The wait is over–Avengers vs. X-Men premieres at early release parties across the U.S.

OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS–Although last night there were more than 1,000 scheduled launch parties across the country for the premiere Issue #1 of Avengers vs X-Men, four main parties were held in select comic shops featuring Marvel Comics AvX creators.  Artist Adam Kubert with editors Axel Alonso, Tom Brevoort and Nick Lowe were at Midtown Comics in New York City.  Writer Ed Brubaker appeared at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, and writer Matt Fraction and editor C.B. Cebulski appeared at Excalibur Comics in Portland.  Writer Jason Aaron appeared at Elite Comics in Overland Park, Kansas, with friends and store regulars–dozens of visitors arrived to get an early look at AvX Issue #1 and chat with Jason.

Jason shared thoughts on his writing process and working with the other Marvel Comics writers on this series, which will feature 12 issues, each new issue released every two weeks.

Several variants were available–from rare to ultra rare variant covers, common issues, an X-Men cover, an Avengers cover and a sketch cover issue.

The AvX Issue #1 is expected to be the best selling issue for 2012 for Marvel Comics and possibly the single best seller for all comic book publishers.

Here Jason Aaron checks out his own first look at the new AvX issue #1:

And signing his first issue of the series:

And it wouldn’t be a party without cake.  Here Elite Comics owner William Binderup shows how it’s done:

Look back here soon for a review of Issue #1.

C.J. Bunce


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