AvX lands tomorrow and part of the media blitz includes a Live tweet session with the Jean Grey School and Headmaster Wolverine.
The brief from Marvel
You will not want to miss this week’s livetweeted class from the Jean Grey School–seriously, it would be a terrible idea–as Headmaster Wolverine himself joins the proceedings for the very first time to lead a lecture on “Fighting without Fighting.” Class begins at 2 PM EST on Wednesday, April 4 and you’ll also want to follow along in your textbooks with WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #8.
To join in on the education, sign up to the Jean Grey School members list on Twitter and also individually follow @JeanGreySchool, JGSHeadmistress@, @IceIceBobby, @AngelMetalWings, @_Broodling_, @GenesisHero, @idie_okonkwo, @KidGladiator1 and @QQuire.
Be set to learn at 2 PM EST on Wednesday, April 4 or risk the wrath of Headmaster Wolverine!
Pretty awesome, hopefully this will give a bit of insight on where Wolverine and the school will rest in regard to AvX, Captain America has already courted him asking for his assistance but we have yet to find out where it will all rest.
So you were really wondering how Avengers vs X-Men started? Well don’t worry, Marvel has found a creative way using action figures to sum up how this all started up and to hint at the untold damage to come when Captain America impersonates Jean Grey.
I know, it’s a mess, just check out the video and you’ll see. It’s action figure magic combined with hardcore drama.
AvX is going to shake up Marvel shortly, we were able to put together a guide for the event showcasing top names on both sides and books to watch for. Without wasting any additional time check out the list below and get ready for the battle of the ages as we break down the teams in play for this epic series.
Avengers current team:
Kickoff issues for Avengers:
Avengers #25 | New Avengers #24 | New Avengers #25
X-Men current team / Extinction team:
Kickoff issue for X-Men:
Uncanny X-Men #11
Secret Avengers team / First defense:
Kickoff issue for Secret Avengers:
Secret Avengers #26
Jean Grey School for Higher Learning:
Kickoff issue for Jean Grey School for Higher Learning:
Wolverine & The X-Men #9
Wild card characters
From all the preview pages out already from Marvel and Wondercon it’s safe to say this fight will be absolutely epic, Cyclops is digging down for that last fragment that could change the course of mutant kind and the Avengers want to protect the world from the blazes. One has to feel bad for the Secret Avengers being the first line of defense to the Phoenix, with so much power coming their way it’s unlikely they’ll be able to put a strong enough defense against the pure force.
If you really have a lot of time on your hands, Marvel made an additional reading list to get you caught up on everything related to the new arc, all of which are in TPB form so you don’t lose your mind collecting these individually. These are listed in suggested reading order.
As a long time X-Men fan there is a natural tendency to forgive story lines that might have been unfinished or clumsily concluded. Most often it is simply that a new writer is coming on board and the main plot points need to be tied up. Sometimes this can cause confusion or just a general wtfness. This is a list of some story lines and plots that were either confusing, poorly explained or just plain pervy.
Ahab was originally supposed to be Cable from the future.
I’m actually not related to Cyclops.
Ahab was introduced in the “Days of the Future Present” crossover between the X-Men, X-Factor, The Fantastic Four and the New Mutants. He was responsible for creating the hounds that tracked down mutants for the Sentinels. His first and most useful hound was Rachel summers. On a side wtf, Rachel is Cyclops and Jean’s daughter from an alternate future. Ahab was just a normal time traveler, not an inter-dimensional one. Not sure how it would be explained that he was cable with that plot hurdle.
The plot got as far as an exchange during a fight between cable and Ahab. During the battle, they are face to face when Ahab asks Cable, “What’s the matter? See someone you know?”
This would have led to a strange reality that meant Cable was destined to be a supremely evil bastard who not only helped the Sentinels track and kill mutants but mentally destroyed his sister to force her into helping him do it by making her the first hound.
It worked out for the best that he become Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor’s son, Nathan and getting infected with the techno-organic virus. This lead to Stryfe and baby Nathan being sent to the future. Plus, X-stories are always better when life is kicking Cyclops in the nuts anyway.
Wolverine and Sabretooth are not related!!
Although the original plan was for a papa Sabretooth and Wolvie Jr story line, it just isn’t so. This was an ongoing plot point for a while. It was later disproved out right with a blood test done by SHIELD in Wolverine #42that found there to be no relation whatsoever. In the X-men origins: Wolverine movie, they are supposed to be brothers or half brothers but the film was more or less a big steamer. So the official story is, no relation.
Speaking of big steamers…
The idea was interesting at first, it was tough for new readers to be current on 40 or so years of X-history. A reboot would be a nice way to bring people in.
The main problem is that these new stories bled into the movies. Here is where the wtf starts. First…
Juggernaut is not a mutant!!
In the Ultimate series it seemed like just about everyone was in the weapon X program. You had the usual’s like Wolverine and Sabretooth but also Rogue, Jugs and Night crawler at one time or another. Also, the experiments done to Wolverine are what caused the X gene. Yeah, really.
Everyone remembers how hot Rogue was in the green and yellow. So where did this goth chick also named Rogue come from? Yup, another ultimate “contribution.” Oh and Wolverine is also Cable. wah wah wah
Professor X wanted to bang Jean Grey
The idea wasn’t abandoned but thank god it wasn’t every entirely explored! In the monologue the Prof has, he says being the leader of the X-Men and being in the wheelchair are what is holding him back from sharing his feelings. Well its a shame that only those things are holding him back. Good thing her being a teenager and him being in his 40’s wasn’t one of his hang ups. She couldn’t have been older than 16 or 17 at the time and it was revealed later that he had actually been tutoring her privately for years prior to her joining the X-Men. Pedo… I mean, Prof X didn’t have to worry about Magneto. He should have been on the lookout for Chris Hansen.
There are many other head scratchers so let us know your favorites below!