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Big Surprise: Marvel Rumored To Be Doing Heroes Vs. Heroes; Again

Let’s see…

Civil War…heroes vs. heroes…

Secret Invasion…heroes vs look-a-like heroes…

World War Hulk…heroes vs heroes

Fear Itself…heroes vs. heroes…

Avengers Vs. X-Men…heroes vs. heroes

Probably missed some in-between, but coming out of the recent Marvel writer’s summit is rumor of another heroes vs. heroes event with Avengers. Vs. The Ultimates.

Bleeding Cool has it that the new heroes vs heroes event will conclude with the end of the Ultimates line. 

Another rumor is that due to the Age of Ultron, Wolverine’s healing factor will be messed up leading to him being “killed off.”

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Avengers Vs. X-Men Movie? Producer Lauren Shuler Donner Would Love It!

Marvel Comics recently concluded its mega blockbuster event, Avengers Vs. X-Men, which saw huge sales and all kinds of hype associated with it.

So could that ever cross over to the big screen?

While Disney owns the movie rights to The Avengers, Fox does own the rights to X-Men, so there would need to be A LOT of red tape removed.

However, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner stated she’s game.

“I would love it. I would love it. I personally have close ties to Marvel because of Kevin Feige, because Kevin worked for me. But to take our characters and mingle them in the way that they were written, yeah, absolutely,” Donner tells CraveOnline.

Now, a cross-over between the two may not be that far-fetched, as reportedly, Amazing Spider-Man and The Avengers movie were going to mingle with Oscorp Tower to appear in both. In addition, Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige was executive producer on the Sony-produced Amazing Spider-Man movie, and there has even been talk about a Spidey appearance in The Avengers 2.

Basically what it will boil down to is money, in addition to how each studio’s characters are represented.

So most likely it would feature a short battle in the beginning with the two teams teaming up, I would guess.

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Reader Upset Over 20 Variant Covers Sends In Major Uncanny Avengers #1 Spoiler

A purported retailer/reader unhappy with Marvel’s decision to have – at last count – 20 variant covers for this week’s Uncanny Avengers #1 in addition to the virtual elimination of the X universe sent in the following.

As we know, Avengers Vs. X-Men #11 featured the death of Charles Xavier at the hands of a Phoenix-empowered Cyclops.

And as we know, Marvel has moved just about their entire comic book line into the Avengers universe.

In addition, at the end of Avengers Vs. X-Men #12, with the “no more Phoenix” came a lot more mutants.

Now we see where it all leads to with Uncanny Avengers #1.

In a rather graphic depiction, the Red Skull is shown with the brain of Professor X in hand.

Apparently, the Red Skull will use the brain of Professor X to wipe out the entire mutant population.

There’s Charles Xavier ooze and a big Red Skull smile.

So quite literally, the Avengers have taken over the X-Men.

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Blue Blazes! Maybe We Haven’t Seen The Last of Richard Rider! Nova!

With Avengers Vs. X-Men #12 out today we finally get a full look at Kid Nova’s brief appearance.

We posted a couple pics yesterday that a user sent in — but he didn’t send in everything!

Yes, Kid Nova comes back, fights the Phoenix and gets taken out – again – but the ensuing battle saw the Phoenix reveal some pertinent information!

This Kid Nova has some kind of secret, and the Phoenix tells him that he doesn’t even belong here!

Wow.

Last we saw of the real Nova, Nova Prime Richard Rider, was fighting Thanos in the Cancerverse — seemingly perishing as he and Star-Lord sealed off The Fault with the cosmic cube.

Is this Nova from the Cancerverse? A result of the Cosmic Cube? A story that DnA had to abandon due to Marvel’s cancelation of the book (namely Garthan Saal)?!

The upcoming Point One by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness looks a bit better right now.

Just a tiny bit.

Thanks to the Nova Prime Page FB for the pic.

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Avengers Vs. X-Men #12 Spoilers

Since Tom Brevoort already spoiled the ending to Avengers Vs. X-Men #12 on Twitter, I thought I would give you a few more details.

Avengers Vs. X-Men #12 spoilers follow the rose.

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Wanda and Hope punch Cyclops, and then the Phoenix enters Hope.

They hold hands and say, “No more Phoenix!”

Then the Phoenix is gone.

Then people with latent mutant powers all around the world start to get mutant powers.

Cyclops is in jail and the rest of the Phoenix Five are outlaws as well as Magneto.

Captain America makes a comment on how he shouldn’t have let the world hate the mutants for all these years.

With that, he looks at a set of pictures of various mutants to decide which Avengers team to put them on.

DOC’s Review.

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Advanced Review: Avengers vs. X-Men #12

The amazing variant cover says it all — “The End,” but is it as epic as Marvel is making it out to be?

In some ways, yes; Marvel has recaptured the overall units sold in the months since Avengers Vs. X-Men has come out — no small feat since DC is right behind, chomping at the bit, waiting for Marvel to slip. And there are some truly great moments that occur in this book: We finally see the return of Nova, albeit for a mere moment and as someone we wish he wasn’t, but he is there. We also see some touching instances, too few and one in particular that I wish was especially more prominent, but they are there as well. The action is intense and the art was well crafted – an overall well done book – but was this the “epic” conclusion to the biggest event Marvel has tried to produce in decades?

Sadly, no.

This could have been a truly emotional tale of a man who was lost in order to save an entire race. A great character that has become a pivotal part of the entire Marvel U. in the last year. For a glimpse it was, but only for a glimpse. The defeat of the Dark Phoenix was quite unremarkable, but the direct moment before — could have been amazing! That’s how the whole book felt, like it was grasping for greatness and then watched as it slipped through its fingers. I am not trying to dissuade you from this book, the five dollar price tag may do that on its own, but it is a good read. I just wish there was more to it. 

The “Architects” have finished their opus. Whether we are fans of it or not, it is finally through. I, for one, felt that it was done well half of the time, the other half could have been forgotten. The Marvel Universe as a whole has not been changed for better or worse! It is the same status quo we have always had. Yes, new teams will emerge from this and apparently everyone will be some form of an Avenger! Whether they are Uncanny, Astonishing or Spectacular, does it really matter anymore when they are all in the fraternal brotherhood of Steve Rogers? 

All it took to wrap up this entire event was just three little words, so my review will be summed up by some as well, “What could’ve been!”

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It’s Official. Richard Rider Is No More. Kid Nova is an Avenger

Yep, it does look like 2012 is the year of Nova, Kid Nova that is. Kid Nova becomes an Avenger in tomorrow’s issue of Avengers Vs. X-Men #12. But he has to ask his ma, first. Thanks, Jeph Loeb. Sounds like another great end to another great Marvel Comics event, from what I hear. [[wysiwyg_imageupload:3370:]]

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Wow! Nova Does Kick Ass In Avengers Vs. X-Men #12! For 3 Seconds

Fans have been told that 2012 is the year of Nova.

But, with Avengers Vs. X-Men #1, those plans were literally put into a coma.

However, now Kid Nova has woken up with Avengers vs. X-Men #12.

6 months later.

For 3 seconds.

Here’s look at Kid Nova from the issue, which hits tomorrow.

Followed by 18 covers for every Marvel NOW! #1 thereafter.

Thank you, Disney.

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Marvel Reveals “Avengers Vs. X-Men: Consequences” Cover; Reveals Winner of AvX

Like the X-Men even had a chance.

Please.

Marvel released the Patrick Zircher cover to Avengers Vs. X-Men: Consequences #1 which shows Cyclops defeated by the Avengers.

Marvel also previously revealed the cover to Avengers Vs. X-Men #12 which features a triumphant Cyclops with Kid Nova seemingly only barley left standing.

With the events that took place in AvX #11 this isn’t that much of a surprise.

Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences explores the aftermath of the battle with the first issue out October 10th, written by Kieron Gillen with art from Tom Raney.

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A Comic Book Reader Has A Message For Marvel About Revealing Avenger Vs. X-Men #11 Spoilers

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:3033:]]The news hit earlier about the spoiler for Avengers Vs. X-Men #11 through both the NY Post and Marvel.com.

Now this isn’t the first time that Marvel has spoiled one of their books, and let’s be honest, it won’t be the last.

As Cosmic Book News posted an article about the news on our Facebook, one particular comic book reader sounded off.

Michael Tarleton shared his thoughts about Marvel spoiling the issue as well as how he feels about what took place.

I thought I would post it for everybody.

Take it away Michael…

As I said on their [Marvel’s Facebook] post (which didn’t have a Spoiler alert), “I knew it was coming, but I still don’t appreciate this, Marvel. Like most people, I work during the day. Any portion of your readership that isn’t working during the day is likely in school. I haven’t picked up my pulls yet, and I haven’t gotten home to read them. So not only have you now made AvX the crappiest event in x-history, not only have you diminished everything the X-Men have ever stood for (including the central concept behind their greatest story) and handed it over to the Avengers, but now you’ve spoiled the “big tragic death” that will be central to the resolution of the story.

You guys really suck right now.”

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Avengers Vs. X-Men #11: Spoiler Dies

The news came across my desk yesterday afternoon, but we didn’t spoil it.

Now it doesn’t matter as Marvel released the news about the death in today’s Avengers Vs. X-Men #11 themselves earlier today.

What happens is Cyclops kills Professor X.

Brian Michael Bendis wrote the issue and spoke with Marvel.com about it.

Knowing what my plans were post AvX [with ALL-NEW X-MEN], the death of Charles Xavier made every scene I have coming up for the next year more passionate, more interesting and more controversial. I was very happy that we voted to whack the man.

A small group of us getting together to decide to murder Charles Xavier is all sounding very Godfather-ish. [Laughs]

By our count this is at least the third time Professor X has “died.”

So how long before he comes back?!

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The “DOC’s” Top Of The Pile for September 12th, 2012

 

The “DOC’s” Top Of The Pile

By: Chris “DOC” Bushley

 

( A weekly quick pick of the five titles that should reside at the top of your pull list. IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER! )

 

I do the research, you reap the reward! Before you head out to your favorite shop today, be sure to add these five titles to your list of goodies! Forget that “apple a day” nonsense, this “DOC’s” prescription to good health starts with these top five books of the week!

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:3024:]]1.  Batgirl #0:  Gail Simone has been hinting about Batgirl’s origin since issue one, especially that fateful night when it was all taken away from her. Well, you won’t see how she learned to walk again here, but you will see her heroism in full swing and her first meeting with a certain Knight! Well paced and very rich in characterization, this is a fantastic series!

2.  Avengers Vs. X-Men #11:  This is the single most impressive book of the series. Continuity issues aside — Cap asks the Hulk to join the Avengers? Wait, isn’t he already one in Avengers Assemble? Oh, that one’s only about Marvel movie characters? Okay! — this one gets the heart racing again! Plus, someone gets kill… oh, right –NO SPOILERS! I always forget!

3.  X-O Manowar #5:  One of Valiant’s coolest creations comes back in it’s flagship title! Enter–Ninjak! Finally, Aric has his hands full when Ninjak is paid to retrieve the X-O armor. But, will the world’s deadliest assassin turn it over or keep it for himself?

4.  Batman #0:  A cool tale about Bruce Wayne’s first attempts at bringing justice to Gotham, but it’s the back-up tale by James Tynion IV and Andy Clarke that makes this book worth while! Revolving around the “Bat family” of characters, we get to see their different perspectives regarding heroism in a single night. Really well done!

5.  He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #2:  Purely for nostalgic reasons, this one continues James Robinson’s tale of young Adam and his quest to remember his past. It seems a certain sorcerer has made him forget the man he truly is, but that won’t stop him from trying! Not even — Trapjaw! Let the eighties reign supreme!

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Dear Nick Lowe: Yes, Quasar Is Still Around But Your X-Men Character Is Not

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Back before Avengers Vs. X-Men began, Marvel held a live video QnA with good ol‘ Wendell Vaughn Quasar asking if any of the cosmic characters would play a part.

Of course, Marvel said they would, but in reality couldn’t include them because another of their so-called “Best Ever Events” wouldn’t be much of an event.

In their place, Marvel put together a team of “Secret Avengers” who didn’t stand a chance in Hala of doing much to the Phoenix. This saw the “return” of Captain Marvel, who was actually only brought back to pass the Marvel baton to Ms. Marvel.

Well, Marvel Editor Nick Lowe, who hosted that live chat, apparently didn’t know whether or not Quasar was still around. And then we have the architects making jokes as well.

Speaking of jokes, this week’s Avengers Vs. X-Men #11 sees the death of a major character — written by the “architects.”

Again.

By my count this is at least the third time.

At least.

By the time Avengers Vs. X-Men #12 hits next month, will we find ourselves saying is “X” man still around?

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Cyclops Is The Phoenix In Avengers Vs. X-Men #12 – Defeating Kid Nova?

The last issue of Avengers Vs. X-Men comes out on October 3rd, with #12, and we see Nova is on the cover.

I take it he woke up out of his coma?

Oh, still not yet?

Anyway, a cover for the last AvX issue was sent to retailers which reveals Cyclops to be the Phoenix.

We also see some of the Avengers seemingly KO’d with the new Kid Nova almost down and out as well.

So, is the final battle going to see the new Kid Nova prevail and then off to his new Jeph Loeb/Ed McGuinness monthly?

Or did Marvel end up listening to the Nova fans, and Cyclops is going to blast Kid Nova from wherever whence he came?

And bring back Richard Rider?

You might want to tune into this week’s Avengers Vs. X-Men #11 as most likely that is where the Kid Nova will awake.

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Dear Axel Alonso, How Much Longer Do Nova Fans Have To Wait? Sincerely, Richard Rider

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Way back, and I mean way back in December of 2011 when Marvel was hyping their biggest event ever, Avengers Vs. X-Men, the Marvel execs and editors held a video QnA.

One of the questions pertained to the Human Rocket, Nova.

Now, we had just seen a Nova in the November 2011 Point One special that saw a seemingly young Nova Corps member attempt to warn Terrax of the oncoming destructive power of the Phoenix Force.

So a Twitter user asked about Nova’s role in Avengers Vs. X-Men.

Well, Marvel EIC Axel Alonso responded that they have big plans for Nova and that he thinks it’s better if we wait and see.

Alonso goes on to state that Nova fans will be excited.

So what did we get?

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Well, we got the Mark Waid Infinite Comic that featured a Nova arriving on Earth only to end up in a coma, which took place in April of this year.

And that’s it.

Exciting? Hardly.

So, Mr. Alonso, what happened to the year of Nova?

Next year?

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Avengers Vs. X-Men Coming To Marvel: Avengers Alliance Game

Press Release

 

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN STORYLINE AND HEROES COMING TO MARVEL: AVENGERS ALLIANCE
 
 

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Marvel announced today at the Marvel Video Games panel at Comic-Con that a new special operations chapter based on the best-selling Avengers vs. X-Men storyline will be coming to the hit Facebook game, Marvel: Avengers Alliance.
 
Coming this fall, the special operations chapter will include the debut of Magik as a playable character in the game, and new “Phoenix Five” costumes for Cyclops, Colossus, and Emma Frost. The fifth member of the “Phoenix Five” will be unique to the Marvel: Avengers Alliance storyline, and will be revealed to players as they progress through the AvX-related missions.
 
At Comic-con, Marvel also debuted Marvel: Avengers Alliance on Playdom.com, which will allow any Marvel fan to play Marvel: Avengers Alliance, regardless of whether they are an active Facebook user, bringing the game to a whole new audience of players. The game will be available on Playdom.com this week.
 
Join the millions of social gamers and Marvel fans who have already joined S.H.I.E.L.D by playing Marvel: Avengers Alliance at: http://www.facebook.com/avengersalliance. The game is one of the top rated games in Facebook’s App Center.
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SDCC 2012: Avengers Vs. X-Men Panel – Live

Marvel Comics is currently holding their Avengers Vs. X-Men Panel, and you can follow along live below.

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The battle between the Avengers and the X-Men rages on in this cosmos-shattering event! All your favorite super heroes enter — and only one team will emerge victorious!  You’ve got questions and these people have the answers! Editor in Chief Axel Alonso, Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, X-Men editor Nick Lowe, SVP of Creator & Content Development C.B. Cebulski and more are on hand to lay out what’s going on with the epic battle surrounding the X-Men’s Phoenix Five and the Avengers!
2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Pacific
Room 6BCF
 

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The “DOC’s” Top Of The Pile for July 4th, 2012

 

The “DOC’s” Top Of The Pile

By: Chris “DOC” Bushley

 

( A weekly quick pick of the five titles that should reside at the top of your pull list. IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER! )

 

I do the research, you reap the reward! Before you head out to your favorite shop today, be sure to add these five titles to your list of goodies! Forget that “apple a day” nonsense, this “DOC’s” prescription to good health starts with these top five books of the week!

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1.  Danger Club #3 :  What happens when all the adults on your planet go missing and it’s up to you to save the world? That’s the premise of this great book that never fails to thrill and shock you! Speaking of shocks, there is a HUGE reveal in this book that no one should miss!

2.  Earth 2 #3 :  Controversial? Yes. Outstanding? Even more so! Not only do we get to see Alan Scott become the Green Lantern in this issue, but a all-new, all-different villain enters the fray as well! For get the Green. Forget the Red. Forget the Rot. Fear the Grey!

3.  Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1 (of 6) : For me, this has been the best of prequel series! We get to see this vile villain from birth to the donning of his costume in this issue, and it is amazing! But what really solidifies it as the best, is Jae Lee’s outstanding art!

4.  Avengers Vs. X-Men #7 :  This series has done a complete 180 in the last two issues, making it exciting again! Matt Fraction writes a solid tale and Olivier Coipel’s art is top notch! Plus, an Avenger gets set on fire! And it ain’t Wolvie, kids!

5.  The Boys #68 :  Garth Ennis’ middle finger to super hero comics, is slowly coming to an end — but it’s going out with a BANG! The Boys are finding out that their fearless leader has been doing so very bad things and must be stopped. But how do you stop someone who knows everything about you? Awesome stuff!

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