THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE
HIGHLANDER PHOENIX HOST! This August is the beginning of the end for Marvel’s summer event, Avengers vs X-Men. Issue #9 begins the third act which will focus on the Phoenix seeking to downsize it’s five hero super band to just one powerful host, presumably for a solo album of some sort. What strikes me about this cover image is that it shows arms belonging to both Avengers and X-Men reaching for the Phoenix as if they want the force they all saw destroy Jean Grey over and over again. Are they really that desperate to end the struggle? Who will the Phoenix choose? Will the X-Men or the Avengers emerge from this war on top? One thing’s for sure: if this event ends up being a ploy to bring Jean Grey back to the Marvel universe then we all lose.
Here’s the press release:
Avengers Vs. X-Men – Act 3 Begins: THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE!
This August, the comic book event of the year – Avengers VS. X-Men – reaches critical mass as Earth’s Mightiest make their last stand against the Phoenix Force. But when the Phoenix Force yearns for a single host, who will it choose? There can only be one! Act Three kicks off in Avengers Vs. X-Men #9, hitting comic shops, the Marvel Comics app, and Marvel Digital Comic Shop this August.
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
AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #9 (JUN120592)
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by ADAM KUBERT
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
FOC – 7/9/2012, On Sale – 8/1/2012