Marvel Announces Record Number of "Avengers vs. X-Men" Launch Parties

Mon, February 27th, 2012 at 12:01pm PST | Updated: February 27th, 2012 at 12:02pm

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CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

On April 3rd, over 1,100 comic shops worldwide will give fans the opportunity to be amongst the first to read Avengers VS. X-Men #1, the most anticipated comic event of the century, at special Avengers Vs. X-Men Launch Parties!  Do you stand with the Avengers? Or the X-Men? That’s what we asked retailers, and depending on who they picked, fans will be able to pick up exclusive Avengers Vs. X-Men giveaways! We’ve loaded comic shops up with either Avengers (or X-Men) themed exclusive mini posters, buttons, variants, lithographs and more that no fan can miss! And with an Avengers VS. X-Men #1 Blank Variant fans will have the chance to add their own heroes to each team’s lineup!

"Avengers VS X-Men is getting the largest mainstream marketing push we’ve ever done," explains David Gabriel, SVP of Sales – Marvel Entertainment. "With these special launch parties that have the most participants than any we’ve ever done – we want to make sure that this event is the most successful one for us, and retailers alike. When fans see all the cool things we have planned – they’ll definitely be back week in and week out for their Avengers VS. X-Men fix."

And that’s not all! You’ll also have the opportunity to meet some of the creators behind this mammoth event at these comic shops!

Midtown Comics – Times Square (John Romita Jr, Adam Kubert, Axel Alonso, Tom Brevoort & Nick Lowe)
200 W 40th St
New York, NY 10018
www.midtowncomics.com

Elite Comics (Jason Aaron)
11842 Quivira Rd
Overland Park, KS 66210
www.elite-comics.com

Meltdown Comics (Ed Brubaker)
7522 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046
www.meltcomics.com

You’ve heard It’s Coming—and this April The War Is Here in Avengers VS X-Men! All your favorite super heroes enter—and only one team will emerge victorious!

Which team will reign supreme? Join the conversation on Twitter with #AvX!

For more on Avengers VS X-Men, please visit avx.marvel.com

*Retailers – today is the last day to check your orders on Avengers VS. X-Men and all its variants – as buzz continues to grow as we get closer to the release, Marvel wants to ensure retailers are prepared with enough copies on hand for new, lapsed and die-hard comic fans.

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #0 (JAN120622)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & JASON AARON
Art & Cover by FRANK CHO
FOC – 3/5/12, ON SALE – 3/28/12

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #1 (JAN120625)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, JASON AARON, MATT FRACTION, JONATHAN HICKMAN, ED BRUBAKER
Art by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
FOC – 2/27/12, ON SALE – 4/3/12

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

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