You'd think the Avengers and the X-Men would be pretty used to breaking up and making up following the events of Civil War and Schism, but if there's one cosmic entity capable of still coming between the Marvel Universe's biggest names, its the Phoenix Force. Now, in a new preview of Avengers v.s. X-Men #1 by Brian Bendis and John Romita Jr. (featuring a cover by Jim Cheung), fans get their best look yet at the polarizing pending arrival of what might either be the salvation or annihilation of Earth and where Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Marvel's Merriest Mutants stand on the situation. No, they don't discuss that time The Phoenix bonded with Prime, but that'd be enough for me to side with The Avengers. Check out the seven-page preview after the cut.From Marvel's official solicitation info:

This April, prepare for the biggest super hero war in comics history as Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Avengers Vs. X-Men #1! From the powerhouse creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Matt Fraction, Jonathan Hickman, Ed Brubaker, John Romita Jr., Adam Kubert and Olivier Copiel comes a groundbreaking event pitting Earth's Mightiest against the X-Men with the entire Marvel Universe at stake. Cyclops and his team believe the arrival of the Phoenix Force will save mutantkind, but Captain America is convinced it will destroy the world! But who is right?

You can read the full seven-page preview below: