EXCLUSIVE: Magneto and Iron Man face off in Jim Cheung's "Avengers vs. X-Men" #2 Cover

First, Marvel Comics released Jim Cheung's cover to "Avengers vs. X-Men" #1. Then, it pulled back the curtain on Mike Deodato's cover for the first AvX tie-in issue of "New Avengers." Today, the publisher continued its week of reveals with a CBR exclusive look at Jim Cheung's "Avengers vs. X-Men" #2 cover. Written by Jason Aaron with art by John Romita Jr., the cover teases a headlining battle between Iron Man and Magneto with Hope Summers in a Phoenix-esque pose in the background.

"I think this is something the X-Men have been headed toward since before I got involved," Jason Aaron said while promoting AvX in late 2011. "There were millions of mutants and then one day that number dwindled down to a few hundred because of what Scarlet Witch did." The writer further explained he has picked up on the thread of Hope Summers role as the "Mutant Messiah." "She is the mutant messiah. It's not conjecture as far as Cyclops is concerned...coming out of 'Schism,' Cyclops is becoming harder edged. He had a philosophical split with the guy who was his top adviser for so long in Wolverine."

Check out the solicitation info below and stay tuned to CBR for more on Marvel's week of reveals.

Avengers Vs. X-Men #2 (Of 12)

Jason Aaron (W) • John Romita Jr. (A)

Cover By Jim Cheung

Variant Covers By Nick Bradshaw & Carlo Pagulayan

  • As The Opening Shot Is Fired, The Avengers Storm The Beach Of Utopia, And The Phoenix Draws Ever Nearer To Earth!
  • But Which Side Will Wolverine Fight On?
  • And What Choice Will Hope Make That Will Change The Direction And Scope Of The Conflict Dramatically?

32 Pgs./Rated T+ ...$3.99

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