Now, I’m looking forward to this New series, although I realise that it’s simply an update of the old superhero misunderstanding concept (detailed by Jason Aaron below) giving us ever so slightly more sophisticated reasons to indulge in watching The Avengers and The X-Men knock seven shades of shit out of each other for 12 issues. And while the sophisticat in me would love to balk at the idea and make a droll comment, the Action head honestly can’t wait to see these guys GET IT ON! Let the beating begin! Here’s a preview and some creator insights below:
From Jason Aaron:
“In the past, the typical Marvel thing when two groups of heroes cross paths was: They would meet, there would be some kind of misunderstanding, and they would fight. Then they would make their peace, and team up to save the day. This is not that kind of story. This is 12 issues of gigantic brawls for the fate of the world, where both sides really have a defensible position. Cap is the General of the Avengers. Cyclops is the General of the X-Men. Logan is that wild card in the middle. You don’t know where’s he’s going to go. As things start to unfold, Logan’s role will continue to shift and chance.
This is superhero comics at their biggest and finest. Even if we could make this movie today, nobody could ever afford to. You’d have to have a $20 billion special effects budget.”
From Brian Michael Bendis:
“It isn’t just two mindless armies smashing into each other. These people have very, very strong ideals. With a story like this, I want it to count. I can absolutely, whole-heartedly tell you that the Marvel universe will change for good and for all time. It’s my last Avengers title, and I’m going out with a blaze of Phoenix Force glory.”the avengers