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SDCC 2014: Marvel: Avengers & X-Men AXIS Panel

Come see what was revealed in Marvel's AXIS event!

Marvel's next big event is quickly approaching and the publisher spent some time to chat about it at San Diego Comic-Con. Editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, executive editor Mike Marts, senior editor Nick Lowe, writer Rick Remender and editor Jordan D. White took to the stage to speak about what the House of Ideas has in store for us with AXIS.

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  • Regarding ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA: Remender says he loves writing Steve Rogers, but writing Sam Wilson will be fun because he doesn't have the same degree of rigidness and Sam will learn to wield the shield. Hydra will be a bigger threat than ever before (hail Hydra).
  • AVENGERS: RAGE OF ULTRON OGN announced. In continuity. By Remender, Jerome Opena, and Dean White. April 2015. Remender says they wanted to make something "that feels like THE KILLING JOKE." It's the evolution of Ultron. Will set things up and have a "whole new status quo" at the end. Says Starfox will play a big role and will get everyone to love the character.
  • CAP #23,24,25 to focus heavily on Zola and the Red Skull.
  • UNCANNY AVENGERS to show Red Skull accomplishing what he wants to and leads into AXIS
  • Magneto will play a "really big role" in AXIS. Key moments for AXIS in MAGNETO #9.
  • Trying to hold back a lot regarding chapter two of AXIS because they recognize too often things are spoiled in solicits/previews.
  • Shown Adam Kubert page of Plantman, new Cap flying and the Vision.
  • Vision to play a "huge role" in the OGN. Remender says he'll really shine.
  • Panel says they can't discuss AXIS CARNAGE and AXIS HOBGOBLIN because of spoilers but say we need to trust them that they'll be worth reading. However, did say Spidey fans should definitely pick up HOBGOBLIN.
  • Remender says he's a huge fan of Cullen Bunn's MAGNETO, recommends people to go back to issue #1 and catch up. Says there's a big Magneto and Red Skull conflict coming up, added there's so many contextual reasons for them to hate each other.
  • Showed more AXIS tie-in covers: MAGNETO #11, LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #7,ALL-NEW X-FACTOR #15.
  • Remender says he's a big X-Men fan and they'll play a big role. Hinted the return of a villain that hasn't been around.
  • Remender also says there's a "big Loki moment, unlike anything you've seen before."
  • "Definitely some plans in place" when asked about young Avengers and X-Men. Lowe says "there's some cool things on the horizon."

AXIS will begin this October.

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Posted By kleo_94

Remender says...

I say Remender better not write anything, really. After what he's done to Cap series, I'm far from being thrilled knowing he's the leading writer of the AXIS event.

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous

Eh was there actually any X-Men news at this panel?

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Posted By ms-lola

I'm curious about how the Young Avengers will interact with the X-Men. Prodigy returning to the school in some capacity would be nice. Remender best have Magneto winning the day against Red Skull. I won't accept anything but that outcome.

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Edited By Aliltron

@br_havoc:

Agreed, his Cap run hasn't been very good. His other works are pretty good, but I hope he isn't Marvel's lead writer this year. There are plenty of other writers I'd rather see tackle big events.

Also, like Winter_Kills said above me, it doesn't seem right with Skull and Steve not being Cap, so I think I'll skip this event.

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Posted By Winter_Kills

@br_havoc said:

Yeah skipping this event. Not really happy to see Remender looks to be lead writer this year. I really hope he leaves Captain America after the upcoming switch up is done.

AMEN. That really takes my interest away as well. No Steve as Cap against the Skull? In a big event where the Skull(Or OnSkull) is the main villain? No thanks. And I hope that the "big Loki moment" is a good one- I don't want to see him getting mishandled like Cap or Thor.

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Posted By Krypton-115

I'm actually pretty stoked about Rage of Ultron, Ultron going to Titan to mess around with Thanos sounds amazing.

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Posted By Supi

I think this event it'll change the way we see Marvel Super heroes...There wouldn't be Lines between good and evil anymore...

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Posted By nfareed71024

magneto is my favorite series right now

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Posted By TheAmazingImmortalMan

@8008s said:

What do you guys think is it about spoilers that they're "holding back"? Could it be the stuff I read on Bleedingcool about (read at your own risk, in case this happens to be true) good guys turning evil and villains turning good?

if that is the case it probably is some sort of mind manipulation on Red Skulls part, seeing as he has Prof. X's mind.

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Posted By TheAmazingImmortalMan

Can't wait, I wanna see Mags kick Red Skulls arse...

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous
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Posted By MadeinBangladesh

I honestly can't bring myself to read any more of Remender's Marvel work

Me neither, but I LOVE Deadly Class.

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Edited By MadeinBangladesh

Hmm AXIS actually sounds promising.

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Posted By spidershamrock

Wait so is Thor going to be a man again by the time this rolls around? What about Cap?

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Posted By Hassun

Onslaught Red Skull is still one of the dumbest ideas in all of Marvel from the last few years.

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Posted By The_Titan_Lord

Nice.

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Posted By fsfaith

Magneto is going to die as well isn't he?

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Posted By deadpool25mm

Am I the only one who wants to know why DEADPOOL is there?!
Im happy hes getting into the big picture!

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Posted By Fallschirmjager

this event better not f*ck up Magneto's book.

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous

I honestly can't bring myself to read any more of Remender's Marvel work

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Posted By chaos911

Is deadpool actually playing a role in this event or is he in that picture due to his popularity?

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Posted By Teerack
@rageex2 said:

@teerack: Hasn't he always had some degree of emotion? Like wanting a wife and hating humanity

All of his actions were divinity form logic. I always thought his coldness made him such a scary enemy.

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Posted By VanderSEXXX

Rick Remender, Jerome Opeña and Dean White working together again? This must be christmas.

AMEN!!! The X-Force team is back. Though we can only hope now that it will be a fun read all throughout.

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Posted By stormphoenix

I am VERY interested in this.

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Posted By tximinoman

Rick Remender, Jerome Opeña and Dean White working together again? This must be christmas.

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Posted By RageEx2

@teerack: Hasn't he always had some degree of emotion? Like wanting a wife and hating humanity

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Edited By Teerack

Rage of Ultron peaks my interest.... does he have emotions now? I think that kind of ruins him.

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Posted By HortonDrawsAWho

I can still VIVIDLY remember how mad comic readers were at the onslaught event in the 1990s. Alot of us stopped reading Marvel after it happened. I really hope onslaughts evolvement ends at just the armor and not the person. I really don't want a repeat of that garbage...

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Posted By RaggedScarecrow

Despite their reassurances it still seems like the X-Men are getting the shaft for this event. Hopefully the event itself proves me wrong.

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Posted By TimeLordScience

Hope that isn't Remender getting cocky :p The Killing Joke is a high aspiration.

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Edited By BatmanOnTheMoon

You had me at Remender. Seriously, in my eyes that guy can do no wrong.

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Posted By TheMantisShrimp

You had me at Opena

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Posted By HortonDrawsAWho

Its frustrating so soon after Age of Ultron that the villain is coming back, but I guess nobody liked that event.

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Posted By BR_Havoc

Yeah skipping this event. Not really happy to see Remender looks to be lead writer this year. I really hope he leaves Captain America after the upcoming switch up is done.

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Posted By dondave

This sounds way more interesting than Original Sin. I can't wait!

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Edited By powerflux

@8008s: I personally hope so! Those are my favorite kind of stories!

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Posted By ScarletBatman

This sounds way more interesting than Original Sin. I can't wait!

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Posted By frozenedge

Opena drawing anything automatically makes my pull list

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Posted By MannEffest

My interest in this event just skyrocketed.

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Posted By saoakden

I'm looking forward to this event. I LOVE Rick Remender's stuff from Uncanny X-Force & Uncanny Avengers. I haven't read his Cap stuff yet. I tend to look forward to events that come out of series I have been really enjoying like Trinity War, Forever Evil. I really want to see Magneto kick Red Skull's butt in Axis.

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Posted By Master_Thief

Wield hiw spider isn't having any big role

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Posted By Webhead_99

What do you guys think is it about spoilers that they're "holding back"? Could it be the stuff I read on Bleedingcool about (read at your own risk, in case this happens to be true) good guys turning evil and villains turning good?

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Posted By longbowhunter

I'm down for that Avengers OGN.

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Edited By IrishX

Magneto has been a fantastic series so far. I didn't like what Bunn did while on Wolverine but I guess sometimes it just takes the right character/writer match. Magneto vs. Red Skull is exciting to say the least. AXIS looks like it could be a cool event.

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@the_tree said:

The "Killing Joke" of Ultron stories? I'm down.

My thoughts exactly, can't wait to see what they have in store for us.

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Posted By ShadowSwordmaster

Remender and Opena on a OGN that sounds pretty cool.The Axis news from this panel gives me something to hope for about this event .

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Posted By the_tree

The "Killing Joke" of Ultron stories? I'm down.

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Edited By flameboy298

Explains why Their was no magneto this week

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Posted By TheBlackHood

Glad to hear that Magneto is getting his due. I was initially somewhat skeptical of the event because the solicit for the new "X-men / Avengers" event only shows one real X-man (Storm) and a bunch of Avengers. I was really hoping that it would include Cyclops' team.