Marvel sure does love its tie-in stories to big events. Call it a grab for money if you want, but to me, it’s part of what makes Marvel such an expansive universe. I’m a little behind on this particular book, Avengers Academy, but I have no doubt it will be an intriguing addition to the AvX epic when it’s all said and done. Recently possessed Emma Frost is bringing the Phoenix Force to Marvel’s favorite students. Will they be able to stand against a diamond hardened mutant with the power of the Phoenix Force? Doubtful. After AvX is over, will being possessed by the same force that once held Jean Grey make Emma Frost’s relationship with Scott Summers even more awkward? We can only hope. Here’s the Press Release:

Your First Look at AVENGERS ACADEMY #33 – An AVENGERS VS X-MEN Tie-In!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Avengers Academy #33, a tie in to the blockbuster event of the year –  Avengers Vs. X-Men! A Phoenix-powered Emma Frost pays a visit to Avengers Academy with her sights set on the Sentinel that lives with them! Can the students of Avengers Academy team together to save it? Find out as writer Christos Gage and artist Timothy Green II bring you high stakes action in Avengers Academy #33, coming to comic shops everywhere this July.

Avengers Academy

Avengers Academy

Avengers Academy

Avengers Academy

Avengers Academy

Avengers Academy

AVENGERS ACADEMY #33 (MAY120650) Written by CHRISTOS GAGE Penciled by TIMOTHY GREEN II Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI FOC – 6/25/2012, On Sale – 7/18/2012