As the Phoenix Force continues its advance towards Earth, Marvel Comics keeps rolling out the teasers for the major battle royale of "Avengers vs. X-Men." Following the release of four new "AvX" tie-in covers last week and the CBR exclusive reveal of Steve McNiven's pencils for "AvX Vs." #2, the publisher has unveiled a teaser for "Avengers vs. X-Men" #2 written by Jason Aaron with art by John Romita Jr. featuring Red Hulk bringing the beatdown on Colossus. Judging from the previously released Nick Bradshaw variant for "AvX" #2, the Red Hulk/Colossus fight will play a major role in the upcoming issue.
"I think this is something the X-Men have been headed toward since before I got involved," Aaron said in 2011. "There were millions of mutants and then one day that number dwindled down to a few hundred because of what Scarlet Witch did. ... [Hope Summers] 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 teaser and solicitation info below.
The war to save the Marvel Universe continues this April inÂ Avengers VS. X-Men #2Â as the Earth's Mightiest go head to head against the Children of the Atom while the all-powerful Phoenix Force hurtles towards Earth!
You've heardÂ It's Coming-and this AprilÂ The War Is HereÂ inÂ Avengers VS X-Men #2! All your favorite super heroes enter-and only one team will emerge victorious!
Which team will reign supreme? Join the conversation on Twitter withÂ #AvX!
For more onÂ Avengers VS X-Men, please visitÂ avx.marvel.com
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #2 (FEB120534)
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
FOC - 3/26/12, ON SALE - 4/18/12