Wolverine and Nightcrawler battle it out in this very first glimpse at the upcoming X-event, which will join together the teams from Astonishing X-Men, Age of Apocalypse and X-Treme X-Men. Check out the cover and an unlettered preview after the jump..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 2/20/2013
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at X-Termination #1, from fan favorite creators David Lapham, Marjorie Liu, Greg Pak and artist David Lopez! In this opening salvo to this high stakes X-Event, joining together the teams from Astonishing X-Men, Age of Apocalypse and X-Treme X-Men, the fate of our universe and more are at hand! Nightcrawler wants to return back to his own world and has no problem sacrificing our world to succeed. But can he get through Wolverine before doing so? In a battle between the claws and the crawler, X-Termination starts now! So what are you waiting for, head on over to your local comic shop and reserve a copy of X-Termination #1 today!

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Space - 2/20/2013, 2:46 PM
lol, someone replace Dark Beast's face with the troll face
Jollem - 2/20/2013, 2:49 PM
Blackvoid - 2/20/2013, 2:54 PM
Alright, even you marvel fans have to admit, enough of the wolverine. Marvel needs to slow they're role. He really doesnt need to be in every damn marvel book. I used to dig him, Deadpool as well but jeeze they can sit on the bench for a while. Its worse than DC and Batman. Anyone feeling this, or just me?
CUAD - 2/20/2013, 3:06 PM
I agree. And can Gambit PLEASE get a new look or costume. He's like the last member of JEM.
JDUKE25 - 2/20/2013, 3:06 PM
Nightcrawler is awesome. That is all.
Shamo - 2/20/2013, 3:08 PM
Batman, Wolverine, Ironman and Captain America are all overexposed.

nightcrawler's shit btw.
JDUKE25 - 2/20/2013, 3:11 PM
jimoakley666 - 2/20/2013, 3:33 PM
The cover is nice but I'm not too keen on the interiors. Wolverine's mask isn't drawn correctly for a start.
Magnus66 - 2/20/2013, 3:35 PM
Nightcrawler would kill Wolverine if these two really went at it... and Wolverine's new mask just looks stupid.
IronManny819 - 2/20/2013, 3:45 PM
I'm not happy that Nightcrawler is a villain now, even if it is AoA Nightcrawler. :/
marvel72 - 2/20/2013, 3:49 PM
marvel are doing a lot of multi earth stories this year.
TankD - 2/20/2013, 3:56 PM
AoA Night crawler is a dick man. I dont really like 616 personality either. I was hoping he would be a more anti hero badass version permanently replacing the 616 version but hes just turned into a PoShit. i hope wolverine kills his ass!
TankD - 2/20/2013, 4:01 PM
and nah man Ill never get tired of wolverine he is the weapon created to kill super heroes. Personally Ill never get tired of him.
Jollem - 2/20/2013, 4:07 PM
Blackvoid - 2/20/2013, 4:07 PM
@Tank I'm not sure being behind a character because you think "he is the weapon created to kill super heroes" is necessarily a good thing. Its a matter of opinion of course, but I must say Super heroes are kinda the reason I read comics in the first place. So for me, that doesnt make wolverine "Kewl" to me.
Shamo - 2/20/2013, 4:24 PM
superheroes suck. it's all about the villains baby.
HelaGood - 2/20/2013, 4:26 PM
wolverine looks like hes straight out of an 80's saturday morning cartoon
TankD - 2/20/2013, 4:34 PM
I get you and its just my opinion because when you think about it there has been a story where wolverine has killed a highly powerful super hero at least once. I just like his personality and his powers everything about the character I relate to.(except for the mutant abilities of course) I like that hes a mass killer and cant be killed. But yes Im aware he can be drowned in theory cause its never been done whos to know that if his body gets out of water it would just heal and regenerate. I liked the ultimate version of him because his mutation wasn't healing it was to survive even when his head was separated from his body he could still breathe through his pours. And I guess the reason why I relate more to Marvel than DC is because their heroes aren't so black and white I like the fact that wolverine is an avenger but if its necessary he'll gut you like a pig and I hate that the flash is a cop and green lantern is a fighter pilot. Wolverine is a Weapon hulk is a weapon I love that they can "kill" other heroes. But yes it is a good think especially if your morally [frick]ed up like I am. because I see a hero and wonder why do I like this hero when I may commit crimes that batman and flash and superman would probably make me they're enemy. even though I like those characters but I cant relate to the godlike ones because well they are not relatable. Unless your a flawless kryptonian being that pretends to have frailties and dorkyness. But marvel characters have real human thoughts like I wanna kill this mother [frick]er or spidey shit what am I going to do for money. DC is just lame But thats MY opinion.
Blackvoid - 2/20/2013, 4:56 PM
@Tank Well It looks like you had a lot to get off your chest. I'm sure its awesome being "morally [frick]ed up" as you put it, but if your not reading DC books (as I'm sure your not, due to your closed minded understanding of the characters) you wont understand the underlining struggles of maintaing a moral standard with responsibilities . Just something to chew on aye?
AgeofApocalypse - 2/20/2013, 7:28 PM
I get what you're saying. Wolvie to me used to be freakin' awesome, but since Schism has just seemed like a huge let down. I'm reminded of a something Jean says in that awful third X-Men flick: he's been tamed. I know he still has his attitude, but it just seems a bit deflated. Yes, he's overexposed.
Blackvoid - 2/20/2013, 7:35 PM
@AgeofApocalypse love your avatar friggin cool, I want a flash one!
AgeofApocalypse - 2/20/2013, 8:22 PM
@Blackvoid I found a pic on google where some guy made the characters from like 50 video games in the style of Megaman. Pretty sweet.
Shadowmaster35 - 2/20/2013, 9:51 PM
AoA Nightcrawler ran like a bia from EVA, and is already terrified of his own world's version of Wolverine (that Apacalyptic mistake....), so i can't see him wanting to go against any version of him. Just bring the true blue elf already.
KingLing - 2/20/2013, 11:06 PM
I figure they'll end this with some cross-dimensional thing that brings back the original Nightcrawler. That's the hope, at least. I miss my not-homicidal maniac blue elf.
TheAmarilloBlack - 2/21/2013, 3:33 PM

Either let Ed do the guts or save it, don't tease the cover and then have Wolverine wearing a f*cking goatee inside. Ridiculous.

ALSO, Kurt Darkholme has been made into a mockery of himself. Bring back the original Fuzzy Elf or GTFO.

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