Marvel Comics announces ‘Avengers vs. X-Men, ’? 2012 mega-event that pits super hero vs. super hero

Not since the Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees for $125, 000 has there been such a great opportunity for a budding rivalry in pop culture.

Marvel Comics announced this week that it is pitting its too biggest franchise super teams against each other, Moncler Outlet in the aptly-titled twelve issue mini-series “Avengers vs. X-Men. ” The first issue will hit stores in April 2012 – conveniently timed near the opening of the “Avengers” film that combines Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man, ” “Thor” and “Captain America” franchises into one mega-franchise.

“The seeds for “Avengers vs. X-Men” were planted almost a decade ago and have been growing ever since, ” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. ”A simple inciting incident will force the world’s two most powerful and, thanks to the multiplex, popular super hero franchises to take a stand on an extinction-level problem that cuts to the core of who they are, Canada Goose Jakke for nothing less than the future of the planet.

More importantly, Snow Mantra it will answer the question that has stumped philosophers for ages: Who would win in a fight, Cyclops or Captain America?

If that wasn’t enough to cause fanboys’ heads to explode, the series is being written and drawn by all of the publisher’s top talent – including writers Brian Michael Bendis, Canada Goose Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Jason Aaron and Jonathan Hickman and artists John Romita Jr., Olivier Coipel and Adam Kubert.

But cynics point to an oversaturation of mega-events every summer in recent years at both Marvel and cross-town rival, DC Comics, which has forced fans to buy extra spin-off issues to complete the storyline.

“Make no mistake, this will be the big Michael Bay summer event for Marvel, but the talent involved does make it more interesting, ” says Mike Cotton, Editor in Chief of Champion! Magazine for the Ipad. “It’s great planning and timing by Marvel to tie the Avengers into their most popular franchise, the X-Men, just as the movie is coming out. ”

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