Two months ago, we learned that the massive 2012 Marvel crossover event ‘Avengers Vs. X-Men’ would be revisited in the form of a ‘What If?’ mini-series when all four covers of ‘What If? Avengers Vs. X-Men’ were unveiled. For those unfamiliar, the idea behind this series is to basically look back on a story and reimagine it as if it had gone a different way. Or, as it’s often explained in the books by a Watcher (or the recap page), we take a look at another timeline to see how events played out differently from our own. For example, one of my favorites is ‘What If The Runaways Became The Young Avengers?’. I think you get the idea.
Now, the wait is over to see what Jimmy Palmiotti and Jorge Molina have come up with when they asked the question in reference to ‘AVX’. Before the issue hits your local comic shops this Wednesday, you can take a sneak peek at a few pages of the first issue. You can see those pages in the gallery below:
• The biggest event of 2012 is now the biggest miniseries of 2013!
• We all know what happened to the Avengers and the X-Men… but what if the story had gone differently?
• The one and only Jimmy Palmiotti brings his signature style to a mind-blowing reinterpretation of a key event in the history of the Marvel Universe.
• Featuring Magneto, Hope, and every Avenger and X-Man you can imagine!
I know that the saying goes that you should never judge a book by it’s cover, but based on what we’re seeing from this first issue, it might be a safe bet that Magneto will be playing a bigger role in this ‘What If?’ series than he did in the original ‘AVX’. How do you think the Master of Magnetism will get more involved? Do you think that the Phoenix Force will be choosing a different host this time around? Share your predictions for this new series in the comment section.