Marvel Comics editor-in-chief has said that the six-issue series, which focuses on fights that do not fit into its sister Avengers vs. X-Men title, will not be winning any industry awards.
"Let's be clear: there's lots and lots of fighting in AvX," he told Comic Book Resources.
"In fact, [there's] so much fighting that we often found ourselves saying, 'If only we had more space for this cool slugfest between Red Hulk and Colossus!' And that's where AvX: Versus comes in."
Alonso added: "It provides the real estate. It's pure eye-candy. Cover-to-cover fighting with little to no plot or exposition - just some of our best artists cutting loose from scripts by some of our best writers, including some of our AvX writers.
"We're going right for the fanboy jugular. We're not looking to win an Eisner, you know? This is the least 'essential' but most fun tie-in we've ever done."
AvX: Versus is the only addition tie-in miniseries planned for the summer event.
AvX: Versus will launch in April 2012.
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