***This article contains spoilers for Avengers vs. X-Men #11.***


Update: On the heels of the reveal of the full AvX: Consequences #1 cover, here's a Newsarama exclusive look at the variant cover of issue #4, illustrated by Mark Brooks, also the interior artist of the issue.

Clearly, Magneto doesn't seem too happy on this cover, though whether or not it's because of the death of his long-time frenemy Professor X in Avengers vs. X-Men #11 or the apparent defeat of his more recent associate Cyclops (see below) remains to be seen. It's worth noting that though Cyclops and Magneto have had their differences throughout AvX, they're standing together on an upcoming cover of Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen's All-New X-Men.


Original story: Months ago, the cover to AvX: Consequences #1 was released, depicting Marvel heroes standing over a chalk outline. On Thursday, Marvel unveiled the final version of the Patrick Zircher-illustrated cover, revealing that the fallen character is Cyclops.

Though the original version of the cover suggested a character death, Cyclops has already appeared in a couple instances of post-Avengers vs. X-Men promotional material — on the Joe Quesada-illustrated Marvel NOW! teaser image, and on the interconnecting All-New X-Men covers.


Avengers vs. X-Men has thus far seen one major character death, in this week's issue #11, with Cyclops killing Professor X on his way to fully becoming "Dark Phoenix" (with this cover indicating that it doesn't end well for him).

AvX: Consequences is a five-issue weekly miniseries, starting on Oct. 10, a week after Avengers vs. X-Men #12 brings the main series to a close. It's written by Kieron Gillen, who's joined by a different artist in each issue (in order: Tom Raney, Steve Kurth, Scot Eaton, Mark Brooks and Gabriel Hernandez Walta).

"It's a narrative story where the characters change in a fundamental way," Gillen told Newsarama. "Frankly, as much as these changes are prompted by AvX, for some of the characters I focus on, I think it actually changes them in a more fundamental, gut-level way than AvX itself did."

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