COMICS: The New York Daily News Reveals Who Dies In AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #11

It's become the norm for Marvel to spoil major plot points in the mainstream press, and they have today revealed who dies in Avengers Vs. X-Men #11. If you want to find out, hit the jump for details and artwork from the issue! [WARNING - MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD]

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By Josh Wilding - 9/12/2012
In the climatic final few pages of Avengers Vs. X-Men #11, Cyclops kills Charles Xavier and goes "Dark Phoenix" as the cosmic force finally sends him over the edge. "I got a little teary-eyed when we were scoping out the moment in the room with the series’ writers and editors," Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso tells The New York Daily News. "He needed to be the casualty in this story. There’s no more oh-sh-- moment that you can bring than having a son killing his father." The writer of this instalment in the series (which has so far received a mixed response from fans and critics alike) had this to say about the decision. "He was this thing that was just floating around the X-books, with not the same amount of gravitas that he once had. I did point out that he would matter more in death. The moment is shocking, and certainly will be talked about by message boards forever and ever, but it’s really about what you get afterwards. What Cyclops has to do now, is dig himself out of the biggest, deepest hole in the history of comic books." How do you guys feel about this?





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JoshWilding - 9/12/2012, 2:33 AM
So, after years of establishing Cyclops as the leader of the mutant race, THIS is what they do to his character? From issue #1, the X-Men have been portrayed as the villains of this series (you can blame the success of The Avengers for that I guess) and the whole "Dark Phoenix" angle is just predictable and lame. And Hope shouting, "Nooooo!" feels very forced - her and Xavier didn't really have any sort of notable relationship. Guess we can look forward to Marvel NOW! being ALL Avengers and Wolverine. I get closer to just dropping Marvel's books altogether each and every week.
Kalel219 - 9/12/2012, 2:53 AM
I feel bad for all of you, you're all so jaded towards comics.
AlSimmons - 9/12/2012, 3:03 AM
"dies"
TheTaskmaster - 9/12/2012, 3:04 AM
Can anyone link me to the schedule of weekly releases? I'm trying to figure out the start date of Marvel NOW and when the first issues are coming out
ShadesAtKnightII - 9/12/2012, 3:07 AM
Not sure how I feel about this. Cyclops killing Xavier. Hmmmm. This sure as hell doesn't restore my faith in the X-Men that Marvel obliterated during Schism. I'm intrigued by "New X-Men", but not excited enough to be rushing to my comic book store the day its released.
antman73 - 9/12/2012, 3:11 AM
josh
I don't think it's lame. Cyclops made very difficult decision but the phoenix corrupted him, like it did with Jean. I don't think he will survive AvX and he will reunite with Jean in a way. Yes, Ironfan93. Xavier dies again but the problem in comics is not characters dienig but how this fit in the story. I've read comics since forever, at least is 25years and something and I have to say that finally, for Marvel, THIS is the moment to read these comics. I think that Bendis will be remembered like the Claremont for the Avengers and what he achieved, beside popularity, is that this people now feel more alive than ever. Certenly they use promotion for this events but for 20 years the stories were lame now it's more a work in progress and an the whole Marvel universe is an evolving tapestry. I feel like I was 16 every time a issue of AvX come out. Now The Marvel Universe seems like a shared universe not only a brand.
Jolt17 - 9/12/2012, 3:14 AM
Hmm, it sure reminds me of his death scene in X3...
RorMachine - 9/12/2012, 3:15 AM
Lifting from X-Men 3? Ok.
GetsugaTensho22 - 9/12/2012, 3:28 AM
Woop.Dee.Doo.
DeadPoolLax - 9/12/2012, 3:34 AM
now a days, everything is so original. nobody seems to be cpoying from earlier ideas and just putting a modern spin on it..... oh wait, yes they are! can somebody, be it hollywood, comics, TV, or what have you, just come up with an original idea? i'm not saying that I would be able to, but I dont get paid millions of dollars to do that
KingEmperor - 9/12/2012, 3:42 AM
I've been waiting for Cyclops to go over the edge.
Lightsplasher - 9/12/2012, 3:45 AM
Thinkin he's diying once and for all .
JoshWilding - 9/12/2012, 3:47 AM
I think this forum post sums up the event PERFECTLY...

1. What good would taking the Hope off world do? The Phoenix can traverse the Universe like nothing, and its not just coming to Earth for Hope. It'd pick up Hope and go straight back to Earth. Only now, Hope is alone on a deserted planet with no one she knows and no one who loves her with the most powerful force in the Universe in her head. Great idea Steve.

2. The Phoenix has come to Earth a shitload of times and claimed a ton of hosts with no problems. Yet now the Avengers need to get involved?

3. Tony Stark should be kicked out from the list of top 10 smartest people. Reed needs to do an intricate ceremony where he takes away Tony's smart guy badge and kicks him down a muddy hill. Seriously Tony? The Phoenix Force is an OMNIVERSAL FORCE OF NATURE. It is ESSENTIAL for the existence of the Universe. And you thought it was a good idea to try and destroy it? With a big canon? I can't even wrap my head around this.

4. So the Iron Dumbass and the Goonsquad divide the Phoenix in five and it chooses five imperfect hosts, who actually manage to remain in full control and use their powers to improve the world. So whats the next step? Obviously we need to keep attacking them until they lose control, cause its totally going to happen eventually right? I mean its not like anyone actually controlled the Phoenix? Right?

5. And now its suddenly a great idea to make Hope the Phoenix and the Avengers are suddenly the saints that want to give Hope back her rightful powers. Not to mention the fact that the only reason the Phoenix is HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE is because of the Avengers piss poor management of the Wanda situation.

Are you [frick]ing kidding me? That is the most blatantly horrible writing I have EVER read in a comic. We're supposed to be cheering for these guys? These are the heroes of the story? If Secret Invasion was enough to get Tony fired from his job as top cop and get him declared as an international criminal, AvX should be enough to get Cap and Tony executed for extreme foolishness.

But no, the Avengers are Marvel's golden babies because of the movie and now the X-Men need to go sit into the cellar and let the Avengers sodomize them like a good little franchise. This makes the characterizations in Civil War look spot on. This makes the heroes during WWH look like absolute saints. This makes Ultimatum look like a descent event.

I could go on for days but I'm just going to stop before I have a massive heart attack from outrage.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 9/12/2012, 3:52 AM
So this marks the 7,000,234,809,234 time that Xavier has died... Let me guess, Magneto will feel bad and join the X-Men 'till they revive Xavier, right?

[frick] you Marvel.
marvel72 - 9/12/2012, 4:09 AM
professor x died again,didn't bishop kill him last time.

another pointless death unless he stays dead.
mctrinket - 9/12/2012, 4:19 AM
Dark Douchebag is more like it.
norseman79 - 9/12/2012, 4:21 AM
@kalel219 Agreed.

@antman73 Also agreed.

Would've rather they killed Emma...

Most of these comments just sound like jaded x-men fanboy ranting. I could analyze the series through avengers fanboy glasses and come to an equally ridiculous, rant-like conclusion, but why bother. The status quo will be reset eventually anyway like it always is. It is comics, after all.

Magneto has been with the x-men for a while now. If anything, these events will cause him to go rogue again.
kevberg - 9/12/2012, 4:36 AM
If this is true and not a red herring then..

This is sh@t writing.

Its why I can't take x-men books seriously and haven't since morrisons ridiculous run.

Lets kill prof. x...again. kill off the MLK figure in the book so the intolerant and misguided ruin the team . when wolverine is the most sane voice of the team, you might wanna ask WTF is up with the writing.

the symbolism of this is a riot.
bbarber2323 - 9/12/2012, 4:37 AM
Wow Josh. You need a woman....BAD!!!
evyllsummer - 9/12/2012, 4:46 AM
Prof X dies AGAIN?! Jeez, who's the REAL "Phoenix" here?! LAMETASTIC!! If they had any danglies, they would have killed off Cyclops, even though EVERYONE would know that wouldn't stick either. Either way, at least it will be OVER and we can deal with the Marvel NOW stuff...
toco89 - 9/12/2012, 4:53 AM
Wow Josh. Somebody that pays attention to continuity. That was great.
OtakuPapi - 9/12/2012, 4:55 AM
I'm sure Xavier isnt dead for some odd reason he always comes back. I actually would've enjoyed watching him be a teacher at The Jean Grey School.But yeah, how many times have we seen Xavier die? Enough not to care! He hasn't been the Prof X we loved for a long time.His death will matter to the characters more than us!
superman7 - 9/12/2012, 5:04 AM
Another moment written in for nothing other than shock value... I guarantee he'll be back in a year or two.
BackwardGalaxy - 9/12/2012, 5:08 AM
You people don't get it. This has all been building for years and years as Marvel completely overhauled their mission statement years ago to: Cyclops, he's a dick.
kevberg - 9/12/2012, 5:15 AM
wow....BTW...heres the Phoenix force...a cosmic entity on a grand scale...and who do we bring to help fight it....



Iron Fist......


holy crap is that laughable. any of the five would be like...' what the heck was that?" what"?
.."that"

"...oh! that smear ?"

"oh ....that was Iron Fist".
Nivekian - 9/12/2012, 5:21 AM
Stupid, Xavier will be back, of course.
BlackWarrior - 9/12/2012, 5:21 AM
Eh....
Sourpatch64 - 9/12/2012, 5:22 AM
Didn't we see this happen already (in a very similar fashion) in "X-Men: The Last Stand?" Jean went all crazy and shit. So....this is neither shocking nor impactful
jimoakley666 - 9/12/2012, 5:26 AM
This is a little too X-Men The Last Stand for my tastes. I was hoping Xavier would take the Phoenix force from Scott and Emma and sacrifice himself in a similar was to Jean, meeting her in the White Hot Room.

Is Wolverine going to take Scott's head off for this now?
Jollem - 9/12/2012, 5:28 AM
it does seem like the avengers are the darlings of marvel

but that's a good thing i think because i didn't know of a whole buncha fans of the 'vengers before the marvel studios movies
jimoakley666 - 9/12/2012, 5:28 AM
Oh, and in the process create a shockwave that re-mutates the world's ex-mutants.

That'd be cool.
HeadPool420 - 9/12/2012, 5:35 AM
I miss the good old days when comics had good original writing! Now it's the same crap over and over. Same people keep dying and coming back, good guys become bad guys and bad guys become good guys. I'm pretty much done with Marvel and DC.:/
Anthrax - 9/12/2012, 5:43 AM
i.hope wolverine chops Cyclops balls off and jams em down his throat
Kalel219 - 9/12/2012, 5:49 AM
I miss the good old days when comic book fans weren't whiny jaded bitches
Jollem - 9/12/2012, 5:58 AM
how many years have comics been around? 70 or so? it's kinda hard to go on that long with any medium and always keep it fresh and new and exciting. think about how a lot of t.v. shows get stale after only 2 years. hell, the matrix retread their own beats at the second movie :)
HeadPool420 - 9/12/2012, 5:59 AM
I miss the good old days when people called people bitches to their faces and not a little coward that hides behind a computer screens!
toco89 - 9/12/2012, 6:03 AM
Kalel is whining too much about people whining to much.
TheSoulEater - 9/12/2012, 6:08 AM
DAMN YOU SUMMERS!!!!

WTF!!!
NBAfanaddict - 9/12/2012, 6:13 AM
Darn....i guess there are problems with Avengers being hugely successful, i.e. X-Men becoming insanely unlikeable in order to prop up the Avengers......seriously, i hate what they've done to Cyclops.


But don't worry. When Marvel needs another jumpstart to revive their cash-cow, they'll just make another beloved batch of characters become uncharacteristically jerks (i.e Tony and Reed in Civil War and WWH) and then have another "CROSSOVER EVENT". You ever notice how these "events" seem to take place every f*cking two weeks?!?!?!?!

It's a cheap way to get people interested in a storyline that will get retconned in 6 months as ACTUALLY being a Kree invasion.....lame
toco89 - 9/12/2012, 6:15 AM
Did somebody seriously put a still from the Gilmore Girls show on here?

I used to watch that show.
When there was nothing else to watch.
And I had a broken ankle.
And was I depressed.
And the tv was on.
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