X-Men VS The Avengers Crossover News

Just over two and a half months til the release of the 1st issue in this very anticipated crossover series (April 4th), a lot of great news and insights has been released regarding this series that I’m foaming at the mouth for. A few more recent  pieces that have been released are some teaser images pitting foe against foe and also a release saying that comic shops should ‘pick sides’ and if they do then certain perks will be awarded to them. About the series though (before we go these two news articles) is Axel Alonso about AvX:

AVENGERS VS X-MEN brings together the most powerful forces in comics for a super hero war like you’ve never seen before and will never see again. We all want to see the best of the best go against each other—Lakers & Celtics; Ali & Frazier; Yankees & Red Sox; and in comics it’s the Avengers fighting the X-Men, ” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “We’ve brought together the biggest writers, biggest artists and biggest characters for the biggest story we’ve ever told. This is the kind of high-octane action-packed story that fans demand while also having a profound effect on every character involved—and reshaping the Marvel Universe in its wake.


Picking Sides

I can’t wait to walk down my hill and see what side my comic shop picks personally. Pretty sure I already have a good idea, but I want to see if I’m correct. Cyclops of Cap? Pick your side. I can already see our own Jeff and James will be at each throats at this. Their favorite leaders going against one other is going to create quite the separation on our show, so stay tuned for the coming weeks. In regards to the shops having to pick sides here’s a list of what the shops will receive:

All retailers who opt into the parties & choose a team will receive the following as part of the Avengers VS X-Men Party Kit:

• Avengers VS X-Men Program, a free comic previewing the upcoming event

• Avengers VS X-Men Postcards

• Avengers VS X-Men Customizable Flyer

• Avengers VS X-Men Customizable Press Release

• Avengers VS X-Men Backlist Sales

• Avengers VS X-Men mini posters

• Avengers VS X-Men promo items

• AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 Advance Screening Copy, delivered to retailers in late March 2012

• Avengers VS X-Men Party Lithographs

• Mass media promotion around the launch of AvX and the associated parties

• Promotion of parties to Marvel fan base via Marvel.com, Twitter and Facebook

• An additional discount on the Road to Avengers VS X-Men Trade Paperback

And these same retailers will receive complimentary team specific versions—based on their allegiance—of the following:

• Exclusive AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 Spotlight Variant specific to the team supported by the store

• Free Avengers VS X-Men mini-posters showing store allegiance

• Free Avengers VS X-Men Party Tickets

• Free Avengers or X-Men Team Pins

• Free Avengers VS X-Men in-store signage and shelf-talkers


Teaser Images

I’m mostly going to let these images speak for themselves, but I must say I’m loving the artwork and the way this is looking. Favorite thus far has got to the 1st one here in Iron Man V Magneto (although it seems to me like it’d be a slaughter in Magneto’s favor). Anyways, which ones do you guys like and what are your thoughts on this whole series!