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The Marvel Comics Big Comic Book Event For 2012! Yes, Another Avengers VS X-Men Series! Who Would Win?

Updated on April 18, 2012

It seems Marvel will pit two of the most popular superhero teams against each other this April, and it seems comic fanboys are going nuts over the match up of The Avenger versus The X-Men. Before The Avengers assemble on the big screen in May, it seems they will have to take care of the X-Men in a 12 biweekly issue event series.

This event series will also feature some of the most influential comic writers in the industry, such as Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman, Jason Aaron, and Matt Fraction. DC had their 52 big event, and now it's Marvel's turn to churn out something epic.

According to Brubaker, ""It's one of those legendary ideas: What if the Avengers fought the X-Men?"

Uhmmm...yes, it's a cool idea, but unfortunately, it's really not an original idea. It's been done before guys!

The first time I can remember The Avengers going at it with The X-Men was in the 1987 4 issue limited series promptly entitled, "The X-Men vs. The Avengers." I liked the series a lot, which was written by Tom Defalco.

The basic story is that Magneto is a changed man and now part of The X-Men team. When Magneto seeks out to recover fragments of Asteroid M, once his base of operations when he was bent on destroying humanity, The Avengers vow to capture him so he can be brought to justice for his crimes. Magneto voluntarily surrenders and is brought to trial in a World Court.

The X-Men step in to protect and defend Magneto no matter what, even if it means going up against their old friends and allies - The Avengers!

Avengers VS X-Men 2012

Okay, fast forward to now. Another Avengers VS X-Men comic book series event that will kick off with one of those special 0 issues. If you only you could see my eyes roll up. 0 issues = lame to me. Gimmicky. They might as well make it one of those chromium covers they use to do in the 90s.

So what's the premise of this story? It must be a great plot if comic fans are going bonkers over the hype of this even, right? Something new! Something fresh! Alright, here's the storyline:

Once again, the cosmic entity of the Phoenix Force is heading towards earth, threatening possible extinction. Of course, it needs a new host that can possess all of it's powers. Hope Summers may just be a candidate for the Phoenix Force.

The X-Men lead by Cyclops, Wolverine, and Magneto want to protect her, as well get her prepared iif she's to be the new Phoenix. Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man and the Avengers want to keep the world safe from possible extinction by quarantining Hope Summers and figure out what to do with her. Thus, another Avengers VS X-Men clash. Sounds familiar, doesn't it?

Obviously, Marvel Comics is capitalizing on the success of The X-Men movie franchise, and is trying to beef up more hype for the new Avengers movie coming out this May. Click the link if you've yet to see the new Avengers movie trailer.

I'm a huge X-Men comic book fan, and I love Marvel Comics. I just wish they had come up with something a bit more original for their comic event of 2012. The Civil War story line was an amazing limited series event, and a great fresh idea concept that took from The X-Men Mutant Registration Act, but applied it all superheroes. I thought that was great, and it was a great series.

Sorry, Marvel and Brian Michael Bendis. I love your work, but I read this story arc in the X-Men VS Avengers Vol 1 4 issue limited series that came out in 1987.

Who do You Think Will Win?

Okay, despite the fact that Marvel is just over-hyping a story that sounds painfully close to a story that was done in a limited series during 1987, it's still fun to debate about which superhero team would whallop who!

So who do you think would win in the clash between Marvel's mightiest of the superhero teams? Cast your vote below!

Who Would Win In A War Between The Avengers & The X-Men?

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      rabbit75 5 years ago

      Looks like the X-Men own over the Avengers in this poll so far!