Marvel held a big blog conference yesterday to promote the Avengers vs. X-Men series, with the end result being the announcement of a new book, Avengers vs. X-Men Versus (or AvX VS for the hipsters in attendance).
According to Tom Brevoort, Marvel editor, this is going to be the “uncut heroin of the event.”
It is literally the fight book […] Not a lot of long walks through the avenues, a lot of introspection and conversation, or sitting around tables! Page One has somebody punching somebody, the last page has somebody shooting somebody else in the face.
Each book will have two one-on-one battles, that will spill out across the page. The first issue will feature Iron Man vs. Magneto and Namor vs. The Thing).
There will be moments where Avengers break ranks, may be more sympathetic to the X-Men, may shift over to the X-Men’s point of view, and vice versa. Wolverine, Beast and Storm […] are most immediately conflicted because they’re at the heart of this, but Avengers like Hawkeye, Spider-Woman, and Ms. Marvel may find empathy with the X-Men at given points in this story.
AvX VS is a twelve issue series that will be released twice a month. While it may sound exciting to some, I think the following quote from Tom Brevoort sums it up.
AvX: Versus is the least essential read of AvX, but it will probably be the most bestselling. It is literally the fight book.
So, the big question is, “Who’s on board, and who will be sitting on the sidelines waiting for the blogosphere to spoil it for you?”