IN VISUAL ARTS
In 2018, Marvel Comics relaunched their comics with Fresh Start. Importantly, the comic changed the Legacy heroes and restored the classic heroes such as Iron Man, Captain America, HULK or Thor. With the relaunch, their origins were restored and the important marriage between Spider-Man and Mary Jane was resumed.
This April 4th, in Marvel history, we remember the resurrection of Phoenix in Avengers vs. X-Men (2012) and list important Phoenix hosts this month.
PHOENIX IS RESTORED
In Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #1, Brian Michael Bendis tells one of the most popular stories in Marvel history. For decades, the Avengers and the X-Men have been Marvel’s top superteams and a collision between the peace-keeping force and the mutant liberators has been inevitable. In the issue, the Phoenix Force comes to Earth in search of Hope Summers and it appears she has restored herself from her fragments since X-Men: Phoenix Warsong (2007). In issue #0, Phoenix makes a cameo appearance. According to Comichron, the issue is a bestseller with pre-order sales of 203,181 in March 2012.
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THE PHOENIX FIVE EMERGE
In Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #5, the Phoenix Five make their FIRST APPEARANCE. In a knockout-dragout battle on the Blue Area of the moon, the Avengers battle the X-Men for Hope Summers. Importantly, the Phoenix Five who are Cyclops, Emma Frost, Colossus, Magik and Namor, emerge when Iron Man‘s Phoenix-Killer Armor explodes the cosmic fiery bird. Moreover, the comic format is also artistic for the Jim Cheung cover and the second round of the battle between the assembled Avengers vs X-Men.
PHOENIX DIES AGAIN
Perhaps, in another tragic story, Phoenix dies at the end of the event in Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #12. Though the crossover event is a watershed moment for mutantkind, it leads to the Avengers Unity Division. At Marvel, the Avengers and the X-Men finally join forces to take on powers too great for either team to handle. Indeed, learning lessons from the Civil War.