I was nice and waited a day, UNLIKE Marvel’s Marketing department who hit me with this first thing on the 12th. Sure it was new comic book day, but I hadn’t gotten to the store yet! (this is where review copies would help out, Marvel… IDW does it, why can’t you be that cool?)

Anyway, here’s the big news coming out of Avengers Vs X-Men #11:

Professor Xavier Makes The Ultimate Sacrifice in Avengers VS. X-Men #11, On-Sale Now!

In the move that shocked and saddened comic book fans worldwide, beloved super hero Professor Charles Xavier meets his demise today in Avengers VS. X-Men #11. In the penultimate chapter of the biggest comic book story in 2012, superstar creators Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel rally the forces of the Marvel Universe against the final two members of the seemingly all-powerful Phoenix Five—Cyclops and Emma Frost. But as this epic battle rages, Cyclops makes a decision that not only takes the life of the man who formed the X-Men and raised him like a son, but that also may damn both the Avengers and the X-Men!

“When we first crafted Avengers VS. X-Men, we didn’t set out to kill any characters but as the story progressed it became obvious that this had to be the last stand of Charles Xavier”, said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “He’s one of my favorite characters and while like all fans I’m sad to see him perish, both Brian and Olivier deliver a powerful, dramatic conclusion to his story. Rest assured his death will reverberate across the Marvel Universe, leading into major launches like Uncanny Avengersand All-New X-Men this fall.”

Then, on October 3rd, the dramatic conclusion to the series arrives in Avengers VS X-Men #12, as the remaining Marvel super heroes launch their final assault on the Phoenix Five and the force that threatens to consume all of reality. Once this battle ends, nothing with be the same for the Avengers, the X-Men or anyone else in the Marvel Universe.

Ok, first, great artwork from Olivier Coipel.

Second, OCTOBER 3RD? I have to wait until next month for the final issue? This one better be painted by Alex Ross or at least will make me a cup of coffee as I read it if you’re making me wait until NEXT MONTH.

Third, the Phoenix FIVE? We’ve all been following this, and they’re down to two, and I’m pretty sure they’ll be down to just Cyclops when issue 12 finally hits.

Finally, I guess they win?

After the biggest comic event of the year comes to its stunning conclusion, the Marvel Universe is left reeling—enter Avengers VS. X-Men: Consequences. This powerful weekly five issue limited series from acclaimed writer Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, upcoming Iron Man) and five of the most dynamic artists in the industry shows just what happens to the Marvel Universe after the dust settles from Avengers VS. X-Men. Who will survive? Can the Avengers and X-Men ever peacefully co-exist again? And what is the fate of Cyclops? The answers arrive here!

Weekly until the final issue, probably.