The actual Jim Cheung cover to AVENGERS vs. X-MEN #1, this April’s big cross-fight event has just been revealed.

This April, prepare for the biggest super hero war in comics history as Marvel is pleased to present your first look at the jaw-dropping cover to Avengers Vs. X-Men #1 by superstar artist Jim Cheung! From the powerhouse creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Matt Fraction, Jonathan Hickman, Ed Brubaker, John Romita Jr., Adam Kubert and Olivier Copiel comes a groundbreaking event pitting Earth’s Mightiest against the X-Men with the entire Marvel Universe at stake. Cyclops and his team believe the arrival of the Phoenix Force will save mutantkind, but Captain America is convinced it will destroy the world! But who is right? Don’t miss out on all the action in Avengers Vs. X-Men #1 in comic shops worldwide and on the Marvel Comics app this April!

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  1. Is this gonna be like the old Team-Ups where they have a bit of a scrap, realise that they’re actually on the same side and buddy up to whomp the real villain?

    Still, I was drawn into the ‘FREE’ bit until I saw it was just a digital download. I was kind of hoping for a badge, patch or a t-shit transfer.

  2. Seriously Storm? You just made the Avengers team and this is how you pay them back?

    Doesn’t matter anyway as everyone is on every team anyway. Still, will love to see the fall-out on the Avengers after this is over.

  3. the cover reminds me a bit of the george perez avengers/jla face-off that he whipped up back in the 80’s. now there was another promo that came out showing luke cage fighting the beast, while the above cover shows the beast squaring off againt iceman. does the promo show a minor dust-up between cage and beast, that hank mccoy will eventually switch sides, or is the promo designed to keep everybody guessing? also, does anybody know if this story is gonna be a stand alone mini-series or will it flood into every avenger and “x” title with tons of tie-ins and cross-overs for the next several months? also #2: doesn’t the angel have bird feather wings now and he thinks he’s a real angel? makes ya wonder if this is gonna be one of those series that ignores what’s going on in current continuity in the main stream books just so the creators can tell the type of story that they want to tell.

  4. What, did the X-Men and Avengers already tussle once back back in 1988?

    Wow, that surely means this entire crossover is completely pointless and overdone.

    Good to know that so I can skip it, just as I avoided every Doom/FF encounter after the first one. Same for Batman/Joker. And Superman/Luthor. And….

  5. Shouldn’t that read – Marvel release ANOTHER cover to AVX?

    Seriously – does issue 1 have like, 10 covers now?

  6. “Jaw dropping cover” alright. But a ‘groundbreaking event from a powerhouse team’? Ah well, bring it on.

  7. I like how the mouths are all open. I bet their tongues are all dry. Also I like how the logo is clear and easy to read, without a bunch of confusing shapes and bright lightning right behind it.

  8. Okay… Pop Quiz… which team has had more official members?

    I’m guessing Avengers, given that crazy two page spread by Busiek and Perez back before Spider-Man joined. (Ah… things were so much simpler back then…)

    But this is nothing… they left out the other “super team” with lots of members: The Fantastic Four. Then you get all sorts of crazy loyalties… Spidey, She-Hulk, Thing, Wolverine…

    Hey, is Wolverine the only hero to be on all three teams? (Yes, I know, the FF issue was a marketing ploy. But given this current series, that qualifies, no?)

    I’m glad I got hooked on Marvel with Secret Wars. It taught me early that Not Much Happens in these types of events. (Secret Wars II and Millennium taught me not to buy every single tie-in issue.)

  9. Does anyone know when these heroes are going to get tired of fighting each other and go back to fighting villains?

  10. @d hutchison: yeah, when the sales numbers for these kind of events start to sink. but that won’t probably happen till they exhaust all the possible combinations of match-ups. what’s up next? who knows, maybe the f.f. vs the defenders, x-men vs defenders, x-club vs future foundation, next wave vs marvel divas, great lake “whatvever they call themselves these days” vs thunderbolts, heroes for hire vs damage control, and on and on. tho’ some super villian team wars might be interesting, say the serpent society vs zodiac, or the frightful four vs the lethal legion, the sinister six vs the brotherhood of evil mutants. to be honest i would probably find those match-ups more interesting than heroes always giving each other a smack down.