No matter how sophisticated and creatively daring comics may have gotten over the past few decades, there is no denying that most of these funnybooks boil down to kick-ass brawls and testosterone-pumping action scenes. And one of the most debated fights in the world of comic books is the Avengers squaring off against the X-Men. It seems like everyone has their own opinions on who would win and which team is more powerful.
Well now fans don’t have to wait any more because in April, Marvel will pitt these two legendary teams against each other in a 12-part biweekly miniseries appropriately titled Avengers vs. X-Men.
According to USA Today, the first seeds of the story will be sewn next month after the Phoenix Force finds its way back to Earth hell-bent on planet-wide extinction. But first it must find a new host, potentially in the form of Hope Summers. The X-Men want to prepare Hope for this event so they can use the Phoenix Force for good; however, the Avengers want the girl turned over to them so they can protect the Earth.
Obviously this leads to a lively debate that ends with compromise and a catered lunch. Or perhaps it ends with a planet-sized bar fight that features the most powerful beings on Earth smacking eachother around with light poles and stop signs. We’re certainly hoping for the latter.
Marvel writers such as Matt Fraction, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, and Jonathan Hickman will all lend their talents to these 12 issues, along with artists Olivier Coipel and John Romita Jr.
Longtime comic book fans will remember that Marvel already put out an X-Men Vs. The Avengers miniseries back in the ‘80s written by Roger Stern. Unfortunately, editorial interference and an uneven script led to the story disappointing most fans, and it has since been nearly forgotten. So we’ll see how Marvel does on its second stab at the idea when it hits shelves this April.
[via USA Today]