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HeroClix – Avengers vs. X-Men

WizKids Games has announced plans for its next Marvel HeroClix Organized Play storyline: Avengers vs. X-Men (AvX).
 
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Marvel HeroClix: Avengers vs. X-Men is a four-month storyline that begins in December 2013 and will run through April 2014.  The OP will offer monthly participation prizes including special limited edition figures as well as five fragments of the powerful Phoenix Force HeroClix resource that players can collect "in order to combine them all into one incredible source of power."  The exclusive competitive prizes will include the time travelling warrior Cable, the mutant Hope in all her White Phoenix glory, and others.  The Grand Prize (awarded in month four) is a colossal HeroClix figure: Dark Phoenix Cyclops.

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Players start in November by choosing either the AvX–Avengers Starter or AvX–X-Men Starter and using them to build teams throughout the 4-month program.  Each Starter will include six figures, maps, the HeroClix Powers and Abilities Card and Core Rulebook–and all of the figures are SwitchClix, which WizKids says "will become very relevant as the AvX Storyline event unfolds."  The starters also include team specific action tokens and custom dice.
 
Each month, as play progresses, players will select one or more figures from the starter associated with their chosen team, and construct a HeroClix force around their chosen figure(s).  In the fourth month, players will receive an exclusive Team Base corresponding to the team they’ve selected.

‘Cataclysm’ Hits Marvel’s ‘Ultimate’ Line in November

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Marvel has released information on its November-shipping title and it appears that yet another major "comic book event" is about to erupt in the Marvel Universe, though this time its Marvel’s Ultimate line that is affected.  Every single book in Marvel’s Ultimate line in November has been repurposed to tell the story of the Cataclysm event, which pits the massive and mighty Galactus against the Ultimates.
 
The chief architect of this event appears to be top Marvel scribe Brian Michael Bendis.  In addition to the three-issue Cataclysm: Ultimates mineseries, Bendis is also penning the crucial five-issue Cataclysm: The Ultimates Last Stand series, as well as a 3-issue Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man.  One other key bit of news to come out of Marvel’s November solicitations is the return of Miles Morales, who puts his costume back on after mourning the tragic death of his mother.
 
The only other "Ultimate" titles listed for November are the first issues of the 3-issue Cataclysm Ultimates series, and the 3-issue Cataclysm: Ultimate X-Men series, both of which are being written by Joshua Hale Fialkov. 

THE FIGHT FOR FOREVER BEGINS IN INFINITY #1 – ON SALE NOW!

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As war erupts across the entire Marvel Universe, the comics event of 2013 is finally here with Infinity #1! Storming comic shelves everywhere today,  Infinity #1 ignites an era-defining Avengers epic that will have readers talking for years to come! From the superstar creative team of New York Times best-selling writer Jonathan Hickman (Avengers, Avengers VS. X-Men) and artists Jim Cheung (Avengers: Children’s Crusade) Jerome Opena (Avengers, Uncanny X-Force), and Dustin Weaver (Avengers, Uncanny X-Men), Earth’s  Mightiest are suddenly split between two battlefronts that could change everything they know about the Marvel Universe! With their backs against the wall, how will the Avengers endure not just the species-slaughtering World Builders, but the Mad Titan himself—Thanos?

Your First Look At X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM #1!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1! From the blockbuster creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Brian Wood, Frank Cho, Stuart Immonen, Chris Bachalo, David Lopez & Giuseppe Camuncoli, comes an event  so exhilarating,  and so groundbreaking that fans will be talking about it for years to come!

Hank McCoy brought the original X-Men into the present in the hopes of changing the course of history and stopping Scott Summer’s mutant revolution before it even begins. But as the young and confused X-Men try to cope with their devastating futures, the team begins to unravel from the inside. And just as mutant civil war is about to hit its boiling point, an unexpected third party comes in to change the game—the future X-Men! They’ve traveled back in time with a warning—the original X-Men need to go back to their rightful time or they will be the final nail in mutantkind’s coffin. They risked everything to come to the past and won’t leave until the All-New X-Men are back in the past.

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Beginning in September and ending in October, no fan can miss this 10-part weekly event:

•    Part 1: X-Men Battle of the Atom #1
•    Part 2: All-New X-Men #16
•    Part 3: X-Men #5
•    Part 4: Uncanny X-Men #12
•    Part 5: Wolverine & The X-Men #36
•    Part 6: All-New X-Men #17
•    Part 7: X-Men # 6
•    Part 8: Uncanny X-Men #13
•    Part 9: Wolverine & The X-Men #37
•    Part 10: X-Men: Battle of The Atom #2

Three X-Men universes collide in the biggest war mutantkind has ever seen, and you won’t believe how it all plays out. One thing’s for sure—no reader will come out unscathed!

Who will become unlikely allies? What is S.H.I.E.L.D.’s master plan? What are the consequences for altering time and space? Most importantly, what will determine the fate of our favorite superheroes?

‘Origin’ Sequel and the Return of Nightcrawler

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Marvel is launching two new titles featuring X-Men characters in November:  Wolverine: Origin II and Amazing X-Men.
 
Marvel’s Origin is getting a sequel written by Kieron Gillen (Phonogram) and drawn by Adam Kubert (Ultimate X-Men).  Wolverine: Origin II #1 will chronicle the early adventures of James Howlett, the clawed curmudgeon more commonly known as Logan.

Set a few years after Origin, the end of which found Logan trapped between his animal and human natures, Origin II further illuminates Wolverine’s transformation from feral beast to heroic X-Man.  Plus, the story promises to reveal the biggest secret behind Wolverine’s greatest enemy.

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Amazing X-Men #1, also shipping in November, features the return of Nightcrawler, who gave his life to protect his fellow mutants during X-Men:  Second Coming.  Storm, Beast, and Ice Man, led by Wolverine, must embark on a dangerous journey into the unknown to rescue their teleporting teammate.
 
Taking place in the aftermath of X-Men:  Battle of the Atom (see "‘X-Men: Battle of the Atom’"), Amazing X-Men #1 is written by Jason Aaron (Wolverine) and drawn by Ed McGuinness (Superman/Batman).