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Cover of Avengers/X-Men: Bloodties  (1995), trade paperback collected edition.Art by Klaus Janson.
Publisher Marvel Comics
Publication date November – December 1993
Main character(s) Avengers; X-Men

"Bloodties", a 1993 Avengers/X-Men crossover that celebrates the 30th anniversary of both franchises. It is a direct sequel to the X-Men "Fatal Attractions" storyline. It details the fallout from Charles Xavier's infamous mindwipe of Magneto and Magneto's ultimate defeat. The story details a civil war between the human and mutant populations of Genosha, incited by Magneto's former protogé Fabian Cortez. Unaware of Magneto's incapacitation, Cortez attempted to shield himself from his former master's wrath by kidnapping Magneto's granddaughter Luna. However, as Luna's father Quicksilver had strong ties to the X-Men and her mother Crystal was a member of the Avengers, both teams became involved in the Genoshan conflict. The situation was further complicated by Magneto's lieutenant and self-proclaimed heir Exodus, who sought to kill both Cortez for his betrayal and Luna for "disgracing" Magneto's line by being merely human.


One of the lasting effects of Bloodties was that the Avengers ceased to operate under a United Nations mandate.

Collected editions[edit]

The storyline was collected as a trade paperback in 1995 (ISBN 0-7851-0103-9). In 2012 was collected as a hardcover (ISBN 0-7851-6127-9).


  • Avengers (vol. 1) #368 (1993) (Part I)
  • X-Men (vol. 2) #26 (1993) (Part II)
  • Avengers West Coast #101 (1993) (Part III)
  • Uncanny X-Men #307 (1993) (Part IV)
  • Avengers (vol. 1) #369 (1993) (Part V)