Major Death in AvX #11 Today!
Posted by Brant W. Fowler
Spoiled by New York Daily News, and subsequently in a press release by Marvel this morning, Avengers vs. X-Men #11 (of 12), on sale today, September 12th, sees the demise of a MAJOR Marvel Comics character. Read further if you don't mind getting spoiled. Otherwise, skip this story until you've read the book.
Professor X, the beloved former leader of the X-Men, apparently meets his doom in this penultimate issue of the maxi-series comprising the core story of Marvel's current big event.
News of the character's death is already lighting the internet on fire. CBR spoke with Tom Brevoort about the issue, who said Professor X's demise wasn't originally planned, but fell into place organically. It became Cyclops' final turn to the Dark Phoenix. He reiterated at the end of a long explanation that this is where the story naturally took them.
Here's the official press release on Professor X's death:
Professor Xavier Makes The Ultimate Sacrifice
in Avengers VS. X-Men #11, On-Sale Now!
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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For more on Avengers VS. X-Men, please visit http://avx.marvel.com
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
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