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First Look: AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #6

Did you read AVX #5? Something finally happened. Spoiler below if you haven't read it yet.

I've been on the fence with Avengers Vs. X-Men. We haven't really seen much happening besides members of both teams fighting. But with this week's AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #5, something finally did happen. Something pretty big. The Phoenix Force has been on its way to Earth to claim its new host. All eyes were on Hope Summers. What finally happened once the Phoenix Force arrived?

That's a bit of a spoiler if you haven't read the issue. But Marvel has released a first look at issue #6. Proceed if you want to know, if you've read the issue or have already heard.

The all-powerful Phoenix Force has found not one, but FIVE hosts and in Avengers VS. X-Men #6 – their mission is clear, remake the Marvel Universe in their image. Kicking off the world changing second act of the comic book event of the year, the blockbuster team of Jonathan Hickman and Olivier Coipel show fans just what Pax Utopia looks like through the eyes of Cyclops, Emma Frost, Namor, Colossus & Magik! How will Earths Mightiest and the other X-Men respond to this new development? And what role will the Scarlet Witch play once she enters the conflict? Find out in Avengers vs. X-Men #6!
Here comes the pain as all your favorite super heroes enter the battle—and only one team will emerge victorious! Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime comic event in, Avengers VS X-Men #6, on sale now in comic shops everywhere, on the Marvel Comics app, and the all-new Marvel Comics Webstore!

Which team will reign supreme? Join the conversation on Twitter with #AvX!

For more on Avengers VS X-Men, please visit http://avx.marvel.com
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AVENGERS VS X-MEN #6 (MAY120637)

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN

Penciled by OLIVIER COIPEL

Cover by JIM CHEUNG

Variant covers by NICK BRADSHAW & OLIVIER COIPEL

FOC – 6/11/12, On-Sale – 7/4/12

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Posted by Omega Ray Jay

I'll be at the bar.

Posted by bookerman20

Liking the art already

Posted by TheHeat

Coipel, YES!

Posted by LordRequiem

I knew what had happened with the hosts and everything, but has Colossus lost his Cytorrak/Juggernaut powers already?

Posted by Baddamdog

Finally Act One is over so we can get this awesome art.

But I have a bad feeling that the X-Men are gonna come off as the bad guys...which is what everyone predicted at the start. Something good better be happening soon.

Posted by Baconbot

@TheHeat said:

Coipel, YES!

Woo!

Posted by 00 Raiser

DAAAAAAMMMMMMNNNNNNNN!!!!! I think I will start reading it now.

Posted by BlackArmor

@Omega Ray Jay: ...alcohol isn't strong enough I'm drinking acid

Posted by cincyducksfan35

Is Coipel on for the rest of the series?

Posted by Azrael66

If I could draw the facepalm guy, I would.

Posted by broo1232

COIPEL! COIPEL! COIPEL!!!!!

Posted by Superior Breed

I would love to see Piotr in his Cyttorak form while using the Phenoix Force! ... He gets to keep his Juggernaut forms right?!

Posted by ltbrd

So we have a group of people that are mystically endowed with amazing power in order to try and take on the world..............yeah that doesn't sound like what happened during Fear Itself at all. Way to go Marvel on being original in story concept and suspense.

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

why does Cyclops's costume look like like Dick's? I'm going to have to give my lawyer a call.

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Posted by Superior Breed

what/who is in the background of the colossus / magik picture? That looks like storm doing something in bottom left but what else is back there?

Posted by Dernman
@DarkKnightDetective said:

why does Cyclops's costume look like like Dick's? I'm going to have to give my lawyer a call.

It's because he's a Nightwing fanboy or because marvel is hurting his character so badly he hopes to jump ship to DC and become the next Nightwing or should I say Cywing.
Posted by Or35ti

I'm not sure how I feel about this. If only the art was better for this event I may have just subscribed but the art just doesn't feel anywhere near epic enough

Posted by The Hottness

new suits huh...they'll last about two books then back to normal.

Posted by feargalr

I actually think this is rather promising. Thankfully its Hickman, he may just be able to do something with this.

Edited by Lt_Cmdr_Kicker

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To answer your question, there's an issue of Thunderbolts during Fear Itself that touches on Cytorrak & how his host can only contain his power. The Asgardian power overcame Cytorrak & pushed him out of Marko, thus he found a new host in Colossus. I'm hoping for the outcome of Cytorrak returning to the original Juggernaut. But we shall see..

Posted by Acestar101

either the avengers are going to be losing the fight and then the scarlet witch gives them an upgrade so they can fight the x men on a level playing field (cough bit like fear itself cough) or jean greys going to come back, absorb all the phoenix force.... i really dont like how this is going to pan out... something big needs to happen to rescue this event

Posted by grenade728

"Did you read AvX #5? Something Finally Happened."

Haha, Ain't that the truth! Great hook G-Man!

Posted by Overlander

Awesome looking art. I like the Phoenix'd-out costumes.

Posted by Mutie199

This is art! not that shitty thing we had issues 1-5! Btw the costumes are freaking awesome!!

Posted by GreenFuse

Woah...

Looks like I'll need to catch up since issue 2. Wasn't Colossus still Cytorrak's avatar? I wonder how that works.

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

So..... some cosmic force came down and chose a handful of superhumans to possess. Wait, is this AvX or Fear Itself? Marvel's recycling ideas faster than ever.

Posted by revbucky

Looks pretty cool to me.

Posted by fACEmelter88

So......FREAKING......AWESOME......AVSX#5 actually rocked my world.

Posted by TwistedGamer

Magik looks so awesome

Posted by CircularLogic

@The Mighty Monarch said:

So..... some cosmic force came down and chose a handful of superhumans to possess. Wait, is this AvX or Fear Itself? Marvel's recycling ideas faster than ever.

If they are reshaping the world, it sounds close to House of M to me as well. And actually, there was a lot of talk about if protective custody was justified or not, so a bit of civil war maybe?

your right, it's not very original. Not at all

Posted by KainScion

@Baddamdog: maybe because they ARE the bad guys. they are risking the whole planet for the slight change that hope can rejuvenate the mutant population (which has failed so far).

Posted by Mercy_
@Mutie199 Watch the language, please.
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Posted by NXH

@Mutie199 said:

This is art! not that shitty thing we had issues 1-5! Btw the costumes are freaking awesome!!

Agreed! Oliver Coipel is a real artist.

Posted by Danfortunes

To me, it felt like they were setting Cable up as the deus ex machina of AvX at the end of X-Sanction, what with getting rid of the T-O virus and all, so ideally he should be at a similar power base as Nate Grey. But now with the developments at the end of AvX #5, I'm really intrigued to see what happens, and if my theory plays out.

Posted by BlackArmor

@Dernman said:

because marvel is hurting his character so badly he hopes to jump ship to DC and become the next Nightwing or should I say Cywing.

......I really want that to happen

Posted by laabitres

lovin the new outfits

Posted by wowylied

I can't wait to see this event end. Crap after crap...

Hoping the next arc (return of ultron) will be better.

Edited by Outside_85

X-Men in World of Warcraft...probably after raiding Tempest Keep a few times.

Posted by Loki2u

ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

I've read better stories on the back of cereal boxes.

Posted by awesomeoclock

Namor, what in God's name are you wearing

Edited by MonsieurShogun

Because a Phoenix-empowered Colossus with the armor of the Juggernaut isn't powerful at all

Posted by lifeboy
Eeewwww........... Cyclops is wearing panties! :b
Posted by Malonius

y'know...you can't really divide infinity. Phoenix hosts usually get all creepy what with the entity's cosmic concerns beyond our mortal ken. Why would Scott of all people think he could control it. I thought part of his disagreement with Cap was that he felt the X-Men were better equipped and experienced to manage, not control, the Phoenix coming to Earth.

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope

Coipell's artwork is fantastic! But all I see here is a rip-off of Age of Apocalypse. If I wanted that, I'd buy and read the actual Age of Apocalypse.

And Colossus, take off Wonder woman's skirt. You look like a ninny in it.

Posted by Batmandemon23

I know right

Posted by JPWolf5

What the hell are The Avengers wearing?, Is that flimsy looking armor supposes to protect them from the Phoenix Force?

Posted by Novaar

So the rather 'obvious' curve ball of it not being Hope is revealed to be five instead of one. I guess that makes as much sense as the rest of the books...;) I do like the 'Phoenix armour' but I agree with the person who said Cyke looks like Nightwing! As for the X-men coming across as villians...it was bound to happen when they are up against Marvel's beloved Avengers! Plus I'm not sure if mentioning the spiler below is really needed when you have a picture of the cover alongside it! ;) If it's supposed to be a shock why have them all in Phoenix glory on the cover?!?!

Posted by ARMIV2

Well, the Phoenix inspired outfits look cool enough...

'Cept for Emma's. She looks like a hoochie.

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Edited by Dark_Phoenix00x

The art looks amazing but are you F'n kidding with this story? This is why I stopped reading the X-books. Curse of the Mutants was garbage and ever since then, I have seen nothing that would draw me back. I cant figure out why people continue to buy this crap

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@ARMIV2 said:

Well, the Phoenix inspired outfits look cool enough...

'Cept for Emma's. She looks like a hoochie.

Doesn't Emma typically walk around half-nekkid/hoochified lol?

It's like my girl Beyonce says, "If you got it, flaunt it. Boy I know you want it!".

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