UPDATE: Marvel Reveals NEW AVENGERS #24 and #25 Covers

Exclusive Marvel Reveal: NEW AVENGERS 25

Update: And on the subject of New Avengers, here's the cover to New Avengers #24 (scroll through in the "related images" gallery to the right) — featuring the expected Avengers vs. X-Men confrontation between Cyclops and Captain America, with Wolverine caught in the middle.

Here's the text from Marvel:

"This April, as the flames of war are stoked by the impending arrival of the Phoenix Force, the New Avengers have received the call to arms by Captain America to go to war against the X-Men. Except where does the loyalty of Wolverine lie? Find out in New Avengers #24 from the blockbuster creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato!

NEW AVENGERS #24

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO

ON SALE THIS APRIL!"

Original story: After Monday's reveal of the cover to Avengers vs X-Men #1, which raised some questions on its own, Marvel dropped this cover in to us exclusively, along with the official solicitation text for this tie-in issue of New Avengers.

The crossover marks longtime Avengers writer Brian Michael Bendis's last hurrah with the franchise, as revealed last week during his conference call announcing Walter Simonson joining him for his final arc on Avengers.

We know the Phoenix Force is central to this crossover, and there has already been a lot of speculation about who will wind up hosting it, but it's safe to say no one saw this one coming.

New Avengers #25

Brian Michael Bendis (W) • Mike Deodato (A)

• Avx Tie-In!

• Iron Fist Discovers The Shocking Connection Between Himself And The Cosmic Phoenix Force…!

32 Pgs./Rated T …$3.99

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