Fifty years after Charles Xavier gathered his first class of mutants together as the X-Men, the telepath-turned-team-builder has been killed by one of them.
The erstwhile teacher, who trained mutants in Marvel Entertainment’s X-Men comics through the years, was felled in the latest issue of “Avengers vs. X-Men” by none other than Scott Summers, according to the Associated Press.
The 11th issue of the limited series was released Wednesday.
Summers, aka Cyclops, was one of the team’s founding members and was a near constant member through its various incarnations.
In the current series, he’s been taken over by the Phoenix force and is lashing out, violently.
Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said it was not writer Brian Michael Bendis’ initial intent to kill off the character, but “as the story progressed, it became obvious that this had to be the last stand of Charles Xavier.”
He said the mortal blow will have ramifications that will reach into new titles coming this fall, including “Uncanny Avengers” and “All New X-Men” later this fall.
Music mogul Clive Davis prepping autobiography
Music mogul Clive Davis will release an autobiography in February that will include “the excitements, the disappointments and the triumphs” of his career.
The untitled book will be released through Simon & Schuster and will be written with music journalist Anthony DeCurtis, the Associated Press reports. A news release said it will include “never-before-heard tales” about Mr. Davis’ work with acts such as Whitney Houston, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan.
Financial terms were not disclosed for Mr. Davis’ book deal, but an official with knowledge of the negotiations said the deal was worth seven figures. The official was not authorized to discuss the deal and asked not to be identified.
Mr. Davis has helped the careers of many top musicians from Aretha Franklin to Billy Joel to Alicia Keys. The Harvard Law School graduate founded both Arista and J Records. He currently is the chief operating officer of Sony Music and is working on Miss Franklin’s new album and Houston’s forthcoming greatest-hits set.
The 80-year-old released his first book, “Clive: Inside The Record Business,” in 1975.
Ex-James Bond Roger Moore says wives abused him
Former James Bond actor Roger Moore has claimed he was a victim of domestic violence during his first two marriages.