superhero beating up on other superheroes trend. Aside the obvious fatigue that comes from near constant events pitting superheroes against each other, there is another fundamental […]
By Randy Young and Chris Hunter Bleeding Cool welcomes the return of Talking Comics, from Excalibur Comics, Cards, and Games in Shreveport, Louisiana, to discuss this week's upcoming books, speculating about where they are headed, and discuss their favorite storylines. Hosts Randy Young and Chris Hunter say: Thanks for pressing play! We're getting closer and […]
Towards the end of this article is an exclusive piece of Marvel AR from the Avengers Vs X-Men hardcover. If you would like to experience it properly, with the volume in question, then turn away now. But if you want an incomplete peek of what is to come, keep going. But first, USA Today interviewed […]
There are three Avengers Vs X-Men comics published today. Avengers Vs X-Men #12, Uncanny X-Men #19 and AVX: Versus #6. Under the natural order of things, you'd expect Uncanny X-Men to be the best, Avengers Vs X-Men to be second best and Versus to the be the worst. But it doesn't quite work like that. […]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqlozo6oFRw[/youtube] Aaron Haaland of A Comic Shop in Florida writes; Hey Fandom! This is another one of those weeks that reminds me just how much a freaking love comics! We have the end of AvX and a super frosted-side fun of VS #6. I am so ready for Remender! Next week is Uncanny Avengers #1! […]
Tomorrow, Marvel publishes the final issue of Avengers Vs X-Men #12 in which Dark Phoenix Cyclops will probably be defeated by the Avengers and the flipped-X-Men. Cyclops will be captured and prepared for some kind of lobotomy and things will all go back to normal. Ish. I'm waiting for the What If–? version though. What […]
Okay, we're fighting a losing battle. Marvel have even sent a press release out.Nevertheless we are still vaguely trying to hold on to our non-spoilerness, wherever possible, even in the face of much pressure.So, you know, spoilers.
Here's one of the videos from Avengers Vs X-Men #11 via Marvel's AR system. The others show the progression of art from pencils to colours. This shows a different kind of progression… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs8zjhgQALI[/youtube]
Today, the New York Daily News ran a massive spoiler on Avengers Vs X-Men #11. Bleeding Cool has advised people who don't want to get spoiled to stay off the internet, not read the papers, the usual. But there's one spoiler they didn't mention. And it's one that involves a costume change and might lead […]
Next week the Zero Issues begin at DC Comics. And a rack full of very similar looking comics. Image put out the second issue of Black Kiss II… though it won't get past Her Majesty the Queen. And Avatar Press publish the first issue of the new Alan Moore comic, Fashion Beast. Then next week, […]
Batman #0 continues to pick up advance reorders from retailers, twice in two weeks which means I think we can rely on a very quick sell out and second print of that book. Other zero issues making waves include Team 7 #0 (with a new variant helping things along), Batgirl #0 and Deathstroke #0. The […]
This is an advance review of Avengers Vs X-Men #10. It attempts to avoid spoilers that may impede your reading experience. Mid-way through Avengers Vs X-Men, around about issue five, I got really excited about this comic. It seemed to have something to say about power, the very concept of the superhero helping people, in […]
As shown in the CBR weekly thing with Axel Alonso. Advance pages from an unspecified future issue of Wolverine & The X-Men, drawn by Jorge Molina. And I see no reason that it wouldn't be written by Jason Aaron. So what can we learn with our eagle eyes?Well, first of all, Avengers hanging around the […]
Man, what is it with marriages these days? They always end up being on opposite sides of a war splitting the planet asunder and then getting annulled. Marvel always talk about how their big crossover events will have serious implications for the Marvel Universe as a whole, and how many characters will be changed forever. […]