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First Look: NEW AVENGERS #24 - an Avengers Vs. X-Men Tie-In

The team gathers to discuss the coming problem and decisions are made.

With the coming war between the Avengers and X-Men, several characters will have to make a hard choice. The good and the bad thing about this 'event' is that it will cross over into related titles. What's good about this is they will help to flesh out the story. With so many characters involved, there should be some time to look at the decision making process rather than just have all the characters jump into the fight against one another. The bad thing is if you're trying to avoid this event, it will seep into several books you're most likely reading.

Today, Marvel has shared a first look at NEW AVENGERS #24. Here we can see some of those decisions being made.

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Marvel is proud to present your first look at, New Avengers #24, an epic tie-in to the hotly-anticipated blockbuster event of the year – Avengers VS. X-Men! From the acclaimed creative team of Brian Michael Bendis & Mike Deodato, the New Avengers have received the call to duty by Captain America to go to war against the X-Men. Except Luke Cage needs more convincing before he heads out on the front line. Are other team members also re-thinking their membership? Find out in New Avengers #24, hitting comic shops everywhere and the Marvel Comics app, this April!

You’ve heard It’s Coming—and this April The War Is Here in Avengers VS X-Men! All your favorite super heroes enter—and only one team will emerge victorious!

Which team will reign supreme? Join the conversation on Twitter with #AvX!

For more on Avengers VS X-Men, please visit http://avx.marvel.com
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NEW AVENGERS #24 (FEB120538)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO

Rated T…$3.99

FOC –3/19/2012, ON SALE – 4/11/2012

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Posted by allpro

1st to say the art is weak for such and epic event, dam u marvel step ur G up

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Posted by Ganthetsward20

@allpro: I thought the same thing too. The art is not as powerful as they have made the story sound. I'm not super interested in the event anyways. They really haven't sold me on it yet.

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Posted by KidSupreme

@allpro: I would disagree, I think the art is really nice and the coloring... Not everyone is as good as Alex Ross.

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Posted by frochez

What no one seems to have noticed in the preview at the bottom is Storm. It's pretty clear that they're discussing the Phoenix's return from the image on the following page, and what does she do? She walks out of the room and flies off. At the same time, Wolverine stays put. Guess that answers part of the 'Which side will they be on?' question, although I think we all knew that Storm would side with the mutants. The question is, will her husband?

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Posted by leokearon

I couldn't resist

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Posted by deadpool25mm

@leokearon: LOL !!!

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Posted by ArtisticNeedham

Whats the cause of the conflict? The events of Children's Crusade or Scarlet Witch in general? The Avengers never officially standing by the X-Men in mutant rights? Cyclops sends the X-men out to attack because he is a jerk?

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Edited by PrimeDirective

@ArtisticNeedham: All that, plus the Phoenix force is headed straight towards Earth and everyone's pretty certain it's heading straight for Hope. Except the X-Men don't attack the Mansion, the Avengers attack Utopia. Yep, Cap's being a massive tool right now.

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Posted by Bestostero

ooohh.

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Posted by ArtisticNeedham

@PrimeDirective: Oh, thanks. So thats also what the Cable book was about.

Children's Crusade (Scarlet Witch/ M-Day) and Cable's X-Sanction (Hope/Pheonix Force) I guess thats enough to cause a fight between them. I wonder if Avengers who were also X-Men and mutants will side with the X-Men or the Avengers. I haven't been reading X-books so I sort of am out of the loop and don't sympathize with their characters anymore... been a long time since I read them, and so I sort of am rooting for the Avengers (although I don't know their stance yet anyway).

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Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Not bad, not bad at all. Decent start I say, even if it could be better.

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Posted by DATNIGGA

everytime the X men & The Avengers meet.. stuff gets epic

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Posted by jhazzroucher

I love Storm's blue eyes

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Posted by The Impersonator

DON'T DO IT, BUBS!

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Posted by Doombert

Does Logan still bear a grudge against Hope for the death of Kurt? I wonder how much that may impact his decision.

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Posted by Or35ti

Nice, I actually like the art. Specifically, I love the coloring/inking. Looks like Storm's time on the Avengers isn't going to be a very long one

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Wolverine is such a race traitor 

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Posted by jhazzroucher

@leokearon said:

I couldn't resist
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Cap and Cyke are fighting who is more handsome but Wolverine tells them to stop because he is the most handsome. ROFL! : )

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Posted by PrimeDirective

@ArtisticNeedham:

X-Men want to train/help/condition Hope to be ready to recieve it and not be overtaken by it. They see it as an opportunity to save the mutant race.

Avengers want to stop the Phoenix Force from getting to Hope, but if it does, they plan to take her out.

Storm is siding with the X-Men.

Beast and Wolverine we don't know about yet, but Iceman is currently with Wolverine and Iceman has already been shown to be fighting against the Avengers.

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Posted by ReVamp

@spiderbat87 said:

Wolverine is such a race traitor

He's fighting Cap apparently.

If he does fight against the mutants, then its Bendis' fault really.

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Posted by Iceman94

Is there an actual reason Giant-man is so big? I understand in a fight but from the looks of it they're having a discussion!

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Posted by dementedtheclown

Cyclopes your head looks like a penis with those cowls, use your old ones that showed hair...

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Posted by zackattack529

@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

Not bad, not bad at all. Decent start I say, even if it could be better.

how can you tell with no caption or actions in the preview? 0.o

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Posted by lykopis

@Doombert said:

Does Logan still bear a grudge against Hope for the death of Kurt? I wonder how much that may impact his decision.

Last I saw - it showed he did. Made some comment to Cyclops about her being worth it but then nothing more was made of it. Something is niggling the back of my mind that he's reached some kind of resolution, but I can't think of it.

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Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

@zackattack529 said:

@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

Not bad, not bad at all. Decent start I say, even if it could be better.

how can you tell with no caption or actions in the preview? 0.o

I kinda just imagined what might be said in the bubbles as I looked over the pictures..but then again I probably would have lame commentary period so that doesn't count, lol. Plus the art seems okay...not great but not bad either.

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Posted by GhostRider29

I'm so happy about this. The art isn't as bad as people keep saying it is.

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Posted by SoA
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Posted by TheGreyOutcastX

@SoA said:

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LMFAO!!!

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Posted by jubilee042

Why is storm so upset? and@SoA said:

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LMAo

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Posted by jhazzroucher

I want Storm, to remain an x-men and an avenger

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Posted by LordRequiem

Cue the unecessary superhero death, as with civil war.

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Posted by BatteredArmor

@SoA said:

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Gutters is great, I fell out of my chair laughing the first time I read that

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Posted by SoA

@BlackArmor: i like these comics(LICD, LFG) but i stopped reading them bc of work and school i saw gutters and been hooked . when i saw the promo pic i instantly remembered this strip and had to put it up for some lols

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Posted by TDK_1997

I hope this not to be like Fear Itself.