A strange young boy looks upon his family’s farm land, steam rises up, the boy calls for his father, and all life on this strange world are consumed by a powerful fire- It is The Phoenix!
In the sky, what looks to be a strange meteorite falling towards the Earth, and hurling fast towards the ground- slices in half the wing of a flying airplane. Then crashes through the top of one of the tallest buildings in New York, and here comes The Avengers to the rescue.
Some of the Avengers- Captain America, Iron-man, Ms. Marvel, Thor and Spider-man save the people in trouble. Spider-man safely catches the falling passengers of the airplane in his web, and makes a few jokes in the process. After the heroes make sure everything’s ok, they go to the impact site, it is Nova; in his weakend state, he utters, “It’s Coming.”
It is the Phoenix energy parasite which consumed the X-man Jean Grey, and lead to her death. Now it is coming to Earth.
The Phoenix energy is drawn to Hope Summers (The Mutant Messiah), the last mutant born of a near extinct species. Captain America, Iron-man and the Avengers analyze where the energy is headed, and take off for the X-men headquarters at Utopia, an island off the coast of San Francisco.
Cyclops, the leader of the X-men believes that Hope and the Phoenix are the key to a better and stronger mutant race, but Captain America and the Avengers see it as doom for the Earth.
Captain America and Cyclops meet on the beach of the island. Captain America wants to take Hope into custody, but Cyclops is resistant. With one blast from Cyclops’ optic eyes begins the war between the Avengers and X-men.
Normally, Cyclops is calm and passive fighting when needed, but as the leader of the X-men, and with mutant-kind on extinction Cyclops is a hard and stubborn commander. In this Marvel Comic Event it looks like Cyclops is more in control than he has ever been.
The X-men has always done things their own way, and it has seemed that other groupd have been hesitant to approach the X-men for anything.
Avengers vs. X-men looks to be a great series. The Avengers seem to be a much larger group than ever, and the X-men seem more than ready for any threat.
There are many things going on in this story, and it is only the first round. It’ll be interesting to see how this story of Avengers vs X-men develops.
Avengers vs X-men Round 1 Video Preview
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