Avengers vs. X-Men: Fans choose sides and mutants reign

March 20, 2012 | 6:50 p.m.

i stand with xmen avengers Avengers vs. X Men: Fans choose sides and mutants reign

If the reaction from the crowd at WonderCon’s Avengers vs. X-Menpanel is any indication, the children of the atom may crush Earth’s mightiest heroes in the upcoming 12-issue event series from Marvel written by the team of Brian Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Jason Aaron and Jonathan Hickman and drawn by John Romita, Jr., Olivier Coipel and Adam Kubert.

“Event” is the operative word here, as not only will the book (and its offshoots) cross into various titles and spotlight huge battles, it’s drawing in more than 1,100 comic shops worldwide to participate in special Avengers vs. X-Men launch parties on April 3. If you’re in L.A., Meltdown Comics is one of the participants. It was also mentioned at the WonderCon panel that fans would be able to pick up exclusive giveaways.

That panel, moderated by Marvel’s  director of communications, publishing and digital media Arune Singh, was populated by senior vice president of publishing/executive editor Tom Brevoort, head of TV Jeph Loeb and writer Mark Waid.  Before getting to the meat of the discussion, the group took the opportunity to hype a few of the new Marvel ReEvolution digital initiatives, including: Marvel Infinite Comics (a new comic book format using tablets and smartphones to tell stories), and Marvel AR (an augmented reality app that lets you scan books and other merch for digital extras).

After that bit of business, they presented a slideshow of comic book panels and covers, starting with a pre-AvX event, the currently printing X-Sanction storyline featuring Cable. Following that, the panel went into AvX, showing many of the variant covers and upcoming matchups between individual heroes on each of the teams. Cyclops vs. Captain America, Thor and Ms. Marvel vs. the Phoenix, Red Hulk vs. Namor — each image eliciting a gasp and a murmur or a cheer from the overflowing room. Responses were perhaps a little heightened given that MTV and Marvel were filming the panel for a television special about Avengers vs. X-Men.

The room was decidedly pro-X Men, and each question posed centered on who would be in each team, the matchups and why one team would beat the other.  Instead of listing the numerous questions that followed, Hero Complex stuck around to present their responses directly, asking the question: Which side do you fall on in the Avengers vs. X-Men debate?

— Jevon Phillips


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33 Responses to Avengers vs. X-Men: Fans choose sides and mutants reign

  1. R.M.Carpenter says:

    X-Men might as well be in the DC Universe, for all the interaction they’ve had with the rest of the Marvel Universe. The few encounters they’ve had with the Avengers have almost always been in their own titles, where they will always be shown in the best possible light. This will be the first time they don’t have that home field advantage, and the Avengers are gonna bring the pain.

    The Avengers have even outperformed the X-Men at the box office, and when their movie breaks a billion dollars, that will be another crushing defeat for the mutants. ;)

  2. Suua P. says:

    Whichever side Captain America is on, that's the side I'm taking!

  3. Guest says:

    Team X-Men!

  4. James Syrnyk says:

    Team Avengers !

  5. athenakensley says:

    I have to go with the Avengers, not because I hate the X-men, but because most ofm y favorite superheroes are Avengers, the Scarlet Witch, Captain America, Wiccan and Speed, etc.
    But let's be honest, Magneto is a pretty solid character, but for the most part ,I think the Avengers will do better, I mean seriously. Captain America is going to wipe the floor with I-have-a-stick-up-my *****-Summers.

  6. Mike says:

    Is it the 90's again already? And 12 issues instead of 4 this time, eh? I'll pick it up though. Anything by Bendis is gold. Even the Secret War revamp thing he did a few years ago.

  7. Jason says:

    We have the hulk!

  8. Moe says:

    Ok let me get this straight…The Avengers against the current X-men. If I remember right the X-men now have 3 members that have fought the whole Avengers team almost. Namor, Magneto, and Juggernaut, not to mention Rogue and Emma Frost. Where does everyone see this "The Avengers are gonna whoop their @#$%

    • Damian says:

      Thor. Hulk. Thats it XMen are screwed. Not to mention Cap and Iron Man with Scarlet Witch and Ms. Marvel? Its a wrap.

  9. Dennys says:

    Scarlet Witch is not an Avenger. The Avengers only have Thor. EVeryone else is easily dealth with. X-men for the win.

  10. Jezza says:

    Hulk Has taken on The Avengers The Inhumans Mutliple Teams of X-men the Fantastic Four Spiderman Ghost Rider Fin Fang Foom Wolverine and more shall i continue he has defeated all who come his way Hulk alone is to much for the X-men even Magneto knows not to F**** with the Hulk Avengers win hands down

  11. Mighty_Thor says:

    Team Avengers because they have Thor!

  12. guy says:

    Thor Hulk and the Thing nuff said…

  13. ss3walkman says:

    Might as well be Hulk and Thor vs X-MEN cause they're the true difference makers. I like Iron Man but it really just comes down to those two. Without them they're screwed. With them… uh oh.

  14. adrian says:

    Um… Team X-men for sure. Emma Frost… Yes please, no contest.
    P.S. Thor is stupid and doubt he will even be around for the second half… (Sp3cUl4tIoN)

  15. howard says:

    have to go with cap, he's the boss of that universe, after all.

  16. darklighter1 says:

    Heart is with the Avengers but as long as that dip Bendis keeps ruining the Avengers and turning them into a sitcom I'm kinda pulling for X-Men which is kinda well written right now (and I was never a fan of the X-Men growing up).

  17. sirgrunt says:

    Frist thing could someone help me out are we talking about the Green Hulk or the Red Hulk?
    For that would make a different in the outcome. Then again I would go with the Hulk team winning for they would be the power house. I mean think about it you have 3 male Hulk and 3 female Hulk. That would make a good team or even a good book.

    Sorry about

    If I had to pick a team right now I would go with Avengers just for the fact they are a hold team. And not like the X-men but that may change if both main x-team become one.

  18. Don't Care says:

    X-men are fighting for the survival of their species. This, in my opinion, is what puts them over the top.

  19. Talan says:

    Everyone keeps saying about how Thor is a god blah blah blah. Newsflash, remember when Moonstar knocked Ares on his ass as a Valkyrie Plus? Oh and not to mention Hope herself can use whatever mutant power to uncharted levels and Rogue can mix together more than one. And they may have two Hulks on the Avengers but the X-Men have telepaths.. namely Psylocke and Omega-level telepath Emma Frost. Then there's Colossus as the Juggernaught, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Namor all under the one brilliant mind of Cyclops. Oh, and there's also Legion who has thousands of personalities with different powers as well. Bye Avengers.

    • Damian says:

      Ares has always been refered to as "Thor-lite" because he's nowhere near as powerful as Thor, Sentry ripped Ares in half, Thor dropped a lightning bolt large enough to finally kill Sentry. As for Hope using Thor's "mutant" ability, Thor isn't a mutant. He's a god. Iron Fist has already shown he can drop a hulk level character (Skarr) in one punch, also Wolverine is on the Avengers side, Cyclops isnt near the tactician Cap is, and btw Dr. Strange is also on the Avengers, he alone can handle all the telepaths. WWH also prooved that if Hulk is angry enough even Prof X couldnt control him. I'm not saying it's a total wash but don't underestimate the Avengers considering Thor, Dr Strange and Hulk have taken on cosmic threats all by themselves, XMen had to come together as a full team to deal with the one's they've fought. I don't think the XMen are going to win this, but itll probably be settled between Captain America and cable figuring out a way to settle it all since Cable thinks the Avengers are the ones responsible for Hope dying and the Avengers think the Phoenix Force is coming to consume earth.

  20. bob says:

    here's the deal : Thor or Hulk could clearly crush the X-men.Magneto more powerful than Iron Man? okay – but don't fool yourself into thinking he is Smarter than Tony Stark. And even Spidey has beaten the Juggernaut.Telepaths? Call in Moondragon.Plus red and green She-Hulks, War Machine, Hercules and Valkyrie; and really after decades is Namor really going against Cap?

  21. john says:

    I go with the Avengers, not because I'm a much bigger fan of the Avengers titles then the X titles, but because, let's face it…almost EVERYONE in the marvel universe is a somehow a member of the Avengers at this point. Is there anyone who Cap didn't ask to join? They outnumber the Mutants two to one.

  22. Yardley says:

    Xmen will and can destroy Avengers hands down. Let' s see Thor vs Storm? Storm all the way! Cyclops vs Cap America maybe, Jugs and Colossus vs Red and Green Hulk that's a good one, Iron man vs Magneto forgettaboutit! Magneto crushes Iron Man, add the telepaths! avengers done! Who's gonna go up against Wolverine or Namor? They are straight beasts in combat! Hopefully, Marvel will set up best teams on both sides Avengers and X men, this is going to be great!

    • Damian says:

      http://www.comicvine.com/forums/battles/7/thor-vs… Once again, Thor owns Storm easy. Iron Man is already beating Magneto in the series and hes beaten him before last time they fought. Wolvwerine, who was beaten into a coma by the Hulk last they fought, is actually not with the XMen. Emma Frost, already Iron Man stopped her telepathy in the fight. Im surprised Thing beat Namor though.

  23. Bobby Greig says:

    THOR by himself, add VISION and its OVER

  24. JB91 says:

    I only care about my favorite hero spiderman.

  25. Tarnish says:

    The only problem I see is that both sides have immortals in them so neither would win because neither could lose

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