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Avengers versus X-Men – reduX

April 10th, 2012 by Jay Comments


With the Avengers movie just around the corner, and one of  Marvel’s crossover events – Avengers vs. X-Men – underway, I thought that I’d look back at some of the previous times that Marvel’s two biggest super-hero teams have gone  head-to-head, starting with Bloodties.

Bloodties was a 1993 Avengers/X-Men crossover which detailed the fallout from Charles Xavier’s infamous mindwipe of Magneto and Magneto’s ultimate defeat. The story detailed a civil war between the human and mutant populations of Genosha, incited by Magneto’s former protogé Fabian Cortez. Unaware of Magneto’s incapacitation, Cortez attempted to shield himself from his former master’s wrath by kidnapping Magneto’s granddaughter Luna. However, as Luna’s father Quicksilver had strong ties to the X-Men and her mother Crystal was a member of the Avengers, both teams became involved in the Genoshan conflict. The situation was further complicated by Magneto’s lieutenant and self-proclaimed heir Exodus, who sought to kill both Cortez for his betrayal and Luna for “disgracing” Magneto’s line by being merely human.

This was a story about war and race; both touching,  and action-packed, at the same time!

The tale could be found inthe following issues:

Avengers (vol. 1) #368 (1993) (Part I)
X-Men (vol. 2) #26 (1993) (Part II)
Avengers West Coast #101 (1993) (Part III)
Uncanny X-Men #307 (1993) (Part IV)
Avengers (vol. 1) #369 (1993) (Part V)

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Jay says that he is a writer, martial artist, sketcher, and dreamer but mostly just a husband and father. Since getting married to the wonderful and patient woman of his dreams, and becoming a father (of two young boys), he has fallen into the category of 'lapsed nerd' as he is a former RPer, Live Role-Player, and comic book junkie. Science fiction and fantasy books are the staple of his shelves - both in terms of books and movies ... however, he's never seen Star Wars (any of them) but please don't hold that against him! He is currently trying to find a medical cure for the thing called sleep, as it is interferring with the thing he calls life. If you want to know more about him go to