First up is New Avengers #24, featuring art by the Mike Deodato. The battle between the super teams hits Wolverine doubly hard as the X-Men go toe-to-toe with Wolvie’s own band of Avengers. Will the bad x-blood between him and Cyclops push Wolverine to side with Captain America, or will Wolverine decide to bury the hatchet for the sake of mutantkind?
This April, as the flames of war are stoked by the impending arrival of the Phoenix Force, the New Avengers have received the call to arms by Captain America to go to war against the X-Men. Except where does the loyalty of Wolverine lie? Find out in New Avengers #24 from the blockbuster creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato!
This news alone would be pretty excited. But Marvel also revealed a special variant cover for Avengers VS X-Men #1, done by one of my favorite artists in the biz, Ryan Stegman.
If you’ve read any of my coverage, you’re probably aware that I have a bit of a man-crush on Ryan Stegman (I’m secure enough to admit it). Nothing crazy, mind you, but he is an amazingly talented artist. His work on Hulk Vs. Dracula was borderline genius and the impetus behind his nomination as Comic Booked’s Artist Of The Year. So far, he’s killed it with Scarlet Spider, so I’ll totally be picking up this variant version of Avengers VS X-Men #1.
This April, the biggest names in the industry pit the largest super hero franchises against one another for the biggest war in comics history in Avengers Vs. X-Men! To celebrate this blockbuster event, Marvel has your first look at the Avengers Vs. X-Men #1 Stegman Variant by red-hot artist Ryan Stegman! The Phoenix Force is headed towards Earth and Captain America is determined to prevent the destruction of the whole world by stopping it. But when word gets to the X-Men that the Phoenix is returning, Cyclops will do anything he can to save it…including going up against Earth’s Mightiest! But who is right? Will mutantkind be saved or will the world be annihilated? Don’t miss out on all the action in Avengers Vs. X-Men #1 in comic shops worldwide and on the Marvel Comics app this April!
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
What do you think of the new covers? Are you any more excited for Marvel’s Event of 2012, or have you had enough coverage already? Let us know in the comments, or you can really vent over in the forums.
NEW AVENGERS #24
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO
ON SALE THIS APRIL!
AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #1 (JAN120625)
AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #1 STEGMAN VARIANT (JAN120626)
Art by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Variant Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
FOC – 2/27/12, ON SALE – 4/3/12