EXCLUSIVE! Avengers Vs. X-Men #5 Cover Reveals The New Host Of The Phoenix?

We've only got about a month left until the highly anticipated Avengers vs. X-Men #1 hits comic book stands from Marvel Comics... But we've already got a look ahead for you at the cover to Avengers vs. X-Men #5!

That's right, the fifth issue, written by Matt Fraction, with art by John Romita Jr. hits stands in June, and it looks like things are starting to heat up, literally. The background, for those of you new to AvX? The Phoenix, a force capable of destroying whole universes is coming to Earth, and Marvel's biggest super-teams come to blows over whether to destroy or protect the entity. Oh, one other thing about The Phoenix? It needs a host, and it looks like it will be...

Captain America? Or is it Cyclops? And what's going on with Wolverine? Whatever is happening, we'll know more in June. Until then, here's the full cover - and be sure to check back here soon on MTV Geek for our exclusive video series detailing the making of the series, "Avengers vs. X-Men: War Journals":

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #5 (of 12)

MATT FRACTION (W) • JOHN ROMITA JR (a)

Cover by JIM CHEUNG

Avengers Team Variant Also Available

X-Men Team Variant Also Available

Stegman Sketch Variant Also Available

• The fiery conclusion of Act One brought to you by Matt Fraction and John Romita Jr!

• Clashing on a lunar battlefield, the tide of the conflict will be turned…

• The Phoenix takes its host! All hope is lost?!

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