'Avengers vs X-Men' preorders top 'Justice League', says report
Published Mar 6 2012, 19:25 GMT | By Mark Langshaw Avengers vs X-Men
#1 has recorded more preorders than last year's bestselling comic Justice League
#1, according to a report.Bleeding Cool
claims that the first issue of Marvel Comics
' crossover series has seen more than 200,000 advance sales.Avengers vs X-Men
is backed by a record marketing campaign spanning television, radio and online media. It was previously reported that its debut issue has also surpassed Marvel's phenomenally popular Civil War
#1 in terms of preorders.
DC's Justice League
#1, which spearheaded the publisher's 'New 52' initiative, had advance sales exceeding 200,000 in September last year. Official figures for Avengers vs X-Men
are yet to be released.Avengers vs X-Men
, a 12-issue bi-weekly series, sees the super-powered teams come to blows following the return of the Phoenix entity. A companion miniseries titled AvX will showcase the event's individual battles.
Top writers Brian Michael Bendis
, Jason Aaron, Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman and Matt Fraction will work on the series, along with artists Frank Cho, John Romita Jr, Olivier Coipel and Adam Kubert.Avengers vs X-Men
#1 will debut on April 3.> Axel Alonso: 'AvX Versus will have little to no plot'
> 'Avengers vs X-Men' #1: Heroes face off in cover