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AVENGERS VS X-MEN 2ND ACT TEASER “NO MORE AVENGERS”
Today Marvel Comics released a teaser for Act II in their smash hit Avengers Vs X-Men crossover series. Act I will conclude at the end of this month and Act II will start in June. The synopisis for this act is that Cyclops changes the game with 3 simple words “No More Avengers”. What we do know is that this will be the turning point in the battle where the X-Men start winning and take the Avengers as prisoners leading to Hawkeye and a small team breaking them out. What we don’t know is if Scott ends up making a deal with Scarlet Witch (Pretty much the cause of this whole entire dilemma) or not. Things are about to pick up this June and I strongly urge you that if you’re not reading AVX you better start. #WelcomeToTheFREEWORLD

AVENGERS VS X-MEN 2ND ACT TEASER “NO MORE AVENGERS”

Today Marvel Comics released a teaser for Act II in their smash hit Avengers Vs X-Men crossover series. Act I will conclude at the end of this month and Act II will start in June. The synopisis for this act is that Cyclops changes the game with 3 simple words “No More Avengers”. What we do know is that this will be the turning point in the battle where the X-Men start winning and take the Avengers as prisoners leading to Hawkeye and a small team breaking them out. What we don’t know is if Scott ends up making a deal with Scarlet Witch (Pretty much the cause of this whole entire dilemma) or not. Things are about to pick up this June and I strongly urge you that if you’re not reading AVX you better start. #WelcomeToTheFREEWORLD

JULY “AVENGERS vs X-MEN” SOLICITS

Along with our First Look at the New Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants yesterday, we also got a bunch of AvX tie in’s which to me kind of spoil the ending of the “Biggest Event Ever”. From the July solicits we see that at some point Mister Sinister will return and reveal his big plan that was 1st shown in the post-Schism Uncanny X-Men #1-3. So from that we can pretty much gather that at some point the Avengers & X-Men will be teaming up once again to take down Sinister. The question that now comes in to play is what will Sinister’s connection to Hope be?? Could he possibly be her biological father?? or is he just trying to get a hold of the Phoenix?? For fans that have read Second Coming & Messiah Complex you know that Sinister has been after Hope since she was born, now we’ll find out why. Another interesting thing from these solicits is the tease of the end of the Red Hulk & Numerous heroes switching sides in the battle. To view the full Marvel solicits for July check out www.BleedingCool.com 

FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW BROTHERHOOD FROM UNCANNY X-FORCE

As I reported a couple of weeks back, Rick Remender stated that in the giant size issue of "Uncanny X-Force #25" we would be seeing the debut of an all new Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants. The July solicits for Marvel were released today & from the cover of "Uncanny X-Force #27" we get our first look at who the group consists of. The new Brotherhood will feature Sabertooth, Mystique, Age Of Apocalypse Blob, The Skinless Man, & Shadow King. Check out the synopsis below and leave your comments. What are your thoughts?? Do you like the New Brotherhood??

UNCANNY X-FORCE #27 & 28

DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING (w)
LEANDRO FERNANDEZ (a)
Covers by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

X-Force land themselves somewhere you’ve never seen them.
A new member joins the team!
Rising star Julian Totino Tedesco (VENOM: CIRCLE OF FOUR, JOHN CARTER GODS OF MARS covers) joins the best creative team in comics for two issues!

BOOK(S) OF THE WEEK 4/4/12: AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 and WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #8

AvX #1- The biggest event in Marvel history starts today with the release of Avengers Vs X-Men #1. As i’ve said numerous times before this is an event 10 years in the making. Not only do you get to see the worlds greatest superhero’s battle over the fate of the so called “Mutant Messiah” Hope Summers, but you also get to see the return of the Phoenix force. In this issue Cyclops starts training Hope to get her prepared to be the new host of the entity. We also learn how The Avengers become aware of the Phoenix’s arrival to Earth and how Wolverine becomes involved in the situation. To top it all off we get to see a fight between Cyclops & Captain America, the leaders of their respective teams.

Wolverine & The X-Men #8- In this issue we got to see a totally different Wolverine then we’ve ever seen before. After his adamantium legs were broken in an intergalactic casino last issue, Wolverine spent most of this issue in a wheel chair while Beast pays a visit to SWORD to find a device to fix Logan. To his dismay instead of finding the device he finds Sabertooth and a battle between the two ensues. While this is going on Angel and Quentin Quire lead the students of the school into space to get the device themselves while taking out the whole entire Casino thanks to Genesis (Apocalypse’s Clone) who uses his powers for the first time and gains the respect of his classmates. We also see an unlikely friendship develop between Genesis & Angel who have an extensive history with one another that neither can remember. They also make a vow to find the answers of who they really are together which should open up a whole other can of worms. 


10 MATCH UPS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN AVENGERS VS X-MEN
#10 Storm vs Thor- The God Of Thunder vs The Godess Of Weather. Both of them are evenly matched and share pretty much the same powers besides weather manipulation. This should be a great match up.
#9 Rogue vs She Hulks (Red & Green)- For the first time Rogue is in complete control of her powers, she’s also been perfecting other mutants powers and teaching them how to use the full range of their gifts. We know she’s got a history with Green She-Hulk, so it should be interesting to see her throw down with the both of them over control of the Jean Grey School.
#8 Colossus (Juggernaut) vs Red Hulk vs The Incredible Hulk- We’ve all seen the teasers showing Red Hulk vs Colossus but the most interesting part of this battle will be when The Incredible Hulk gets involved. I expect to see total destruction and alot of Hulk Smashing. 
#7 Namor vs Thing & Luke Cage-From the teasers we know this fight will be going down in water which gives Namor a distinct advantage, but I wouldn’t count Thing & Luke Cage out just yet. Things rivalry with the King Of Atlantis goes back to the early days of the Fantastic Four and Luke Cage never backs down from a fight.
#6 Wolverine vs The X-Men- We know Logan will start off on The Avengers side so he’s bound to go toe to toe with some of his friends as well as some his current students. I for one am hoping we get to see another fight between him & Cyclops like they had in “Schism”.
#5 Iceman vs Spiderman- These two have been friends for ages, but recently Iceman unlocked the full potential of his powers and learned he could create copies of himself and literally pull moisture from the air. Spiderman on the other hand as a gadget to counteract every foe so we’ll see what he’s got in store for his old buddy.
#4 Magneto vs Iron Man- The Master Of Magnetism vs The Worlds Greatest Inventor. These two have a mutual dislike for one another as seen in “Magneto Not A Hero”. We know Ironman made a special suit that isn’t made of metal but Magneto’s powers are practically limitless. This should be a great match up
#3 Uncanny X-Force vs Secret Avengers- Both are the black-ops squads for their respective teams. I have no idea if we’ll actually get to see this match up since Rick Remender’s Uncanny X-Force series isn’t tying into to AvX but both of these squads would match up perfectly and there would already be an established history between certain members of each squad such as Pyslocke & her brother Captain Britain.  
#2 Cyclops vs Captain America- For most people this is the #1 match up they want to see, the two respective leaders of each team squaring off in a fight to the death. We know we’ll get the 1st round of this in AvX #1 and i’m sure there will be plenty more.
#1 Wolverine vs Captain America- Weapon I vs Weapon X. These two have been friends since WWII and have fought side by side on numerous occasions but I have a feeling we’ll finally get to see these two go at it in AvXat some point.

10 MATCH UPS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN AVENGERS VS X-MEN

#10 Storm vs Thor- The God Of Thunder vs The Godess Of Weather. Both of them are evenly matched and share pretty much the same powers besides weather manipulation. This should be a great match up.

#9 Rogue vs She Hulks (Red & Green)- For the first time Rogue is in complete control of her powers, she’s also been perfecting other mutants powers and teaching them how to use the full range of their gifts. We know she’s got a history with Green She-Hulk, so it should be interesting to see her throw down with the both of them over control of the Jean Grey School.

#8 Colossus (Juggernaut) vs Red Hulk vs The Incredible Hulk- We’ve all seen the teasers showing Red Hulk vs Colossus but the most interesting part of this battle will be when The Incredible Hulk gets involved. I expect to see total destruction and alot of Hulk Smashing. 

#7 Namor vs Thing & Luke Cage-From the teasers we know this fight will be going down in water which gives Namor a distinct advantage, but I wouldn’t count Thing & Luke Cage out just yet. Things rivalry with the King Of Atlantis goes back to the early days of the Fantastic Four and Luke Cage never backs down from a fight.

#6 Wolverine vs The X-Men- We know Logan will start off on The Avengers side so he’s bound to go toe to toe with some of his friends as well as some his current students. I for one am hoping we get to see another fight between him & Cyclops like they had in “Schism”.

#5 Iceman vs Spiderman- These two have been friends for ages, but recently Iceman unlocked the full potential of his powers and learned he could create copies of himself and literally pull moisture from the air. Spiderman on the other hand as a gadget to counteract every foe so we’ll see what he’s got in store for his old buddy.

#4 Magneto vs Iron Man- The Master Of Magnetism vs The Worlds Greatest Inventor. These two have a mutual dislike for one another as seen in “Magneto Not A Hero”. We know Ironman made a special suit that isn’t made of metal but Magneto’s powers are practically limitless. This should be a great match up

#3 Uncanny X-Force vs Secret Avengers- Both are the black-ops squads for their respective teams. I have no idea if we’ll actually get to see this match up since Rick Remender’s Uncanny X-Force series isn’t tying into to AvX but both of these squads would match up perfectly and there would already be an established history between certain members of each squad such as Pyslocke & her brother Captain Britain.  

#2 Cyclops vs Captain America- For most people this is the #1 match up they want to see, the two respective leaders of each team squaring off in a fight to the death. We know we’ll get the 1st round of this in AvX #1 and i’m sure there will be plenty more.

#1 Wolverine vs Captain America- Weapon I vs Weapon X. These two have been friends since WWII and have fought side by side on numerous occasions but I have a feeling we’ll finally get to see these two go at it in AvXat some point.

FIRST LOOK AT WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #9

As well as debuting a few pages to AvX #2 Marvel has released the 1st look at Wolverine & The X-Men #9. In this issue Captain America pays a visit to The Jean Grey School For Higher Learning to recruit Wolverine and see what side the school will fight on. 

AVENGERS Vs X-Men #2 PREVIEW

Today we get a two page preview of #AvX #2. The most interesting thing we learn from this is that Wolverine will indeed start off on The Avengers side, how and why he switches sides still remains to be seen in the upcoming issues of the series. We also see why in the Namor & Luke Cage teaser they were fighting in water. What are your thoughts?? What are you most looking forward to see???

"THE WOLVERINE" TEASER
A new image has made it’s way around the internet today claiming to be the Official Teaser poster for the upcoming sequel to “X-MEN ORIGINS”.  No word from Fox studios has been issued yet on if this is legitimate or not. What do you guys think of the teaser??

"THE WOLVERINE" TEASER

A new image has made it’s way around the internet today claiming to be the Official Teaser poster for the upcoming sequel to “X-MEN ORIGINS”.  No word from Fox studios has been issued yet on if this is legitimate or not. What do you guys think of the teaser??

FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW OMEGA’S IN “UNCANNY X-FORCE”
Today Marvel released their June solicitations and we got a preview for the upcoming issue “UNCANNY X-FORCE #26. From the cover we get our first look at the 3 new Omega’s built from the original Omega Red that was killed by Wolverine. The Omegas will be part of The New Botherhood’s plan to take down X-Force. One key member of the team is missing tho, could Fantomex be the member of the team that dies as writer Rick Remender hinted at?? If so there’s going to be alot of pissed off fans, me included. And will we see the return of Archangel in this issue??
UNCANNY X-FORCE #26RICK REMENDER (w) • MIKE MCKONE (a)Cover by JEROME OPEÑA• Meet the Omegas and watch them destroy Wolverine, AOA-Nightcrawler and Deadpool!• Psylocke goes to the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning to visit Angel, but she finds something she was not expecting.• The new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants kicks their plan into high gear!

FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW OMEGA’S IN “UNCANNY X-FORCE”

Today Marvel released their June solicitations and we got a preview for the upcoming issue “UNCANNY X-FORCE #26. From the cover we get our first look at the 3 new Omega’s built from the original Omega Red that was killed by Wolverine. The Omegas will be part of The New Botherhood’s plan to take down X-Force. One key member of the team is missing tho, could Fantomex be the member of the team that dies as writer Rick Remender hinted at?? If so there’s going to be alot of pissed off fans, me included. And will we see the return of Archangel in this issue??

UNCANNY X-FORCE #26
RICK REMENDER (w) • MIKE MCKONE (a)
Cover by JEROME OPEÑA
• Meet the Omegas and watch them destroy Wolverine, AOA-Nightcrawler and Deadpool!
• Psylocke goes to the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning to visit Angel, but she finds something she was not expecting.
• The new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants kicks their plan into high gear!

MORE #AvX COVERS DEBUTED

As well as the Red Hulk vs Colossus teaser, Marvel also debuted these 3 covers for the #AvX series in their solicits. We at the Free World predicted Scarlet Witch will play just as important role in the series as Hope and from this image it looks like we were right. #Avengers vs #X-Men debuts in 2 weeks at a comic shop near you. For more info check out http://avx.marvel.com

10 Characters That Could Potentially Die In #AvX

Newsarama posted their 10 casualties that could possibly die during next month’s AvX (Check That Out Here http://www.newsarama.com/comics/10-possible-avengers-vs-xmen-casualties.html ) so i figured we at the Free World would give it a try and predict who we think will die during the ultimate showdown between the Avengers & The X-Men.

#10 Iron Fist- We know he’ll be part of the Secret Avengers squad that will go into space to try to stop the Phoenix from getting to earth. We also know he has some sort of connection to the Phoenix, my assumption is he’ll die trying to become a host.

#9 Ms. Marvel- She hasn’t been very relevant as of late, and she’ll also be another member of the Secret Avengers squad (See a pattern here?). She’d be a casualty no one would miss.

#8 AOA Nightcrawler- This might not exactly happen in the AvX storyline but it should probably happen around the same time. “Uncanny X-Force” writer Rick Remender said that a team member would die by issue #27. With the importance of the other characters in the book, my guess is we might have to say goodbye to “Elf” for the second time.

#7 Pixie- Here’s where i agree with Newsarama.com. Pixie has been an important part of the X-Men as of late. She’s also had a substantial amount of story devoted to her in the last couple of years. She recently lost her spot on the main roster tho and was replaced by Magik, Colossus’s sister who is a much more interesting character. I could see her going out kind of like the original Nightcrawler. 

#6 Beast- Beast would probably be the most heartbreaking loss in this series. Not only is he a member of both the Avengers & the X-Men, but his ties stretch across the marvel universe. At one point he was Cyclops’s closest advisor and he’s Wolverine’s best friend, not to mention he’ll be part of the Secret Avengers team as well. 

#5 Cable aka Nathan Summers- Cable’s the wildcard in this series. He already knows the outcome if the Avengers kill Hope and he’d stop at nothing to protect his daughter. He’s also currently dying from the nano-virus that he’s had since he was a child, so i wouldn’t be shocked if he’s one of the 1st casualties of this war.

#4 ColossusWe know Colossus will be going toe to toe with some of the Avengers heavy hitters. We also know he’s been having problems controlling the Juggernaut and at some point he’ll be a problem that will need to be dealt with. While i don’t think it’s likely we’ll see him die again in AvX, it’s very possible. 

#3 Hope Summers- We know that the Phoenix is coming to earth for Hope, but we also know what happens to the hosts of the Phoenix. Many believe Hope and Jean Grey are somehow connected, weather it be she’s Jean reincarnated or she’s really Jean’s daughter. Hopefully we finally get some answers to those questions and only time will tell if she’ll meet the same fate as the original Phoenix. 

#2 Cyclops aka Scott Summers- Marvel said this has been a story 10 years in the making and over those years there has been no one that has changed more than Scott Summers. We’ve watched him grow from being the leader of the X-Men to becoming the leader of an entire nation of mutants. He’s no longer the straight edged pretty boy everyone remembers him as. He’s now viewed as a dictator by some and shows more similarities to Magneto then to his former mentor Professor X. No one’s death would impact this series or make more sense then Cyclops. it would also be the perfect motivation for Wolverine to switch sides and step in as the leader. 

#1 Scarlet Witch- The similarities between Hope & Wanda are Uncanny, no pun intended. During “House Of M” she was hunted by both sides because of how dangerous everyone believed her to be. After being convinced by her brother to use her powers she created an alternate world where superhero’s ruled and humans lived inferior lives. The end result was her brother Pietro (Quicksilver) being killed by her father Magneto and her uttering 3 infamous words “No More Mutants”. This resulted in about 90% of the mutants on earth loosing their powers until the day Hope Summers was born. Wanda was ultimately believed to be dead until “The Children’s Crusade” and has vowed to fix what she did on M-Day. I wouldn’t be surprised if she steps in to become the host to the Phoenix instead of Hope. There’s a reason she’s on the cover of issue #0 

What are your thoughts?? Who do you think will Die during #AvX??? Leave your comments

THE RETURN OF THE BROTHERHOOD & MUCH MORE IN UNCANNY X-FORCE
It’s not news to many of you who frequent my site that “Uncanny X-Force” is one of my favorite books to read. So when i came across writer Rick Remender’s interview with ComicBookResources.com i couldn’t be more excited about some of the things he’s got in store for the series. Remender told CBR that after next issue’s (#23) conclusion to the “Otherworld” storyline he’ll be throwing the team into a new arc called “Final Execution” in which we’ll see the return of The Brother Hood and the death of another team member. Here’s what Remender had to say
"In this case the X-Villain who has reformed the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants has a very clear reason for doing so and it ties into what we’ve seen in the first 20 issues of "X-Force." Then when you see who the members of the Brotherhood are you’ll see that each one of them have a perfect motive. They’re not just perfect members of the Brotherhood. They’re also perfect foils for X-Force. These guys are aware of X-Force. They know they’re out there and they have a plan. The Omegas are part of that plan and we’ll see it in the first three issues."
“The Brotherhood’s plan will devastate X-Force and have a major impact on the book’s status quo. After issue #27 there will be a death in the team. There will be a new member and there will almost be a complete reset”
To Read The Whole Interview check out http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=37357

THE RETURN OF THE BROTHERHOOD & MUCH MORE IN UNCANNY X-FORCE

It’s not news to many of you who frequent my site that “Uncanny X-Force” is one of my favorite books to read. So when i came across writer Rick Remender’s interview with ComicBookResources.com i couldn’t be more excited about some of the things he’s got in store for the series. Remender told CBR that after next issue’s (#23) conclusion to the “Otherworld” storyline he’ll be throwing the team into a new arc called “Final Execution” in which we’ll see the return of The Brother Hood and the death of another team member. Here’s what Remender had to say

"In this case the X-Villain who has reformed the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants has a very clear reason for doing so and it ties into what we’ve seen in the first 20 issues of "X-Force." Then when you see who the members of the Brotherhood are you’ll see that each one of them have a perfect motive. They’re not just perfect members of the Brotherhood. They’re also perfect foils for X-Force. These guys are aware of X-Force. They know they’re out there and they have a plan. The Omegas are part of that plan and we’ll see it in the first three issues."

The Brotherhood’s plan will devastate X-Force and have a major impact on the book’s status quo. After issue #27 there will be a death in the team. There will be a new member and there will almost be a complete reset”

To Read The Whole Interview check out http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=37357

After tons of delays and much speculation the follow up to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” finally gets a release date. “THE WOLVERINE” Starring Hugh Jackman reprising his role as everyone’s favorite claw wielding mutant will be in theaters July 26, 2013. The story is expected to pick up where Origins left off and follow Logan as he journeys to Japan. Expect to see run-ins with The Silver Samurai and a few female counterparts as hinted at by Jackman himself while doing an interview for his last movie “Real Steel”. 

After tons of delays and much speculation the follow up to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” finally gets a release date. “THE WOLVERINE” Starring Hugh Jackman reprising his role as everyone’s favorite claw wielding mutant will be in theaters July 26, 2013. The story is expected to pick up where Origins left off and follow Logan as he journeys to Japan. Expect to see run-ins with The Silver Samurai and a few female counterparts as hinted at by Jackman himself while doing an interview for his last movie “Real Steel”.