Re: Avengers Vs. X-Men -- Speculation, Spoilers, and Discussion
Axel Alonso talks about the choice of JRJR at Comic Book Resources
CBR: One of the standouts for me looking at #1 was just looking at John Romita, Jr.'s art. When it came to balancing art duties on the series, why did you move towards John as the kickoff?
Alonso: The fact that John is Marvel royalty certainly had something to do with [him getting job]. Truth be told, we were lucky that it fit into his schedule. Had that not been the case, either Olivier Coipel or Adam Kubert could easily have been the artist to open "AvX."
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