‘Avengers vs. X-Men’ Release Parties Tomorrow Night

Do you want to be the first to check out the beginning of Marvel's big superhero smackdown? Here's how!

Andy Hunsakerby Andy Hunsaker

Avengers vs. X-Men #1

Way back when Marvel's big 2012 event series Avengers vs. X-Men was first announced, it was revealed that comic shops everywhere could get in on the fun by wrangling themselves some AvX fun-packs and throw themselves a release party when AvX #1 hit shelves. Guess what, folks – that's this week now.

So, tomorrow night, you can start lining up outside your local participating comic shop to get the much-anticipated Avengers vs. X-Men #1 as soon as the clock strikes 12 midnight. If your store is cool enough, they'll make a full-on party out of it, where you can mingle and hang and, in a select few places, you can even hob-nob with the creators!

Here are the lucky locales for that perk:

Midtown Comics – Times Square
Special Guests: Adam Kubert, Axel Alonso, Tom Brevoort & Nick Lowe
Special Avengers VS. X-Men #1 Variant by Skottie Young AND a LIMITED EDITION Avengers Vs. X-Men New Era Cap Available
200 W 40th St
New York, NY 10018

Meltdown Comics
Special Guest: Ed Brubaker
LIMITED EDITION Avengers Vs. X-Men New Era Cap Available
7522 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Elite Comics
Special Guest: Jason Aaron
11842 Quivira Rd
Overland Park, KS 66210

Excalibur Comics
Special Guests: Matt Fraction & CB Cebulski
2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214


If you want to know where you can find a release party locally, here's your handy link.  Some shops are pro-Avengers, others are pro-X-Men, and they'll have some funky schwag to throw your way, to boot. If the DC New 52 midnight release party was any indication, you might have a mini-convention on your hands, complete with cosplay!

And, if you missed it, last week saw the release of Avengers vs. X-Men #0 – a set-up issue. Check it out, and enjoy some comic book excitement for once in your misanthropic life!