COMICS: Marvel Debuts New Covers Of Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #4, #5 & #6 For AXIS Act Two: Inversion

COMICS: Marvel Debuts New Covers Of Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #4, #5 & #6 For AXIS Act Two: Inversion

Ready for Inversion? The newest covers to issues #4, #5 and #6 of AXIS are here! AXIS will continue with Act Two: Inversion, featuring inverted versions of multiple characters and the return of a few as well. Hit the jump to check out the covers and discover who is coming back.

This afternoon, held a live chat on their official website hosted by writer Rick Remender and executive editor Tom Brevoort where they announced the next stage of Avengers & X-Men: AXIS that follows AXIS Act One: Red Supremacy called AXIS Act Two: Inversion, "the recalibration of the Marvel Universe's moral compass".

In Act Two, many Marvel characters will get inverted versions of themselves, characters with different personalities. Some include Sabretooth feeling the pain of his victims and Carnage on a trail of redemption, despite still causing bloodshed. Carnage and Hobgoblin will additionally obtain AXIS miniseries starring their inverted counterparts. Other characters slated to appear in AXIS include Apocalypse and the Hulk's Hulk.

Inversion will also tell the story of how Tony Stark becomes the Superior Iron Man with his new series to be spun out of AXIS. He moves to San Francisco due to Remender's time living there, as well as being fascinated with the "Tech Junkies" versus the "Punkers" who live there. But not everybody is going to enjoy Stark's stay there, one of them being Daredevil.

During the live chat, Marvel released the covers of issues #4, #5 and #6 of AXIS by Jim Cheung.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #4


Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #5


Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #6

"This is not mind control. These characters are making choices, but their moral alignments have been turned upside down. That leads to Act Three, the biggest X-Men showdown I can think of, plus big stuff for Spider-Man, the Avengers...everybody." - Rick Remender

"Huge changes coming for Scarlet Witch, Magneto, Doctor Doom, Sabretooth, Kid Apocalypse...huge huge beat for Loki." - Rick Remender

"I had a draft of this story where Sam Wilson was saving everybody from everything, but as I broke it down and talked to other people, his role shifted a bit. Like a lot of other characters, he pays a pretty heavy price. He has a big role in this. You will be seeing a pretty big fight between Captain America and the X-Men. It was nice to put Sam in that situation and see how the dynamics play out." - Rick Remender

"A really big part of issue #4 and that pays out in issue #7 is Cyclops. You'll see a re-shuffling of things with the X-Men in Axis. We've worked close with the X-Men office. What the X-Men do in this event is not something the world can forget any time soon." - Rick Remender

"At least one villain coming out of Axis will be getting a bigger spotlight." - Rick Remender

"The promise of an event this big has to be lasting ramifications that lead to more big stories. Look at the symbiote from Secret Wars that becomes Venom. That's what makes this interconnected universe fun. will lead to a whole new book I am writing with a number of characters who are very changed from this story. The inversion isn't going to be completely wrapped up with a perfect bow." - Rick Remender

"Axis is the end of my 'things to do with Apocalypse that make me happy' list for now." - Rick Remender

"Magneto, Quicksilver, Doctor Doom and the Scarlet Witch are the running B-story during the second act." - Rick Remender

"Luke Cage is part of a team actually called Axis. They are born of this. They're a band of people up to no good. They are the Axis of Evil. Medusa, Captain America and the former Thor and others we have seen are part of that group." - Rick Remender

"Steve Rogers plays a huge role in the story. If Steve and Sam were at odds, that would be an interesting story..." - Rick Remender

"Inverted characters have the same memories and all, but that moral compass is aligned differently. Sabretooth is not capable of killing the way he used to. Imagine a sociopath waking up with a sense of ethics. Same guy, likes pizza the same way, dances the same kind of mamba, but..." - Rick Remender

AXIS Act One: Red Supremacy starts October 2014.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #1 releases on October 8, 2014.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #2 releases on October 15, 2014.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #3 releases on October 22, 2014.

AXIS Act Two: Inversion starts November 2014.
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DarthCMPunk - 8/11/2014, 6:58 PM
En Sabah Nur has returned!!!
JoJo1982 - 8/11/2014, 7:00 PM
"WHAT THE F#%k IS GOING ON!?!" -- Stu from Hangover
TheBuoyWonder - 8/11/2014, 7:08 PM
Wait a second.
I called this.
This is phase 4 of marvel now.
DarthCMPunk - 8/11/2014, 7:10 PM
^ that'd be interesting
koolaidbag - 8/11/2014, 7:18 PM
Wait, deadpool isn't avengers or x-men, why is he there?
marvel72 - 8/11/2014, 7:20 PM
axis 4 cover looks interesting,very interesting indeed.
TheGodButcher - 8/11/2014, 7:30 PM
ATrueHero1987 - 8/11/2014, 7:38 PM
Until I get a little more info, I will wait for it when it's released in TPB format.
JredTheRed - 8/11/2014, 8:14 PM
@sniktbub - yup, he does still have prof x's brain right?
staypuffed - 8/11/2014, 9:16 PM
Falcon as Cap, female Thor and Superior Iron Man are part of Avengers NOW!, which is phase three of Marvel NOW! So this is just part of Avengers NOW!
Snotzo - 8/11/2014, 9:29 PM
I'm interested with what they do with Hobgoblin. I like the fringe characters.
MercSoul - 8/11/2014, 9:42 PM
@koolaidbag cause...he sells and ....i think that is all i got
DangerRoom - 8/11/2014, 10:52 PM
Good guys versus bad guys... It's been awhile.

JredTheRed - 8/11/2014, 10:59 PM
@DangerRoom - actually i believe its bad guys versus good guys
DangerRoom - 8/11/2014, 11:30 PM

Oh, my bad. ;)
batmanvsuperman - 8/12/2014, 12:27 AM
Yell yea
RodimusPryme - 8/12/2014, 4:05 AM
So has the Red Skull taken on the mantle of Onslaught?
Superspecialawesomeguy - 8/12/2014, 4:14 AM
I'm so pumped for this
Verzwei - 8/12/2014, 5:24 AM
Now that's an interesting change!
TelaVizion - 8/12/2014, 8:28 AM
There you go, give me more Tooth since you're taking Wolvie away for a little while.
TelaVizion - 8/12/2014, 8:33 AM
I hope they give Sabretooth a miniseries from this.
TankD - 8/12/2014, 11:05 AM
Thatwould be cool if sabretooth started filling more of wolverines roles in the marvel universe. This would be a great time to change daken. he could of became such a cool character but they ruined him

SuperiorMrGod - 8/12/2014, 1:58 PM

Really? Villains becoming heroes? Kinda like Lex,Cap Cold,ect in Forever Evil.

Marvel really needs to stop with these annoying big events that effect all there solo titles in detrimental ways. The thing that really annoys me though is that this will only last for 2-3 years tops. Marvel comics recently has been nothing but "Marvel House of Gimmicks and Comic Platitudes"; Not that the New 52 is perfect, just saying its hard to get exited for events like these when you know they won't be long lasting like they say.

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