Marvel’s Next Mega-Event Is Avengers Vs. X-Men, and I Approve


?Marvel announced their next big summer crossover, and it’s Avengers Vs. X-Men. I know Marvel was waiting on pins and needles to hear what the non-comic book-savvy editor of Topless Robot thought about their plan, but they can breathe easy, because I approve. From USA Today:

Kicking off in a special “zero issue” prologue in March written by Bendis and Aaron, Avengers vs. X-Men
begins the next month with an extinction-level event barreling its way
toward Earth, namely the cosmic entity of death and rebirth known as the
Phoenix Force. It’s looking for a new host who will possess all of its
power, which may or may not be the mutant teenager Hope Summers.

Cyclops, Wolverine, Magneto and the other X-Men want to protect her and prepare her if she’s to be the new Phoenix. Captain America, Iron Man,
Spider-Man and their fellow Avengers want her handed over to them so
they can figure out what to do with her and keep the world safe from a
potentially fiery fate.

Suffice it to say, tensions — and fisticuffs — arise.

I don’t know why the Avengers want the new Phoenix — I mean, sure, the X-Men don’t have that great a track record dealing with the Phoenix Force, but I don’t know why the Avengers think they would do any better — but as long as it
actually features the Avengers actually fighting the X-Men, I’m in. Hell, I’m just excited that I know what this event is about. I still couldn’t tell you the plot of Siege, Fear Itself or Heroic Age, but Avengers Vs. X-Men? This one I got.