Avengers & X-Men: AXIS Launch Party Announced

Marvel Comics will be holding launch parties in celebration of the release of Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #1 on October 8. Fans attending a launch party will be among the first to purchase the issue, and will also be able to receive special items exclusive to these parties at participating retail stores.

Participating retailers will receive an Avengers & X-Men: AXIS Party Kit from Marvel, containing exclusive promotional materials. 

"An event like Avengers & X-Men: AXIS deserves the red carpet treatment," says David Gabriel, Marvel SVP, Sales & Marketing. "Escalating the conflict that began in Avengers vs. X-Men to new heights, we're backing retailers with the biggest incentives you've ever seen with these launch parties. Whether it's promotional materials, limited edition variant covers or special giveaway items, Marvel is committed to making sure fans are buzzing about this event. Each of our valued retail partners will have exactly what they need to entice their regular customers and new fans to check out the biggest event of the year and make Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #1 their top seller for 2014."

All qualifying retailers will receive the following as part of the Avengers & X-Men: AXIS Party Kit: 

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS Invitational Postcards

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS Inversion Looper Promo Items

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS Skottie Young Lithographs

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #1 Exclusive Zdarsky Deadpool Party Sketch Variant

Mass media promotion around the launch of Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #1 and the associated parties

Promotion of parties to Marvel fan base via Marvel.com, Twitter and Facebook.

Retailers who qualify will also be eligible to order the Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #1 Deadpool Party Variant, created by Eisner-winning artist Chip Zdarsky. The humorous cover looks at the events of Avengers & X-Men: AXIS through the eyes of Deadpool. 

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #1 goes on sale in October. 

AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #1 (JUL140597)

AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #1 LAUNCH PARTY OPT-IN (AUG140723)

Written by RICK REMENDER
Art by ADAM KUBERT
Cover by JIM CHEUNG

Inversion Variant by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO (JUL140598)
Deadpool Party Variant by CHIP ZDARSKY (AUG140724)
Deadpool Party Sketch Variant by CHIP ZDARSKY
Young Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG (AUG140719)
Variant Cover by Milo Manara (AUG140720)

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