Marvel has announced one of its big projects for 2012, and it sounds like a Major Spoilers Poll of the Week – Avengers vs. X-Men.
The event kicks off in April, and according to the publisher is a “landmark 12-issue pop culture event.”
AVENGERS VS X-MEN is written by a team of the top-selling authors in the comic book industry today: Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Jonathan Hickman, Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction. This unprecedented assembly of acclaimed writers is joined by a trio of the industry’s superstar artists: John Romita Jr., Olivier Coipel and Adam Kubert.
If you are concerned it is going to take an entire year to play out, Marvel shared that this is a twice-monthly series that will be in stores and on your digital device day and date, which goes along with the company’s recent push to double up on its popular titles in the months to come.
“AVENGERS VS X-MEN brings together the most powerful forces in comics for a super hero war like you’ve never seen before and will never see again. We all want to see the best of the best go against each other—Lakers & Celtics; Ali & Frazier; Yankees & Red Sox; and in comics it’s the Avengers fighting the X-Men, ” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “We’ve brought together the biggest writers, biggest artists and biggest characters for the biggest story we’ve ever told. This is the kind of high-octane action-packed story that fans demand while also having a profound effect on every character involved—and reshaping the Marvel Universe in its wake.”
It sounds like a Marvel fans dream come true. Is it?