This week Marvel announced that the Avengers and the X-Men would be going up against one another. We've seen superheroes fight other superheroes all the time. It's a classic comic book cliche. From the information released so far and all the creators involved, it's shaping up to be more than a mere cliche. This is going to be an event. Say what you want about events, you can't argue that, as a fan, seeing an epic battle like this is going to be worth checking out.
The question is, what starts it all? Why would these two teams fight, especially where there are members belonging to both teams? Looks like we'll start getting some answers in next week's AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #1.
The opening salvo in the upcoming war between the Avengers and X-Men is fired in next week’s Avengers: X-Sanction #1 from the chart topping team of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness! The time-traveling mutant known as Cable, has returned from the future with 24 hours to save the world…by destroying the Avengers?! What makes Earth’s Mightiest Heroes such a threat to a better tomorrow? Cable’s on a mission to prevent the tragedies that lead to the events of Avengers VS X-Men…and every move he makes irrevocably changes the direction of the Marvel Universe!
“On the eve of the biggest Marvel event—maybe ever—Ed McGuinness and I are thrilled to be the lead-in forAvengers VS X-Men,” said Loeb. “Hopefully longtime fans and first time Cable, X-Men and Avengers readers will be excited by a story that can be read entirely on its own -- and at the same time has lots of stocking stuffer-esque surprises just in time for the holidays.”
It all begins with Cable versus Captain America…and only one will emerge victorious! The Avengers and X-Men are on a collision course…and the first steps towards war are taken in Avengers: X-Sanction #1, available in comic stores and on the Marvel Comics app next Wednesday!
Retailers: Please note that Marvel is rush printing a second printing of Avengers: X-Sanction #1 due to expected demand and its relationship to Avengers vs X-Men. Check the Marvel Mailer and Diamond Daily for more details.
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AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #1
Written by JEPH LOEB
Art & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
ON SALE – 12/14/11