Leave it to Marvel to give me a heads up before I even read the damn comic… Oh well. It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it. Big spoilers ahead so if you don’t want to ruin Avengers vs. X-Men #11 for yourself, go ahead and skip this news piece. Wanna just read it? Buy it at our digital comic book store!
As nearly every site/comic reviewer predicted, Charles Xavier has met his maker. It breaks my heart to think that everyone pretty much saw this coming and knew exactly who was gonna kick the bucket almost the entire time. Remember when you couldn’t predict deaths? When they meant something? Xavier’s death is surely the reason that brings the Avengers and the X-Men together once again. It will probably have something to do with Uncanny Avengers as well. Here is the official press release:
In the move that shocked and saddened comic book fans worldwide, beloved super hero Professor Charles Xavier meets his demise today in Avengers VS. X-Men #11. In the penultimate chapter of the biggest comic book story in 2012, superstar creators Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel rally the forces of the Marvel Universe against the final two members of the seemingly all-powerful Phoenix Five—Cyclops and Emma Frost. But as this epic battle rages, Cyclops makes a decision that not only takes the life of the man who formed the X-Men and raised him like a son, but that also may damn both the Avengers and the X-Men!
“When we first crafted Avengers VS. X-Men, we didn’t set out to kill any characters but as the story progressed it became obvious that this had to be the last stand of Charles Xavier”, said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “He’s one of my favorite characters and while like all fans I’m sad to see him perish, both Brian and Olivier deliver a powerful, dramatic conclusion to his story. Rest assured his death will reverberate across the Marvel Universe, leading into major launches like Uncanny Avengers and All-New X-Men this fall.”
Then, on October 3rd, the dramatic conclusion to the series arrives in Avengers VS X-Men #12, as the remaining Marvel super heroes launch their final assault on the Phoenix Five and the force that threatens to consume all of reality. Once this battle ends, nothing with be the same for the Avengers, the X-Men or anyone else in the Marvel Universe.
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AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #11 (JUL120528)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by OLIVIER COIPEL
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
ON SALE NOW
AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #12 (JUL120535)
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by ADAM KUBERT
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
ON SALE – 10/3/12
Cyclops killing his former mentor is almost a poetic end to the story of him turning his back on Xavier's dream, but it seems to be lacking gravitas. Maybe the Consequences arc will give this more impact.
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