After the big news that Marvel is getting into 2012 with a big brouhaha between The Avengers and the X-Men, today we learn the first shots are going to be fired next week.

“On the eve of the biggest Marvel event—maybe ever—Ed McGuinness and I are thrilled to be the lead-in for Avengers VS X-Men,” said Loeb. “Hopefully longtime fans and first time Cable, X-Men and Avengers readers will be excited by a story that can be read entirely on its own and at the same time has lots of stocking stuffer-esque surprises just in time for the holidays.”

Written by JEPH LOEB
Art & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
It all begins with Cable versus Captain America…and only one will emerge victorious! The Avengers and X-Men are on a collision course…and the first steps towards war are taken in AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #1.

Avengers: X-Sanction #1 arrives December 14, 2011.

via Marvel

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  1. Ian
    December 8, 2011 at 6:56 pm — Reply

    Ed McG always draws characters doing “blue steel”

    • gilberto nieves
      December 8, 2011 at 11:45 pm — Reply

      sorry, but what’s blue steel?

      • gilberto nieves
        December 8, 2011 at 11:46 pm — Reply

        honest question.

      • December 9, 2011 at 2:44 pm — Reply

        sorry, but what’s blue steel?

        Two-time world champion, hardcore icon, 1/2 of the reigning WIBWF Tag Team Champions of the World!!! Bluuuuuuuuuuuuueee Steeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeele! I met him and Noodles MacIntyre at a signing back in ’07, couldn’t have asked for a nicer guy. Plus, there aren’t that many guys over 350 pounds who will go off the top rope like that.

  2. Oldcomicfan
    December 9, 2011 at 6:46 am — Reply

    The cover art…. why does it look like Cap and Cable are about to kiss?

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