Press Release You thought Avengers vs. X-Men was epic? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet! This June, superstar writer/artist Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon) brings his inimitable style to the Battleworld brawls for GIANT-SIZE LITTLE MARVEL: AVX #1 – a new Secret Wars series!
With the mess that is the Marvel Universe after AvX there is bound to be a lot of clean up to do. Consequences is what will take us from Cyclops’s fall to the state of the X-Men in Marvel NOW! Take the jump for the Major Spoilers look at how it’s coming together.
So the official press release announcing Xavier’s “Ultimate Sacrifice” has landed. AND if you haven’t picked up Avengers vs. X-Men, for gosh-darn sakes Spoilerites, don’t take the jump because those pages are there, after the jump!
Or – “It All Comes Down To Parker, Because It ALWAYS Comes Down To Parker.” The power of the Phoenix has not made Scott Summers more reasonable, and his actions since declaring the Avengers his enemy clearly demonstrate that he is not as in control as he thought. With one of the Phoenix Five down, the others are 20% more powerful, and probably at least 20% bug-&$#@ crazier. Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “Namor McKenzie: $&@%ing Up Your Program Since 1939…” Last issue, Namor disobeyed Cyclops’ orders and followed the spoor of Hope to Wakanda, where the Avengers have been hiding out. Can even Earth’s Mightiest Heroes combat the power of the Phoenix? I wouldn’t bet the rent. Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
There were rumors floating that Marvel didn’t reveal several important titles coming out in October that tie into the Avengers vs. X-Men fallout. Marvel has revealed the first hand full of those books, and who is involved.
Or – “What Happens When The Heroes Succeed?” The Phoenix Force has arrived on Earth, and all the Avengers efforts to stop it are for naught. The energy of the Phoenix has once again found a home, and Cyclops’ dream of a world that his mutant people could thrive in is coming true. Can the Avengers stop it? More to the point, SHOULD they?
Or – “Unfortunate Implications On Parade!” The kids of the Avengers Academy have been, essentially, imprisoned against their will to keep them from getting involved in the Avengers Vs. X-Men conflict, stuffed in a crowded area with the students from Wolverine’s school and a mass-murdering mutant madman with no memory… Good. That’ll work.
With AvX well under way, I am starting to get a strange sense of deja vu… Most of the big crossovers of the last decade have started with a compelling hook (the heroes divided, aliens among us, time is broken, the multiverse still exists) and broken down at the end to a big fist-fight. Of course, since this one STARTED with a big fist fight, it might end differently but either way, it seems that comics have become sophisticated enough to address big hot-button issues, but still aren’t quite past the place where every argument is solved with a fist.