As we mentioned in a previous article, Marvel is putting their two biggest (and most popular) teams head-to-head for this year’s crossover event. That’s right AvX: Cyclops vs. Captain America, Red Hulk vs. Colossus (who is also now the Juggernaut), Iron Man vs. Magneto, Wolverine vs…wait, which team will he choose? There are quite a few X-Men, including Beast and Storm, who have been a part of each team over the years.
Starting tomorrow with issue #0 (written by Brian Michael Bendis and Jason Aaron and art by Frank Cho), the two teams will be coming into conflict over the fact that the super destructive Phoenix Force is making its way back to Earth, but Marvel hasn’t let us know what exactly happens to pit the two super teams against each other. With the X-Men as popular as ever and the new Avenger’s movie just over a month away, it is easy to see why Marvel has chosen now to finally let their new most prominent super factions fight each other. It reminds me of the Civil War crossover, where there were two sides of heroes, both doing what they thought was right. Will this be played out the same way? When heroes fight each other, and neither side becomes the villain, it puts the reader in a fun and interesting position. Is that what the story tellers at Marvel are trying to do here again? Or, are they just trying to continue to cash in on all things “Avenger”?