The Top Secret First Step Towards AVENGERS VS X-MEN Is Revealed!

Thursday December 8, 2011
Posted by Dave Huffman
Source - Marvel

The opening salvo in the upcoming war between the Avengers and X-Men is fired in next week?s Avengers: X-Sanction #1 from the chart topping team of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness! The time-traveling mutant known as Cable, has returned from the future with 24 hours to save the world?by destroying the Avengers?! What makes Earth?s Mightiest Heroes such a threat to a better tomorrow? Cable?s on a mission to prevent the tragedies that lead to the events of Avengers VS X-Men?and every move he makes irrevocably changes the direction of the Marvel Universe!

?On the eve of the biggest Marvel event?maybe ever?Ed McGuinness and I are thrilled to be the lead-in for Avengers VS X-Men,? said Loeb. ?Hopefully longtime fans and first time Cable, X-Men and Avengers readers will be excited by a story that can be read entirely on its own -- and at the same time has lots of stocking stuffer-esque surprises just in time for the holidays.?

It all begins with Cable versus Captain America?and only one will emerge victorious! The Avengers and X-Men are on a collision course?and the first steps towards war are taken in Avengers: X-Sanction #1, available in comic stores and on the Marvel Comics app next Wednesday!

Retailers: Please note that Marvel is rush printing a second printing of Avengers: X-Sanction #1 due to expected demand and its relationship to Avengers vs X-Men. Check the Marvel Mailer and Diamond Daily for more details.

Written by JEPH LOEB
Art & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
ON SALE ? 12/14/11