Only three years after the original, Marvel will be revisiting its Avengers vs. X-Men event.
October has been nothing if not a month of announcements for Marvel. For the past few weeks the comic publisher has revealed a slew of new events for 2015. Its film arm, in turn, dropped a bomb earlier this week when it unveiled the complete plans for the third phase of its ultra popular cinematic universe. Apparently not content to end the month on that epic note however, Marvel has revealed yet another comic event for summer 2015. According to a recently released teaser image, it will be revisiting Avengers vs. X-Men.
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Avengers vs. X-Men, of course, followed a clash between the two titular hero teams prompted by the return of the Pheonix Force to Earth. During the course of the storyline, Cyclops, along with four other members of the X-Men, wound up possessed by the divided Phoenix. With their abilities amplified they then set themselves to the task of solving the world’s problems, at least until the Pheonix’s power drove them crazy. Charles Xavier, the X-Men’s famous mentor, tried to intervene and wound up dead for his trouble.
What’s perhaps most interesting about this new Avengers vs. X-Men is the fact that the original isn’t really all that old yet. Published during the course of 2012, it’s much younger then many of the other re-visitations Marvel’s announced recently. Comparatively, the other stories being rehashed (Armor Wars, Age of Apocalypse, Civil War) run the gamut from around ten years to several decades old. Also of potential interest are the heroes included in the teaser image. Setting aside the baby style variant art, the cover features Marvel characters including the recently deceased Wolverine and Inhumans members Black Bolt and Medusa. Whether or not they’ll actually be in the new comic and what the implications of their presence will be for the Marvel Universe overall is something we’ll be interested to see.
Source: Comic Book